Andre 3000 (via jessethorn)
I have intensely mixed feelings about this quote. It’s a nice sentiment in theory but the actual output of its source isn’t working in its favor. Because uh… nobody wants a damn Andre 3000 toothbrush! And I sincerely doubt that Andre 3000 possesses the skills necessary to design a good toothbrush. It’d probably have polka dots all up on the bristles.
Oftentimes “just making cool stuff” without acquiring the ability to do it well only equates to filling space. (Being a famous rapper engenders and amplifies this sort of behavior. Dudes suddenly have a platform for their laughably bad cool stuff.) It’d be pretty hard to qualify any of the non-rapping creative work that Dre has done in recent years - actor, kilt designer, shaving cream spokesperson - as particularly good.
I’m not of the belief that Andre owes us anything in particular with regards to rapping, if he wants to be a hermit then let him be a hermit. But if he’s going to slang toothbrushes instead he owes it to his audience to do it right. He needs to bury himself in the craft of toothbrush cobbling and only emerge when he’s actually reached a base level of competency, if not excellence. Maybe, after years of practice, he could eventually make a toothbrush that was even half as good as ATLiens. Gums everywhere would love that shit and his idealism above would finally be validated.
Or he could just focus on doing that one thing that he’s already very good at.
The only 3 people I actually listen to are Danny Brown, Hopsin, and Iggy Azalea (not as much as the first 2, but she’s somewhat fuckable, so yeah…). But the rest of the list sucks ass. So fuck Kid Ink, fuck French Montana, fuck MGK, fuck Roscoe Dash, quadruple motherFUCK Future, and someone please tell me who Don Trip and Macklemore are. Better yet, please don’t. I really don’t care care…
Pitched a fist full of change at the stripper and knocked that bitch out” —Chip tha Ripper, “Bastermating”
And no one can convince me otherwise.