(AllHipHop News) A reunited Goodie Mob stopped by MTV’s Rap Fix Live on Wednesday to discuss a few topics. Ultimately, the conversation turned to their Dungeon Family brethren André 3000, and why the elusive OutKast emcee has taken so long to release a full length album.
After rumors began to circulate earlier this week that a new Dre solo project would be released in 2014, 3000’s publicist issued a statement saying that an album from Dre is not confirmed. Big Gipp believes that may be André 3000’s way off keeping the press off-balance.
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“One thing that we know about 3000, whenever somebody see him doing something and they run and tell the press, he’ll always say I ain’t doing it,” said Gipp. “I know he doing something. That’s ol’ possum right there.”
Fellow Goodie Mob member and long-time friend of André 3000, Cee Lo Green, goes on to give his interpretation of why Dre has taken such a long hiatus from music.
“He just said he had a severe case of stage fright and just kind of been away from the game and didn’t know if he could truly live up… He just said he was bothered by this bar that had been set and maybe he wants to do something different, and he’ll always be his worse competition, his worse critic and maybe he don’t want to live up to what people think he should do,” explained Cee Lo.
André 3000 and Big Boi, as members of OutKast, became only the second Hip Hop act in history to win the Album of the Year Grammy for 2004’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. The 3000 led “Hey Ya!” was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for nine weeks and become one of the biggest selling singles of the 2000’s.
The last full length project from OutKast was the Idlewild soundtrack in 2006. André has also provided guests verses for T.I., Beyoncé, and B.O.B among others recently.
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Watch the Goodie Mob Rap Fix interview below.