Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Outkast's Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix

When I first heard there was a Jimi Hendrix bio pic in the works I was understandably skeptical.  Who could ever portray the guitar god in an accurate and successful manner?  Who would have the look, voice, and fingers to pull off an on screen rendition of "All Along the Watchtower" live?!  The answer presented itself in the form of Outkast's Andre 3000.  The singer turned actor spent months intensely preparing for a role which had to be done right.  Considering the legacy of the man himself, it would have to be exact and after watching the clips and seeing the pics, its obvious that Andre nailed it.  From his clothes, to his voice, to his mannerisms, the Outkast singer did a phenomenal job.  The film recently had its U.S. premier at SXSW and will no doubt be available soon to those who could not attend.  I'm anxious to watch the movie in its entirety and hope that it's just as spectacular as it looks.  Read this Rolling Stone article below about the film and others which premiered at SXSW.

Andre 3000 Plays Jimi Hendrix

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