André 3000–rapper, singer, and star of a forthcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic–paints now. He told Jon Caramanica of The New York Times:
I write ideas, I write thoughts. Melodies come more for me than raps. I sit in my house and just play. I’ve been drawing and painting a lot more. I’ve always drawn costumes, things I was going to wear onstage.
Seven [his son] and I hate folding clothes, so we’d always take all of our clean clothes and just put ’em on the table. One day, I was like, “Man, we living like college students.” I got so fed up with [the mess]. I drew it. [He pulls out iPhone and flips through some sketches.] I see me moving into a visual space.
Well, there it is. Sure beats Pharrell.