Andre 3000

Andre 3000 isn’t all the way out of the loop just yet. Lately he can be heard guest appearing on records with Beyonce, Drake and Lil Wayne, and now Andre Benjamin will be making a return to the big screen.

The eccentric rapper will portray the late great Jimi Hendrix in the biopic, “All Is By My Side.” The film is currently in pre-production in Wicklow, Ireland and will begin a full six week production in Dublin directly after. The project will document Hendrix’s life in England between the years 1966-1967 and will be written and produced by John Ridley (U-Turn, Three Kings).

The film will feature the time when Hendrix was first noticed in New York by Keith Richard’s girlfriend, Linda Keith. The period is also when Jimi recorded his debut album that rocked the world, “Are You Experienced.”

Do you think Andre 3000 will play Jimi Hendrix well?