Is Andre hinting about retiring from the rap game? It sounds like it to me.
In a new profile with Complex,
The rapper says he’s fine without doing another Outkast album and hints leaving the rap game in his 50s.
““I kind of like not being a part of [rap], now that I’ve done it,” he said. “As I get older, I start to see myself move more back from it — the hustle and bustle of putting out an album, the pressure of being in the studio trying to come up with something. Now it’s more like a hobby for me, so I don’t think about it in that way.”
“Even with Outkast — if we never do another album, I’m totally fine with that,” he said. “When I was 25, I said I don’t want to be a 30-year-old rapper. I’m 42 now, and I feel more and more that way. Do I really want to be 50 years old up there doing that? When I watch other rappers that are my age I commend them, but I just wonder where the inspiration is coming from. At this stage I’m really more focused on what I am going to be doing 10 years from now. And I hope to God it won’t be rapping.”
Read his profile with Complex here.