(AllHipHop News) André “3000” Benjamin is known to pop his head up as a featured artist on another performer’s song, but the Grammy winning Atlanta native has not released his own full body of work since The Love Below in 2003. However, the American Crime actor told Billboard he is constantly in the process of making music.
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“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,” said André. “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.”
3 Stacks’ most recent collaboration was Erykah Badu’s “Hello.” The former couple’s duet was the closing track on the R&B singer’s But U Cain’t Use My Phone project.
“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,” Dre explains. “We came across [The Isley Brothers’ 1974 cover of Todd Rundgren’s] ‘Hello, It’s Me.'”
The OutKast member added, “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.”