Andre 3000 is one of the most beloved rappers in the rap game. Despite never releasing a solo project, the Atlanta native is often mention in people’s Top five “best rapper’s alive” list. The OutKast member, who is also a fashion designer, celebrates his 43rd birthday today (May 27).
Andre 3000, whose real name is Andre Benjamin, is among a list of influential Geminis in the music including Kendrick Lamar, Lauryn Hill, the late Prince and Tupac Shakur. So it’s not hard to see why we love him so much.
Our only birthday wish for Three Stacks is an official solo album. Although he hasn’t recorded music in several years, on Mother’s Day, Andre 3K blessed us two new songs — a 17-minute instrumental "Look Ma No Hands" and "Me&My (To Bury Your Parents),” a jazzy tune with the rapper playing the clarinet.
But Andre 3000 is more than just a rapper. He's also a fashion designer and consultant. He's currently creating kicks for sneaker heritage brand Tretorn.
Outside of music and fashion, he's a doting dad of Seven Benjamin who was recently accepted to four different colleges.
So life is good for Mr. Benjamin. And on his 43rd birthday, the veteran rapper was showered with birthday wishes from his fans. Some people posted their favorite songs from Three Stacks, while other offered their thoughts on why he is such an influential artist in the music.