So, who is this pretty lady who captured the 40-year-old musical genius’s heart?Dominique manages rapper Q-Tip as well as a few other artists.Buoyed by the success of the single "Player's Ball", the album went platinum by the end of the year and Outkast was named Best New Rap Group of the Year at the 1995 Source Awards.On their next two albums, ATLiens and Aquemini, Outkast experimented with their sound by adding elements of trip hop, soul, and jungle.Benjamin's lyrics, in particular, took on a more surreal, space-age tinge.Within the time of his second and third albums, Benjamin took up the guitar, painting, and a new relationship with singer Erykah Badu.Erykah Badu is obviously up on this thought process and after seeing the album cover for Young Thug a.k.a. “Amazing Thugger,” she wrote on Twitter while sharing the Although the sensationalist nature of the tweet obviously garnered more that 100% more attention that her regular social media updates, fans should know better to pin unsolicited shade-throwing on the earthly soul singer.“Jeffery’s” new project, it provoked memories of her longtime friend, and baby daddy, Possum Aloysius Jenkins a.k.a. Longtime Outkast fans, especially on the eve of the 20th anniversary of their championed sophomore album , can harken back to the eclectic lyricist’s fashion transitions and trends over the years.
Not only had he and Big Boi not performed together in nearly a decade, but Benjamin was having trouble getting excited about his old music as well.I., Fabolous, Rick Ross, Frank Ocean and more, not to mention his early work within the Dungeon Family collective, home to Goodie Mob, Killer Mike, Bubba Sparxxx and more.Most recently, he emerged from obscurity, announced a series of Outkast reunion performances for 2014, attended Kanye’s Yeezus tour stop in Atlanta and was spotted in the studio with Future. This is fun, running out in these." The phrases on the jumpsuits ran the gamut from poignant and provocative ("Across cultures, darker people suffer most. "And my partner Big Boi is like, ' This is a great thing for all of us.' So I felt like there was a certain sell-out in a way, because I didn't wanna do it — I knew I was doing it for a reason.So maybe if I'm telling people, ' I am selling out,' then it's not as bad as pretending.Out Kast co-founder André 3000 has apparently found love.According to a tipster, Dre 3000, whose real name is André Lauren Benjamin, is going steady with music industry executive Dominique Maldonado, 30.better known by his stage name André 3000 (formerly known as André), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor, best known for being part of hip hop duo Outkast alongside fellow rapper Big Boi.As an actor, Benjamin has made appearances in a number of TV series and films, including Families, The Shield, Be Cool, Revolver, Semi-Pro, Four Brothers, and the leading role of Jimi Hendrix in All Is by My Side."I felt weird about going out on stage and doing it again," said the rapper, whose real name is Andre Benjamin."I felt like people would be like, ' Y'all are doing all these festivals, y'all are just doing it for money.' And I felt like a sell-out, honestly.