André 3000

Jul
24
André 3000 Stars as Jimi Hendrix in Biopic

André 3000

André 3000 becomes Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic All Is By My Side. Last year, photos from the set leaked and now SPIN has obtained the first still from the film, which was shot in Dublin, Ireland. The OutKast rapper bears a striking resemblance to the rock legend.

The movie follows Hendrix in the years prior to his fame and co-stars Hayley Atwell, who plays Linda Keith, the woman who discovered the late rock star in New York’s Cheetah Club in 1966.

“In researching him, I saw that a lot of the paths that he went down were the same ones that I went down when I was a young kid,” André previously said. “He did what he thought was right for his music. I always gravitated towards him. This movie is the real shit right here. I think people will learn things they didn’t know.”

Hendrix’s estate did not allow any of his music to be used. Instead, André will perform covers of the Beatles, Elvis, Muddy Waters, and the Troggs.

All Is By My Side is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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May
31
New Music: Capital Cities f/ André 3000 – ‘Farrah Fawcett Hair’

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André 3000 celebrates the “good shit” in life on Capital Cities’ “Farrah Fawcett Hair.” The OutKast icon shares his appreciation for “kids with thick glasses that laugh when they run” and American Apparel ad girls over the jazzy beat, which features narration from Frank Tavares of NPR.

The song can be found on the indie rock duo’s album In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, available June 4.

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May
29
André 3000’s Mother Passes Away

André 3000

Andre “3000” Benjamin is mourning the loss of his mother, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, who passed away on Monday.

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Apr
26
New Music: Beyoncé & André 3000 – ‘Back to Black’

Beyoncé and André 3000

Beyoncé and André 3000 go “Back to Black” with their highly-anticipated cover of Amy Winehouse’s 2006 classic. Mark Ronson, who co-wrote the original for the late soulstress, debuted the full song on his East Village Radio show on Friday night. The OutKast recluse delivers a haunting verse, while Bey seductively coos over the dark production.

“I’m flattered and honored. I know Amy would be too,” said Ronson of the duo’s cover.

The song can be found on The Great Gatsby soundtrack, available May 7. The star-studded lineup also includes Jay-Z, Fergie, Q-Tip, Lana Del Rey, Emeli Sandé, will.i.am, and more.

What do you think of their remake? Listen below.

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Apr
22
New Music: Beyoncé & André 3000 – ‘Back to Black’ [Snippet]

Beyoncé and André 3000

Beyoncé and André 3000 duet on their highly-anticipated remake of Amy Winehouse’s 2007 song “Back to Black.” A snippet of their dark and haunting collaboration, which appears on The Great Gatsby soundtrack, has surfaced. The OutKast legend takes his time rapping his verse, while Queen B burns slow with her seductive vocals.

Due May 7, the soundtrack also includes contributions from Jay-Z, will.i.am, Fergie, Q-Tip, Lana Del Rey, Gotye, Florence + The Machine, The xx, and Emeli Sandé.

Listen to 90 seconds of their steamy cover below.

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Apr
1
Beyoncé to Duet with André 3000 on Amy Winehouse Cover

Beyoncé and André 3000

Beyoncé is going “Back to Black” with some help from André 3000. The pop icon and OutKast rapper are teaming up for a remake of the late Amy Winehouse’s classic.

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Mar
23
Rap-Up TV: JoJo ‘Bugs Out’ After Getting Text From Andre 3000

JoJo professes her love for a guy like Andre 3000 on her single “Andre.” The video received an overwhelmingly positive response from her fans and even a text from the man himself.

Their mutual friend Flying Lotus sent the OutKast rapper the video after it premiered. We caught up with JoJo at the “Love Is Heroic” benefit in Hollywood, where she was still reveling in the moment.

“I got a text from friggin’ André 3000. I couldn’t believe it,” she told Rap-Up TV. “Flying Lotus sent him the video and he was like, ‘This was one of the coolest compliments I’ve ever got.’ I can’t believe it! I definitely bugged out, almost peed in my pants.”

The text from the elusive star caught her completely off guard. “I didn’t expect him to hear it or see it,” said JoJo. “He is the exact type of man that I’m singing about in the song, someone who does his own thing and is unapologetically who they are.”

Watch her reaction and find out what she said to him in response.