Today marks Andre 3000’s 45th birthday, the perfect time for us to celebrate one of the greatest lyricists of all time. Though GOAT talk is often hyperbolic in its very nature, there are few who deserve the compliment like Three Stacks, easily one of the game’s most imaginative, saucy, and creative writers — so much so that his best verses often merit several listens, if only to catch every message he’s laying down. While his catalog is absolutely lined with classic records, it feels appropriate to reflect on a more recent cut; well, recent by OutKast standards.
In 2007, the ATLiens reunited for another chapter of "The Art Of Storytellin’," teaming up with DJ Drama and Marsha Ambrosious for the fourth installment. As has come to be expected, both Big Boi and Andre deliver impeccable verses, with the latter stealing the show with a truly vivid depiction of a night-in-the-life-of. Brimming with observation and casual witticisms, Andre’s simple outlook on life makes him an endearing protagonist to follow, one you root for on the basis of his humility — that and an insatiable love of love.
By now, you already know his words are like no other, and the way he puts them together equally so. "Summon woman, come in
Sit down, heard you need some plumbin," he gleefully raps, leaving us wondering how exactly he managed to pull that one off in the first place. And yet— such quality is the 3000 guarantee. Happy birthday!
I’m in my whatever bumpin’ N.W.A, "100 Miles &
Runnin," Runnin’ Runnin’ Runnin
Summon woman, come in
Sit down, heard you need some plumbin’
Done in, I’m in a swell mood
A rather swole mood
Until she told me that she told dude
That she’ll be back, she’s going to the store
I didn’t know she had a boyfriend, so the door I pointed her to
I said, "Call me when ya’ll break up"
"I don’t fuck nobody bitch and never owned a Jacob," know what time it is