I saw him a monthly earlier. We chatted a bit, superficially, then parted to separate cars on the plane train to the terminals. I happened to catch his glance on last time and remembered wishing I had an opportunity to speak with him again, except this time whole-heartedly. I wanted to congratulate him on doing what he loves and not compromising his authenticity in the process. Something that is so difficult to do in the music industry let alone succeed in doing for the past 20 years.
So I manifested and yesterday at the airport, I saw him again. As I greeted him, he said he remembered me and asked where we met before. I reminded him it was here at the airport and told him that I regretted not telling him then that I am a fan of not only of his music but his authenticity.
He and @therealbigboi created a sustainable career doing what they love and did not compromise their authenticity but celebrated it. And became living legends in the process. It’s important they know how much they’ve influenced and inspired not only Atlanta but the rest of the world just through the honest and artistic expression of their soul. It’s powerful, it’s courageous, it’s whole-hearted.
He was touched. It was a heart to heart moment that I hope this picture encapsulates.
Andre 3000 of @Outkast and Ayan Zado of The Whole-Hearted. (at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)