First Look: See Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In Clip From ‘All Is By My Side’ Biopic

jimi hendrix london1 First Look: See Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In Clip From All Is By My Side Biopic

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!

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Quick Quotes: Big Boi On His Current Relationship With Andre 3000

big Quick Quotes: Big Boi On His Current Relationship With Andre 3000

My all-time favorite play cousin Big Boi visited the FADER Magazine offices while in New York City promoting the release of his brand new electronic-yet-soulfully-funky solo album ‘Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors‘. The epic title is derived from a book his late grandmother planned to write to airing the family dirty’s laundry.

Below, Sir Lucious Leftfoot opens up with writer Naomi Zeichner about what his relationship with longtime friend Andre 3000 is like now.

This past summer you shared a picture of you and Andre together on Father’s Day. Now that you’re both grown, with families of your own, what’s your relationship like? We cool. We talk all the time. He comes by my house, our kids play video games together, we sit in the pool house and play pool and play music. We don’t report on it every time we hook up, so people don’t know. I took that picture on Father’s Day just as a gift to the fans, cause they ain’t seen us in the same room in so long. Me and Dre can’t even go anywhere together in public because it’s a fiasco. As much as we’d like to go and sit down and have dinner together, that shit won’t work at all. Never. The only place we might go, and we can’t even go there no more cause we shut it down, is the strip club. For real. So we usually be at my house, his mom’s house, his house. But mostly my house.

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Hey Ya! Andre 3000 Spotted As Jimi Hendrix In Ireland

andre0 Hey Ya! Andre 3000 Spotted As Jimi Hendrix In Ireland

Dookie Blossumgame III is not here for the prying eyes of the paparazzi. Yesterday, a camera shy Andre 3000 was spotted in full costume as triple OG guitar hero Jimi Hendrix on the first day of shooting for an unauthorized biopic in Dublin, Ireland.

Based on interviews and archival materials, ‘All Is By My Side’ will highlight Hendrix’s career breakthrough around the time he moved to London in 1966 and personal exploits as he worked on his heralded debut album, ‘Are You Experienced.’

There’s just one slight issue: Hendrix’s estate says it will not support the film. A full-length biopic with no music is like Khia without a MetroPCS bill — problematic as fuck.

“Various media outlets have recently published accounts that indicate a feature-length Jimi Hendrix biographical film is nearing production. Experience Hendrix, LLC, the family-owned company entrusted with safeguarding the legacy of Jimi Hendrix and administrator of the Jimi Hendrix music and publishing catalog, has made it known many times in the past that no such film, were it to include original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix, can be undertaken without its full participation,” read the lengthy statement issued by his estate.

Sound off on the actors / actresses you would like to see on the big screen starring in biopics below!

Quick Quotes: Andre 3000 Talks To ‘Fader’ Magazine, Explains OutKast’s Future

andre1 Quick Quotes: Andre 3000 Talks To Fader Magazine, Explains OutKasts Future

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.

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Driving Wild In Idlewild

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.

andremug blog.thumbnail Driving Wild In IdlewildOutkast’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!

[Quick Flicks] Ciara

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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.

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