Black Twitter Got Jokes About André 3000’s All Flute Album
André 3000's "New Blue Sun" was released on Friday and Black Twitter wasted no time cracking jokes about the woodwind-filled EP.
The Outkast rapper has been open and honest about his lack of inspiration in releasing a rap album. Still, considering his standing as one of the greatest lyricists of all time, hip-hop fans were hopeful that 3000’s first album in nearly 20 years would include some layered bars and dope beats.
But that wasn’t where the wind was blowing for the “Hey Ya!” musician. 3000 returned to the music scene with an album that will take you on a tranquil walk through the park to watch the birds and butterflies rather than a funkdafied Cadillac ride through the hood.
“I’ve worked with some of the newest, freshest, youngest and old-school producers. I get beats all the time. I try to write all the time.” But rap is not what comes, he told GQ.
“Even now people think, ‘Oh, man, he’s just sitting on raps, or he’s just holding these raps hostage.’ I ain’t got no raps like that. It actually feels … sometimes it feels inauthentic for me to rap because I don’t have anything to talk about in that way.”
Now, with the release of 3000’s flute-focused album, Black Twitter is showing their support but in a way only Black Twitter can. Comical memes and video clips highlight the good reception true André 3000 fans are having to New Blue Sun.
There’s that infamous “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” scene when Uncle Phil forces Will, Carlton, and Jeff to sit through a classical song. Many have credited the scene to how they’re reacting to 3000’s new album.
New Blue Sun is certainly a high-vibrational album. Considering the week we’ve had in the media, it might be just what we need.