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Andre 3000, Famed Half of OutKast, to Release New Music with NO RAP. Only His Flute! [TRACK LIST]

If you've been a fan of the OG rap group Outkast, then you definitely felt their absence in recent years. The rap duo, consisting of Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and Andre "Andre 3000" Benjamin, formed while they were in high school and rose to fame swiftly in the mid 90's.

It's widely known that their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, was issued on April 26, 1994. This initial effort is credited with laying the foundation for southern hip hop and is considered a classic by many. Every track on Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik was produced by Organized Noize and featured other members of the Dungeon Family. Follow-up singles included the title track and "Git Up Git Out", a politically charged collaboration with Goodie Mob that was later sampled by Macy Gray for her 1999 hit "Do Something." On this early material, both Big Boi and André contrast lyrical content reflecting the lifestyles of pimps and gangsters with politically conscious material commenting on the status of African Americans in the South. OutKast won Best New Rap Group at the Source Awards in 1995.

The group had an amazing, and stellar, run before taking a hiatus in 2007.

They began working separately both producing and rapping with other artists for individual projects. Over the years Big Boi has continued to make appearances on the stage and Andre 3000 has been. . . well. . . making other appearances.

After being spotted in almost all corners of the world playing his flute, Andre 3000 is set to release a brand new album. Featuring only his flute!

The "Love Below" rapper told NPR "I'm a writer, and not necessarily a pen and pad writer, but I construct and architect verses in a way. That's what I've been doing all my life. So I look at it in that way, and if I'm not satisfied with what it is I just don't put it out. Even during the earlier times, Big Boi, he just kind of got down, like, he's so fast and efficient with what he does. And it'll take me a minute to throw them down. So I've always kind of been analyzing it or figuring out how I wanted to approach it.

So, in these times, it just comes harder for me to do it and I don't know why. I mean I try it all the time. It's not like I don't try or it's not like I have a lot of these songs just sitting — I have songs but it's not like rap things that I really feel happy about sharing. And really, that's the most important part. I have to feel happy about sharing it.

That's why New Blue Sun was something that I realized, whoa, I really want people to hear it. I really want to share it. That's my only gauge. I have to like it as a person, as an artist myself, because if I don't like it I can't expect nobody else to like it. I can't pretend in that way. That's always been hard for me.

Once we started recording New Blue Sun, I think like three songs in I was like, Oh, we got something."

"New Blue Sun" features a ton of creative titles that have some folks scratching their heads. Check it out below.

New Blue Sun tracklist:

1)I swear, I Really Wanted To Make A "Rap" Album But This Is Literally The Way The Wind Blew Me This Time 

2)The Slang Word P(*)ssy Rolls Off The Tongue With Far Better Ease Than The Proper Word Vagina . Do You Agree?

3)That Night In Hawaii When I Turned Into A Panther And Started Making These Low Register Purring Tones That I Couldn't Control ... Sh¥t Was Wild

4)BuyPoloDisorder's Daughter Wears A 3000™ Button Down Embroidered

5)Ninety Three 'Til Infinity And Beyoncé

6)Ghandi, Dalai Lama, Your Lord & Savior J.C. / Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, And John Wayne Gacy

7)Ants To You, Gods To Who ?

8)Dreams Once Buried Beneath The Dungeon Floor Slowly Sprout Into Undying Gardens

We're looking forward to this album and Andre 3000's return to music. "New Blue Sun" drops this Friday November 17, 2023.


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