10 Rappers Who Switched Their Style Up
Superman isn't Superman if he inexplicably switches from superpowered do-gooder, to some sort of motorcycle-riding anti-hero, to maniacal villain, and back and forth between the extremes. Such mythology is a big part of the hip-hop culture, as well as proper marketing. Any marketing novice and comic book savant knows that consistency is key to building one's image/brand. A rapper who constantly switches up can lose a fan base or market, or even worse: he or she gets labeled as a fake for wearing different styles (there's nothing worse than not being real).
Andre 3000 Working On New Music With Aretha Franklin
Famed soul singer Aretha Franklin's 72nd birthday arrives soon, on March 25th, but she's already begun celebrating, holding a small party at the Ritz in New York City on Saturday. On that same day she spoke to Billboard about upcoming music plans, which include Andre 3000 and Babyface.
Big Boi Reveals Solo Mixtape Coming Soon, Confirms There Is No New OutKast Album
The OutKast rumors have been all over the map this past year. It seems as though every other week we get confirmation or denial of a new OutKast album, a solo album from Andre 3000, or whatever it may be.
Andre 3000's Father, Lawrence Walker, Passes Away
In a story we never wish to report, sources are saying that Andre 3000’s father, Lawrence Walker, passed away Wednesday, February 12th after suffering a heart attack. According to the Chicago Defender, Walker's home lost power due to the ice storms in Atlanta, and he was reportedly chopping wood and suffered the heart attack after he returned inside.
Jimi Hendrix Biopic Starring Andre 3000 To Premiere At SXSW
Andre 3000 was cast as Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic, Jimi: All Is By My Side some time ago, and the film is finally ready to make its debut on U.S. soil. The film will screen at this year's SXSW festival, which runs March 3-15 in Austin Texas. Dre will be playing Hendrix in his pre-fame days, just before releasing his classic debut album, Are You Experienced? in 1967. A film following A$AP Rocky and A$AP Mob, titled SVDDXNLY will also premiere at the festival. The doc will be directed by David Laven.
Future & Andre 3000 Are In The Studio Together
Future has been talking about getting an Andre 3000 feature on his upcoming album, Honest, for some time-- and it seems he may have finally locked it in.
Photos: Outkast Linked Up In Atlanta
Good news, everyone! Shortly after receiving confirmation that Outkast would be reuniting, not only for a Coachella 2014 show, but for an actual tour, the legendary duo have been spotted together-- although no word on if it was to work on music.
Childish Gambino Talks How Andre 3000 Influenced Him & Kendrick Lamar
Andre 3000 and Big Boi are reuniting for an upcoming tour and it has people talking about the influence of the legendary hip hop group. Prepping for the release of his new album because the internet, Childish Gambino talked about Andre 3000 in an interview and how he influenced him, and other rappers.
Outkast May Reunite For Coachella 2014 [Update: A 2014 Reunion Tour Has Been Confirmed]
It's hard to believe Outkast has been on hiatus since 2007. Ever since putting the project on hold, fans have anticipated a reunion for the duo, but so far there's been no sign of it (or a 3 Stacks solo album for that matter).
Young Dro Talks Disappointing Andre 3000, Getting Gucci Mane & T.I. In The Studio Together
Young Dro only just released his sophomore album, but he's far from a newcomer. The Atlanta spitter's second album has been long delayed, but he's kept busy releasing 12 mixtapes in the meantime. With that kind of experience, he's seen a lot go on in Atlanta, speaking of the changes in the scene, disappointing Andre 3000, as well as getting T.I.
The-Dream Says "Watch The Throne 2" Is Likely To Happen
Many people are anticipating and wondering if Jay Z and Kanye West will follow up the mega successful Watch The Throne with a second installment. The-Dream, who is affiliated with both rappers, and had a part in the first album, shared his thoughts on whether or not we'll see a Watch The Throne 2 in a new interview.
Future's Album "Honest" Features Andre 3000, Nicki Minaj & Miley Cyrus
Yesterday we found out that Future was delaying his upcoming album, Honest, and aiming for a December release. Nonetheless, the album is nearing completion, as Future previewed the project for Billboard recently.
Andre 3000 Recorded A Verse For Juicy J's "Bandz A Make Her Dance" Remix
In a recent interview on MTV's "RapFix Live", producer Mike Will Made It revealed that Andre 3000 recorded a verse for a remix of Juicy J's inescapable strip club banger "Bandz A Make Her Dance".
Cee Lo Green Talks Andre 3000's Hiatus & "Severe Case Of Stage Fright"
In a recent interview with RapFix Live, Goodie Mob/Gnarls Barkley's Cee Lo Green opened up about Andre 3000's lengthy hiatus from music. The two have been friends since they were kids, and the recent death of the latter's mother and Cee Lo's grandmother has brought them closer together.
Game Changers: Outkast Edition
More than any other artists or group (excepting Scarface) Outkast is responsible for the rise of southern rap. They were among the first acts to gain recognition from the region and remain one of the most commercially and critically successful rap groups to date.
Andre 3000 Will Reportedly Be Releasing A Solo Album In 2014 [Update: Rep For Andre Says It's Not Confirmed]
While this news hasn't been confirmed by the artist himself yet, it's been reported that Andre 3000 will be releasing a solo effort in 2014, on top of the Jimi Hendrix biopic he's starring in. The report comes from Stephen G. Hill, the President of Music Programming and Specials for BET Networks. Hill was backstage at Lil Wayne and T.I.'s America's Most Wanted Tour in Washington, D.C. last night and spoke to Three Stacks who shared some exciting information-- we'll be getting new music from the Outkast member at the top of the year.
Andre 3000's Mother Found Dead In Atlanta Home [Update: Report Confirmed]
In a story we never wish to report, sources are reporting that Andre 3000’s mother was found dead in her Atlanta home early this morning.
Amy Winehouse's Father Says Andre 3000 Sounds "Terrible" On "Back To Black" Cover
There was much anticipation following the announcement that Beyonce and Andre 3000 would be covering the late Amy Winehouse's definitive cut "Back To Black". The track finally premiered through Mark Ronson's East Village radio last week, and the initial reception was generally pretty favorable.