Metro Boomin Claims That Andre 3000 Played The Flute On "Mask Off"

Even if Metro's just playing, we have to give him his props for identifying what so many people have been going wild over these past few days.

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Andre 3000's new jazz, new age, ambient, and flute-heavy behemoth New Blue Sun is here- his first solo album ever. What's more is that, even though this isn't a hip-hop album, his press run for it with NPR and GQ actually yielded some pretty interesting discussions and reflections from him on the genre. Even though 3 Stacks isn't putting out rap music of his own, he's definitely still tapped into what's going on right now. In fact, he's much more in the know than you might think, so much so that he might've contributed to one of the biggest rap hits of the 2010s decade.

Moreover, during what seems to be Future's birthday celebration, Metro Boomin played their collab "Mask Off." Before letting it drop, though, he had the following bombshell claim- or, most likely, a very timely and funny joke- to say to the crowd. "Yo, I'm letting you know Andre 3000 played the flute on this motherf***er!" the producer said with a smile. Though the chances of this being true are very slim, and it seems like a light-hearted and respectful jest, the Outkast member did say he has secret performance credits on other artist's songs. So, who knows; Metro might just be flexing on us.

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"I’ve actually played some wind things that I’ve put out in the world," Andre 3000 told GQ. "I called myself another name under different artists that are out there that, you know, I was just kinda testing it out in a way. From known artists, and they’ve been cool about keeping it secret." Perhaps Metro Boomin finally broke that rule, but don't get your hopes up: he knows exactly how people will hear a flute nowadays and think of the legendary MC.

Meanwhile, the St. Louis native still has his collaborative album with Future in the cards, which he's been very excited about teasing. Maybe this is where Andre Benjamin will reconnect with his Dungeon Family colleague, and actually contribute a flute to a Metro beat. Jokes aside, it's good to know that the HEROES & VILLAINS mastermind is up to date with the memes. For more news and the latest updates on Andre 3000 and Metro Boomin, stay up to date on HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.