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André 3000 misses rapping and says it'd be an 'awesome challenge' to make a new album

André 3000 misses rapping and says it'd be an 'awesome challenge' to make a new album

The rapper admitted that 'making a fire rap album' sounds like 'a great challenge for him'.

Legendary rapper André 3000 has said it would be a 'great challenge' to return with a rap album after all these years.

'Hey Ya' by Outkast has been played at every party since 2003, and still remains an absolute banger over 20 years later.

Bringing hope to fans, one third of the band, André 3000 has admitted to 'missing' rapping in a recent interview with HighSnobiety.

He discussed his new, well-received project, New Blue Sun, his first solo album released, which is an 87-minute project of experimental flute music, when he was asked about a potential return to the rap scene.

The rapper admits he 'misses' rapping.
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When asked if he missed rap, he responded: “I do. I would love to make a rap album.

"I just think it’d be an awesome challenge to do a fire-a** album at 48 years old. That’s probably one of the hardest things to do! I would love to do that." When asked if bars could appear on the next body of work, he added: "Possibly! That’s the cool thing about my whole ride. It really is a ride."

He's also previously addressed rumors that he keeps a stash of lyrics just in case he wants to release a new album, telling GQ: "Oh, man, he’s just sitting on raps, or he’s just holding these raps hostage.’ I ain’t got no raps like that.

“It feels inauthentic for me to rap because I don’t have anything to talk about in that way. I’m 48 years old.”

The rapper found worldwide fame within the Outkast in the early naughties. Credit:Photo by Jeff Kravitz
The rapper found worldwide fame within the Outkast in the early naughties. Credit:Photo by Jeff Kravitz

He continued: “Not to say that age is a thing that dictates what you rap about, but in a way it does.

"And things that happen in my life, like, what are you talking about? ‘I gotta go get a colonoscopy.’ What do you rap about? ‘My eyesight is going bad’...

"My goal is, I wanna connect. I’m not talking about nothing I can’t connect with. It’s no use.”

Fans have been desperate for new rap music since his hiatus, though he has treated us to appearances on the odd track in recent years.

He was a featured artist on Kanye West's 'Life of the Party' in 2021.

His last official rap track was 'Scientists and Engineers' which was released back in June 2023, a track from Killer Mike's sixth studio LP MICHAEL.

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Topics: Music, Rap