Andre 3000 announces debut solo album of instrumental flute music, New Blue Sun

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Andre 3000 has announced his debut solo album, an instrumental record centered around his flute playing. New Blue Sun will be released on Friday, and it’s co-produced by Carlos Niño. Since OutKast‘s split after 2006’s Idlewild, Andre has appeared on records by Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Gorillaz and A Tribe Called Quest, but as of yet he’s not ready to release a new rap record.

“There’s this misconception that I just won’t do it,” he said in a statement. “I think people feel like I’m sitting around on rap albums, or sitting around and I’m just not putting them out in that way. And no it’s not like that.”  

He continues: “In my mind, I really would like to make a rap album. So maybe that happens one day, but I got to find a way to say what I want to say in an interesting way that’s appealing to me at this age.”

Check out the bonkers track titles below.

OutKast’s Southernplaylisticadillacmuzik is featured on our list of the 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums. Also, read our Treble 100 feature on OutKast’s Stankonia.

Andre 3000 New Blue Wild tracklist:

1. I swear, I Really Wanted To Make A “Rap” Album But This Is Literally The Way The Wind Blew Me This Time
2. The Slang Word P(*)ssy Rolls Off The Tongue With Far Better Ease Than The Proper Word Vagina . Do You Agree?
3. That Night In Hawaii When I Turned Into A Panther And Started Making These Low Register Purring Tones That I Couldn’t Control … Sh¥t Was Wild
4. BuyPoloDisorder’s Daughter Wears A 3000™ Button Down Embroidered
5. Ninety Three ‘Til Infinity And Beyoncé
6. Ghandi, Dalai Lama, Your Lord & Savior J.C. / Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, And John Wayne Gacy
7. Ants To You, Gods To Who ?
8. Dreams Once Buried Beneath The Dungeon Floor Slowly Sprout Into Undying Gardens

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