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André 3000 considers retirement, New Film [News]

August 29, 2014

In a recent interview with The New York Times, André 3000 discussed how he doesn’t want to rap pass the age of 40, stating that “I remember, at like 25, saying, “I don’t want to be a 40-year-old rapper.” I’m 39 now, and I’m still standing by that. I’m such a fan that I don’t want to infiltrate it with old blood.” And while the few features he has appeared on recently have been just as strong as his older work, André 3000 admitted that he now finds harder to create verses saying, “I struggle with the verses. I don’t sit around and write raps, I just don’t. Now the only time I’m really inspired to write raps is if an artist that I enjoy invites me to their party.”

When asked about the current Outkast tour, he stated “Honestly, I never planned to go onstage again in that way. If I feel like I’m getting to a place where it’s mimicking or a caricature, I just want to move on… I really don’t actually get anything from performing.”

Even with his reluctant feelings over performing, we may still get a solo album. “I’d love to put out an album,” stated André 3000, as for a time frame for the potential project he said “When you feel it, it’s right.”

Other than musical endeavours, André 3000 can be seen in the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic, ‘Jimi: All is by My Side’ coming out September 26.

Written by @MzSarahW

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