Stop the presses: Andre 3000, half of the genius OutKast, is on NPR’s Microphone check and is talking musical history! On subject’s spanning from producing Aretha Franklin’s new album, covering Prince songs and representing Atlanta hard, Andre 3000 is a modern soul gem. Here’s the intro to the piece.
Andre 3000 née André Benjamin, sometimes Three Stacks and always one half of the mighty OutKast sat down with Microphone Check hosts Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley before a screening of the just-released Jimi Hendrix biopic in which he stars. He spoke about his current work with the Queen of Soul, how and why OutKast and the Dungeon Family 20 years ago put the city of Atlanta on their backs and what young musicians now can learn from his group’s early days. Tonight OutKast begins a three-night stand in their hometown, after which they’ll continue a months-long festival tour.
Listen to the full interview below.
Andre 3000 – “You Can Do Anything from Atlanta”
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