Andre 3000 Discusses 'American Crime,' New Music and Reuniting With Erykah Badu
On Wednesday (Jan. 6), Season 2 of the ABC drama American Crime made its network premiere. Andre 3000 recently spoke on his latest role on the show. He also discussed working on new music and reuniting in the studio with Erykah Badu.
While talking with Billboard, 3 Stacks revealed how he got interested in starring on American Crime, which was nominated for 10 Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes for its first season.
“The relationship I had with John Ridley. When he called, I knew it would be something good. I hadn’t seen season one at the time, but I trust John’s taste in that way.”
The two previously worked together for the OutKast rapper’s onscreen adaptation of rock legend Jimi Hendrix in Jimi: All Is by My Side.
Back in November, Badu released her But You Caint Use My Phone mixtape, which features a duet with her ex-partner. He revealed that that their son Seven played a part in helping the song come about.
“Our son Seven and I were trying to figure out songs that could help her -- songs that were related to the subject of the mixtape: phones. We came across [The Isley Brothers’ 1974 cover of Todd Rundgren’s] “Hello, It’s Me,”” he said. I told Erykah, “You should make this into a new song and get somebody to rap on it.” She was like, “Well, you should rap on it!””
Fans may be in luck some time in the near future, in terms of new music from the Atlanta rapper.
“I’ve been holding [back] for a long time, so now I’m really interested in figuring out some type of music to do. I’m always recording... I can’t say that I have a target right now.”
Check out Andre 3000's interview in its entirety here.