Marica and Andre 3000

Today got off to a bad start due to circumstances beyond the blog owner's control. But here is a positive post to set the tone for the rest of the day.

Loyal reader Marica writes:

I want to start off my saying I love reading site. Any who I had the pleasure of running into Andre 3000 on Sunday at this Restaurant! I chatted & told him I enjoy his work & style! Just from the short time of chatting with him, he was amazing & his aura so refreshing! He really made my day!!

Dominique Maldonado

Rap mogul Andre 3000's latest squeeze, Dominique Maldonado, regularly went in on Dre's band member Big Boi on her social media accounts.

Apparently Dominique, whose Twitter handle is @SunshineDBaby, wasn't a fan of Outkast or Big Boi's lyrical skills back in the day.

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Andre 3000 and Dominique Maldonado

OutKast co-founder André 3000 has apparently found love. According to a tipster, Dre 3000, whose real name is André Lauren Benjamin, is going steady with music industry executive Dominique Maldonado, 30.

So, who is this pretty lady who captured the 40-year-old musical genius's heart?

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Outkast

Hardcore Outkast fans will rock out with their faves for the next 3 nights at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta.

Outkast brings the much-awaited 20th Anniversary Tour to their hometown beginning tonight, Friday, September 26, through Sunday, Sept. 28.

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Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix

A video clip of the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side, featuring Outkast member Andre 3000 Benjamin was released online yesterday. The film will focus on Jimi's life while he was still living in New York. No U.S. release date has been set yet.

A left-handed guitarist, Jimi taught himself to play a right handed Fender Stratocaster guitar -- upside down.

Born in Seattle, Washington in 1942, Jimi moved to England when he was 24. A year later, Jimi's legend was born when he played the Monterey Pop Festival in the U.S. At the end of his set he lit his guitar on fire onstage.

Like most falling stars, Jimi died of a drug overdose in a London flat in 1970.

Watch the clip after the break.

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Erykah Badu vacations in Miami Beach

Singer Erykah Badu soaked up the sun rays while on vacation in Miami Beach with a mystery man on Thursday. The 42-year-old mother-of-3 wore a large African tribal necklace over a black bikini while being waited on hand and foot by her devoted cabana boy who was spotted fanning her and fetching her food and drinks. All that weave on her head must get hot under the blazing sun.

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Andre 3000 Confirms Outkast Split

The moment Outkast fans heard the news that former Outkast members Andre 3000 and Big Boi were remixing Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter” and T.I.’s “Sorry,” they assumed a new Outkast album was on the horizon.

They were wrong.

In an interview with SPIN magazine, the "Hey Ya" singer took the opportunity to clear the air about an Outkast reunion.

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Rappers T.I. and Kendrick Lamar were special guests on BET's 106 & Park today. Watch the video after the break.

In an interview in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Tip "T.I." Harris said, "I've learned that one thing about my life that is certain is trouble.

He continued: "Be that as it may, I shall embrace that fact and not evade it. We all have faults. Before I let you stand on your high horse and point a finger back down at me, I'm going to give you a big, stiff 'Fuck you.'"

The aptly titled Trouble Man album is scheduled for release on Dec. 18.

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