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KID CUDI THINKS ANDRE 3000 CAN SAVE US WITH A RAP ALBUM



Kid Cudi has thrown down the gauntlet, sending a message loud and clear to André 3000: it's time to whip up a rap album and be the hero we all need! In a hilarious episode of Complex's "GOAT Talk" series, featuring none other than skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, the Cleveland wordsmith couldn't contain his enthusiasm for fresh rhymes from 3 Stacks.


When grilled by Hawk on who reigns supreme in the rap game, Cudi wasted no time in crowning the OutKast maestro. "He's just the absolute bomb," he exclaimed. "I'm itching for some new beats from him. I know he's on a different wavelength, but I bet he could cook up something mind-blowing and totally out there. He could be our rap savior. Save us all, Dre! Showering André 3000 with more accolades, Cudi also hailed OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below as the ultimate masterpiece, labeling it "genius" and the blueprint for his own debut album, 2009’s Man on the Moon: The End of Day.

Check out his sidesplitting remarks starting at the 15:40 timestamp below.


Elsewhere in the chat, Kid Cudi spilled the beans that he's on a mission to drag André 3000 back into the studio, where they previously teamed up for his 2016 record Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’.

"I’m plotting to lure André back into the studio real soon," he confessed with a grin. "I need some of that flute magic on my tracks and a few bars dropped. André, get ready for my persistent knocks on your door. I'm keeping a close eye on you, my man!" Despite Cudi's relentless pleading, the ATL icon has been flip-flopping on the prospect of spitting rhymes again.


In a chat with NPR not too long ago, 3 Stacks admitted that penning lyrics doesn’t flow as naturally as it once did. "I dig rap music because it's part of my roots. So, ideally, I'd love to be out here spitting bars with everyone else, it's like having a blast on the playground," he mused. "I’d love to be in the mix, but it's just not clicking for me like it used to." He even referenced his instrumental masterpiece New Blue Sun, hinting that's where his current vibe lies. "This is where it's at for me right now. Not to say I won’t ever hit the mic again, but that's not where I'm at presently. I gotta ride the wave of what's flowing to me in the moment."


But fast forward a few moons, and André seemed to do a complete 180, leaving the door ajar for a rap comeback. Quizzed on whether he misses the rap game, he fired back with a resounding "Hell yeah!"

"I'm itching to drop another rap album. It'd be one heck of a challenge to drop some fire tracks at 48," he quipped. "That's probably one of the craziest things to tackle! Count me in for that challenge. That's what's so rad about my journey. It's one wild ride."


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