How will the Jimi Hendrix biopic ‘All Is By My Side’ hold up without Hendrix’s music being featured in the film?
While the movie didn’t receive the support of the Hendrix estate, it was nevertheless lauded by critics at last fall’s Toronto Film Festival. The long-awaited feature starring Andre 3000 as the legendary guitarist is set to make its US debut at next week at South By Southwest 2014.
The rapper-turned-thespian “listened to hours of interviews. I watched films, watched his mannerisms” in preparation for the role. In the below clip, Hendrix’s future manager Chas Chandler (Andrew Buckley) tries to convince him to move to London, while he sits next to girlfriend Linda Keith (Imogen Poots) inside a New York City restaurant.
“I don’t want to get caught up in those kind of labels, though,” replies Hendrix. “I don’t want it to be, ‘Well OK, he’s playing the blues,’ or ‘He’s playing R&B or soul or whatever’.”
Watch it below!
Andre 3000 isn’t connected at the hip with fans via social networking. So for the most part we don’t know what exactly is going on inside that head of his until he grants us access.
Speaking with The Fader, he explained why he was a no-show in Beyonce’s “Party” video, artists who inspire him, supporting Chris Brown and the future of an OutKast album.
On his decision to not appear in any music videos for collaborations:
So, you know, when I would talk to these artists and we’d agree that we’d do these songs, we would all be in agreement that it was just vocals. There was no visual or anything. Every artist I work with from Beyonce, from Young Jeezy and Jay-Z, from BoB, it was all understood before my first rhyme was written that there was going to be no videos. And I always felt like—you know, I haven’t been in even in a video with Big Boi—it’s kind of disrespectful of me if I can just jump in a video with a new artist and I haven’t even jumped in the video with my own partner. So I always said, I’m not going to fully jump back into it until I really do it. I’m not going to play around. If it’s not my project or an Outkast thing, or you know, if I’m supporting Big Boi, then it just didn’t make sense for me. It just didn’t feel right doing it. So it’s a loyalty to myself and trying to make sure I really wanted to be in the business again.
Speeding, I’m speeding! What is it about Georgia highways that make your cousins want to drive so damn fast? We all know Go-Go was rushing home to change his tampon but I don’t know what to say about everybody else.
Outkast’s Andre 3000 (real name: Andre Benjamin) was arrested near Atlanta Saturday for driving his 2007 Porsche Carrera at such a high speed that police called him “an accident waiting to happen,” according to Atlanta’s WSB-TV, TMZ and AllHipHop.com.
A police officer told the station that the MC was clocked at 109 MPH on Saturday morning, significantly over the 65-mph speed limit, on Interstate 75, and was arrested for the danger he posed.
“Traveling that fast along 75, you’re passing people as if they’re standing still,” Henry County Police Captain Jason Bolton told the station. “It’s an accident waiting to happen.”
The MC was released after posting $1,200 bail, according to TMZ. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 29.
Reps for Benjamin had not responded to MTV News’ requests for comment at press time.
The arrest comes as State Representative Jim Cole is lobbying for a new “Super Speeder” bill to be passed in the state of Georgia. The law will force violators to pay an additional $200 fine for driving at more than 85 miles an hour on highways and four-lane roads. Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has said he supports the bill and intends to sign it into law in the coming months. [source]
That’s enough for me to keep my ride at 75 mph, thanks!
Ciara didn’t let Keri Hilson’s negative vibes stop her from hitting up Andre 3000′s new stage play over the weekend. I would not slap box with this chick! Even Sheree’s cheekbones are no match.