Andre 3000 Shows Love to Young Thug and Future in New Interview
Earlier this month, industry executive L.A. Reid stopped by Kidd Kraddick''s radio show to presumably promote his new book Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who's Next. But during the interview, a unicorn appeared - or more accurately, the one and only Andre 3000.
As always, Three Stacks kept it brief, but during the short interview he talked about some of the music he's been listening to nowadays. "Kid Cudi's last album Speeding Bullet is the best thing to come out in a long time. Thug is charging up the rap game, Young Thug. Future is charging up the rap game. These are people I listen to."
He also says that his 18-year-old kid is the one who puts him on to all the new music.
In a second part of the interview (below), Andre talks about how more rappers today freestyle their verses instead of writing them down. "I'm not a good freestyler. I think it's a confidence thing and an overthinking thing. You gotta just let your mind free. Actually, that's the greatest asset to rappers now. They actually freestyle most of those verses. They don't write. They laught at us when we write."
When he gets some resistance from the radio hosts about their preference for writing (by the way, who the fuck are these people to give their opinion on writing vs. freestyling to the gawd Andre 3000?), 3K elaborates. "Yeah but then you have like a barrier," he says about writing verses. "I can hear they're just going, it's like the first thing that comes to mind. Even if it's just about drinking, smoking and girls. It's pure though."
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