It might be awhile until we hear new music from Andre 3000 but the OutKast co-founder and style risk-taker knows how to ease the wait. Andre has been spending his free time gearing up for the release of a new t-shirt line inspired by those thought-provoking jumpsuits he wore throughout OutKast's reunion tour that are currently hanging in a museum in Miami. Cue "So Fresh, So Clean."
It was actually fans who inspired the idea. “People have been asking me where can I get that shirt that says 'I love big girls,'” the rapper explained to Hard Knock TV. Among the other slogans he wore: "children of the cornbread," "have you stopped growing?," "make love not war," "teacher's deserve more," "across cultures, darker people suffer most. why?”
Even though the jumpsuits were designed by Linda Stokes, 3 Stacks came up with the idea. "It really started off as one message and I continued it from there. They are thoughts I am having, and I'm having fun with it." He also shared that he's always had an active role in designing the things he wears on stage. "I don't have a stylist," he says. "Style comes from you."
The biggest question this begs is will the t-shirts be part of a re-launch for Andre's aughts clothing line Benjamin Bixby? Back in 2012, Andre teased that he'd be reviving the label when he told GQ, "This year and next year there's going to be a lot of cool things coming from me fashion-wise. Bixby is one of them." Fingers crossed.