[video] André 3000 on Playing Jimi Hendrix – David Letterman

3000 speaks to David Letterman on his upcoming role playing rock n roll legend Jimi Hendrix. I don’t think the Hendrix estate is in support of this movie at all, which has been reported to have detrimental effects on the success of these type of biopics.

There is reportedly no original Hendrix music used in the film due to the family’s blockage.We will see how it does.  I am adding the trailer after the cut just in case you haven’t seen it yet:

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MTV: Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Eminem Get The ‘Simpsons’ Treatment

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Later this month, “The Simpsons” will jump into its 21st season with yet another entry in the fantastic “Treehouse of Horror” franchise. To celebrate the upcoming milestone and to pay respects to some great hip-hop icons, Format and Moxy Creative have teamed up to produce a series of limited-edition posters that depict 10 famous rappers “Simpsonized.” The results are pretty great. As you can see in the posse shot below, some real heavy hitters are represented: Biggie Smalls, Tupac, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Flavor Flav, Andre 3000, Eminem, Eazy-E and Fat Joe have all been converted into cartoon versions of their former selves.

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Andre 3000 Doesn’t Care About Hipsters

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Kid Cudi has taken to his blog to lament (in all caps, of course) that Lilly Allen and Andre 3000 turned down his request for a collaboration, among other things.

Says Cudi:

I ONLY HAVE 3 FEATURES FOR MY ALBUM WHICH IS MY BIG HOMIE SNOOP, KANYE AND COMMON. THE OTHER 2 ARTISTS I ASKED SO FAR TO BE ON MY ALBUM: LILY ALLEN AND ANDRE 3000, HAVE DECLINED MY REQUEST FOR A COLLAB. IT MADE ME REALIZE THO, DO I REALLY WANNA GO IN ON FEATURES? SURE I LIKE THESE ARTISTS BUT THIS FIRST ALBUM NEEDS TO BE ABOUT WUT I CAN DO.

Maybe 3 Stacks just can’t relate to hipster types who wear pink shirts and sing about aliens.

[Kid Cudi’s Blog]

Rapper Andre 3000 Arrested For Driving Porshe 109 MPH

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Revered Atlanta rapper Andre 3000 was arrested outside of Atlanta on Saturday (March 28), for driving his 2007 Porsche Carrera at speeds so excessive police called him “an accident waiting to happen.”

According to a report by local ABC-affiliate WSB-TV Monday afternoon (March 30), the Grammy Award winning rapper/actor was arrested by a member of the Henry County Police Department’s Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic Team early Saturday morning.

The officer stated that he clocked Andre 3000, born Andre Benjamin, at 109 mph, 44 mph over the 65 mph speed limit along that stretch of I-75.

Benjamin was arrested for the danger he posed to other drivers.

“Traveling that fast along 75, you’re passing people as if they’re standing still,” explained Henry County Police Captain Jason Bolton. “It’s an accident waiting to happen.”

The arrest comes as State Representative Jim Cole is lobbying for a new Super Speeder Bill to be passed in the state of Georgia. Continue reading

Come join B.o.B LIVE in concert

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In appreciation for all the support you’ve given B.o.B this past year, we’d like to invite you out to an intimate evening with B.o.B and his friends the Thunderkatz, Playboy Tre, Born Wit and more. It takes place this Sunday in Atlanta at SugarHill in Underground.

Come join B.o.B LIVE in concert with a live band at the Almost Famous “UNPLUGGED” show! There will be plenty tastemakers, djs, media and other industry follks there for GREAT NETWORKING!

Be present at Sugarhill in Underground Atlanta on Sunday, December 21 to bear witness to B.o.B UNPLUGGED…the FUTURE! Doors open at 9pm, show starts at 10 pm.

Email TJ@TJsDJs.com to RSVP for COMPLIMENTARY ENTRY!!!!

Visit www.almostfamousshow.com or email info@almostfamousshow.com for more information, or press credentials.

For more information about *B.o.B* please visit www.bobatl.com or www.myspace.com/bobatl

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Andre 3000 Sued for $2 Million Over “Class of 3000”

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OutKast’s Andre 3000, along with Cartoon Network and Turner Broadcasting, is facing a $2 million lawsuit for copyright infringement and breach of contract claims stemming from Andre’s “Class of 3000” cartoon series. andre3000-cartoon

According to the Boston Herald, local postal worker Timothy McGee alleges the “characters, artwork, storylines [and] concepts” from Dre’s Emmy-winning Cartoon Network series were all based on his ideas for an earlier project called “The Music Factory.”

