Life After Idlewild

“Q-Tip singing, Dre 3000 acting/Goddamn niggas too good for this rappin’.” —Killer Mike

Well, well, well. Guess it takes one brick to make a nigga break out his rhyme pad again. In case you haven’t been listening to y’all terrestrial or satellite radios lately, Andre 3000 has abandoned his Cab Calloway fantasies and is spittin’ or bussin’ as them Southern gentlemen say. You got a hot song. 3000 got a hot 16 for the remix.

Heavens to Megatroy. Poor Big Boi. He’s been trying to get this nigga to do this for years and now after a couple of jeers and bad reviews for their musical massacre, could it be that OutKast is gettin’ reloaded and ready to fire back at you eager Earthlings. Ten The Hard Way coming soon, bitches!

OK, Noz and Nas fanatics, let’s not get our hopes up. These are baby steps for Mr. Benjamin. It’s almost like watching a star player returning from an almost career-ending injury. “Walk it out like Usher?” Ugh. Still Unk gets blessed ’cause just when you think Dre slips with the opening line—he slaps you back to reality:

If You Say Real Talk I Probably Won’t Trust Ya
If You Wanna Go To War, The Guns My Pleasure
Even Jesus Had 12 Disciples On The Level, Trigger, Whatever

Damn. Guess what we read awhile back is true. Andre not only spits hot fire (We’ll always love Dy-lan) but he likes them firearms too. It’s always the surface nerdy lookin’ ones you gotta watch out for. De La Soul has checked a chin or two. True story.

And of course 3000, a certified rap vet, takes the time to get on that
Jay-Z grown-ass man shit too (word on the ATL streets is there may be a “30 Something (Remix)” in the works):

Your White Tee Well To Me Look Like A Nightgown
Make Ya Mama Proud Take That Thing Two Sizes Down
Then You’ll Look Like The Man That You Are Or What You Could Be

He goes on to scold the young’n further with more wordplay but you can just listen to the record.

Round 2. The lil’ dirty lookin’ singin’ muthafucka who’s keeping
Murder Inc. alive feels having one lyrical legend (Nas) on his song
isn’t enough so Andre attends the tea party. And since this is an R&B
record how about a lil’ sumthin’ sumthin’ for the ladies:

I Walked Out, Hm, I Got ‘Bout
Half-Way To My Car When I Heard Shorty Shout,
“3000, Forgot Your Credit Card, Smart Move
By The Way, My Little Sister Loves Your Cartoon.”

I heard dude’s cartoon is ass. Ha!

Still this comeback’s latest and greatest appearance is on Rich Boy’s
“Throw Some D’s (Remix).” I’m too lazy to type out any more lyrics but suffice it is to say dude pretty much murders everyone on their own shit.

Notice how on all these songs mentioned Andre rhymes first. Like he
can’t wait to get them bars off that chest. Maybe there’s some hope.
But if history serves us, by the time Patton and Benjamin truly reunite it’ll be too little too late.

P.S. Andre is also gonna be featured on the new Devin The Dude album on a song called “What a Job,” which also features Snoop Dogg. That’s right, Hollywood reunion.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    1st???

  • John Brown

    Ive been saying it since day one that 3000 is top 5 no matter what. These E-Thugs get mad cause andre wants to “style on the industry” watch how ol’ boy come back and flips it pre-stankonia style.

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    When Andre raps and is on point there aren’t any rappers that can hang with him…well maybe Pun or Biggie r.i.p

    3000 should release a solo album

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    Alrighty, time for me to break it down further for ya YN…

    Legend has it, from a famous 80′s DJ- who still spins on the radio and is known for his strong closings (no “Currrrrtiiiiiiiissss”), that De La Soul were some of the BIGGEST gun buying niggaz out in like ’88-’89… Ever town on tour they would buy a new gun (laws were more flexibled back then)… That’s word to ya motha!

    Andre 3000′s cartoon is ASS… True Story… A nigga tried to give it a shot, but that shit was lamer than a 13yr old girls ringtone…

    And on Rich Boy’s remix, his flow is TIGHT like Bol in size 42 waist jeans (no Bol’s gay creepy voice. nigga sounds like a child molester), but he ain’t saying shit… It was almost annoying to hear him spit… Jim Jones was almost moer entertaining on that track…

    Now where can i submit an application or ideas to get my own blog up on this site?!?!

