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André 3000 In New Sci-Fi Film “High Life”

André 3000 has joined the cast of the upcoming sci-fi film High Life, according to Variety.

The picture, directed by French filmmaker Claire Denis, is reported to revolve around a group of prison convicts who reduce their time behind bars by embarking on a dangerous mission to a black hole.

Twilight‘s Robert Pattinson and British actress Mia Goth are already confirmed to lead the cast while Lars Eidinger, Agata Buzek, Ewan Mitchell, Jessie Ross and Claire Tran are also reported to star. Filming is set to take place in Cologne, Germany.

3 Stacks has appeared in a variety of film and television roles throughout his career. In 2005, the Outkast rapper starred alongside Mark Wahlberg and Tyrese Gibson in John Singleton’s Four Brothers. He also garnered acclaim for his portrayal of Jimi Hendrix in 2014’s Jimi: All Is by My Side. Last year, André 3000 was a recurring cast member in the second season of ABC’s American Crime.

He opened up about his current attitude toward making music during an interview with Complex last month. The ATL rapper admitted that he is happy to let the newer artists take the reigns, even revealing that he liked not being a part of rap right now.

“Rapping is like being a boxer,” André said. “No matter how great you are or were at a certain time, the older you get, the slower you get — I don’t care who you are. And I can feel that coming on. There’s always a new wave of artists, and sometimes I’m just like, ‘I’m good. I’ll let the young guys do it.’”

“I kind of like not being a part of [rap], now that I’ve done it,” he continued. “As I get older, I start to see myself move more back from it — the hustle and bustle of putting out an album, the pressure of being in the studio trying to come up with something. Now it’s more like a hobby for me, so I don’t think about it in that way. Even with Outkast — if we never do another album, I’m totally fine with that.”

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MULTIHOP.TV HIGHLIGHTS André 3000 Joins ABC Drama Series ‘American Crime’

André 3000 aka Andre’ Benjamin has been cast opposite Regina King on the second season of John Ridley’s ABC drama series American Crime.

Andre’ will play architect Michael Lacroix. He and his wife, Terri, are prominent members of the community in which they reside. A true power couple, they have both the financial means, as well as the acumen needed to fiercely defend their son when he becomes entangled in a scandal at an elite private school.

MultiHop HighLights André 3000 “I Feel Ya” Summer Exhibit

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The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and the SCAD Museum of Art present the exhibition i feel ya: SCAD + André 3000 Benjamin, on view Friday, July 17 through September 13, 2015, at 601 Turner Blvd.
The summer highlight exhibition explores fashion, film, and painting through the work of artist, musician, performer, fashion innovator, and actor André 3000.
More than a casual affirmation, i feel ya is an invitation to think critically and consider rhetorical expression. Phrases printed on custom jumpsuits designed by André Benjamin initiate a powerful exchange with those who attend the exhibit.  André 3000’s 47 jumpsuits were originally created for the 2014 worldwide tour celebrating 20 years of Outkast’s music history.
As a versatile artist in music, performance, fashion design, and film, 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. – See more at: http://beansouptimes.com/andre-3000-presents-i-feel-ya-summer-exhibit/#sthash.qtj7TyP4.dpuf

André 3000 stars in New biopic about Jimi Hendrix

Jimi has received favorable criticism when it premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and was written and directed by John Ridley, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for 12 Years a Slave. Due to Hendrix’s estate (Jimi’s Sister,Janie Hendrix) choosing not to cooperate with director John Ridley, the film won’t feature any music written by Hendrix. Not only that, but it will also focus solely on the years just before Hendrix’s career took off, when he was just a cool guy with an afro playing cover songs that the film’s producers had more luck getting the rights to.

Check trailer here: