James Blake Teases New André 3000 Collab During DJ Set

André 3000 has a verse on this unreleased track James Blake played during a recent DJ set in Brooklyn.


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There are certainly worse ways to close out a year than with the potential for new André 3000 and James Blake on the horizon.

Over the weekend, a DJing Blake—who notably is soon set to kick off a tour that's not exactly tied to his most recent album The Colour in Anything—surprised Brooklyn fans with something new boasting a verse from 3 Stacks. As other reports note, no additional context for the feature has been given. Hear it below around the 7:40 mark.

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We last heard from 3000 musically over the summer, including the OutKast co-founder's two-track Look Ma No Hands project and a spot on Kanye West and Kid Cudi's Kids See Ghosts. One Look Ma No Hands cut, the 17-minute title track, featured Blake.

In an interview with GQ last October, André suggested he has hard drives full of unheard songs. "It's hard drives of me just in the house alone playing horrible guitar," he explained at the time, then still a few months off from releasing Look Ma No Hands. "Me playing piano. Me playing a little sax. I was trying to find out: What can I be excited about? Because I never was, to me, a great producer or a great writer or a great rapper. I always felt that I was less than everybody else, so I fought harder. My only gauge to know when something was good was how I felt it."

A new project from Blake in 2019—following a year making major collabs with Kendrick Lamar & Co. on Black Panther: The Album, as well as Travis Scott on ASTROWORLD—seems all but formally confirmed. Let's hope this doesn't end up being the lone 3 Stacks feature.

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