Andre 3000 has always been different.
Outside of his incredible skills as an MC, it’s the reason why fans are so enamored with him and why he’s afforded the latitude to explore the role of Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic, “Jimi: All Is By My Side.”
“It would be great to make an Outkast movie right now, but instead of really serious, make it a full comedy — like Kevin Hart would play Big Boi,” Dre said during a Q&A panel following a preview screening of his critically-acclaimed Hendrix film Sunday (September 21) night at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Think that’s an odd choice? How about Three Stacks’ choice to bring himself to life on the big screen.
“We should cast somebody stupid — like Leonardo DiCaprio,” he added.
Outside of his widely experimental casting choices, the “Hey Ya” MC would also like to see his longtime partner-in-rhyme get the proper respect he deserves as a lyricist.
“One of the biggest things that kills me is when people try to put Big Boi down,” he told Rolling Stone. “The chemistry that made Outkast was the balance. And honestly, Big’s a much sharper rapper than I am. If I was going to a battle, I’d definitely bet on him instead of me.”
Dre has obviously grown tired of his right hand man with the mic in his hand getting overlooked within the group and as a solo artist, but Sir Luscious Left Foot doesn’t worry about being “slept on.”
“I don’t know if it’s an underestimation,” Big told MTV News some time ago. “I just don’t really put myself out there like that. I draw enough attention to myself when I step in the room. Lyrically and as being an artist, I have nothing to prove. Me and Dre have done everything there is to do. We’ve won the Super Bowl of music. Hip-hop artists won Album of the Year at the Grammys. After that, what can you do?”
“Jimi: All Is By My Side” is set to hit theaters on September 26.