André 3000

Mar
5
First Look: André 3000 Is Jimi Hendrix in ‘All Is By My Side’

André 3000

Prepare to see much more of André 3000 in the coming months. In addition to the OutKast reunion, the reclusive rapper stars as Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic All Is By My Side, which follows the rock legend in the years prior to his fame.

Following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, the first footage from the film has surfaced online. It shows André asking Linda Keith (played by Imogen Poots) to join him at the Monterey Pop Festival.

In an interview with the AP, André explained how he prepared for the role. “I didn’t look at him as an icon because when you’re in it, you don’t know that you’re an icon,” he said. “I would just say, ‘What would Jimmy want people to know that they can’t get off of YouTube?’”

The film does not feature any of Hendrix’s music because his estate did not allow it. Instead, André will perform covers of the Beatles, Elvis, Muddy Waters, and the Troggs.

All Is By My Side will make its U.S. premiere at South By Southwest, which kicks off March 7 in Austin, Tx.

Watch the OutKast icon channel the rock legend in the clip below.

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Jan
16
T-Pain Eyes André 3000, Rihanna for ‘Up Down’ Remix

T-Pain has some big names lined up for his next T-Mix. While his single “Up Down (Do This All Day)” continues to burn up the airwaves, the Auto-Tune King has revealed the potential guest list for the remix and it includes André 3000 and Rihanna.

He has already had a phone call with the OutKast rapper. “It was amazing just talking to him ’cause that’s like my idol,” T-Pain told Rap-Up TV. “He really set my pace for music and just seeing that he does whatever he wants and don’t care what nobody say, how he dresses and stuff like that, that’s something that you can’t take away from an artist once they become a real artist.”

So he was naturally nervous when they finally spoke. “I was scared to talk to him,” he admitted. “I didn’t know what to do. I was texting him for a while because I felt like if I heard his voice I wouldn’t know what to say. But then I stopped being a pu**y and just fu**ing talked to him. It was a regular god damn conversation.”

He also hopes to grab Rihanna, who was recently seen twerking to the song backstage at her tour.

“I’m thinking about getting Rihanna on it, but if she don’t wanna f**k with it, then you know. Everybody else just seems really excited already,” he said.

While RiRi is not confirmed, B.o.B has already recorded a new verse, and other guests include 2 Chainz and Snoop Dogg. He previewed part of the remix on Instagram.

Jan
13
OutKast to Play Over 40 Festival Dates

OutKast

OutKast is making a return to the stage in a big way. Not only will the hip-hop duo reunite at Coachella and the Governors Ball, but they have also revealed plans for over 40 tour dates.

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Nov
19
OutKast to Reunite at Coachella?

OutKast

Is André 3000 and Big Boi’s hiatus coming to an end? After years of rumors, OutKast will reportedly reunite at Coachella next year.

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Aug
4
André 3000 to Release Solo Album Early Next Year?

André 3000

Is André 3000 ready to return to music? The OutKast rapper has reportedly revealed that he has a solo album dropping at the top of 2014.

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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’

André 3000

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.

Kick off the weekend with some new 3000.

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