Andre 3000 after becoming successful in the music industry, disappointed fans by not releasing single music for a year.
He is known as one of the best rappers of all time as he has released many great and powerful music over the past several decades. But after a gap of 17 years the question arose “Why did Andre 3000 stop producing music”
Andre 3000 also known as Andre Lauren Benjamin was born on May 27, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
In a recent interview with Rick Rubin on his Broken Record Podcast”I haven’t been making much music, man. My focus is not there. My confidence is not there,” he said. “I tinker a lot.
I’ll just go to a piano and I’ll set my iPhone down and just record what I’m doing, moving my fingers and whatever happens, but I haven’t been motivated to do a serious project.”
“In my own self, I’m trying to figure out where do I sit. I don’t even know what I am and maybe I’m nothing. Maybe I’m not supposed to be anything. Maybe my history is kinda handicapping, in a way” he continued.
Added “feel the best right now. They make me feel the most rebellious… I don’t like to go with the flow, really. I don’t know why but I just feel best when I don’t, so I have to honor that.”
He has not had any singles since OutKast disbanded in 2006, although he has only appeared in a few films over the years (although he has acted in films and also performed on stage as OutKast in 2014). The artisan hobbyist wondered why “Andre 3000 quit” the industry?
Why Did Andre 3000 Stop Making Music?
Speaking with GQ in November, Andre 3000 finally shared why he quit the music industry and said he just felt like rapping was too little in his life these days. Raptor cited lack of motivation and less rap-worthy life as the reason behind his age.
“I’ve worked with some of the newest, freshest, youngest, and old-school producers. I get beats all the time. I try to write all the time,”
“Even now people think, ‘Oh, man, he’s just sitting on raps, or he’s just holding these raps hostage. I ain’t got no raps like that. It actually feels…sometimes it feels inauthentic for me to rap because I don’t have anything to talk about in that way. I’m 48 years old.
And not to say that age is a thing that dictates what you rap about, but in a way it does. And things that happen in my life, like, what are you talking about? ‘I got to go get a colonoscopy.’ What are you rapping about? ‘My eyesight is going bad.’ You can find cool ways to say it, but…”
Big Boi took his solo career to its peak after Andre 3000. In 2014 they reunited at Coachella for their 20th anniversary.