Who knew that Andre 3000 had all of these thoughts running through his head.
Well, maybe Stephen Hill was wrong about the 3000 comeback. According to XXL Magazine, Cee Lo Green recently had a conversation about his own music when 3 Stacks’ name came up in the discussion. Green told MTV’s Rap Fix that he isn’t sure his longtime friend would ever make an album – solo or as a member of Outkast – because he suffers from severe stage fright. As he tells it:
“He just said he had a severe case of stage fright and just kind of been away from the game and didn’t know if he could truly live up. He just said he was bothered by this bar that had been set and maybe he wants to do something different, and he’ll always be his worst competition, his worst critic and maybe he don’t want to live up to what people think he should do.”
Alright, I get it and I’m trying hard to accept this tidbit. Andre has been notorious over the last few years for destroying another artist on their own song with his verse. Remember when he was on the “Walk It Out” remix? I mean, he went so far above anything anyone else was talking about that the listener also had to play it over and over just to get on his level with the meaning. So when you do that over and over, fans and peers alike put you on a pedestal that you are now forced to stay on. It is almost impossible.
So, maybe we just have to have some patience, not praise him so highly when he’s featured on someone’s song and then hope our sneak tactics work.
Andre 3000 as a solo artist and as a member of Outkast is just too important to music for it to be over!