After the 3-day #ATLast stint in his hometown of Atlanta, and a little under a month before Outkast’s time in Las Vegas for Life Is Beautiful, Andre 3000 sat down with our friend Andreas Hale for Life+Times to talk ‘Kast, Jimi Hendrix, Raury and more.
By now, we’ve heard pretty much all we can about the Hendrix biopic, so here are some other choice quotes.
On Raury comparisons:
“There’s a fair comparison with Raury. I think Raury is stepping out and pushing it though. That’s fair considering he’s not a straight and narrow kind of artist and going for his own thing. I just saw him the other day when he opened up for us in Atlanta and I think he’s a dreaming artist with good ideas and I hope he’ll grow and we give him his room to grow. The biggest thing I would tell him is fuck listening to everybody and just go for it. I hate when people try to compare artists because we are all totally different individuals and we all grow.”
On his isolation over the years:
“It wasn’t a deliberate thing. I just think the more popular you become, the less personal space you have. I think I had to try and carve out my own time. I grew up as an only child and spent most of my time alone so I’m just most comfortable that way. I’ve always been to myself so I’m comfortable with that and I try to find new ways to carve out that space so I can keep something of myself. I think with this new day and age with paparazzi and people following you around and trying to take pictures and film you, (being a celebrity) becomes really unattractive. I only go out when I’m driven to go out.”
The most interesting (and troll-worthy) quote though revolves around music, and Dre’s plans with releasing an album.
On Outkast, solo album:
“As far as an Outkast album, we don’t have any plans to do one. After this tour though, I’ve been thinking about recording this album that I always wanted to record. We’re both working on solo albums. Big Boi is damn near through with his next album. I think after we finish this last show on October 31st in New Orleans. I’d love to get in the studio and see if I can conjure up something.”
No Outkast, but it looks like we can finally rest, knowing that there will be a 3 Stacks solo album in the (hopefully near, but probably not) future.