About André's Life 

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 Benjamin.   

Music Career (Outkast)

Andr é 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 website.

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 Cool.  


André 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 him. 

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