Say it ain't so!
Fans are dying to see André 3000 and Big Boi back on a new album together, but it doesn’t seem like that’s much of a priority for the two right now. The duo hasn’t put out a project together since 2006 when they made a soundtrack for the film Idlewild. It’s been over 10 years, what’s the deal? André finally opened up about why the two aren’t dropping any music right now.
He talked about what he’s been doing these days. He also spoke on the fact that he’s just not really that interested in recording a new album. He’s had some great guest verses and tracks recently, including his work with B.o.B. He also worked on “Solo (Reprise)” from Frank Ocean’s Blonde album.
“It’s really just an excitement thing, and where I am in life,” he said. “I kind of like not being a part of [rap], now that I’ve done it… As I get older, I start to see myself move more back from it, the hustle and bustle of putting out an album, the pressure of being in the studio trying to come up with something. Now it’s more like a hobby for me, so I don’t think about it in that way.”
“Even with Outkast, if we never do another album, I’m totally fine with that. When I was 25, I said I don’t want to be a 30-year-old rapper. I’m 42 now, and I feel more and more that way. Do I really want to be 50 years old up there doing that? When I watch other rappers that are my age I commend them, but I just wonder where the inspiration is coming from. At this stage I’m really more focused on what I am going to be doing 10 years from now. And I hope to God it won’t be rapping,” he continued.
He spoke about Young Thug, saying, “He’s exciting… There’s no box. He’s all over the place. To do those things he does, you have to have big f**kin’ balls. It’s almost harder than the guy who’s portraying hard, you know?”