Gucci Mane got everybody excited last October when he claimed he had recorded a verse for the new Outkast album.
But it turns out G-Wop had misspoken and actually meant he recorded a new verse for Big Boi's solo album.
[Related: Andre 3000's reps deny there is a new Outkast album.]
In a new interview with Complex, 3 Stacks suggests there is never going to be another Outkast album.
“It’s really just an excitement thing, and where I am in life. I kind of like not being a part of [rap], now that I’ve done it,” he explains. “As I get older, I start to see myself move more back from it—the hustle and bustle of putting out an album, the pressure of being in the studio trying to come up with something. Now it’s more like a hobby for me, so I don’t think about it in that way. Even with Outkast — if we never do another album, I’m totally fine with that. When I was 25, I said I don’t want to be a 30-year-old rapper. I’m 42 now, and I feel more and more that way. Do I really want to be 50 years old up there doing that? When I watch other rappers that are my age I commend them, but I just wonder where the inspiration is coming from. At this stage I’m really more focused on what I am going to be doing 10 years from now. And I hope to God it won’t be rapping.”
In the same interview, Andre suggests Young Thug is one of the new school rappers who has the stuff to replace him.
"He’s exciting,” André says of Thug. “There’s no box. He’s all over the place. To do those things he does, you have to have big fuckin’ balls. It’s almost harder than the guy who’s portraying hard, you know? It’s kind of mind-fucking people. It’s saying, don’t get too comfortable with me. That’s one of my mottos: “Don’t let people get too comfortable with what you’re doing.”
Outkast's sixth and likely final studio album was 2006's Idlewild.
If this is it for the original ATLiens what would you say their legacy is?