    I have some topics that’ll shake sit up, but still not fuck up ur paper- yadig? Some “Hip-Hop Howard Stern”(c) shit…

    Holla back b!

  • RICK RUDE

    ^^^No doubt, All these fly by night south cats should be thankful that Andre doesnt take offense to them all claiming king of the south n shit. Check his resume and tell me whos the king.

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    Is it me or does every rapper that gets together with Erykah Badu get on some weird shit (see Common). Maybe it’s just a coincidence but Badu came into the game on some wacko shit (eatin’ tofu and shit) and once these “thugs” get together with her they freakin’ come outta the relationship on some spiritual shit (is Erykah hatian???) ….

    Badus my girl tho’ …

  • icee corleon

    1. its not “Walk it out like Usher?”
    its “Walk it out like an usher”. you know at church they show you to your seat. not tryin to son you! i think he and luda are the coldest in the south and yes im from the south.
    peace out

  • skip

    lmfao ” lil’ dirty singin mofo that keeps Murder Inc. alive”

  • weezybaby

    dum ass its walk it out like an usher the people who lead u 2 and from ur seats at church, or anywhere like concerts etc dum ass

  • Atl’s own

    3000 is da greatest lyricist alive. fuck it ever!

    and hip-hop as a hold should praise his return!

    dis nigga flow will get u high!

    i’m still buzzin off a cut off the Classic Atliens:

    “…shhhh, softly, as if i played piano in da dark.
    found away to channel my anger, not to embark…”

    he’s more in competition with Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, hell Shakespere than with any rapper.

    just look how he showed up Nas on the song wit loyd.

  • http://none ezey

    outkast the most underated pair of lyricists in the rap game, straight up and down. and 3000 slipped with appearing on a song like walk it out but he still killed it. and his verse on the throw some ds remix is the truth.

  • ThatDudeSince92

    Walk it out like AN USHER.
    Not Usher. C’mon man
    Big Difference in 1 extra word

    You gonna post an opinionative article on a major website, get the lyrics right.

  • Hurricane Game

    Bout time he got back to rappin . None of this bulshit sangin.
    O Yeah the last time he rapped was that track “I Cant Wait” wit sleepy brown.
    Y’all need to get it right.

  • http://netscape p- double aka lil pupu

    you tricks can say whay you want but i’ll 3000 up against any motherfucka
    out here and he’ll rip they ass apart. you busta ass niggas betta check his resume before you speak. he got classic ass quotes, 16′s, songs whatever. you’ll young ass cats just dont know

  • http://myspace.com/twooddaproducer T.Wood…..Central Grove Representa

    Yo…like big boi said on wildn out….”dre will beat yo ass” lol

  • http://www.myspace.com/poppaexo !eXo!

    He says walk it out like (an) usher…You know…up and down the isles and stuff…aka MAD WALKING…
    You heard eM…Reggie, Jay Z, 2Pac & Biggie…Andre from Outkast, Jada(kiss), Kurupt, Nas And Then (Him)…3000 Top 5 dead or alive…no comp.

  • http://360.yahoo.com/deshawn772004 Anton: Hip-Hop Babysitter

    Shiiit… makes no difference.

  • P

    good to see you bloggin on the regular YN

  • agee

    Hands down 3000 is back.

  • http://www.MOREMENOCAL.com Andres Menocal

    Yo Elliot. I think it’s about time someone gave props where they are due. Undoubtedly ‘Dega Three-Thou’s verse on the Walk It Out (remix) was either the most suprising and/or most significant rap verse of the year. Yeah that might be an arguable came, but I’m not arguing.

    http://www.MOREMENOCAL.com

  • http://www.MOREMENOCAL.com Andres Menocal

    Yo Elliot. It’s about time someone gave props where they are due. Undoubtedly, ‘Dega Three-Thou’s verse on the Walk It Out (remix) was:
    1.) Most suprising verse
    2.) Most significant verse
    3.) Most needed verse
    *of the year.
    Yeah that might be an arguable claim, but I’m not arguing.

    http://www.MOREMENOCAL.com

  • jacquez
  • EReal

    I want another Southern Playalistic or Aquemini forrealz man,
    Elevators was my sheeeiiitttt!!
    “We movin on up in tha world like elevators Me & My Crew”
    Oukast ran the south, and pretty much put Atlanta down on some real shit. (No J.D.’s kiddy projects)
    Every new rapper from the A, be it Luda or T.I. or Jeezy needs to show respect. Oukast was tight grip when they were edgy weird and not just WTF weird, kna mean?

