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24
Feb

André 3000 Says No Plans For An Outkast Album, But to Expect a New Solo Project

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For fans like myself expecting a new Outkast album, don’t hold your breath. In an interview with GQ, André 3000 says the possibility for a new LP from Big Boi and himself is very low. While that’s disappointing he did reveal that he’ll be working on his new solo album this year, and explains how his recent features on songs from new artists keeps him alive.

GQ: A new ‘Kast album!
Andre 3000: There’s been a lot of talk on the Internet about an OutKast album and I have to say that as of now, there are no plans for another OutKast album. There’s a lot of music on the horizon. I’ve been living off the excitement of new artists. I’ve been privileged to have these new artists kind of reach out and grab back and say, “Hey, Andre, we want you on this song.” So I’ve been taking those calls and for the last two years, I’ve been doing collaborations. So these new artists have kind of been keeping me alive. I’ve just really been feeding off of that and this year I think I’m planning to do a solo project. I don’t know when it will come out, but hopefully it’ll come out this year. As far as OutKast, I really don’t know if or when that will happen.

GQ: What’s the new solo album going to be like?
Andre 3000: The only thing I can really say is I’m going to get back to having fun because that’s what it was all about when I started this in high school—with OutKast—those were like high school dreams. I’m 36 now, so I have grown-man dreams. This album will just be me being myself as normal.

Read 3 Stacks’ full interview with GQ after the jump…..

GQ: So you’re doing Gillette commercials now.
Andre 3000: Gillette is getting into a space where guys are now, where guys are wearing more hair on their faces. If you watch the history of Gillette, they pretty much stayed on the path of the clean-shaven guy. This is the first time in their history, in like 110 years, that they’ve ever had guys in ads with hair on their faces. It’s a changing of the times and it says a lot about Gillette; they’re kind of moving with fashion.

GQ: I dig it. And you’re resurrecting your clothing line, Benjamin Bixby?
Andre 3000: Yes! But it will just be named Bixby this time. It’s going to be real exciting, I can’t say too much about it, but I can say this year and next year there’s going to be a lot of cool things coming from me fashion-wise. Bixby is one of them. Also musically, sound-wise, and fashion. You’ll see a lot of releases.

GQ: So does that mean we can expect to hear the album we’ve all be waiting on?
Andre 3000: It depends on which album you’re talking about.

GQ: A new ‘Kast album!
Andre 3000: There’s been a lot of talk on the Internet about an OutKast album and I have to say that as of now, there are no plans for another OutKast album. There’s a lot of music on the horizon. I’ve been living off the excitement of new artists. I’ve been privileged to have these new artists kind of reach out and grab back and say, “Hey, Andre, we want you on this song.” So I’ve been taking those calls and for the last two years, I’ve been doing collaborations. So these new artists have kind of been keeping me alive. I’ve just really been feeding off of that and this year I think I’m planning to do a solo project. I don’t know when it will come out, but hopefully it’ll come out this year. As far as OutKast, I really don’t know if or when that will happen.

GQ: What’s the new solo album going to be like?
Andre 3000: The only thing I can really say is I’m going to get back to having fun because that’s what it was all about when I started this in high school—with OutKast—those were like high school dreams. I’m 36 now, so I have grown-man dreams. This album will just be me being myself as normal.

GQ: Random question: Drake quotes your song, “Spottieottiedopaliscious,” and says, “Who else wants to fuck with Hollywood Cole.” I’ve had heated debates with Atlanta natives who say it’s “Hollywood Court” [a notoriously tough Atlanta project building.] Settle the debate once and for all!
Andre 3000: Holly Court. And it’s funny because J. Cole sampled it [playing off of the word "Cole"]. When they asked for clearance, I told him and his team that I wasn’t saying “Cole,” that I was saying “Court,” but they wanted to use it anyway. [laughs] So I was like, “Okay.”

GQ: What do you think is the biggest misconception about you?
Andre 3000: I’ve never gotten that question. This biggest misconception… that it’s easy for me, I guess, is the biggest misconception. People think you kind of ride on this wave, this non-human wave, and I think that’s kind of wrong to put that on entertainers. But I think that’s a big thing for me. People talk about Andre 3000, they talk about fashion, they talk about film, they talk about music, and it’s almost like they put you in this place, but it’s work. It’s hard work just like anything else.

GQ: At this point in your career, after the sold out shows, movies, diamond-selling records, what keeps you inspired?
Andre 3000: Creating. Creating. But it’s always been that. It’s funny, I don’t even consider myself a rapper, I don’t consider myself a designer, or even an actor. I kind of got that opportunity through the opportunities I had before. I was acting before I started rapping. These things just came. I just like creating stuff and trying to make good work, whatever it is. I don’t care if it’s designing toothbrushes. It’s just making cool stuff to leave behind, that’s all it is, it’s nothing more.

GQ: You’re a perfectionist. Would you change anything about any of your songs?
Andre 3000: I couldn’t. I really couldn’t change anything. As an artist you can sit and tinker with stuff forever. You can add and take away but I think that’s kind of the importance of having someone over you saying, “We need this, this is a deadline.” Sometimes those oppositions or those who push and pull are needed because we’ll just sit and tinker forever. There are actually songs on The Love Below that were not finished, but that’s how they are, that’s how it came out.

