After André 3000 said that he didn't feel like a rap album would be authentic, he recently revealed that his “human side” wanted another OutKast album.
CBS Mornings shared an extended interview with the artist where he was asked if his Outkast band member urged them to get back together.
“No but I think because he knows who I am and knows what gets me going, knows what inspires me, knows when I’m excited about something,” he said. “So I think in that sense, he’s never pushed that issue. But I’m sure like, I want another OutKast album. Yeah, like in my mind – but see, that’s the thing. That’s the human side. I [wanted] an OutKast album a long time ago.”
“And honestly for me as an individual, it would be gratifying to me to put out a solo rap situation. But not for nobody else at this point. It’s for me because I actually like the challenge of, ‘How could I make this part of my life interesting and rhyme in words?’ How can I do that? So… it’s still a challenge. I think hopefully with will and intent, something will happen.”
Back in November, André 3000 said in a conversation with GQ that him rapping at 48 was "inauthentic."
“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?”