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HIP HOP / RNB 31 7 Issue 52 / 2013 s nd ge le Andre 3000 Bizarre, skilful and oozing cool vibes. After years of being a three-piece group's front man, Three Stacks has been rocking his solo southern playa' style for two decades. From the beginning, we were in love with his remarkable lyrics and music. Maybe he's an unusual choice; we've been picking real old-school heavyweights until now – KRS-Onetype-titans. Andre's a wicked MC and everyone knows that. He's more than that though, he's proved you can unite eccentricity with consistency. One half of the mighty 'Outkast', Andre's debut on 1994's 'Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik' was precise, sauntering and immersive. Bit of a mental album title but, believe it or not, this was the Andre at his most regular – the pre-Stankonia Andre, the 'before he started calling himself Possum Aloysius Jenkins' Andre. From here it was a descent into expansive psychedelic funk and hyper-gospel, and that's what makes Jenkins' journey such a legendary one. Propelled by lead single 'Hey Ya', 2003's 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below' went diamond – it's actually the best selling hip hop (can we call it that) album of all time. He's a legend not because of his record The duo hit London to promote the last sales, but because of his demonstration few... There's no evidence, but that won't that you can hit massive sales without stop the buzz. compromising artistic vision. The wackier he got the more captivating his music became. He didn't 'go mainstream', at Check out: least, not in the usual way, but Andre doesn't do usual. He's still about, 20 years on. He had a wicked feature on T.I's 'Sorry' recently; dare we speculate that a further Outkast album is in the pipeline? June RELEASES Albert Einstein Sinner Born Prodigy & Alchemist J. Cole Infamous Records Dreamville Records Yeezus Kanye West Roc- A - Fella Watching movies with the sound off Mac Miller Rostrum Records The Gifted Wale Maybach Music French montana Excuse my French Coke Boys Statik Selektah Extended Play Showoff Records Tech N9ne Something Else Strange Music Evolution Slum Village TBA Kelly Rowland Talk A Good Game Republic The dream IV Play Radio Killa Quasimoto Yessir Whatever Stones Throw Records

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