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Even With Few Tunes, Jimi Hendrix Biopic Works

Critics praise Andre 3000 of Outkast in 'Jimi: All Is By My Side'

(Newser) - Writer and director John Ridley takes audiences back to 1966 and '67, before Jimi Hendrix was a rock god, in Jimi: All Is by My Side. The new flick starring Outkast's Andre 3000, also known as Andre Benjamin, has been called "fascinating," yet also downright weird.... More »

Coming Soon: Outkast Reunion?

Rumors of a reunion at Coachella 2014

(Newser) - They went out on top, and hip-hop fans have been waiting on their return ever since. Now, Grammy Award-winning rap duo Outkast is rumored to be reuniting at Coachella in 2014, followed by other festival dates next year. Which makes perfect sense considering 2014 will be the pair's 20-year... More »

10 Stars Who've Gotten Revenge ... via Song

Obviously, Taylor Swift is on this list

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's new album, of course, contains quite a few references to ex-boyfriends , including the breakup anthem, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." In her honor, Radar rounds up nine more celebrities who got revenge via music:
  • Nick Lachey wrote "What's Left of Me"
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Outkast's Big Boi Busted With Ecstasy, Viagra

Border Patrol nabs rapper on cruise ship

(Newser) - Outkast rapper Antwan “Big Boi” Patton was arrested while getting off a cruise ship today in Miami, after border patrol dogs caught him allegedly carrying drugs, law enforcement sources tell TMZ . He was charged with three counts of drug possession and one count of drug paraphernalia possession, all felonies.... More »

Spring's Most Exciting Albums

Courtney Love is just one of many making a comeback

(Newser) - Perhaps you don’t care about Justin Bieber’s upcoming second album, hot on the heels of his first, but you might be a bit more interested in the rest of Rolling Stone includes in its spring music preview. A sampling:
  • Meth, Ghost, and Rae: Wu-Massacre, March 30. Ghostface Killah
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Backwards Lip Sync Vid a YouTube Hit

High school singers learn reverse-syllable song

(Newser) - A wacky lip sync video at a Washington high school has become a YouTube hit. The video, filmed at Shorewood High School, at first looks like a straight-forward—though impressive—student music creation involving most of the school. But the crowds around the various singers seem to be performing strange... More »

Best Videos of the Decade

Music industry may be changing, but the format is alive and well

(Newser) - The "aughties" saw a breakdown in the traditional music business and the outlets for music videos. But that doesn't mean people didn't make good ones—maybe they're even better for it. Steve LaBate runs down the best since 2000 in Paste. A sampling:
  • Outkast, "Bombs Over Baghdad": "
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Greatest Albums of the Decade

From Radiohead to Bon Iver, Paste hits the highlights

(Newser) - Paste takes a look back at the past decade—and its own 10-year history—with its list of the 50 best albums of the ‘00s:
  • No. 1. Sufjan Stevens, Illinoise: “His music pushed boundaries between pop and classical.”
  • No. 4. Radiohead, Kid A: Marked “the
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100 Definitive Songs of the '00s

From Amy Winehouse to Outkast and beyond, tunes define a music-rich decade

(Newser) - As the 2000s draw to a close, the Telegraph takes a look at the 100 songs that define the decade. The top 10:
  1. "Rehab," Amy Winehouse (2006)
  2. "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor," Arctic  Monkeys (2005)
  3. "Crazy In Love," Beyonce (2003)
  4. "
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Rapper's Old-School Fashion Line Far From OutKast

Andre 3000 designs label for mod preppy

(Newser) - With a nostalgic collection far more ambitious than those of most celebrity designers, rapper/actor André Benjamin—aka André 3000, half of the duo OutKast—looks “like Ralph Lauren having a Steampunk moment,” Eric Wilson writes in the New York Times. The Benjamin Bixby collection, “inspired by Ivy... More »

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