Outkast's Big Boi Lists Iconic Dungeon Family Home On Airbnb – For $25 A Night

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Atlanta, GA – Before Outkast became immortalized as Hip Hop legends, André 3000 and Big Boi were just two teenagers spitting rhymes in producer Rico Wade’s mother’s basement in Lakewood Heights — nicknamed The Dungeon. Now, Outkast fans can experience The Dungeon for themselves for the low price of just $25 a night. According to a press release, Big Boi has listed the iconic home on the Airbnb website for a limited time only.

“Fans will have a chance to relive Dungeon Family history and even record their own sounds at the home where southern classics like ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik,’ ‘Spottieottiedopaliscious’ and ‘Elevators’ were made,” the press release promises. “It’s where Outkast and other music pioneers [including The Dungeon Family’s Goodie Mob and Organized Noize] spent hours hanging out, writing rhymes and putting together beats at all hours of the night. In fact, the walls still bear signatures of some of the artists who got their start there.”

 

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Bookings open on June 25, with Big Boi hosting three overnight stays at The Dungeon on June 29, July 1 and July 3.

“Atlanta is my home and I grew up with The Dungeon Family in this house,” Big Boi says. “We would spend hours hanging out in the basement, writing rhymes and putting together beats. Since purchasing the home, I’ve been excited to open its doors and welcome the next generation of artists to the space that inspired countless songs.”

Big Boi bought the home in January 2019, which he announced in an Instagram post.  “New day new Lot,” he wrote at the time. “Just copped the Dungeon #WeDF #playingRealLifeMonopoly #RealEstate.” 

 

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Both Outkast’s seminal 1994 debut Southerplayalisticadillacmuzik and Goodie Mob’s 1995 debut Soul Food were recorded at The Dungeon before the crew moved their operation to Stankonia Studios in the late 1990s. In an interview with HipHopDX last November, Goodie Mob co-founder CeeLo Green talked about his breakout solo success and how it was really a positive thing for the entire Dungeon Family.

“We all have been longtime friends,” he explained at the time. “With men, there’s different personality differences, different artistic differences, opinions. Like, we’re men, we’re fathers, heads of households, and that energy is there, that tension is there at times. But no, we don’t leverage what we’ve gained separately against each other. We leverage it for the greater good of the collective. So in my opinion, Gnarls Barkley, Cee-Lo Green, The Voice, ‘Crazy,’ ‘Fuck You,’ everything — that’s a win for Dungeon Family.

“It’s no different than, ‘Hey Ya!’ or ‘The Way You Move’ or anything Outkast did. Like, ‘Hey, that’s my win too.’ That’s a win for Dungeon Family. Their success is my success, my success is their success, and I believe that we should all share and share like in that way.” 

 

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The $25 asking price for The Dungeon stay is in honor of ATLiens’ 25th anniversary, Outkast’s 1996 multi-platinum sophomore album.

Guests will have guided access to the basement of the house, be able to play records in rooms styled to commemorate key Atlanta locations that inspired The Dungeon Family’s tracks, access to a state of the art in-home studio, outfitted with Yamaha audio equipment, arrive in style with local transportation (within Atlanta city limits) to and from the house in an Escalade and discover surprises throughout the house that are remnants of The Dungeon Family’s illustrious past and lasting impact on music today.

In recognition of the significant impact of music education on Big Boi’s career and his own involvement in the cause, Airbnb will make a one-time donation to Atlanta Public Schools Music Department to expand resources and increase access to music education for kids aged K-12th grade. Aspiring musicians and The Dungeon Family fans can request to book this stay beginning Friday (June 25) at 1  p.m. EDT.

To book The Dungeon overnight, head here.