From albums to big screens to sitcoms, Andre 3000 has done them all. This week Outkast legend Andre 3000 joins ABC’s Emmy nominated series American Crime.
For a man with so much talent, it is rare to catch him doing an interview. However, The former Outkast rapper recently sat down with Billboard, speaking on his acting and his current musical likes. 3000 mentions he’s a fan of Kid Cudi’s Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven, stating that it’s “the most recent thing that I think is really great.”
In the interview, he also speaks on his duet with his former spouse Erykah Badu on her recent mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone.
“Our son Seven and I were trying to figure out songs that could help her—songs that were related to the subject of the mixtape: phones,” Dre told the magazine. “We came across he Isley Brothers’ 1974 cover of Todd Rundgren “Hello, It’s Me.” Ron Isley repeats the phrase “hello, hello” as if he was answering the phone. I told Erykah, “You should make this into a new song and get somebody to rap on it.” She was like, “Well, you should rap on it!” I’m happy it happened. It was a great reunion, because I don’t think people have heard a song from us in ages.”
Though he has crafted the skill of acting in numerous films, most recently his role as the icon Jimi Hendrix in Jimi: All Is by My Side, 3000 said he would be interested in being on the other side of filmmaking.
“I’ve always been more of a conceptual type of person so I’ve got to get a little bit more experience under my belt to step into the director mode.”
Being focused on his career in acting, you’d wonder if Andre 3000 has enough time to release any new music projects of his own. Thankfully, he does.
“I still get time to think about music. [Shooting TV and film projects] is not so bad – It kind of puts you in a place where you’re fiending to do music.”
He admits been holding back for some time, be he’s always recording.
We don’t know how soon we’ll be getting a new project from 3000 because he says he doesn’t have specific time for any releases, but hopefully it’ll be sooner than later.
Be sure to catch him on American Crime American Crime Wednesday’s at 10pm.
Written by: Nicquana Tashea