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Andre 3000′s Transformation Into Jimi Hendrix Is The Highlight Of Jimi: All Is By My Side

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The highly anticipated Jimi Hendrix biographical film, Jimi: All Is By My Side, opens today in select cities. The movie explores the late legend’s life from 1966 through 1967, just ahead of his U.S. breakthrough. However, Hendrix won’t be the only musician at the forefront of viewers’ minds. Andre Benjamin a.k.a. Andre 3000 shines in the lead role as the rock star, the rapper’s first major film role in six years.

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Rihanna, R. Kelly, Malia Obama and More Surprises from Lollapalooza

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In its tenth year at Chicago, Lollaplooza welcomed over 100 bands, hundreds of thousands of fans and a number of surprises over the course of three days. As the festival continues to expand into a more mainstream affair with Perry’s tent — no longer a tent but rather a stage that has helped usher in EDM and hip-hop acts — and broad appeal headliners, which have included major pop acts and classic rockers, there’s still room to shock or shake things up. This year was no different as Eminem brought out Rihanna, President Obama’s daughter was spotted in the crowd, and Nas and Outkast relived the ‘90s.

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REVIEW: OutKast Conquer Hangout Fest With A Nostalgic Tour Through Their Greatest Hits

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The 2014 Hangout Music Fest ended with a twin bang last night, as the recently-reunited OutKast took their rightful place as headliners on the main stage in front of 45,000 screaming fans shakin’ it like a Polaroid picture. On hiatus since 2007, the Grammy-winning duo’s set of 40 festival dates have become the most anticipated tour of the year. Apparently they got off to a rocky start during their debut gig at Coachella last month, but tonight they brought their A-game, delivering a hit-packed tour through their entire two-decade history.

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The Black Keys, OutKast, The Killers + Jack Johnson Headline Hangout Fest This Weekend!

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Summertime is (finally) here, and with it comes the 5th annual Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama! How is it more awesome than all of the other open-air fests this season? Well, first of all, this one is ON A BEACH! But most importantly, Hangout boasts an amazing array of the best bands in the biz. The three-day extravaganza will be headlined by musical titans The Black Keys, The Killers, the newly reformed Outkast, and Jack Johnson! But we’re just getting started…

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Was 1994 The Best Year In Hip-Hop? A Look At Classic Albums Turning 20

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After 20 years in the public eye, Nas has been everywhere from the Grammy Awards to Billy on the Street. His most recent achievement, however, is something not even he or his family could have dreamed of. After the National’s Matt Berninger and his brother Tom opened the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival with Mistaken For Strangers, the Queens-born rapper took center stage at this year’s fest with his documentary Time Is Illmatic. The film pays tribute to the acclaimed artist and his breakthrough album, Illmatic, 20 years after its release. Who knew Robert De Niro was such a big music fan?

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Where You Can Find OutKast, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West + More On The Road This Summer

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Coachella kicks off today with OutKast taking the stage for their big reunion at the two-week festival in Indio, California. Announcing their first live performance together in 10 years caused the Internet to erupt in cheers, making Coachella the festival to spend your hard-earned money on this summer. But then Andre and Antwan booked headlining sets at Governors Ball, Lollapalooza and many, many more festivals around the world. Read more…

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Band Reunions That Shocked Everyone Way Before OutKast Got Back Together

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With SXSW kicking off this week, it officially marks the beginning of music festival season. In 2014, that naturally makes us think about one legendary duo from Atlanta, because after several years of hiatus, OutKast has reunited to take over the circuit, starting with next month’s Coachella.

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