I hate it when people describe music in terms of food with all the musical “ingredients” and a “dash” of this or that nonsense. It’s lazy and lame. And sometimes even creative writers like Andre 3000 stoop to the cliche. MTV News recently spoke with the more flamboyant half of Outkast with a headline as bad as Dre’s food analogy. But the good news is that Outkast is thinking about making another record. Granted, it’s likely to be another dual-solo record a la Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, but anything is better than the soundtrack to Idlewild. And since Dre’s been guest rapping all over the place lately (Devin the Dude, Rich Boy), maybe he’s got the itch to rhyme again.
Here’s Dre with the aforementioned food analogy talking about the new Outkast record: “Really, I gotta find out what I’m tryin’ to say. It’s almost like a picnic â€” you call your auntie and say, ‘You bringin’ some greens? Yeah? OK, I’m not gonna bring any greens.’ I gotta find out what I gotta cook up. But to quote James Brown, ‘Whatever it is, it’s got to be funky.'”