André 3000 Talks His New Album and Life After Outkast | GQ

André 3000 Talks His New Album and Life After Outkast | GQ

It’s been years since rap legend André 3000 released new music. Now, on his own creative terms, he’s unveiling his first solo project—and talking candidly about where he’s been, how he’s changed, and why he made a record (New Blue Sun) that nobody could have expected. Introducing GQ’s first ever video cover story, 34-minute immersive feature, reported by Zach Baron and directed by Noel Howard.

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Director: Noel Howard
Director of Photography: Carter Ross
Editor: Phil Ceconi
Talent: Andre 3000; Zach Baron
Producer: Sam Dennis
Senior Producer: Annee Elliot
Line Producer: Jen Santos
Production Manager: Andressa Pelachi; Kevin Balash
Talent Booker: Dana Mathews; Ernesto Macias
Camera Operator: John Weselcouch
Assistant Camera: Caroline Vazquez; Raquel Wajner
Gaffer: Jon Corum
Grip: Matt Krueger; Dominik Czaczyk
Sound Mixer: Kari Barber
Production Assistant: Fernando Barajas; Masana Cornish; Brock Spitaels; Paul Draper; Robby Fiore; Micky Hohl
Andre Groomer: Iman Thomas
Zach Groomer: Vanessa Rene
Production Designer: Cedar Jocks
Post Production Supervisor: Rachael Knight
Post Production Coordinator: Ian Bryant
Supervising Editor: Rob Lombardi
Assistant Editor: Billy Ward
Designer: Michael Houtz

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  2. Gernon Bailey says:

    Andre 3000 is the epitome of “you don’t owe anyone nothing”, do what makes you happy to benefit your mental health. Be kind to all and Outkast forever.

  3. Dswizz Playz says:

    This really shows how crucial it is to stay authentic, rather than chasing what other people expect you to be.

    • tim gimmy says:

      World would have been deprived of some incredible art if he had taken what his homie said about hey ya! to heart. Probably happens every day

  4. Zuriel Jansky says:

    There is not enough words and excitement for me to express, how excited I am to hear Andre 3K’s new album. Andre 3000, has become one of my all time favorite music artists of all time. His creativity, genius and overall artistry is to be celebrated.
    I hope Andre knows how much both the music and hip-hop community love and adore him for his impact. Thank you Andre, for the music and art you have given the world you will never be forgotten. For inspiring all the Outkast’s in the world to be different.

  5. Michael Mutsai says:

    Andre is an example of living life on your terms and that finding your purpose is not a destination but a journey that takes you to different places. Very inspiring.

  6. Grant Kanigan says:

    What a privilege; to see an artist like Andre 3000 grow and change into a new realm of creativity.

  7. Spacial says:

    I love how genuine and honest Andre is in this interview

  8. Mohammed Musa says:

    I really appreciated the fact that he didn’t release any music all this time because he genuinely had nothing to talk about, it says how much he cares about his art. He is one of few musicians I really appreciate for their authenticity and talent. I’m really excited to listen to his new record.

  9. KayJay Flyness says:

    I don’t care how many flute albums he does, Andre 3000 will always be in my top 5 MCs. He can do no wrong in my book !!

  10. RexxLu says:

    The great Andre 3000! We’re all lucky to have been able to experience his art, in any form. It’s inspiring to hear him speak honestly about what the world expects of him and how he understands that yet still must remain true to himself. Thanks Dre for giving us more of your art.

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