André 3000 at the 2007
in San Diego, California.
||André Lauren Benjamin
|Also known as
- Andre 3K
- 3 Stacks
- Johnny Vulture
- Ice Cold
May 27, 1975 |
- record producer
- bass guitar
André Lauren Benjamin (born May 27, 1975),
 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
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
 He is also known for his work on the
Cartoon Network animated series
Class of 3000.
Complex included Benjamin on its list of the 10 best rappers of the 2000s.
 In 2015,
Billboard included Benjamin on its list of the 10 Greatest Rappers of All Time.