Killer Mike recently stopped by SiriusXM’s Sway in the Morning to promote his new album “Michael,” his first solo project in 11-years. During his conversations with the host, KM elaborated on how he was able to get André 3000 to appear on the album’s lead single “Scientists & Engineers.” According to the Run The Jewels rapper, Dre fell in love with the song after hearing a rough demo, and requested for Future to be added.
“We were out in LA and I just called him to hear the record because that’s bro and you want bro to love the record. Him and Big [Boi] it’s important to me that they like what I do. And bro came like the next day like ‘hey man do you mind if I come by tomorrow and play something?’ I’m like, ‘Do I mind? N-gga, yeah, come through.'”
He continued, “I didn’t know what he was going to play but he played like nine ten joints for us and he said ‘well just pick what you like and do something with it.’ Now over the past decade I’ve sent them records from me, Run The Jewels and stuff, and he’d come back like ‘Man, that shit hard, but I’m just not into rapping right now.’ I always appreciated the encouragement, but I didn’t go expecting anything, I went not expecting anything and when he give us two records that verse was on one and we was like whatever you give us we feeling real.
The other record he wanted to use instead so he took that one back and he gave me another record that’s like 11 minutes long, you guys will here [it] in the future. We got another crazy record together.“
During the interview he also confirmed to Sway that 3 Stacks is readying the release of a new album.
“I think we fly out in a couple of weeks to go listen to it,” he responded after Sway inquired.
Andre 3000, who was recently spotted in Japan with a flute hasn’t released an official solo debut album. His verse on KM’s Scientist & Engineers marks his first guest spot since his appearance on Kanye West’s Donda track “Life of the Party” from the album’s deluxe version.
Back in 2019, the reclusive rapper told the Broken Record podcast why he retired from making music.
“My focus is not there. My confidence is not there. I tinker a lot. I’ll just go to a piano and I’ll set my iPhone down and just record what I’m doing, moving my fingers and whatever happens, but I haven’t been motivated to do a serious project.
Watch the full interview below.