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Also Known As: Andr Lauren Benjamin Died:
Born: May 27, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Profession: musician, singer, actor

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As the more outlandish and introspective half of the experimental rap duo OutKast, Andre Benjamin - also known as Andre 3000, Dré, Three Stacks and a half dozen other monikers - established himself as a bona fide innovator in a musical genre that had seen better creative days. Along with high school friend Antwan "Big Boi" Patton, OutKast became a giant in the rap world, separating themselves from their hip-hop contemporaries by incorporating elements of funk, jazz and rock-n-roll into a genre desperate for change. From their debut to their widely hailed Grammy-winning fifth album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003), the duo became one of the best-selling rap artists of all time. Not satisfied with a career in music, Benjamin segued to film and television with small, but memorable appearances in "Hollywood Homicide" (2003) and on "The Shield" (FX, 2002-08). While he branched off to explore wider musical realms like jazz and classical, along the way learning to play saxophone, guitar and clarinet, Benjamin turned in quality supporting performances in "Be Cool" (2005), "Four Brothers" (2005), "Idlewild" (2006) and "Battle in Seattle" (2007). Following a comic turn in the Will Ferrell comedy "Semi-Pro"...

As the more outlandish and introspective half of the experimental rap duo OutKast, Andre Benjamin - also known as Andre 3000, Dré, Three Stacks and a half dozen other monikers - established himself as a bona fide innovator in a musical genre that had seen better creative days. Along with high school friend Antwan "Big Boi" Patton, OutKast became a giant in the rap world, separating themselves from their hip-hop contemporaries by incorporating elements of funk, jazz and rock-n-roll into a genre desperate for change. From their debut to their widely hailed Grammy-winning fifth album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003), the duo became one of the best-selling rap artists of all time. Not satisfied with a career in music, Benjamin segued to film and television with small, but memorable appearances in "Hollywood Homicide" (2003) and on "The Shield" (FX, 2002-08). While he branched off to explore wider musical realms like jazz and classical, along the way learning to play saxophone, guitar and clarinet, Benjamin turned in quality supporting performances in "Be Cool" (2005), "Four Brothers" (2005), "Idlewild" (2006) and "Battle in Seattle" (2007). Following a comic turn in the Will Ferrell comedy "Semi-Pro" (2008), he made waves when he was cast as Jimi Hendrix in the unauthorized biopic "All is By My Side" (2012). Whether in music or on the screen, Benjamin proved himself to be a multi-talented performer capable of pleasantly surprising even his most ardent critics.

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 Semi-Pro (2008)
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 Charlotte's Web (2006) Cast
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 Idlewild (2006)
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 Be Cool (2005) Cast
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 Revolver (2005)
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 Soundz of Spirit (2005)
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 Four Brothers (2005) Cast
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Formed Outkast with Antwan Patton (aka Big Boi) and signed to the LaFace record label; first rap group signed to the primarily R&B-focused label
1994:
Outkast recorded and released their first single "Player's Ball"
1994:
Released debut album <i>Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik</i>; certified platinum
1996:
Released their second album <i>ATLiens</i>
1998:
Released third album <i>Aquemini</i>; was sued in 1999 over their single "Rosa Parks" by the civil rights pioneer over the use of her name, citing "unlawful appropriation of her name"
2000:
Released fourth album <i>Stankonia</i>, which featured the U.S. chart-topping single "Ms. Jackson"
2001:
Release a greatest hits album <i>Big Boi and Dre Present...OutKast</i>; record contained three new songs
2003:
Released dual CD¿s containing their own individual musical statements <i>Speakerboxxx / The Love Below</i>
2005:
Made feature film debut starring in "Be Cool" (the "Get Shorty" sequel) opposite John Travolta and Uma Thurman
2005:
Signed a first-look deal with MTV and Nickelodeon to produce theatrical films and cable projects
2005:
Starred in John Singleton's "Four Brothers" as one of four brothers out to avenge their mother's murder
2005:
Cast in "Revolver," written and directed by Guy Ritchie
2006:
Cast in the comedy "Scary Movie 4," directed by David Zucker
2006:
Starred in "Idlewild," a feature about music performers in the 1930s; also simultaneously released the album <i>Idlewild</i> with Big Boi, which served as the soundtrack
2008:
Acted opposite Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson in the 1970s-era sports comedy "Semi-Pro"
2008:
Earned two Grammy nomination for his collaborations with John Legend and Big Boi
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