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Andre 3000 breaks records with new album

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Since the release of his new instrumental LP “New Blue Sun Epic,” the former OutKast member is soaking in the positive feedback that the album is generating. The project’s debut is not a month old and is already seeing record breaking results.

Andre 3000’s 12 minute long track broke the record for longest Hot 100 of all time.

The track surpassed Tool’s “Fear Inoculum,” which held the previous record for longest track at 10 minutes and  21 seconds. It debuted on the billboard chart at #93 back in 2019. The third longest track to achieve this record is Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version),” which debuted at No.1 in Nov. 2021.

Andre 3000’s lengthy track titled “I  swear, I Really Wanted To Make a ‘Rap’ Album But  This is Literally The Way The Wind Blew Me This Time” charted at #90 on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

The rapper spoke with NPR about his recent work and his mindset when it came to ditching lyrics for a purely instrumental tone. Andre 3000 told the publication that there was a liberating feeling  about the creative move.

“It’s funny. Like, some things, like, in society, you can’t say out loud, especially now. You know, everybody’s just kind of, like, really sensitive about things, but you can say them with an instrument.” Andre 3000 said.

Andre 3000 released his eight-track project 17 years after “Idlewild.” At the time of its release,  “Idlewild” was long thought to be the final album from OutKast.

The Atlanta-based rapper is no stranger to having his music placed on the billboard charts. During his tenure with OutKast, the hip hop duo scored 19 Hot 100 hits between 1994-2007. Three out of the 19 made it to No. 1 including “Ms. Jackson,” which lasted for a week in 2001; The Iconic  hit “Hey Ya!” lasted for nine weeks at No. 1 between 2003-2004 and “The Way You Move” featuring Sleepy Brown  lasted for one week in 2004.

During his solo career, Andre 3000 managed to score his seventh  solo Hot  100 entry  having previously reached No. 24 on the chart in 2008 as a feature on John Legend’s “Green Light”

Andre 3000 also told NPR about his desire to make a rap album. He said the opportunity is still open in his mind.

“In my mind, I really would like to make a rap album,” the 48 year old rapper said. “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.”

Despite the lack of lyrical bars on his LP, hip hop figures, including Snoop Dogg, have reportedly requested usage for the music, according to Complex.

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    'O'Dec 31, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    ‍♂️

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    Arthur Shaw IVDec 25, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    YEEEEAAAHHHH!!!!✅☝️❤️-Da Jugganot

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    Karen SumterDec 21, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    I’m so happy to hear from one of my favorite artists. Love you Andre 3000

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    Terence HamiltonDec 21, 2023 at 11:21 am

    Andre is the Truth, by living his Truth

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    J FordDec 21, 2023 at 11:08 am

    AWESOME ALBUM!
    Should win for Album of the Year at the Grammys!
    GREAT JOB ANDRE!!!

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    PhyllisDec 21, 2023 at 11:08 am

    Glad this genre worked out for you. Your talent is undeniable and we appreciate all of your efforts. Blessings

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    Kristopher M JohnsonDec 21, 2023 at 10:26 am

    I would love to rap on a Andre 3000 track

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    Reginald L. LinnetteDec 21, 2023 at 7:23 am

    Great effort, I at least expected him to display vocals of some sort, rather spoken or a small amount of rap here or there. It’s more like a sleep relaxation record to me honestly, and it’s a little hard for me to listen to the entire record straight though, I find myself skipping through it honestly, it kinda gets redundant.

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    RichijDec 21, 2023 at 2:23 am

    congratulations son !!!
    Ms Sandra got in touch with Mama baby boy

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    JusthhookedDec 20, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    Yeah Andre 3000 keep doing what you are doing my brother. Glad to here some of your genius works
    #soothethemind
    (In the voice of Rakim “its been a long time”

    CONGRATULATIONS

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    Cj HarrisonDec 20, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Listened to the album… And Meditated a lot really soothing for the mind if you are in to meditation.

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    Denise ColvinDec 20, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    Hooray! I love Outcast! So happy that Andre is back and doing great! Wish him much success!

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    Ike LewisDec 20, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    I’m so happy for the success of Andre 3000 Hope he continues to be successful. God bless you Andre 3000.

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    Andre HeagginsDec 20, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    I’m not surprised, Andre 3000 is creative and very talented. When you got it, you got it! And Andre 3$tacks got it!

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    KevinDec 20, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    This album will unfortunately go over the heads of the majority, & when people finally realize it, it’s too late, the music will be altered… Thanks Andre3000, you tried…

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    Anthony A. SmithDec 20, 2023 at 10:59 am

    Don’t allow for your instrumental to be highjacked by the words of any artist. Maintain its authenticity of intimate, individualized, and customized interpretation of its listeners. Once you permit other artists to utilize what GOD gave you, it’s now diluted. Money doesn’t make you, you make money. You were born an original, Andre, don’t die a copy. Love you bruh. -Anthony A. Smith

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    Michael WrightDec 20, 2023 at 10:55 am

    Numba one supplya

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    Tommy Chevelle StaffDec 20, 2023 at 10:42 am

    I love the fact that he is doing what he wants to do, and I love the track. I will forever be a 3000 fan.

