Andre 3000 Recalls Playing Frank Ocean & Tyler The Creator His New Album

Tyler The Creator and Frank Ocean have both already heard Andre 3000's instrumental album, "New Blue Sun."

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Andre 3000 says that he played his highly-anticipated upcoming album, New Blue Sun, for Frank Ocean and Tyler The Creator. Speaking with NPR about the project, the Outkast rapper recalled taking a trip to Tyler's house, where Ocean happened to stop by as well.

Andre explained that he wanted to get an idea of how fans would react to the new music, so he went to Tyler. He told NPR: "I wanted to see how a younger audience would perceive it... I reached out to Tyler [the Creator] for him to check it out and I went to his house. Frank [Ocean] just happened to drop by [too]..."

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Andre 3000 and Dominique Maldonado are seen in Soho on April 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)

From there, he detailed how both artists responded to the album: "Tyler was staring at this thing that he has in his house… he's a fan of travel suitcases and so he has a wall of like travel suitcases. And he was like, 'Man, I've been trying to figure out how to configure these like Louis suitcases.' And he was listening to one of the songs and he was like, 'It sounds like you're chasing a butterfly through a garden and I figured it out. It helped me to figure out how to do this.' And I think Frank pointed out one of his favorite tracks out of the three." He added: "And I was just happy to hear that, 'cause I respect them as musicians. Like new energy; they're going for it, man. So I really respect their opinions. I play it for my homies. I play it for friends, play it for artists, directors — just to see their reaction more than anything. So I was just happy with what I was getting."

Andre 3000 Plays His Album For Tyler The Creator & Frank Ocean

Andre 3000 is planning to release New Blue Sun on Friday, November 17. Be on the lookout for further updates on the long-awaited solo debut of the Outkast rapper on HotNewHipHop.

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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.