Ke$ha ups her already good “Sleazy Remix” with Andre 3000 by adding three more name emcees. Smartly keeping the same infectious beat, each rapper’s rhymes are placed in the mouths of a highly unlikely counterpart. Wonder if Wiz feels some kind of way about his verse being placed with drag queens.
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Tags: Andre 3000, Ke$ha, Lil Wayne, T.I., video, Wiz Khalifa
Tags: Andre 3000, B.o.B., new music
It was only a matter time before Andre 3000 hooked up with one of his spiritual sons in Hip-Hop, B.o.B. During the opening chords the beat sounds like it’ll be corny and formulaic, but it quickly grows on you as B.o.B. goes into his verse. Andre’s starts his with rapid-fire, flawless enunciation before falling back onto the trademark conversational flow he’s been using heavily over the last few years. Not surprisingly, these two have good chemistry. This is just another reason why we need a 3k solo or Outkast album in 2012.
B.O.B. X ANDRE 3000 “PLAY THE GUITAR”
Tags: Andre 3000, Jay-Z, Thug Motivation 103, TM103, Young Jeezy
Young Jeezy is kicking the weekend off strong with a new video for the T.I.-assisted “F.A.M.E.” and “I Do,” which features Jay-Z and Andre 3000. The celebratory soul sounds and theme of making a commitment to marriage will remind you of Outkast/UGK’s ”International Player’s Anthem.” The difference here is the personification found in lines from Jay that allude to a marriage to the street game. Unfortunately, Jay’s verse is the only new one as Andre and Jeezy’s parts come from when this song leaked on the internet over a year ago.
YOUNG JEEZY X JAY-Z X ANDRE 3000 “I DO” (RADIO RIP)
Tags: Andre 3000, Lil Wayne, Lloyd, video
Is that Wayne Brady doing the intro?! As expected, Lloyd brings the retro look for his nod to 50′s popular music and the Power of the P, “Dedication to My Ex.” Wayne and Andre 3K don’t makes appearances, but the latter is curiously depicted as a cat. The female love interest will give you Aaliyah flashbacks. The uncensored version is still king.
Tags: 2011, Andre 3000, Lil Wayne, Lloyd, new music
“I know another bee has been in that honey…”
Went I talked to Lloyd at last year’s BET Hip Hop Awards, he was adamant in boasting his new album would have music I’d never heard before. He saw the skeptical look on my face and reiterated his content on love, the production and presentation would shock me. I won’t lie, by the end of our roughly five-minute convo he had sold me. And after listening to this ode to lost pussy, “Dedication to My Ex (Miss That),” Lloyd’s proclamations were valid.
What makes this song such an enjoyable listen is how it plays with your expectations. The arrangements are styled after those carefree, Frankie Lymon type 50′s swing/R&B songs. Combining that with the raunchiness of the lyrics, especially the repeated wailing about lost pussy, is just so over the top that you can’t help but incredulously smile and laugh no matter how conservative your tastes (“Where did my pussy go…I’m about to kill this bitch!”). Andre 3000 seems to find his way on every R&B song these days, and his verse supplies sophistication to the proceedings without killing the track’s surreal nature. Oddly, Wayne is only talks a few lines on here instead of dropping a verse.
We’d be remiss without offering some applause to Ceelo. Without question, the success of “Fuck You” is the main reason Lloyd and his label are willing to gamble on this being a single. You can bet “pussy” will be replaced for the radio edit. My apologies for doubting you, Lloyd.
LLOYD X LIL WAYNE X ANDRE 3000 “DEDICATION TO MY EX”
Tags: 2011, 4, Andre 3000, Beyonce, Kanye West, new music
“I may be young but I’m ready/ to give you all my love…”
When your husband is one of the greatest emcees ever, it’s a given some of his music tastes will rub off on you. Jay-Z has always lauded Andre 3000 as one of favorites. Considering Andre has made it a habit lately of working with R&B stars (Chris Brown, Ke$ha), it’s no surprise he’s linked with Beyonce for “Party.” Kanye and Consequence’s production is very reminiscient of early and mid 80′s R&B, the type of slow grooving, synth sounds that singers like Patrice Rushen made their names on. He throws in a nice nod to Hip-Hop’s output from that era with a short vocal sample of Slick Rick’s “Lodi Dodi.” Unfortunately, that mature vibe laid by Ye and Cons is hurt slightly by lyrics that have Beyonce speaking from the perspective of a young woman deciding to sleep with a suitor for the first time (possibly losing her virginity). Beyonce is a young woman, but she’s not that young. Andre rarely drops bad verses, and he’s serviceable here albiet unspectacular. Bey’s new album 4 drops June 28.
BEYONCE X ANDRE 3000 “PARTY” [PROD. BY KANYE WEST & CONSEQUENCE]
Tags: Andre 3000, Big Boi, Bubba Sparxxx, Killer Mike, Mike Bigga, Nas, Outkast, Pill, Power 105, Rick Ross, The Breakfast Club
There’s a handful of emcees that have always been a pleasure to interview in my writing career. Killer Mike aka Mike Bigga is one of them. Mike is not only one of the most underrated emcees in the game, but also one of the most insightful industry people to converse with one on one. Below is a good interview he did with the Power 105 morning crew about his new supergroup with Big Boi and Pill, working under the Grand Hustle label, and southern albums his considers classics (Rick Ross’ Deeper Than Rap, Bubba Sparxxx’s Deliverance). We also get a brief update on Andre 3000′s status. Mike’s ”Bang” mixtape drops on April 19, and the new album PL3DGE drops on May 15.
Tags: Andre 3000, Big Boi, Ke$ha, Outkast
“She call me Andre 6000 because I’m good to her…”
Andre 3000 has many faithful fans out there. Even though they’re awaiting a proper Andre solo album, and the comeback of Outkast, Dre’s been in no hurry. After a busy 2007 where he blessed a bunch of remixes, 3k has been content with dropping a few verses every year, and usually on the songs of R&B stars (Chris Brown’s “Deuces Remix”, John Legend’s “Green Light,” and Ciara’s “Ride Remix”). He continues that tradition with this leaked remix of Ke$ha’s “Sleazy.”
No doubt, many rolled their eyes when reading this title. But soon you will be nodding your head approvingly once you hear Andre’s opening verse. 3K laces a nice, conversational verse about his favorite topic of late, love. He spins a tale about a childhood crush, and effortlessly maintains a conversational flow as frenetic drums weave in and out. When emcees hit their mid 30s, sometimes their flow begins to suffer. There’s absolutely no sign of that here. Unfortunately, this is “Ke$ha featuring Andre,” so 3k bows out just after the first verse. While this is a decent pop song, you’re left disappointed in getting just one Andre verse, which in turn leaves his narrative story incomplete.
Let’s hope this means Andre Benjamin will get his solo LP out ASAP. For about two years, Big Boi has said a new Outkast album will come once Andre’s project drops. How great would 2011 be to get both a 3K solo and Outkast LP?!
KE$HA X ANDRE 3000 “SLEAZY (REMIX)”