In Hip Hop History Today “Outkast Released Ms. Jackson” October 3, 2000
“Ms. Jackson” is a song by alternative hip hop duo OutKast. It was released in October 3, 2000 as the second single from their fourth album Stankonia. It topped the U.S. charts for the week of February 17, 2001, and won a 2002 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. The single helped sell the album following the commercial underperformance of the lead single “B.O.B.”, which, despite nearly universal acclaim from critics, failed to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and only reached #69 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Watch the video for “Ms. Jackson” above.