    1 hunned.

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz da’realestwritin’

    THAT CARTOON IS THE SHIT!! FUCK Y’ALL HATERS WATCH DAT’ SHIT HIGH!
    THE COLORS MAN! THE COLORS!!

  • ATL Southside

    “I Give A Damn ’bout Your Car But Then That Would Be If It Was Considered A Classic Before The Drastic Change In Production When Cars Were Metal Instead Of Plastic Value Is Wat I’m Talkin About”- 3000

    is the best rapper in the south incuding lil wayne cuz this nigga would murder his verse on any damn song

  • RLAUREN

    DRE IS TOP 5 ALL DAY..DA WAY RAP IS TODAY, MAKE THAT TOP 3…..
    I came into this world high as a bird
    From second hand cocain powder
    i know it sounds absurd
    I never tooted but its in my veins
    While the rest of the country bungies off bridges
    Without no snap back
    and bitches they say they need that
    To shake they fannies in the ass clubs
    they go the other route
    turn each other out
    burn each other out
    where a bonified nigga like me
    can’t even get no back rub these days
    ain’t that bleak on they part
    but let me hold it down
    cause they shut you down
    when you speak from your heart
    now that’s hard
    while we rantin and ravin bout gats
    nigga they made them gats
    they got some shit that’ll blow out our backs
    from where they stay at

  • http://whocareswhatpeoplethink thecollinb

    the line is actually “Walk it out like an Usher” which is actually tough as hell if you’re a person who gets your sunday morning jesus praising on.

  • sATaLyte

    I heard dude’s cartoon is ass. Ha!
    ^
    Quite the contrary

  • sATaLyte

    And that line in the walk it out remix, about the drastic change in cars from metal to plastic should have been left out.

    It just throws off the whole verse, everything else was cool.

    But he didn’t body nobody on that verse, int terms of listenability(?) DJ Unk > Big Boi >> Andre.

    Just cuz he had a shitty verse don’t mean he ain’t hot.

  • TheKidJames

    This is a half ass post pimpin. Your missin the liks to the songs.Step your game up playboi.
    -UNO-

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    da’realestwritin’ Says:

    February 13th, 2007 at 10:07 am
    THAT CARTOON IS THE SHIT!! FUCK Y’ALL HATERS WATCH DAT’ SHIT HIGH!
    THE COLORS MAN! THE COLORS!!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Ever see the back of a $20 bill? ……… On weed! LOL

  • PurLuv4HipHop

    To recognise talent you have to step outside the box. To develop talent you have to push the envelope on your creative limits, demolish your boundaries.

    There is a need in Hip Hop for real creativity, for real artistic talents. There’s so much smoke and mirrors that talent is no longer the hallmark for success. The majors are pushing for hits and so every artist they push sounds exactly the same as the last ringtone to smash the airwaves. Do we support ringtone rappers and wallpaper junkies or do we support independent rappers with the courage to express themselves artistically. This is the reason Nas said Hip Hop is dead, as a culture we are relying too heavily on the mainstream to define ourselves. Charts and sales don’t define Hip Hop, but reading ya’ll blogs would have you think otherwise. ‘If Hip Hop Should Die B4 I wake’, I’d go to all these websites and body every blogger!!!! (No Cam-ron)

  • Anony Must

    “the line is actually “Walk it out like an Usher” which is actually tough as hell if you’re a person who gets your sunday morning jesus praising on.”

    Amen.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Mike from the wood

    mane i’m ready for this nigga to rap again because he is so different from other rappers,,,and when I mean other rappers i mean the best of em’(“i’m not a hood nigga but a nigga from the hood, mama stayed on me so I turned out pretty good” is probably a tight Line but the weakest when it comes from a mind like Andre’s. Outkast is my favorite group.

