Andre 3000, singer, songwriter, producer, actor
Rapper ~ Producer ~ Actor
birth name: André Lauren Benjamin

André 3000

May 27, 1975, Atlanta, GA

“Onstage, you can hide behind the music.” ~ André Benjamin

An American rapper, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor, best known for being part of hip-hop duo OutKast alongside fellow rapper Big Boi. As an actor, Benjamin has made appearances in a number of TV series and films, including Families, The Shield, Be Cool, Revolver, Semi-Pro, Four Brothers, and the leading role of Jimi Hendrix in All Is by My Side. ~ Wikipedia: André 3000 ~ retrieved May 12, 2015 © Wikipedia

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May 27, 1961 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (5) Shep & the Limelites, Daddy's Home ~ #2 (1) Del Shannon, Runaway ~ #1 (2) Ernie K-Doe, Mother-In-Law


André 3000 doesn’t put out as much music as André 3000 fans would probably like, but when he does pop up, he makes it matter. ~ Pigeons And Planes: The Complete History Of André 3000 Guest Verses ~ July 12, 2012 © Pigeons And Planes

André 3000 ~ Ranked #13 The Source Top 50 Hip-Hop Lyricists Of All Time in 2012.

Kelis featuring André 3000 ~ Millionaire ~ Ranked #355 NME 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time in 2014 ~ Teaming up with Andre 3000, these space-hop sonic soulmates created a slinky slice of electronica. ~ 2014 © NME


Inspired by the Afrocentric psychedelics of George Clinton and Sly Stone, OutKast created an idiosyncratic sound blending funk and Southern bump. Dré and Big Boi met during the 10th grade at Tri-Cities High School in Atlanta. Shortly before Big Boi graduated (Dré dropped out during his junior year to focus on music), OutKast signed with LaFace as the label's first rap act and began working on its debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik). The album's first single, Player's Ball, went gold and helped put Atlanta on the map as a hip-hop city. ~ Rolling Stone: Outkast ~ retrieved May 12, 2015 © Rolling Stone

Outkast ~ Ranked #21 VH-1 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Artists in 2003.

Outkast ~ Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003) ~ Awarded a Grammy for Album Of The Year.

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