GQ: Like the last track, “A Life in the Day of Benjamin André (Incomplete).”
Andre 3000: Exactly! We were up like three days straight drinking Red Bull or whatever, finishing that album. I just knew I wanted to put that on there, but it wasn’t done, but it was enough.

GQ: Expectations for your next album couldn’t be higher. What are you most afraid of?
Andre 3000: The biggest fear is me thinking about it too much—and that’s why I’m just trying to catch the energy just like I’ve done before. What you all have heard before, I was not thinking, I was just going on cruise control. I was just going at it like any artist. When you look at the Wayne, when you look at the Kanye… I can tell when an artist is in the zone because they’re not thinking and that’s when you’re at your best. So I’m just hoping, at this point, I don’t let my history get in front of my future. You know what I mean?

via GQ

Previously: Gorillaz Feat. James Murphy & André 3000 – “DoYaThing”

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5
Jan

What to Expect from Rick Ross’ ‘Rich Forever’? Diddy, Nas, Drake and Pharrell

Rozay finally dropped the official tracklist to his upcoming mixtape, Rich Forever. Honestly, most rappers would kill to have this kind of lineup for an album. Ricky has features Diddy, Drake, Nas, Pharrell, Kelly Rowland,  2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Wale, French Montana, Birdman, John Legend, and Stalley.

Take a look for yourself after the jump.

*Bonus footage of Ross performing in Toronto*

Related: New Music: Rick Ross “Mirror (Remix)” & “Spend It (Remix)”
Rick Ross Feat. Meek Mill – “No Church In The Wild (Remix)”
New Music: Rick Ross “Magic (Remix)”

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13
Jul

Kanye West To Debut His Women’s Line at New York Fashion Week…What Can We Expect?

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Kanye West’s passion for fashion has been well-documented: he interned at Fendi, designed sneakers with Louis Vuitton, enlisted Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci for the cover art of Watch The Throne, wore a gold chainmail tanktop at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, and was rumored to be enrolling at London fashion school.

Now, according to fashion mag Grazia Daily, Kanye will debut his first womenswear line at New York Fashion Week this September. We’ve seen him try to launch a clothing line before, running through multiple design partners.  But this time, the dapper West reportedly has studios in both London and NY and is working with British knitwear designer Louise Goldin and the head of the Central St. Martin’s Fashion Institute graduate school, Louise Wilson. (Central St. Martin’s is the alumnus of Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and more.)

As for choosing women’s fashion over the menswear or sportwear….that’s not so surprising. Seeing as how Kanye has definitely worn women’s pieces (i.e. his Celine shirt at Coachella) and dressed women (i.e. styling his then-girlfriend Amber Rose for Elle Magazine).

This seems like a good time to remember two of Kanye’s iconic fashion moments:
1) The “swag on one hundred thousand trillion” speech.
2) The greatest crazy fashion posse pic ever?

Does the recent collection from Kanye’s designer Louise Goldin give use a sneak peek at what Kanye’s line will look like?
Check out photos and more….
After the jump

Louise Goldin’s Fall 2011 line: Wonder if similar ethnic graphic beading will show up on her Kanye collabo this fall? (photos via Fashionista)




Very interesting profile of Central St. Martin’s professor Louise Wilson via the UK’s Telegraph:

Professor Louise Wilson does not do tactful. ‘When they first arrive, really, my eyes bleed!’ she hoots, when asked about her MA fashion students at Central Saint Martins College of Art. ‘It’s only when they’re about to leave that they become people you might want to know.’…
This 45-year-old former designer could lay serious claim to the title of most influential person in British fashion: more than 90 per cent of the 20 or so students who graduate from her MA find themselves either starting their own label or are being snapped up by the world’s biggest fashion houses, including Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and Chloé. Alber Elbaz, the designer at Lanvin, rings me not once but twice as he sets off for his holiday, so eager is he to wax lyrical about Wilson: ‘I have only superlatives to use,’ he tells me. ‘She is so emotional, so sensitive, so intelligent, so personal. I am so honoured that I have the chance to know her and work with her. Some of my best assistants were introduced to me by Louise.’ At the most recent London Fashion Week, more than a third of the designers showing on the catwalks were trained at Central Saint Martins, including those charged with British fashion’s current renaissance, such as Giles Deacon, Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab and Todd Lynn, as well as the original enfant terrible of British fashion, Alexander McQueen. Hers is also the only graduate course deemed advanced and professional enough to put on a fashion show itself during the LFW schedule, where it has become a must-see for those hoping to spot fashion’s newest stars.

Related:
Happy Thanksgiving!: Kanye goes “disco rambo” at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Kanye West’s VMAN Magazine Cover (High Resolution)
LOOK: The Highs and Lows of New York Fashion Week (S/S 2011)
Kanye-Gate Update and Recap….(dad, are we there yet?)
Kanye styles Amber Rose for Elle Magazine

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8
Nov

Drake Didn’t Expect Lil Wayne In Vegas

After the final show of Drake’s Light Dreams And Nightmares Tour, he sat down with Sway and talked about Lil Wayne’s appearance on stage. Apparently, Drizzy had no idea Lil Tunechi was coming out like the rest of us and it so happened to be their first encounter since Dwayne’s release.


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