Another day, another entrepreneurial venture for André 3000 of Outkast.
The legendary rapper has gone from music to movies to fashion and back again. Now, after starring in the Jimi Hendrix biopic and celebrating Outkast’s 20th anniversary by touring with Big Boi, 3000 has even more tricks under his sleeves.
The iconic rapper recently placed all of his jumpsuits from the tour on display at Art Basal…
[READ: Andre 3000 Exhibits Iconic Jumpsuits During Miami’s Art Basel… (PHOTOS + VIDEO)]
Now, due to fan inquiries and demands, Andre plans to transition the infamous jumpsuits slogans into a t-shirt line.
More details about André 3000’s t-shirt line ambitions + watch interview video below: Continue Reading…
A few days ago I revealed that Andre Benjamin (aka Andre 3000) would be launching an exhibit of the custom jumpsuits he wore during Outkast’s historic 20th reunion festival tour.
[READ: ‘I Feel Ya': Andre 3000 To Exhibit Iconic Outkast Jumpsuits During Art Basel (PHOTOS + VIDEO)]
The unique exhibit, titled ‘i feel ya: SCAD + André 3000 Benjamin,’ launched last night with a VIP reception for Art Basil Miami Beach held at The Savannah College of Art and Design Museum’s pop-up at Mana Miami.
Check out a ‘first look’ and André’s ‘i feel ya’ exhibit below… Continue Reading…
aka ‘Andre 3000′ of the legendary rap duo, Outkast is stepping back into the world of fashion
Outkast’s 20th anniversary tour sparked a bit of creative vision in Dre’ that led him to rock several custom jumpsuits, which displayed thought-provoking messages on his chest.
[FLASHBACK: Mixed Messages? Is Andree 300 Trying to Tell Us Something? (PHOTOS)]
Now that the tour is over, Andre is taking his iconic jumpsuits to Miami, where he will collaborate with filmmaker Greg Brunkalla and painter Jimmy O’Neal for an exhibit presented by SCAD and the SCAD Museum of Art.
As a versatile artist in music, performance, fashion design, and film, André 3000 Benjamin has his finger on the pulse of contemporary culture. Benjamin’s identity as an artist took flight in the pages of a sketchbook he kept as a teenager, and he later rose to international fame as a member of the six-time Grammy-Award-winning musical group Outkast—the first hip-hop act to earn the coveted Album of the Year Grammy for 2004’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, which sold more than 11 million copies. Benjamin has been a longtime supporter of SCAD, particularly through the university’s Collaborative Learning Center, an interdisciplinary learning community that facilitates sponsored projects between SCAD students and external partners.
Details about Andre Benjamin’s new fashion venture + video below… Continue Reading…
Halloween 2014 marked the end of Outkast‘s historic reunion tour.
The legendary duo, which consists of Antwan ‘Big Boi’ Patton and Andre ‘3000’ Benjamin hit the stage Friday night (October 31, 2014) for the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans and performed to a packed audience filled with zombies, witches, goons & goblins.
Dré sported his signature white wig and sunglasses, with a final message on his black jumpsuit: “I don’t know what else to say.”
[FLASHBACK: Mixed Messages: Mixed Messages? Outkast’s Andre 3000 Is Trying To Tell Us Something… (PHOTOS + VIDEO)]
Big Boi sported a Stankonia 2-piece in honor of it also being the 14th anniversary of the classic Stankonia album.
Organized Noize’s Sleepy Brown joined them on stage as a special guest for a handful of songs as friends, family and lifelong supporters of the group watched them wrap the month’s long tour with a bang!
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The legendary group known as Outkast hit up Las Vegas for the 3-day ‘Life is Beautiful Festival’ this past weekend and they did not disappoint!
[READ: One on One with DJ Cutmaster Swiff – Outkast’s Official DJ! (VIDEO)]
The ATLien’s landed in Vegas and I, along with several of Big Boi & Dre’s family, friends & supporters, attended this weekend’s performance. Antwan ‘Big Boi’ Patton and Andre ‘3-Stacks’ Benjamin took the Vegas stage and totally took over!
While I have to say nothing tops their Atlanta concerts, it’s clear THE WHOLE WORLD loves ‘Kast and the diverse crowd in Vegas couldn’t get enough of the hip-hop powerhouses.
Check out a few photos + video clips of Outkast’s Vegas take-over under the cut… Continue Reading…
What’s your favorite Outkast track?? Have you ever experienced them in concert?
Diehard Outkast fans know that there is only one DJ behind the legendary hip-hop group, and that is DJ Cutmaster Swiff!
I had a long phone chat with Swiff after the Atlanta Outkast concerts and we ended up talking for almost an hour about the who, whats and whys surrounding the 3 day groove fest.
[READ: Outkast #ATLast = 3 Days of ATL Memories + Surprise Performance By Erykah Badu (VIDEO)]
After our phone conversation, I thought it would be cool to sit down with him for a one on one that I could share with my readers.
[Sidebar: Dre´and Big aren’t doing press about the festival tour, so who better to talk to than the man behind the two legends?]
Swiff and I discussed Outkast’s historic ‘reunion’ tour that started back in April with Coachella (click HERE if you missed that), as well as how the ‘ATL Roundup’ segment during Day 3 of #ATLast came about, and his 20 year+ history with the group, which started way before Big & Dre were called ‘Outkast.’
Details + watch ideo of my exclusive one on one with DJ Cutmaster Swiff below… Continue Reading…