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Sep
24
André 3000 Talks Jimi Hendrix Biopic, OutKast Tour on ‘Ellen’

André 3000 and Ellen

After attending the premiere earlier in the week, the reclusive André Benjamin stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday to promote the Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side.

One of the greatest challenges he faced while preparing for the role was learning to play guitar left-handed. “I had to make it look like I had been playing that way for years, which is hard,” said the OutKast rapper.

He admired Hendrix’s confidence, but surprisingly lacks confidence in himself. “I’m not really confident in my talents in that way,” admitted Dre. “The only thing I’m confident in is knowing that I’m excited about new things.”

In honor of OutKast’s 20th anniversary tour, Ellen presented him with a custom jumpsuit like the ones he’s been wearing on stage.

As their festival run winds down, OutKast will headline a three-day stint at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on September 26-28 with special guests Kid Cudi, B.o.B, Solange, Janelle Monáe, 2 Chainz, and Childish Gambino.

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May
15
OutKast Rocks Adult Swim Upfront

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Hey ya! In between dates on their 20th anniversary festival tour, OutKast hit the stage for an intimate club show at the Adult Swim annual Upfront event at Terminal 5 in New York on Wednesday night.

Following Kanye West last year, André 3000 and Big Boi thrilled the network’s stars and celebrity guests with their hip-hop classics including “B.O.B.” and “So Fresh, So Clean.”

Nick Cannon, Mike Tyson, Questlove, and “Loiter Squad” stars Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt were all seen getting down to the funky sounds of the ATLiens.

Next up, the duo will headline this weekend’s Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala.

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May
12
Big Boi Signs Solo Deal with Epic Records

Big Boi

A new OutKast album may not be coming anytime soon, but one half of the duo is readying new music. Big Boi has inked a solo deal with Epic Records, where he will release his third album.

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Apr
28
OutKast Returns Home for CounterPoint Festival

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After kicking off their 20th anniversary tour at Coachella, OutKast returned to their home state of Georgia to close out the 2014 CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival on Sunday.

André 3000 and Big Boi headlined the three-day event at Kingston Downs in Rome, the second stop on their 40-plus festival trek, which also includes the BET Experience in L.A. and Drake’s OVO Fest in Toronto.

Despite the stormy weather, the hip-hop duo brought their infectious energy to the stage, treating the wet hometown crowd to their hits including “B.O.B.,” “Ms. Jackson,” “So Fresh, So Clean,” and “Rosa Parks.”

“It’s good to be back in the dirty, dirty,” said Big Boi. “ATL, you know what it is. We love y’all. … 20 years and we still here.”

Janelle Monáe, who was also on the bill, shook it like a Polaroid picture while André 3000 performed “Hey Ya!”

Watch the ATLiens bring it on home below.

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Apr
22
Eminem, OutKast to Headline Austin City Limits

Eminem

Everything is bigger in Texas. Austin City Limits has enlisted hip-hop megastars Eminem and OutKast to headline the 13th annual festival.

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Apr
21
OutKast to Headline BET Experience

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After kicking off their comeback at Coachella, OutKast has been announced as the headliner for this year’s BET Experience at L.A. LIVE.

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Apr
19
OutKast, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, & Waka Flocka Kick Off Weekend 2 of Coachella

André 3000

Weekend 2 of Coachella kicked off on Friday with a few clouds, but that didn’t put a damper on the festival. Everyone from Paris Hilton to Waka Flocka Flame invaded the desert to catch performances from OutKast, Aloe Blacc, Ellie Goulding, and Chromeo.

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