"There's only so much time left in this crazy world," Sleepy Brown sings on the hook of Outkast's "Crumblin Erb." "I'm just crumblin' erb, I'm just crumblin' erb." It's a sentiment that other artists have echoed countless times, but never so agreeably.
The song appears on Outkast's 1992 debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. Andre 3000 and Big Boi were only teenagers at the time, but their barline-transgressing lyrical approach and colorful, philosophical take on smoking weed hinted at the incredible creative potential they would realize over the course of their next four albums.
We, is gonna smoke out, until we choke out
Like some merry men, cowards I be burying
Coming around my shop with that see nigga you gets nothing
Just like DJ do the cutting I be having your posse ducking