The wait is over! Finally after years of anticipation, we get to see Andre 3000 take on the role playing Jimi Hendrix in ‘All Is By My Side’. Written and directed by John Ridley, the film focuses on the time frame when Hendrix was putting together his classic album, Are You Experienced (which takes place from 1966-1967.
As it becomes apparent in the following clip, Andre 3000 flawlessly channels Jimi Hendrix all the way down to his mannerisms and dialect. Andre recently revealed that he spent countless hours of watching footage of the legendary Hendrix and remained determined until he nailed it spot on. This is Andre’s biggest role as an actor thus far and by all means met the challenge head on.
The film has already premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and is set to premiere later this month at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival. As of now, there is no official date for release in nationwide theaters.
It is almost impossible to come up with a suitable title that will suit Outkast’s Andre 3000. Its been a long road for the ATLien, considering since his debut as one half of arguable one of hip-hops most successful groups it has been a non-stop roll to new artistic heights.
Andre has continued to build his range as an actor and since he was appointed to star as famed Rock n Roll legend Jimi Hendrix it only goes to show that he is yet to prove himself even further.
There has been a tremendous buzz surrounding the role especially considering it is almost a perfect match just based on mild resemblance and also the fact that Andre is an equally acclaimed musician.
Although most hip-hop fans have awaited a follow up album from Andre 3000 and long term partner Big Boi, the duo have hinted at the possibility of a new Outkast project…one day (we shall see)
In the mean time, we can all look forward to the role which could very well establish 3 Stacks as one of tomorrows biggest urban actors.