André 3000

Dec
11
JoJo Performs Acoustic Cover of André 3000’s ‘Prototype’

JoJo

While her fans patiently wait for her mixtape Agápē, JoJo is showcasing her talents on YouTube. The Boston songstress shines with her acoustic cover of André’s 3000’s “Prototype” and Cole Porter’s “Night and Day” for the Fender Sessions.

With just a guitar and a mic, JoJo performs the soulful mash-up, which she previously debuted during her show at The Roxy in L.A. earlier this month.

Her latest single “Andre,” inspired by the OutKast rapper, will appear on Agápē, due later this month.

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Dec
3
Rap-Up TV: T.I. Talks ‘Trouble Man’ Sequel, Pink and André 3000 Collaborations

T.I. recorded over 120 songs and had to narrow it down to 16 that would make his new album Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, available December 18. So what will become of the unused material? The King exclusively tells Rap-Up TV that he plans to drop a sequel called Trouble Man: He Who Wears the Crown.

He also shares details about his collaboration with fellow rebel Pink on the T-Minus-produced “Guns and Roses,” which he describes as a “bittersweet romantic story.”

“We found that we had a few things in common,” says Tip of the pop-rocker. “We clicked. She real people, she from the streets. I’m a real cat, I’m from the streets. We found ourselves in rooms where we were like, ‘You know what? These people fake as hell in here. Let’s get out of here.’”

And while T.I. admits that André 3000 outshined on “Sorry,” he’s not mad. “He did get down on me on my record, I can’t front,” laughs Tip. “But to me I’m honored and it’s a pleasure that he would even choose my record to do that on.”

Upon hearing the feedback in his favor, the OutKast rapper called T.I. to thank him for bringing out the best in him. “That’s real classy of you to say that, but you still shitted on me on my own record,” Tip told André.

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Nov
26
New Music: T.I. f/ André 3000 – ‘Sorry’

Sorry

T.I. makes no apologies on “Sorry,” his highly-anticipated collaboration with André 3000 off Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head. The King of the South recounts the hardships he’s faced on the Jazze Pha-produced cut, which features vocals from singer-songwriter Stacy Barthe.

“It’s just more narration of life and the reasons why I should not be sorry for anything that I’ve endured, for anything that I’ve gone through, and the reason why I don’t owe motherfu**ers any apologies,” Tip told Rap-Up.com. “I’ve come all this way from zero. I ain’t got no reason to say sorry to anybody. It’s probably one of the most creative records I’ve done in a long time.”

Tip proclaims the OutKast rapper’s verse as the “dopest 3000 verse outside of an OutKast album ever.” “All some pussy ni**a on the Internet can say is that verse ain’t good/ It’s boring…boring…really?” raps André.

Due December 18, T.I.’s eighth album features appearances from Lil Wayne, R. Kelly, Pink, CeeLo Green, Meek Mill, and more.

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Nov
26
Single Cover: T.I. f/ André 3000 – ‘Sorry’

Sorry

The King of the South holds court with hip-hop royalty, André 3000, on their new collaboration “Sorry.” T.I. has revealed the artwork for the Jazze Pha-produced track, which is set to debut tomorrow as part of his “Trouble Man Tuesdays” series.

“It’s just more narration of life and the reasons why I should not be sorry for anything that I’ve endured, for anything that I’ve gone through, and the reason why I don’t owe motherfu**ers any apologies,” Tip told Rap-Up.com. “I’ve come all this way from zero. I ain’t got no reason to say sorry to anybody. It’s probably one of the most creative records I’ve done in a long time.”

In addition to the OutKast rapper, T.I.’s eighth album Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head features appearances from Lil Wayne, R. Kelly, Pink, CeeLo Green, Meek Mill, and more.

Nov
14
André 3000 Calls Frank Ocean an ‘Icon,’ Uncertain About New OutKast Album

André 3000

André 3000 doesn’t do many interviews, but he sat down with Fuse to raise awareness for prostate cancer as part of Gillette’s “Movember” campaign. Dressed in a beanie and denim jacket, the OutKast rapper spoke about working with T.I. on “Sorry,” being proud of his partner-in-rhyme Big Boi, and collaborating with Frank Ocean on his debut channel ORANGE.

“He said, ‘I just want you to tell a story. Honestly, I don’t care what it is, just tell a story,’” said Three Stacks of the Odd Future singer. “When I got the track ['Pink Matter'], I just started writing to it. I’m just happy to be a part of that whole movement and his whole movement because he has become a whole ‘nother kind of icon in today’s age. I was just happy to be a part of that album.”

He also said that plans for another OutKast album are up in the air. “We don’t know what the future will be. There could be, I just can’t say right now,” he said, while warning fans not to believe everything they read.

“If we decide to do something, you’ll know about it,” he added. “The Internet is such a misinformation age right now. There’s so much bad stuff that you don’t even know what to believe, so don’t believe anything about OutKast on the Internet until we say it.”

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Oct
19
Kendrick Lamar Vibes in the Studio with Dr. Dre and André 3000

Kendrick Lamar and André 3000

As the release date for his debut quickly approaches, Kendrick Lamar continues to garner love from hip-hop heavyweights.

A video of K. Dot zoning out in the studio with his mentor Dr. Dre and André 3000 has surfaced via Rolling Stone. As the trio listens to Kendrick’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” it’s clear that Dre and Three Stacks are feeling the music. At the end, 3000 says, “Excellent.”

Earlier today, Kendrick snagged kudos from another music icon, Pharrell. The Neptunes hitmaker tweeted that the young rapper was akin to Bob Dylan. “@kendricklamar is this era’s Bob Dylan. Masterful story telling. Listen to it, it will elevate you. And just like that music has changed.”

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Sep
21
T.I. Talks André 3000 Verse, Retirement with ‘The Breakfast Club’

T.I.

T.I. continued his book promo tour with a visit to “The Breakfast Club.” The King of the South maintained his composure while Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy fired off touchy questions about his career and rumored beefs. He also spoke about his collaboration with André 3000 on Trouble Man, why he won’t be retiring anytime soon, and whether he will resign with Atlantic Records after delivering his eighth album on December 18.

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