Andre 3000

Last Project: Idlewild (w/ Big Boi), 2006

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The thought of an Andre 3000 solo album is scary, let’s admit it. For the latter half of his career, he’s become somewhat of an anomaly. He hasn’t put out a solo/Outkast project in 8 years, and he doesn’t just rap for anybody. The thing is, when he does rap, it’s an event. An Andre 3000 guest verse has become as rare as a Jay Electronica single, and the quality-over-quantity certainly works here. Dating back to his scene-stealing verse on UGK’s comeback single, “Int’l Player’s Anthem”, on to Chris Brown’s “Deuces” remix, Jeezy’s “I Do” single, Drake’s “The Real Her” and Beyonce’s “Party”, Andre 3000 has carefully and meticulously chosen the artists and albums on which he bestows his talent, and the dividends have never not paid off. In more recent news, Andre has decided to re-unite with Big Boi for a string of Outkast shows in 2014 including the Coachella and Governors Ball music festivals, which will serve as an in-your-face reminder of the timeless classics he and Big have to their name, and what could potentially come of an Andre 3000 solo. Here’s to hoping less is more doesn’t apply to Mr. Benjamin, because we could all do with a little more Outkast in our lives.