“The artist known as Andre ‘3000’ Benjamin was credited with the creation, executive production and starring role in ‘Class of 3000,'” the lawsuit reads. “The similarities between the expression of Mr. McGee’s work in ‘The Music Factory’ and that of ‘Class of 3000’ are sufficiently detailed and pervasive.”

While Dre’s cartoon debuted November 2006, McGee claims he offered his series pitch to Cartoon Network executive Michael Lazzo in 1997 before being rejected. With both projects set in Atlanta’s music scene and sharing similar characters including a “tough full-of-attitude female” character, his attorney Jerrold Neeff expects compensation.

“We’ve requested $2 million in damages thus far,” Neeff told the Boston Herald. “The rest remains to be seen.”

In addition, McGee has claimed misappropriation of trade secrets and is requesting damages to including all the profits from the show’s two seasons. Cartoon Network and Turner Broadcasting have also been included in the lawsuit. A rep for Dre and Cartoon Network/Turner Broadcasting was unavailable for comment at press time.

[pics] Andre 3000 Debuts Benjamin Bixby Line

A general view of atmosphere at Barneys Celebration of Benjamin Bixby's Fall 08 - Spring 09 Menswear Collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2009 at Barneys New York on September 4, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 04: A general view of atmosphere at Barneys Celebration of Benjamin Bixby’s Fall 08 – Spring 09 Menswear Collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2009 at Barneys New York on September 4, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

The Most Expensive Sneakers- Nike Air Force One “So Cals”

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The Nike Air Force One “So Cals” were made by Atlanta sneaker shop Laced Up as part of a new service called Solitaire Kicks. The service is offered by Laced Up with the help of Prriya & Chintans Couture and Jewelry, who provide fashion consulting to customers when customizing their shoes adorned with yellow, blue or white diamonds as well as silver and gold. The first pair, worth an estimated $50,000 were presented to rapper Big Boi at the launch party for Solitaire Kicks

MTV Releases “Hottest MCs In The Game” With Few Surprises

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MTV is back at it again with their controversial “Hottest MCs In The Game” list. I’m sure people will be in an uproar about some of the top names in the game that were deleted, like well The Game, Nas, Common and some might even find offense to the exclusion of Souljah Boy. Taking top honors is Mr. Kanye West, King ‘Ye to be exact. Can’t complain too much with that one, but Lil Wayne at number THREE? Jay placed one notch in front of the self-proclaimed martian partially due to his visibility as a result of his business acumen and supposedly for the superb job he did on his critically acclaimed “American Gangster” LP. Below is the remainder of the list. Go [HERE] for a full explanation of the criteria that went into the selection process.

1. Kanye
2. Jay-Z
3. Lil Wayne
4. Rick Ross
5. Snoop Dogg
6. 50 Cent
7. Lupe Fiasco
8. Young Jeezy
9. Andre 3000
10. T.I

Will Ferell’s “Semi-Pro” Grizzly Bear Kills Trainer

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A grizzly bear that appeared in a recent Will Ferrell movie killed a 39-year-old trainer with a bite to his neck Tuesday and had to be subdued with pepper spray.

Is it me or are domesticated animals attacking humans alot more these days?

Well this story is indeed a bizarre one coming out of BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif where a 700 lb. grizzly bear attacked and killed a trainer. In a truly ironic twist, many of you may have seen this bear due to it be featured heavily in the recent Will Ferell film “Semi Pro”. And you Ferell fans can rest easy all his wrestling match scenes with the bear were with a stunt double. More below:

Three experienced handlers were working with the bear at Randy Miller’s Predators in Action facility when the bear bit 39-year-old Stephan Miller on the neck, said San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Beavers. Stephan Miller is Randy’s cousin, she said.

The center’s staff used pepper spray to subdue and contain the bear and there were no other injuries, she said.

(U.S. TABS OUT) (L-R) Actors Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, and Woody Harrelson appear onstage during MTV\'s Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios on February 25, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

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“Semi-Pro” Trailer [Check at 1:56 to see the Grizzly Bear..]