Andre 300 says he and Big Boi are both working on solo albums.
Andre 3000 chopped it up with Life + Times recently about his new film "Jimi: All Is By My Side," and of course, a few music-related questions got thrown into the mix. While it seems like every other interview we have from Three Stacks says something different about whether or not he's working on new OutKast music or a solo album, according to this latest interview, Andre IS working on a solo album. Well, at least, he has plans to work on one.
The rapper also spoke on comparison's to new-comer Raury, who recently opened for OutKast at their homecoming ATLast show. Check out Andre's thoughts on that and more in the excerpts from Life + Times below.
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 new OutKast/solo albums inspired by Jimi Hendrix film:
“I can’t say that there was a huge revelation from playing Hendrix in the movie. I think it just was a great experience that I went through. It was challenging considering that I don’t really consider myself an actor in that way. I consider myself more of an opportunist who got to play Jimi Hendrix and put my all into it. But I can’t say I walked away with any life-changing thing. 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.”