Andre 3000 hints at new music project

OutKast star has also signed up to appear in second season of 'American Crime'

Andre 3000 has revealed that he is planning a new mystery music project.

The Outkast man, who recently teamed with up with Erykah Badu for her 2015 mixtape ‘But You Caint Use My Phone, is set to appear in the second season of ABC drama American Crime and he claims the series inspired him to work on new material.

“I still get time to think about music. [Shooting TV and film projects] is not so bad – it kind of puts you in the place where you’re fiending to do music,” he explained. “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’d like to put out some kind of music project, but we’ll see.”

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The singer went on to explain how his recent collaboration with Badu came about telling Billboard: “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’. Ron Isley repeats the phrase “hello, hello” as if he was answering the phone. 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!’ I’m happy it happened. It was a great reunion, because I don’t think people have heard a song from us in ages.”

OutKast previously reformed for a series of shows which the singer said he regretted in 2014, describing the reformation as “selling out”. But he has now backtracked over his comments. “It was a great thing; everybody enjoyed themselves,” the singer added. “The fans got something they really didn’t expect. And I didn’t expect that at the time — we just went out and had a good time.”