See Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in 'All Is By My Side' trailer

See Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in 'All Is By My Side' trailer

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) --Andre Benjamin, part of hip-hop duo Outkast, plays late rock legend Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic, "Jimi: All Is by My Side."
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Andre 3000 arrested for alleged speeding

Andre 3000 arrested for alleged speeding

ATLANTA, March 30 (UPI) -- Actor and hip-hop artist Andre Benjamin was arrested for allegedly going 44 miles over the speed limit in Georgia, TMZ reported Monday.
'Semi-Pro' star talked B-ball with Dr. J

'Semi-Pro' star talked B-ball with Dr. J

NEW YORK, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper-turned-actor Andre Benjamin said he talked to basketball great Julius "Dr. J" Erving to prepare for his role in the basketball film "Semi-Pro."

Singer Andre Benjamin acts in 'Semi-Pro'

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Hip-hop artist Andre Benjamin told reporters in New York he doesn't plan to give up music now that he is co-starring in films like "Semi-Pro."

Benjamin in basketball flick with Ferrell

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Andre Benjamin has been signed to co-star with Will Ferrell in a basketball comedy called "Semi-Pro" from New Line Cinema.

Outkast movie lands at Universal studios

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The untitled HBO Productions musical film starring Grammy Award-winning hip-hoppers OutKast has landed at Universal Pictures.

Cartoon Network prepares Outkast cartoon

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Cartoon Network reports it has started working on an animated series to be narrated and produced by Outkast's Andre Benjamin.

Esquire picks best dressed on Earth

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Grammy-winner Pharrell Williams has been named "Best Dressed Man in the World" by Esquire magazine.

Rapper formerly known as Andre3000?

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Budding actor Andre 3000 of music's successful pop-rap duo Outkast says he's changing his name in bid for credibility among Hollywood's elite.

OutKast member set for new movie

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Andre 3000, half of the hip-hop duo OutKast, will appear in an untitled film co-starring Mark Wahlberg, the Hollywood Reporter says.
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Dakota Fanning and Andre Benjamin arrive for the premiere of their new movie "Charlotte's Web" at the Clearview Chelsea West Theater in New York on December 3, 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

André Lauren Benjamin (born May 27, 1974) better known by his stage name André 3000, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor, best known for his work in the group OutKast.

Benjamin was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Sharon Benjamin Hodo, a single mother who sold real estate, and Lawrence Walker, a collections agent. He is of African American and Native American descent. Being an only child and growing up in East Point, Decatur and Buckhead, Benjamin saw many different lifestyles (clothing and music) that he combined throughout his career. He attended Willis A. Sutton Middle School,and Tri-Cities High School, where an orchestra teacher named Mrs. Natalie F. Colbert taught him how to play the violin.

In high school, Benjamin (who was then performing as "Dre") met Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and after a few lyrical battles the two teamed up to form Outkast. Shortly after graduating high school the duo were signed to the Atlanta-based LaFace label and released their debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik in 1994. Buoyed by the success of the single "Playa's Ball", the album went platinum by the end of the year and Outkast was named Best New Rap Group of the Year at the 1995 Source Awards.

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