"I haven't been making much music, man. My focus is not there. My confidence is not there," he said. "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."
He continued, "In my own self, I'm trying to figure out where do I sit. I don't even know what I am and maybe I'm nothing. Maybe I'm not supposed to be anything. Maybe my history is kinda handicapping, in a way."
Apparently, it's random instrumentals that are making him "feel the best right now. They make me feel the most rebellious... I don't like to go with the flow, really. I don't know why but I just feel best when I don't, so I have to honor that."
In response to André 3000's comments on his creative struggles, Rubin implored him to simply let go and "just make a lot."
Press play below to listen to the conversation between André 3000 and Rick Rubin, as they also discuss early influences and OutKast's developmental years.