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ANDRÉ 3000
ANDRÉ 3000

ANDRÉ 3000

André 3000 Benjamin is a musician/producer who has distinguished himself as a cutting-edge collaborator. He has repeatedly impressed critics, fans and fellow artists with his versatility, eloquence, style and ability to transcend trends. André made his musical debut as part of the world-renowned, pioneering duo, Outkast who received six Grammy Awards in 2004, including Album of the Year for “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below,” which has sold more than 11 million copies. He’s also known and frequently lauded for his stealth guest appearances on tracks by music’s most interesting artists.

Benjamin’s film credits include starring in and co-creating Universal Pictures’ Idlewild, a musical set in the Prohibition-era South. He also co-wrote the soundtrack for the film with his OutKast partner, Big Boi. Other film credits include co-starring with John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn and Cedric the Entertainer in “Be Cool.” He earned rave reviews in John Singleton’s drama “Four Brothers” for his portrayal of an adopted brother opposite Mark Wahlberg. He appeared in the comedy “Semi Pro,” opposite Will Ferrell and the drama, “Battle In Seattle.” Most recently, he starred as Jimi Hendrix in the biopic, JIMI: All Is By My Side, written and directed by Academy Award winner, John Ridley. For the role, André Benjamin earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead. 

The Art of Collab

Sun Nov 5, 4:30pmGrand Ballroom

What defines the success of a collaborative drop? Is it the hype behind the brands or is it genius of the product? ComplexCon(versations) has brought in Jeff Staple, one of the pioneers of this art form, to answer just that. He sits down with our panel of fusion masterminds to discuss their methodology used to execute the ultimate collaboration.