André 3000

André 3000
Andre Benjamin.jpg
André 3000 at the 2007 Comic Con in San Diego, California.
Background information
Birth name André Lauren Benjamin
Also known as
  • Andre 3K
  • Dre
  • 3 Stacks
  • Johnny Vulture
  • Ice Cold
Born (1975-05-27) May 27, 1975 (age 42)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • dancer
  • actor
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass guitar
  • keyboards
Years active 1991–present
Labels
Associated acts

André Lauren Benjamin (born May 27, 1975), [1] better known by his stage name André 3000 (formerly known as André), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor, best known for being part of hip hop duo Outkast alongside fellow rapper Big Boi. As an actor, Benjamin has made appearances in a number of TV series and films, including Families, The Shield, Be Cool, Revolver, Semi-Pro, Four Brothers, and the leading role of Jimi Hendrix in All Is by My Side.

In addition to music and acting, Benjamin has also been an entrepreneur. In the spring of 2008, he launched a clothing line called Benjamin Bixby. He has also been an advocate for animal rights. [2] He is also known for his work on the Cartoon Network animated series Class of 3000.

In 2013, Complex included Benjamin on its list of the 10 best rappers of the 2000s. [3] In 2015, Billboard included Benjamin on its list of the 10 Greatest Rappers of All Time. [4]

Early life

Benjamin was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the only child of Sharon Benjamin-Hodo (d. 2013), a single mother who sold real estate, and Lawrence Harvey Walker (d. 2014), a collections agent. [5] [6] [7] He is of African-American and Native American descent. [8] Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, East Point, Georgia and Bankhead, Georgia, he attended Sarah Smith Elementary School, Sutton Middle School, Northside High School and Tri-Cities High School. [9]

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