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Video: Outkast’s Andre 3000 plays Jimi Hendrix in new biopic


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The first video from the long-awaited Jimi Hendrix biopic, “All Is By My Side,” has surfaced on YouTube.

Andre 3000 plays Hendrix in the film, which was written and directed by newly-minted Oscar winner John Ridley, who took home an academy award for his “12 Years a Slave” script.

In the scene, the Outkast rapper as Hendrix tries to convince Linda Keith (played by Imogen Poots) to take off with him to Monterey.

The film is set to premiere Wednesday at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

Andre 3000 is reuniting with Big Boi, the other half of Grammy-winning rap group Outkast, for a series of festival dates this spring and summer. The duo is set to headline the Big Guava Music Festival at the MidFlorida Amphitheatre in Tampa in May.

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