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L.A. Reid Shares Why André 3000 Was a Reluctant Superstar in This Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America Interview

“I believe that Andre was a reluctant superstar,” says legendary producer L.A. Reid in this unaired B-Sides interview from Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America.

“He understood everything about it,” says Reid on André 3000’s perspective on fame. “He understood what it meant musically, what it meant aesthetically, what it meant as a responsible role model. I think he completely understood stardom, but I think he was still a little reluctant to really go.”

Watch L.A. Reid Talk About André 3000 as a Young Star

“And even with his reluctance, he became one of the most important artists ever, right? That’s the thing that really moves me,” Reid adds.

Click here to see L.A. Reid reminisce about the early years of André 3000 when OutKast was just starting out, plus how André ‘s hesitation turned into wisdom.

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