Some occurrences within our world are so rare that they have been relegated to folklore and myth. Some even have us questioning their mere existence altogether. I'm talking about sightings along the lines of Bigfoot or UFOs or Slenderman. But there's another name we could add to that list based on the recent scarcity of a certain highly regarded member OutKast, and we're not talking about Big Boi.
Of course, we're talking about Andre 3000, who has been out of the public eye for some time now ... Except on the random occasions where he will show up at a Starbucks or an airport terminal to serenade strangers with his flute.
Legend says he appears only for those that are pure of heart, strong of will, and so fresh and so clean clean.
We might be confusing our lore here, but whatever the origin story, fans are chronicling their encounters with Andre 3000 like it's a game of hip-hop "Where's Waldo?"
It's not clear why Andre 3000 chooses only a few scant moments to come out and say "hey ya" to the people. In an interview with Complex last year, Andre explained why he wasn't making music as much anymore, admitting:
"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."
Perhaps these flute solos are an effort for Andre to rebuild his confidence, or perhaps this is just him being a loveable weirdo. Either way, if you spot an Andre 3000 in the wild be sure to take a picture, otherwise you might not be believed at all.
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