Andre 3000 Says He Has Hard Drives With ‘Hours and Hours’ of Unreleased Music
Andre 3000 may never drop another album again -- solo or with OutKast -- but when the hip-hop legend passes away, he will leave behind a vault full of music.
During a recent interview with GQ, the Atlanta rapper opened up about his music career and revealed just how much unreleased material he has.
"When I pass away, people will find hours and hours of files," he said. "Hard drives and shit. It’s hard drives of me just in the house alone playing horrible guitar. Me playing piano. Me playing a little sax. I was trying to find out: What can I be excited about? Because I never was, to me, a great producer or a great writer or a great rapper. I always felt that I was less than everybody else, so I fought harder."
The rapper also compared his career to that of a boxer, using Floyd Mayweather Jr. as an example. "It’s Mayweather. He knows. He’s like, yeah, I can fight maybe three more of ’em. But I’m slowing down, and I see these young kids coming up and I was them. And at a certain point, no matter how Mayweather you are, I think it’s classy to be like, you know what?" he said.
3000 added, "I think I have, like, maybe two more Mayweather fights… Or maybe one." But while he may be done with rap, the rapper did praise his partner Big Boi. "Big Boi can rap better than me—I always said that," he told GQ. "If somebody said, 'Pick who you want from Outkast to go to battle with you,' it wouldn’t be me. ’Cause like, what I’ma do? Say some mind shit? You can’t have thoughts in a battle—nobody gives a shit about that."
To read Andre 3000's full interview, head here.