Why Andre 3000 Sabotaged His Career (On Purpose)

Across generations and various waves of the genre, a fine line has existed between becoming a legend and ending up as a shadow of your former self. Taken from performing to seas of people in arenas to the diminishing returns of the nostalgia circuit, there’s a case to be made for your reputation in hip-hop coming down to whether or not you outstay your welcome. But while some of the game’s biggest rappers have tried to stand in defiance of the clock and occasionally stumbled as a result, today’s story is that of a man who has chosen to hold any dreams of reclaiming his spot at a safe distance and has basically done the unthinkable in some people’s eyes. – HipHopMadness

Of course, we’re talking about the one, the only, Andre 3000. Ask anyone in hip-hop circles about Andre Benjamin, better known by the name of Outkast’s Andre 3000, and you’re more than likely to hear them discuss his position among the greatest to ever grasp a mic. From Travis Scott to Future and Childish Gambino, his influence and the respect that he commands is more universal than practically anyone still breathing.

Narrated by: Spencer Pearman
Written by: Robert Blair
Edited by: Roman Bill
Music by: Josh Petruccio

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