LL Cool J Says André 3000 ‘Needs To Know The Truth’ About Flute Album

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 12: LL Cool J performs onstage during the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for MTV)

Hip-hop icon LL Cool J recently shared his candid thoughts on André 3000’s latest artistic venture during an episode of Uninterrupted’s The Shop. The discussion ignited when Lena Waithe highlighted the diversity of artistic inspiration, citing LL’s acting career and André’s woodwind album, New Blue Sun.

LL Cool J Advocates for André 3000’s Musical Direction

“I need him to spit, though,” LL expressed, emphasizing his desire for André to return to his rap roots. “Flutes? Man, come on, bro,” he added, questioning the unconventional musical choice.

Despite Waithe’s admiration for André’s flute album, LL Cool J stood firm, advocating for André’s lyrical prowess over his instrumental experimentation. “I want him to get with Big Boi. I want them to make an Outkast [album]. Or do a solo album,” LL emphasized, highlighting André’s immense talent.

The conversation underscored fans’ longing for André 3000’s return to hip-hop, with co-host Maverick Carter echoing LL’s sentiments, expressing his desire to hear André spit bars once again.

LL Cool J further elaborated on his perspective, acknowledging the duality of his own artistic journey. “I make bad albums, but I also have some smack, some crazy sh*t, too,” he admitted, offering a candid reflection on his musical evolution.

With his forthcoming Q-Tip-produced album on the horizon, LL Cool J remains a relevant figure in the hip-hop landscape, continually pushing boundaries while staying true to his roots.

The episode also delved into a range of topics, including Waithe’s success with The Chi, Teddy Swims’ journey from viral sensation to mainstream success, and San Francisco 49ers’ Trent Williams’ courageous battle with cancer.

LL Cool J’s advocacy for André 3000’s return to hip-hop underscores the enduring legacy of both artists within the genre. As fans eagerly await André’s next musical move, LL’s commentary is a reminder of the importance of staying true to one’s artistic roots.