His actual name is André
Benjamin but his stage name (André
3000) is what he is most known by. His birthday is
May 27, 1975, and he grew up primarily in Atlanta, Georgia.
He is African-American as well as Native-American. André
's talents include rapping, singing, songwriting, and
acting. The genres of music that define him include hip hop
and R&B. "André
3K" has been involved with 22 Grammy nominations, including
six wins! He and Erykah Badu, a renowned R&B singer, had
a child together. Their son's name is Seven Sirius
Music Career (Outkast)
is undoubtedly most known for his work with Outkast.
This is a group he formed with Antwan "Big Boi" Patton. They
created six albums together. They are most known for their
Grammy winning album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. This
album is fascinating because André
3000 and Big Boi did not record the songs together.
The first half of the album is only Big Boi songs, while the
second half is only André
songs. Click on the image below to see Outkast's
Music Career (Solo)
Outside of Outkast, André
doesn't really have any entirely solo songs. He
appears as a feature in a lot of songs. Musicians and
singers are honored to have André
rap/sing verses in their songs. Artists André
has worked with include Kanye West, Beyoncé, Erykah Badu,
Frank Ocean, John Legend, Fonzworth Bentley, and Drake.
His most known role was playing Jimi Hendrix in the
film Jimi: All Is by My Side. Other films he had
roles in include Semi-Pro, Battle in Seattle, Idlewild,
Revolver, Four Brothers, and Be
created his own clothing line titled "Benjamin
Bixby." He is also known for his interesting taste in
apparel. Cloud glasses are only popular today because of
Was a vegan for 15 years.
Is an animal rights activist.
Cartoon Network had an animated series, Class
of 3000, that features a lot of his work.
Included in Billboard's list of 10
Greatest Rappers of All Time.
Has nicknames "Dre," "3 Stacks," "Johnny
Vulture," and "Ice Cold."