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Andre 3000 Biography
Andre 3000 (André Lauren Benjamin) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and dancer. He is best known for being part of hip hop duo Outkast alongside fellow rapper Big Boi. Being an actor, Andre has made appearances in a number of TV series and films, including Families, The Shield, Be Cool, Revolver, Semi-Pro, Four Brothers, and the lead role of Jimi Hendrix in All Is by My Side.
In addition to acting and music, Andre has also been an entrepreneur. He launched a clothing line called Benjamin Bixby in the spring of 2008. He has also been an advocate for animal rights. He is well known for his work on the Cartoon Network animated series Class of 3000.
Complex in 2013, included Benjamin on its list of the 10 best rappers of the 2000s. Billboard included Benjamin on its list of the 10 Greatest Rappers of All Time in 2015 .
Andre 3000 Age | How Old Is Andre 3000
Andre was born on May 27, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia. He is 43 years old as of 2018.
Andre 3000 Family | Andre 3000 Parents
Andre was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the only child of Sharon Benjamin-Hodo (d. 2013), a single mother who sold real estate and Lawrence Harvey Walker (d. 2014), a collections agent. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, East Point, Georgia and Bankhead, Georgia. He attended Sarah Smith Elementary School, Sutton Middle School, Northside High School and Tri-Cities High School.
Andre 3000 Wife | Andre 3000 Son | Erykah Badu And Andre 3000
Andre has no wife. She has a son named Seven Sirius Benjamin who was born November 18, 1997 with R&B singer Erykah Badu.
Andre 3000 Girlfriend
Since they broke up with Erykah Badu, Andre has not been seen with any woman.
Andre 3000 Movies
- 2003 – Hollywood Homicide as Silk Brown
- 2005 – Be Cool as Dabu
- 2006 – Idlewild as Percival
- 2007 – Fracture as George
- 2008 – Semi-Pro as Clarence Withers
- 2010 – The After Party: The Last Party 3 – Himself
- 2013 – Jimi: All Is by My Side as Jimi Hendrix
- 2018 – High Life as Tcherny
Andre 3000 Net Worth | How Much Is Andre 3000 Worth
Andre has an estimated net worth of $45 million.
Andre 3000 Songs | Andre 3000 Best Songs
- Hey Ya!
- Ms. Jackson
- The Way You Move
- So Fresh, So Clean
- The Whole World
- Da Art of Storytellin’
- Git Up, Git Out
- Back To Black
- Happy Valentine’s Day
- Rosa Parks
- The Love Below
- Hootie Hoo
- She Lives in My Lap
- Hollywood Divorce
- Player’s Ball
- Morris Brown – Main Version
- Ain’t No Thang
- Idlewild Blue
- Jazzy Belle
- Benz or Beamer
- Da Art of Storytellin’
- Return of the “G”
- Wheelz of Steel
Andre 3000 New Music | Andre 3000 New Song
Andre released two surprise songs through his SoundCloud account,’Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)’ and a 17-minute instrumental track ‘Look Ma No Hands’ featuring Benjamin on bass clarinet and James Blake on piano.
Andre 3000 New Album | Andre 3000 Album
- 00s Party Mixtape – 2015
- Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head
- Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition
- King of Hearts
- Waitin’ to Inhale
Outkast Andre 3000 | Andre 3000 And Big Boi | Group
Benjamin and Patton(Big Boy) teamed up to form Outkast. After graduating from high school, Outkast was signed to the Atlanta-based LaFace label and released their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, in 1994. Buoyed by the success of the single “Player’s Ball”,by the end of the year the album went platinum. However Outkast was named Best New Rap Group of the Year at the 1995 Source Awards. On their next two albums, ATLiens and Aquemini, Outkast experimented with their sound by adding elements of trip hop, soul, and jungle.
The albums were also influenced by a return to traditional black music genres, funk being the prime example. With their portrayal of themselves as out-of-place extraterrestrials in ATLiens, “the funkadelic, futuristic, and seemingly unfamiliar, weird, or eccentric persona projected by André 3000 creates the chance to transcend the more pronounced characterizations of gangstas and pimps so regularly assumed by black men rap artists.”
Outkast’s distinctive southern “player” style is combined with these Afrofuturistic elements to create a new, unique space for their brand of rap within popular culture. Benjamin’s lyrics, in particular, took on a more surreal, space-age tinge. Within the time of his second and third albums, Benjamin took up guitar, painting, and a relationship with singer Erykah Badu.
Outkast’s fourth album, Stankonia, introduced Benjamin’s new alias André 3000 (largely to distinguish himself from Dr. Dre and his new persona after his split with Badu) and increased the group’s crossover appeal with the single “Ms. Jackson”, which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written in the aftermath of Benjamin’s breakup with Badu and was a fictionalized account of the disintegration of their relationship.
Outkast released a greatest hits album in 2002 , Big Boi and Dre Present… OutKast which contained three new tracks. One of their track, “The Whole World”, won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. Later that year, participated in the Dungeon Family group album, which saw a number of prominent Atlanta-based hip-hop groups combine into a supergroup. André was referenced on the song “Till I Collapse” by Eminem in 2002, , who considered him one of the best rappers ever.
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Andre 3000 Fashion | Outfit
In the spring of 2008 Andre launched the “Benjamin Bixby” clothing inspired by college football circa 1935. He announced in February 2012, that he would be returning with another line soon.
What Happened To Andre 3000
Andre in March 2009 was arrested in Henry County, Georgia after being caught driving his 2007 Porsche 911 109 mph in a 65 mph speed zone.
Andre 3000 Show
In November 2006, Andre voiced “Sunny Bridges,” a prize-winning musician who gives up touring to teach at his alma mater, in Class of 3000. This is an animated series which he produced on Cartoon Network. He was accused by Timothy Mcgee for supposedly ‘stealing’ his idea of the show.
Andre 3000 Quotes
- I rarely drink, I don’t smoke, so my vice is probably creating.
- I’m addicted to creating. And women.
- Hip-hop don’t have no fresh energy, none at all. It’s money driven, everybody tryin’ to make that cheque, nobody putting art in their albums any more.
- I’ve learned that I’m most powerful when I’m doing my art.
- You look in the mirror everyday and you see the same thing. As an entertainer, you wanna see something new.
- Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that.
- But I am a lover of all kinds of art. And I just can’t stick to one thing. I guess I could if I made myself, but I’d always be looking the other way, for other things.
- I had six silly tattoos done when I was young and I bitterly regret them. I’ve thought about laser surgery, but that leaves a scar, so I’m just leaving them.
- When I’m shooting a film, I don’t look at playback. I don’t go and do a scene and then hurry up and watch what I just did. I never look at it so I haven’t seen any of it.
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Andre 3000 Lyrics
“Prototype” by OutKast