Monday, July 30, 2012

Andre 3000: Hatin' or Protecting the Brand?


Everybody and their mama is waiting for another Outkast album, or at the very least a new single, but Andre 3000 is determined to keep that from happening...

In a conversation with Rap Radar editor Elliot Wilson, Big Boi admits he was supposed to be on Frank Ocean's Pink Matter single, but Andre 3000 shut him down because he didn't want an Outkast record coming out on someone else' track. Big Boi alluded to a similar situation when it was time to work with T.I.


So, is 3 Stacks hating or protecting the Outkast brand?

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

So people can't call each other anymore they have to go on twitter?

Anonymous said...

Is 3000 the writer/owner of the songs? Welp if he is right or wrong he gets to say who puts out his music. Sounds like Big Boi needs to write under his own name. Problem solved.

Anonymous said...

I wished Andre would come out .

NyahbinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

Love me some outkast, one of my all time favorite band. love their music!!

AlWell said...

Big Boi is a grown man. If he thought his friend was trying to shade him I am sure he wouldn't agree to not be on songs.

(Yes I am part of the everybody and their momma coalition that is wait for the new Outkast album.)

Anonymous said...

Sn!tch, I appreciate you for properly spelling "outcast" but group with Big Boi and Andre 3K is spelled with a "K", love.

Anonymous said...

We don't really know what's going on behind the scenes. It doesn't sound like Big Boi is mad about it. He's very vocal about his feelings. I'm one of those people waiting on a Outkast reunion. 3 Stacks was the best thing on that Jeezy song I DO.

Anonymous said...

Well if Big Boi wants to do songs with other artist then he needs to get a contract that says when he is not recording or doing something with Andre then he can make money with other people. Because it doesn't seem like he will be getting paid by sitting at home and eating chips all day.

Unknown said...

I don't think Andre is hating. He also said that he wouldn't appear in any of the videos for the songs he features on because he wants to do an Outkast video first

Anonymous said...

Sounds like he's protecting the brand.

Anonymous said...

Hasn't Andre appeared on other people's songs solo??? He's denying Big Boi the right to make a living (in my humble opinion)... & why is it taking so long for Andre (cause u know BB is ready to go) to decide if he wants to do another Outkast album???...wait too long & the public interest just might be gone!!!

jazzyphile said...

Waitin' around for Andre 3000 is like waitin' around for the other Dre--move on people!

Anonymous said...

I can't say for certain but I think he's in one of those situation where as what he does under certain management doesn't grant him his fair share. Some artist have to pay to sing/perform their own songs. I even remember something, he changed his name to 3 stacks for similar reasons, or " something " like that with the situation in it's entirety....I don't blame him.

Anonymous said...

Sn!tch, I appreciate you for properly spelling "outcast" but group with Big Boi and Andre 3K is spelled with a "K", love.

2:18 PM
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ONLY WHITE PEOPLE WOULD SPELL LIKE THAT.

AINT NOBODY CHECKING FOR THEM, YOU STAY GONE AND LOSE YOUR FANS. SO BYE BYE!!!

Anonymous said...

I thought it had something to do with them still owing an Outkast Album... But Big Boi did his solo album so ummmm....

Fuck dat nigga 3 stacks. He doing movies and Gillette commercials and Big Boi just breeding pit bulls and drinking out of red solo cups #getmoney

Anonymous said...

Im with 4:08

Anonymous said...

If I can remember, when Big Boi left the record company that Outkast was under (I believe it is Jive) as a solo artist the record company made it very hard on 3000 to do any records with him. Big Boi felt they were not promoting his solo album so he left. They can't be on the song at the same time. That's why 3000 wasnt on Big Boi album Sir Lucious Left Foot.

Anonymous said...

Damn we need another like Speakerboxxx/The Love Below... its been to damn long really...

Anonymous said...

3 stacks have been on a couple of tracks this year, why can't BB? If he is doing it on a solo tip? If he is not promising them as a group. He need to eat as well. The brand is protected as long he don't book any shows as a group.

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