Yesterday at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre, friends and family of the legendary Phife Dawg gathered for a memorial to celebrate the pioneer’s life. One of the attendees, who also gave an inspiring speech, was Andre 3000 who revealed some intriguing news.
3 Stacks said that a while back, OutKast and A Tribe Called Quest had an album in the works, that never was finished due to personal issues. In his speech, Andre says, “Please people, don’t let the time go by,” he said. “That’s one of the biggest things that I regret now. For whatever reason we didn’t do it, it was on our plate and we just… let it go.”
The rest of the speech showed a humble Andre explaining the impact that Phife and the Tribe had on him and Big Boi’s careers. The Atlanta legend also took a moment to speak on today’s era of hip-hop and how the old heads and the young cats need to stop the hate:
“When I see Wayne and Thugga, I’m like, ‘woah, I can’t keep up with that shit!’ But it’s so dope man, it’s the connection. They’re them because of us, and it has to keep going. All this old shit, young shit, the old nggas hating on the young nggas — that shit gotta stop. Completely. It’s all music.”
True words, Andre. Watch his full speech from Phife’s memorial below.
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