Rose, who won two state titles at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago, played one season at Memphis before his hometown Bulls made him the No. 1 pick in the 2008 NBA draft. The quiet and reserved point guard experienced immediate success, winning Rookie of the Year and leading the Bulls to the playoffs. His profile — locally and nationally — has risen each year since with three NBA All-Star Game appearances, an impressive performance with Team USA in 2010, a 14-year endorsement deal with adidas worth a reported $250 million and an NBA MVP award last season at 22, making him the youngest recipient of the award in history.
In a recent Q & A with GQ Magazine Andre 3000 says an Outkast album is unlikely but he does have a solo project on the way.
Andre 3000: There’s been a lot of talk on the Internet about an OutKast album and I have to say that as of now, there are no plans for another OutKast album. There’s a lot of music on the horizon. I’ve been living off the excitement of new artists. I’ve been privileged to have these new artists kind of reach out and grab back and say, “Hey, Andre, we want you on this song.” So I’ve been taking those calls and for the last two years, I’ve been doing collaborations. So these new artists have kind of been keeping me alive. I’ve just really been feeding off of that and this year I think I’m planning to do a solo project. I don’t know when it will come out, but hopefully it’ll come out this year. As far as OutKast, I really don’t know if or when that will happen.
GQ: What’s the new solo album going to be like?
Andre 3000: The only thing I can really say is I’m going to get back to having fun because that’s what it was all about when I started this in high school—with OutKast—those were like high school dreams. I’m 36 now, so I have grown-man dreams. This album will just be me being myself as normal.
Kreayshawn been quiet since the drop of her mash hit single Gucci Gucci will appare in the upcoming issue if GQ Magazine. The Oakland native rapper photo shoot was taken by Christian Anwander. In this interview Kreayshawn discussed her new money, dream collaboration, sexuality while also smoking a banana as if it were a bong.
On the first thing she bought upon signing to Columbia Records for a reported one million dollars: “I went to the corner store and I got a pack of Hot Cheetos and I got my favorite Cup Noodles.”
On her dream collaboration with the late Rick James: “I could see him coming up with some crazy new funk pop sound and I’m all about changing genres.”
On her young fan base: “I love my fans no matter what. I can’t help that they’re young, pre-teen girls. I love pre-teens, very impressionable.”
On almost being cast on Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club”: “I was watching this episode where this girl got hella bleach thrown on her, and I was like, I don’t want to be on a show where I’ll get chemically poisoned and get jumped out in my sleep and shit. It’s not enough money for that.”
On her sexuality: “I’m, like, a person who likes love. And I can find love in any type of person. I’ve dated girls and I’ve liked girls. But they’re usually straight girls, so it never works out. I mean, I’m not that gay, so I don’t have the energy to convince someone else to be gay, you know?”