Artist Focus: Andre 3000

Some artists leave a legacy that stretches far beyond a great single or a number 1 album.

Artist Focus is a new series hosted by the extended Melodic Distraction family that deep dives into the life and times of the musicians that have defined the sound of modern music. From the stone cold classics to the unearthed gems and forgotten B-sides, our community tribute an hour of music by a single artist that has had a notable impact on their life.

In this Artist Focus, Makeda Carayol beams into the kaleidoscopic planet of the Space Sage himself, Andre 3000, the Afrofuturist comet that exploded into 90s hip-hop and brought psychedelic funk to the game. From the birth of Outkast in ‘92 to his present reign as the revered ‘Feature King’, we’ll be imbibing in Andre 3000’s archive, and pinpointing what makes 3000, 3000. What’s more, we’ll explore how his fluidity as an artist helped redefine southern hip-hop, and self-expression in the genre and beyond. And now to embark on this sonic odyssey…