It appears that the legendary curse that Erykah Badu places over some of hip-hop’s finest is lessening on none other than André 3000. For those unaware, there is an old adage that Ms Badu singlehandedly impacts the career of the rappers than she has been romantically involved with. Common, Jay Electronica and Mr 3000 have all been apparent victims of this unfortunate circumstance. (Please be careful Drake).
With the haze and smoke clearing around 3000’s eyes, he has revealed to Billboard in a recent interview that he is now eager to make a proper foray back into the music business, stating that “I’m really interested in figuring out some type of music to do.”
While it’s not a declaration of a return to the rapping that made him a household name with Outkast, it is definitely refreshing to hear André 3000 declare his intentions; particularly as we have had to make do with the odd feature here and there to satisfy our cravings for his smooth and sultry stylings, despite his claims that he is “always recording”.
Interestingly, (and just as equally confusing) Dré revealed that Kid Cudi’s foray into the world of grunge and punk rock is “the most recent thing that I think is really great.” Maybe you have to be a stalwart of the music business to truly appreciate Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven, but the album was universally panned and met with much vitriol from fans and critics alike.
Dré also detailed the process of his latest collaboration with Ms Badu, Hello, which featured on the songstress’ latest mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone.
“I told Erykah, “You should make this into a new song and get somebody to rap on it.” She was like, “Well, you should rap on it!”
Who knew that it only took the woman he shares a child with to get him to rap again.