Andre 3000 Speaks On Playing Jimi Hendrix & If He Will Release An Album

Written by Nigel D. / 08.27.14

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Given that playing Hendrix had been discussed for so long, were you reluctant?

I may have said it to John [Ridley]: “Man, I’m old. I have gray hair. Get some young unknown kid to play Hendrix.” I turned it down. They kept at it. I actually asked my son, [Seven]. He said, “Yeah, man.” Honestly, I needed it in my life, too. Hendrix kind of saved me. I was in a not-so-great space, just in a dark place every day. I needed something to focus on to get me out of my depression and rut. Sometimes, when you’re alone, you can let yourself go. I knew if I got on a train with a lot of different people, then I couldn’t let them down.

I’ve heard you say that you didn’t want to become an old rapper.

I remember, at like 25, saying, “I don’t want to be a 40-year-old rapper.” I’m 39 now, and I’m still standing by that. I’m such a fan that I don’t want to infiltrate it with old blood.

So no plans to put out an album, but we might get a gallery show?

No, I’d love to put out an album.

But you don’t have a time window.

When you feel it, it’s right. If you don’t feel it, then why? Honestly, think about it. Why do it? Why?

Full Interview: NY Times

What would you prefer first, a new Outkast album or a new solo album from Andre 3000?

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Video: Andre 3000 Performs “Hey Ya!” At OVO Fest 2014

Written by Nigel D. / 08.04.14

Andre 3000 brought a few ladies on stage to perform his hit “Hey Ya!”

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Video: Outkast Performs With Bun B At OVO Fest 2014

Written by Nigel D. / 08.04.14


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Outkast headlined Day 1 of “OVO Fest” 2014. The legendary rap group rocked the stage for over a hour playing everything from solo hits to tracks off of their first album. Check footage of Outkast and Bun B performing the “International Player’s Anthem.”

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Future ft. Andre 3000 – Benz Friendz (Whatchutola)

Written by Nigel D. / 04.17.14

Here goes the much anticipated Future and Andre 3000 collab off of, “Honest,” in stores April 22nd.

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Video: Outkast At Coachella 2014 (Future Debuts “Benz Friendz”)

Written by Nigel D. / 04.12.14

Big Boi and Andre 3000 aka, “Outkast,” reunited at Coachella 2014. Outkast performed various group and solo hits and brought out Sleepy Brown, Janelle Monae and Future(1:04). Future premiered his collab with Andre 3000 called, “Benz Friendz(1:08).” It has been over ten years since these two have shared a stage. They started off strong but it seem like Andre 3000 lost interest later on. Thoughts on their performance?

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Preview: Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In “All Is By My Side”

Written by Nigel D. / 03.05.14

Here is a clip of Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix for the film, “All is By My Side.”

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Photo Of The Day: Big Boi & Andre 3000 Together

Written by Nigel D. / 12.02.13

There is talks of an Outkast reunion next year and this picture makes it look like a possibility.

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