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    LaMicaDec 20, 2023 at 9:46 am

    Gotta follow your heart.

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    MagicDec 20, 2023 at 9:21 am

    That wig jumping

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    BrianDec 20, 2023 at 9:20 am

    The Goat just being.

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    Tamisha LloydDec 20, 2023 at 9:04 am

    I am so happy about this …I’ve been a fan of Andre for a long time …I was hearing some people say bad things but I always say this is Andre 3000 he knows what he is doin…..this man is a genius…I appreciate the album I use it to relax ❤️❤️❤️

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    Dott LeeDec 20, 2023 at 8:41 am

    Andre 3000 truly deserves the Recognition and Honors!! he has always been one of my favorite artist

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    Marcus WilliamsonDec 20, 2023 at 8:35 am

    I haven’t listen to Andre 3000 Blue Son; however, I listened to the first two joints and I liked it. I think this was a genius idea. Keep up the good work.

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    TERRY PARKSDec 20, 2023 at 8:01 am

    CONGRATULATIONS, TO YOU MY BROTHER!!!

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    James CarterDec 20, 2023 at 7:59 am

    Creativity

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    MarleeDec 20, 2023 at 7:53 am

    OMG I can’t wait to hear it!

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    ProphetDec 20, 2023 at 6:50 am

    This new album is the most liberating album since the song liberation. That he, Erica Budu, and Ceelo Green produced back in the day. It sparks an futuristic, sophisticated, and thought provoking, platform atmosphere in every room. It’s zen level craftsmanship fans the flame of freedom for him and all his true. In which I will always be included. Congratulations Andre you have successfully taking us to the year of 3000. And that’s . Keep coming in which ever way the wind blows you we’ll be waiting!

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    Ann JacksonDec 20, 2023 at 5:54 am

    I’m glad his music is doing good. You do you Andre. Like Frank Sinatra I’m doing my way!!! Andre has always been a different cat. UNIQUE that’s the way to explain him. Him Big Boy totally different that’s what makes them different from other wrappers. The whole Dungeon Family. I’m an ATL ALIEN so I Luv the guys. Anything out of Georgia James Brown-Ray Charles,-Chris Tucker I could go on and on. I PUT ON 4 MY CITY

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    Ann JacksonDec 20, 2023 at 5:41 am

    I like how he’s doing his way. Like Frank Sinatra said I’m doing it my way.You do Andre always has been a different cat. UNIQUE that’s weird.

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    RamonaDec 20, 2023 at 3:57 am

    Congratulations to Andra 3000 age brings change in life . This is a positive change I feel he had as he began to mature more in life things do change . Congratulations my brother keep on living and doing you . Peace&Love

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    Kenneth DavisDec 20, 2023 at 2:19 am

    You ain’t did nothin wrong dre

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    DjNova513Dec 20, 2023 at 2:12 am

    Beautiful album!!

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    Kevin MelanconDec 20, 2023 at 1:04 am

    I think it’s really good album and glad he’s able to do what he feels is right. That’s a true artist. @idjastra @protean67

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    TpDec 20, 2023 at 12:24 am

    When did outkast break up. Y’all need to stop with the lies if you truly don’t know what people are doing. I never heard andre or big boi say they have broke up to be called former

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    QuantesDec 19, 2023 at 11:57 pm

    Mr 3 stacks thanks for your contribution to hip hop and your swagger that came along with it

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    Delfante McBrideDec 19, 2023 at 11:19 pm

    That’s keeping your head and confidence up

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    Andre .dDec 19, 2023 at 10:52 pm

    Good for you Lil bra!keep doing you and staying true to your artistic creative self.music is an art form.that done at it’s truest form.is meant to teach .heal. open conversation.uplift.and reminisce .keep your foot firmly on the pedal…

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    Miranda BloweDec 19, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    I loved this album and I’ll be waiting for the rap album!

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    Kerrie D PhillipsDec 19, 2023 at 8:07 pm

    I’m from the South and I’m proud of everything that Andre 3000 does. OutKast is one of the most important groups in Hip Hop history. I’ve been to Neighborhoods all over this country, and I have heard and seen Tupac Albums and OutKast Albums, but no Eminem anywhere, see if you want to be the greatest, you have to have the love and support of all people, not just your own race. I travel every once in awhile and when you go to other countries they know who Tupac is, but not any other rapper, they don’t know who Eminem is or Jay Z. People in America don’t understand this, that’s how I knew how great and Legendary Tupac is. Salute to Andre 3000 OutKast forever, keep reppin the South.

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    AUBREY Rashon RANDALLDec 19, 2023 at 6:22 pm

    This is some straight BS

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    SensationDec 19, 2023 at 5:13 pm

    Unique

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