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Andre 3000 and Sally Field

Andre 3000 Stars in AMC’s ‘Dispatches from Elsewhere’

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By Sharon Oliver

AMC just launched a new mystery series, Dispatches from Elsewhere, which garnered buzz way before it premiered Sunday night with another showing on Monday 10:00 p.m. Movie legend Sally Field stars in the series along with Jason Segel, Eve Lindley and also on board is one-half of the multi-platinum duo Outkast, Andre “3000” Benjamin.

Judging from what’s been shown so far, this series will focus on keeping the audience guessing. Bringing his brand of flair, Andre plays conspiracy theorist Fredwynn, one of four people who aim to solve an elaborate puzzle.

Three Stacks

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Nominated for 23 Grammy Awards, winning seven, Andre caused quite a stir during filming of the new AMC series in Philadelphia when fans spotted the “Miss Jackson” singer.

The Georgia native took time out to pose for photos with the fans who immediately shared them on social media. Before Andre began his journey into acting, the father of a 21-year-old son (shared with singer Erykah Badu) and his music partner Big Boi, thrilled music aficionados as hip-duo Outkast. Their cinematic music videos were just as remarkable as their music.

Music Career

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Aside from putting out multi-platinum albums and chart-topping singles, Andre also won a Grammy for his collaboration with Anderson Paak. Known for his creative style of dress, Andre created a frenzy rocking out a blow-out hairdo and retro wear in Outkast music video “Hey Ya!”

The 44-year-old fashion icon has had a multifaceted career and in 2013, Complex added him on its list of the 10 best rappers of the 2000s. Outkast enjoyed extraordinary success, music-wise, from 1992 to 2007 with hit albums like Stankonia and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.

Film Career

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Andre co-starred with his partner Big Boi in the 2006 film Idlewild. He has also appeared on the screen in Hollywood Homicide, Four Brothers, as Jimi Hendrix in *Jimi: All Is by My Side, Be Cool, and most recently playing alongside Robert Pattison in *High Life.

As for television and other movies, the music of Outkast has been featured on Grey’s Anatomy and the film A Wrinkle in Time. It is not known at this time if Dispatches form Elsewhere will feature any Outkast music in the future.

Entrepreneur

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The fashion-forward artist has launched two fashion lines in the past. One with Outkast and the other a solo line called Benjamin Bixby in the spring of 2008, which was inspired by the college football circa 1935. Both companies have since folded. He is currently serving as Creative Collaborator with Tretorn, a fashion-forward sneaker line.

The Whole World singer has also be featured in fashion publications such as GQ and Vogue.

Dispatches from Elsewhere airs on tonight at 10:00 p.m. on AMC.

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