Even though the fans wish it weren't so, rap retirement looms for Andre 3000. 3K recently spoke to Complex about where he sees himself in 10 years and the state of the hip-hop game today. Check out some highlights below.
On Young Thug: “To do those things he does, you have to have big [freakin’] balls. It’s almost harder than the guy who’s portraying hard, you know?... It’s saying, 'Don’t get too comfortable with me.' That’s one of my mottos: Don’t let people get too comfortable with what you’re doing.”
On OutKast’s Future: "Even with Outkast -- if we never do another album, I’m totally fine with that... When I was 25, I said I don’t want to be a 30-year-old rapper. I’m 42 now, and I feel more and more that way. Do I really want to be 50 years old up there doing that? When I watch other rappers that are my age I commend them, but I just wonder where the inspiration is coming from. At this stage, I’m really more focused on what I am going to be doing 10 years from now. And I hope to God it won’t be rapping.”
On Rap Retirement: “I kind of like not being a part of [rap], now that I’ve done it. As I get older, I start to see myself move more back from it -- the hustle and bustle of putting out an album, the pressure of being in the studio trying to come up with something. Now it’s more like a hobby for me, so I don’t think about it in that way.”