They alienate-us cause we different keep your hands to the sky
Like Sounds of Blackness when I practice what I preach ain't no lie

from Outkast – ATLiens Lyrics on Rap Genius


These bars lead into the hook that asks the listeners to throw their hands in the air. Instead of worrying about how the rest of the world views them, André pleads his audience to remain outcasts and just vibe out to this awesome song.

Sounds of Blackness is a long running R&B/Gospel group. This is a play on a line from their song “Optimistic” which goes:

You can win as long as you keep your head to the sky"

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