In an age where something as simple as a catchy beat can make you an overnight star, music veterans (hip hop in particular) have a hard time making music true to themselves- same or choose to go with what is popular. In a recent interview, Andre 3000 revealed that he had lost confidence in making new music.
Half of the iconic group Outkast spoke with Rick Rubin on the Broken Record podcast where he was heartbreakingly transparent.
“My goal is not there. My confidence is not there. I was not motivated to do a serious project. I would love to, but it just doesn’t come. In myself, I really want to know where I am. I don’t even know what I am and maybe I’m nothing. Maybe I’m not supposed to be anything, “started the artist.
Andre 3000 says that his confidence is not there for the new music:
“I haven’t done a lot of music, man.” Https://t.co/aaWikzREI1
– XXL Magazine (@XXL) December 17, 2019
He went on to say, “I’m just trying to figure out what makes me feel best right now, and what makes me feel best is when I just do this kind of random instrumental stuff. They make me feel the most rebellious. “
The musician also explained that these days – people bite everything he puts that affects his creative process.
When the interview went viral, social media users reminded Andre that he was a legend and berated this generation that disrespects the people who paved the way for their favorite artists.
“And without any” confidence, “he would probably drop the album of the year, so I couldn’t imagine the album he trusted,” a fan tweeted.
“At this point, I would honestly prefer to have music that Andre doesn’t trust, rather than anything that comes out today,” added another.
This fan commented on today’s climate: “Goats suspecting themselves while rappers of littering mumbles really believe that they make good music and call themselves the best.”
What do you think of André 3000’s confession?