Today (Nov. 17), André 3000 unveiled his debut solo LP, New Blue Sun, an 8-song body of work that was created through the use of wind instruments. Even as the album is devoid of any rapping, many are sharing positive responses to the release on social media.

“In line at Starbucks listening to New Blue Sun feeling like the main character in a Lifetime movie,” said Twitter user LinaMarieMusic. “People get so used to artists just putting out one kind of music and get closed minded. I respect André 3000 for challenging the community to absorb a different type of vibe.” Another user, BOUNCE_COMIC, compared the Atlanta star’s body of work to that of accomplished musicians Eric Dolphy and Alice Coltrane.

While the feedback remained upbeat, it wasn’t without some jokes thrown in for good measure. Houston hip hop veteran Paul Wall drew laughs by requesting a “screwed and chopped version” of the “flute album” to ride to. Another verified account simply asked followers if André was trolling.

As REVOLT previously reported, the Oukast talented opened up about why he hasn’t been creating the lyrical music that the fans are demanding from him. “Even now, people think, ‘Oh, man, he’s just sitting on raps, or he’s just holding these raps hostage.’ I ain’t got no raps like that,” he explained to GQ. “It feels inauthentic for me to rap because I don’t have anything to talk about in that way. I’m 48 years old.”

He continued, “Not to say that age is a thing that dictates what you rap about, but in a way it does. And things that happen in my life, like, what are you talking about? ‘I gotta go get a colonoscopy.’ What do you rap about? ‘My eyesight is going bad’… My goal is, I wanna connect. I’m not talking about nothing I can’t connect with. It’s no use.”

Check out some additional tweets about New Blue Sun below.