Prince’s Advice to André 3000: to “Just Give Them Hits”

The OutKast star got schooled by the Purple One on how to make the fans happy.

August 27, 2014

Everything Prince says is gospel--that was a lesson André 3000 recently learned. In a New York Times interview published Wednesday, the OutKast member said he was "bummed" around the time of the group’s much-anticipated reunion show at Coachella this past April. But then he received a phone call from the Purple One, who told him: "When you come back, people want to be wowed. And what’s the best way to wow people? Just give them the hits." André expressed his reservations but Prince empathized, saying he went through the same thing. "He said: 'I’ve been there. I’ve tried to do other things. After you give them the hits, then you can do whatever,'" André recounted. Meanwhile, if you haven't caught the hits or if you’re feeling a bit nostalgic, revisit André and Big Boi’s Coachella set, as well as with our previous cover story on the duo.

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Prince’s Advice to André 3000: to “Just Give Them Hits”