André 3K opens up about an experience that nearly costed him his life.
Arguably one of the greatest lyricist of all time, and we are blessed he’s here. Andre recalled being involved in a nearly fatal car accident as a child in journalist Mike Ayers’ upcoming book One Last Song.
“When I was younger, me and my friend were in a car accident. We were riding with my friend’s mom, but we were so young, we didn’t know what happened until we woke up in the hospital. I didn’t know. I was a kid,” André said.
“Fortunately, we were on this street in Atlanta and it was a non-busy street. And fortunately this guy who had money passed by—and he had one of the first working cell phones. It was like a suitcase. And he was able to call an ambulance,” the rapper continues. “If we didn’t have that cell phone, we would have been out there for a minute — and might have died. Who knows. I don’t know if that’s a near-death experience. But I was definitely lucky.”
3 Stacks shared this story to explain how important Prince’s song ‘Sometimes It Snows in April’ is to him. “When I was younger, I heard ‘Sometimes It Snows in April’ by Prince. That was always a song that summed up what it is,” he said. “Usually, when someone dies, unless they die of old age or sickness—it happens in a strange way. Both of my parents are gone and they both died early. Just out of the blue, when I least expected it.”