In a brand new interview with The New York Times, Andre 3000 talks about what it feels like to be touring with Big Boi, why he thinks the Jimi Hendrix movie is worthwhile, and why he’ss pulled back from rapping nowadays, despite still being one of the sharpest MCs in the game.
Buried jewels from his talk with Jon Caramanica include:
– He’s producing a song for Aretha Franklin’s next album
– Halfway through that first Outkast show at Coachella, he felt like he was already back at the hotel
– Prince called him after that show and told him, “You’re a grown man. You’re either going to do it or you’re not.”
– On when his solo LP is dropping: “When you feel it, it’s right. If you don’t feel it, then why? Honestly, think about it. Why do it? Why?” (Translation: it’s never dropping.)
– On still rapping at age 39: “I remember, at like 25, saying, “I don’t want to be a 40-year-old rapper.” I’m 39 now, and I’m still standing by that. I’m such a fan that I don’t want to infiltrate it with old blood.”
Read the whole interview on The New York Times right here.