André 3000

Jun
22
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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Jun
18
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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Jun
12
André 3000 Rocks as Jimi Hendrix in Biopic

André 3000

André 3000 channeled the original black hippie, Jimi Hendrix, on set of All Is by My Side in Dublin, Ireland. The OutKast rapper rocked an Afro and Hendrix’ signature ’60s attire while shooting scenes for the biopic. He cozied up to his co-star Hayley Atwell, who plays Linda Keith, the woman who discovered the late rock star in New York’s Cheetah Club in 1966.

According to the Irish Film and Television Network, Hendrix’s estate does not endorse the movie and will not allow his music to be used.

All Is By My Side captures the energy, the charisma, the mind-boggling talent of a legend whose musical influence still resonates around the world today,” stated the film’s producers. “Based on actual interviews and archival materials, All Is By My Side brings authenticity and poignantly reveals a Jimi Hendrix behind the legend. At its heart a love story, All Is By My Side is about a man growing up, falling in love, and becoming Jimi.”

Check out more photos from the set below.

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May
30
T.I. Calls André 3000 Collaboration a ‘Proud Moment’

T.I. and André 3000

T.I. has worked with everyone from Rihanna to Kid Rock, but he’s especially excited about a new record with André 3000.

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May
28
André 3000 Becomes Jimi Hendrix in Biopic

André 3000

Lights, camera, action! André 3000 transformed into rock legend Jimi Hendrix for the biopic All Is by My Side. The OutKast rapper, born André Benjamin, was photographed on set in the town of Bray, Ireland, rocking an Afro as he looked over a balcony.

The film, starring André, will explore Hendrix’s early career, including his time spent in England in 1966 and 1967 while working on his classic debut Are You Experienced. The shoot is expected to last for six weeks.

Does he look the part? Sound off below.

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May
10
André 3000 Arrives in Ireland to Film Jimi Hendrix Biopic

André 3000

Where in the world is André 3000? The reclusive rapper, born André Benjamin, was spotted in Dublin, Ireland, where he is getting ready to shoot the Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is by My Side. He didn’t seem too happy to see photographers, covering his face with his jacket and a copy of The Irish Times newspaper as he strolled the streets with a bodyguard.

According to the Irish Film and Television Network, the movie is currently in pre-production and the shoot will last six weeks.

The film, which stars the OutKast member, will explore the rock legend’s early career, including his time spent in England in 1966 and 1967 while working on his classic debut Are You Experienced. John Ridley (Three Kings) will write and direct.

While there are no current plans for a new OutKast album, 3000 is working on a solo project. “I’m going to get back to having fun,” he told GQ.

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Mar
5
André 3000 Talks Support for Chris Brown and Drake, OutKast’s Future

André 3000

André 3000 doesn’t do many interviews, but when he does, everyone takes notice. The OutKast recluse, who is readying a solo project, had a lot to say when he phoned into The FADER. Fresh off his collaboration with Gorillaz on the Converse-commissioned “DoYaThing,” Three Stacks spoke at length about how he chooses his collaborations, his support for Chris Brown, being inspired by Drake and Kanye West, why we haven’t seen him in a music video lately, and the uncertainty of a new OutKast album. Read some of the highlights below.

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