  • d stapes

    the line is walk it out like an usher…chuuuch!

  • loosenut

    And that line in the walk it out remix, about the drastic change in cars from metal to plastic should have been left out.

    ^
    Maybe he ain’t talking about cars…Maybe he saying these so called classic songs ain’t so classic because it’s really the production that makes em. Maybe he saying that these new rappers lyrics are plastic…And his are metal…LOL

  • MIAMI NIGGA

    3000 all I can say is its about damn time

  • Lo-D

    im pretty sure he says “walk it out like an Usher” in the first line of the walk it out remix…you know cause ushers walk people to their seats at weddings and fancy shows and shit like that…come on yella

  • MIAMI NIGGA

    One of my favorite verses from 3000:

    As an outcast I was born
    wasn’t warned of the harm
    that would come to me like Met Life
    But yet life
    done sent me through a lot of ups and downs like it aint nothing
    Like elevators but I aint the
    one that pushing the buttons
    I got off at the 13 floor, then they told that it wasnt one they said it skipped from 12 to 14
    Still smoking, still drinking
    Now I’m sitting on the lincoln 4am thinking
    That in reality the world is like a ball full of players
    We trapped off in this maze
    with walls made of layers
    And only prayer
    Is the tightest game that we can have
    The devils taken a swing
    that might explain the broken glass
    But my crystal ball
    seen the pistol fall
    to my waist side
    Nobody would die in cops and robbers
    when we use to play, right? huh
    Only thang we feared was Williams Wayne
    Never thought about hitting licks
    or slangin caine
    Did not think I’d be the one to give into abortion
    label me murderer because my ass is scorchin Hot from the glock that sits under my seat
    But its real fucked up that these folks come to get me

    And its like that

  • MIAMI NIGGA

    As an outcast I was born
    wasn’t warned of the harm
    that would come to me like Met Life
    But yet life
    done sent me through a lot of ups and downs like it aint nothing
    Like elevators but I aint the
    one that pushing the buttons
    I got off at the 13 floor, then they told that it wasnt one they said it skipped from 12 to 14
    Still smoking, still drinking
    Now I’m sitting on the lincoln 4am thinking
    That in reality the world is like a ball full of players
    We trapped off in this maze
    with walls made of layers
    And only prayer
    Is the tightest game that we can have
    The devils taken a swing
    that might explain the broken glass
    But my crystal ball
    seen the pistol fall
    to my waist side
    Nobody would die in cops and robbers
    when we use to play, right? huh
    Only thang we feared was Williams Wayne
    Never thought about hitting licks
    or slangin caine
    Did not think I’d be the one to give into abortion
    label me murderer because my ass is scorchin Hot from the glock that sits under my seat
    But its real fucked up that these folks come to get me

    And its like that

  • Yun

    Andre is top 5 dead or alive real talk, no other rapper has been as consistent on as high a level as Dre over a 13 year career, he’s never had a wack verse and few if any rappers can say that

  • Cinsere

    Dawgz…bring back the breakadays…’cause your writing sucks!

  • http://www.thesbdexperience.com livefromthe225

    as dope as big boi is, imagine if dude (3000) would’ve been solo his entire career…the pantheon that comprises most of our favorite emcees would be altered b/c only solo artists can be considered the best to ever do it in the eyes of the media and the public

  • Hip Hop since 79′

    “I came in this world, high as a bird, from second hand cocaine powder..”

    Andre 3000, is our generations H. Rap Brown.

  • SilverBack Gorilla

    Long live the King, Long live the King!!!!

    3000 had us starvin’ for a minute, I’m glad to see him sharpening up his sword again.

  • Prince Of The South

    Wait until he gets his swag back. All that talk about the south doesn’t have any lyrical rappers is going to stop.

  • Adam K

    This probably won’t get read, but this is irking me beyond belief.

    It’s not “Walk it out like Usher” it’s an usher. You know, escorting/walking one out? Yeah?

    Yeah.

  • JB

    its walk it out like a usher not usher the singer. usher as in church. everything else is good tho. glad 3000 comin back from st. elsewhere. now i just want him to bring back c-lo green.

  • http://www.paradistc.org/sardinia sardinia

    luogo grande:) nessun osservazioni!