News: Andre 3000 Lets His Hair Down, "I Haven't Gone [To My Barber] In About Three Years" [Video]
Friday, Feb 3, 2012 3:53PM
OutKast's Andre 3000 is currently involved in a Gillette Fusion electric razors campaign and opened up on his style, even revealing a decision to let his hair grow out.
According to Dre, he has gone without a barber's touch for roughly three years.
"Style is taking what you have, kind of what you're given, and playing with it," Dre said in a Gillette promotional video. "That's what style is, just kinda finding what's in you and putting it out into something you have that nobody else has. You kind of just have to love it and nurture it and say, 'This is me and I'm just gonna blast it out to the world!' Facial hair is a part of getting up in the morning. It took me a long time to actually grow hair on my face, so when I got it, I didn't want to get rid of it! I think it's something that frames your face up. ... At the moment, me and my barber kind of separated in a way 'cause my hair's growing. [laughs] So, I don't go by and get haircuts. I haven't gone by in about three years. Maybe. I do my own grooming at home so he reaches out every now and again. He's one less customer right now." (Gillette)
Last fall, West Coast rapper Murs talked to SOHH about cutting his trademark dreads.
"Maybe it was the time," Murs told SOHH, referring to the popular trend of artists cutting off their long hair. "Lil Wayne still has it and he's the king. Or he's the king of the young people I should say. It definitely had a lot to do with me, learning about myself. To me, it puts more pressure to stand out more from the action of my words rather than just the hairstyle. A lot of people think I smoke weed [because of the stigma associated with long locks]." (SOHH)
A few weeks ago, Dre released a personal kale and collards recipe.
"Being that I'm from the South, I've eaten collards, mustard and turnip greens all my life. I was introduced to kale a few years ago and fell in love with the way you can instantly stir fry or pan fry it. Kale is also nutritious, and by not boiling it to death like classic Southern greens, most of that nutrition stays in tact." (Bon Appetit)
Over the past year, the elusive OutKast member has kept busy appearing on various records.
Andre 3000 has popped up in several guest verses over the past few years, spitting for the likes of BeyoncĂ©, Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne, among others. But it's still unclear when new material of his own, or with OutKast partner Big Boi, might emerge. If it does, at least he'll be looking sharp and ready for his close-up. (RapFix)
Check out Andre 3000's interview below: