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Kendrick Lamar Vibes in the Studio with Dr. Dre and André 3000

Kendrick Lamar and André 3000

As the release date for his debut quickly approaches, Kendrick Lamar continues to garner love from hip-hop heavyweights.

A video of K. Dot zoning out in the studio with his mentor Dr. Dre and André 3000 has surfaced via Rolling Stone. As the trio listens to Kendrick’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” it’s clear that Dre and Three Stacks are feeling the music. At the end, 3000 says, “Excellent.”

Earlier today, Kendrick snagged kudos from another music icon, Pharrell. The Neptunes hitmaker tweeted that the young rapper was akin to Bob Dylan. “@kendricklamar is this era’s Bob Dylan. Masterful story telling. Listen to it, it will elevate you. And just like that music has changed.”

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T.I. Talks André 3000 Verse, Retirement with ‘The Breakfast Club’


T.I. continued his book promo tour with a visit to “The Breakfast Club.” The King of the South maintained his composure while Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy fired off touchy questions about his career and rumored beefs. He also spoke about his collaboration with André 3000 on Trouble Man, why he won’t be retiring anytime soon, and whether he will resign with Atlantic Records after delivering his eighth album on December 18.

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Video: B.o.B f/ André 3000 – ‘Play the Guitar’


B.o.B finally gives his André 3000-assisted single “Play the Guitar” a visual. The Atlanta rapper gets creative with the concept, turning objects into dots in the black-and-white “digital visualizer.” Unfortunately, the elusive OutKast member does not make a cameo.

Bobby Ray recently shot a video for his next single “Out of My Mind” with Nicki Minaj, which should premiere in the weeks ahead.

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André 3000 to Direct Rick Ross’ ‘Sixteen’ Video

Rick Ross and André 3000

Not only did Rick Ross get André 3000 to guest on “Sixteen” off his latest album God Forgives, I Don’t, he also recruited the elusive rapper to direct the video.

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New Music: Frank Ocean f/ André 3000 – ‘Pink Matter’

Frank Ocean and André 3000

Frank Ocean teams with André 3000 on “Pink Matter,” one of the few collaborations on his new album channel ORANGE, which rocketed to No. 1 on iTunes hours afters its release. The OutKast MC adds a stellar verse (“If models are made for modeling/ Thick girls are made for cuddlin’”) and plays a funky guitar solo on the vulnerable record.

Big Boi revealed that Frank originally wanted both him and André on the track, but Three Stacks didn’t want an OutKast collaboration on anyone else’s album. However, Big Boi may still add his own verse to the song.

You can stream the full channel ORANGE on Frank’s Tumblr page.

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Frank Ocean Enlists André 3000 for ‘Channel Orange’

Frank Ocean and André 3000

Frank Ocean presented his Def Jam debut Channel Orange at a listening session in New York last night. The singer-songwriter delivers a soulful set, with features from André 3000 and Earl Sweatshirt.

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Father’s Day Candids: Chris Brown, Andre 3000, Young Jeezy, Game, Swizz Beatz

Chris Brown

The dads got their due this Father’s Day as celebrities paid tribute to the father figures in their lives. Chris Brown took a break from his busy schedule and returned home to spend the day with his pops.

Fresh from Ireland where he was shooting the Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is by My Side, André 3000 joined his OutKast partner-in-rhyme and fellow father Big Boi for a poolside party with their kids.

Young Jeezy kicked it with his son and his mother, who he presented with Louis Vuitton luggage for her birthday. Game received a framed photo of his family from his daughter Cali Dream. The Weeknd poured out some Hennessy with Drake’s father Dennis Graham. Jaden Smith and his famous father Will posed together for a father-son pic, while Swizz Beatz enjoyed some fun in the sun with his wife and youngest son Egypt.

See how some of hip-hop and R&B’s biggest stars spent their Father’s Day.

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