It’s been a hot minute since we’ve heard any new music from Andre 3000 with the exception of him jumping on Ke$ha’s ‘Sleazy 2.0’, Beyonce’s ‘Party’ and Young Jeezy’s ‘I Do’. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t until this year’s Super Bowl that he actually came out of seclusion and appeared in a Gillette commercial. GQ.com caught up with 3 stacks and got the inside scoop on what he has planned for this year.
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Plus, Andre revealed the status of his clothing line Bixby, and answered a question that everyone is dying to know: When is the next Outkast album?
On A plans for new ‘OutKast’ album!
There’s been a lot of talk on the Internet about an OutKast album and I have to say that as of now, there are no plans for another OutKast album. There’s a lot of music on the horizon. I’ve been living off the excitement of new artists. I’ve been privileged to have these new artists kind of reach out and grab back and say, “Hey, Andre, we want you on this song.” So I’ve been taking those calls and for the last two years, I’ve been doing collaborations. So these new artists have kind of been keeping me alive. I’ve just really been feeding off of that and this year I think I’m planning to do a solo project. I don’t know when it will come out, but hopefully it’ll come out this year. As far as OutKast, I really don’t know if or when that will happen.
On What To Expect from his new album
The only thing I can really say is I’m going to get back to having fun because that’s what it was all about when I started this in high school—with OutKast—those were like high school dreams. I’m 36 now, so I have grown-man dreams. This album will just be me being myself as normal.
Expectations for your next album couldn’t be higher. What are you most afraid of?
The biggest fear is me thinking about it too much—and that’s why I’m just trying to catch the energy just like I’ve done before. What you all have heard before, I was not thinking, I was just going on cruise control. I was just going at it like any artist. When you look at the Wayne, when you look at the Kanye… I can tell when an artist is in the zone because they’re not thinking and that’s when you’re at your best. So I’m just hoping, at this point, I don’t let my history get in front of my future. You know what I mean?
On resurrecting his clothing line Benjamin Bixby
Yes! But it will just be named Bixby this time. It’s going to be real exciting, I can’t say too much about it, but I can say this year and next year there’s going to be a lot of cool things coming from me fashion-wise. Bixby is one of them.
Check the full interview over at GQ.