In 2002, Outkast released a greatest hits album, Big Boi and Dre Present... One track, "The Whole World", won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.Later that year, Benjamin participated in the Dungeon Family group album, which saw a number of prominent Atlanta-based hip-hop groups combine into a supergroup." and later declared the hit one of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, In 2006, Outkast released their sixth album as a group, Idlewild.
Eufaula Garrett and Andre Benjamin Posted by Bossip Staff BOSSIP EXCLUSIVE: Sources on the ground in Atlanta snitch to Bossip that Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000 of Outkast) despite a recent denial press release by his people, is in fact dating Eufaula Garrett, his production partner for Moxie Films which is based in Atlanta.
Rumors have been swirling for years about Andre’s feminine expressions (yoga, wigs, painting, etc.) highlighted by the fact that he has not been publicly linked with a woman since Erykah Badu in late 1998, the mother of his son Seven.
In 2002, André 3000 was referenced on the song "Till I Collapse" by Eminem, who considered him one of the best rappers ever.
In 2003, Outkast released Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, a double album which highlighted the differences in the musical styles of the group's two members.
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.
Outkast's fourth album, Stankonia, introduced Benjamin's new alias André 3000 (largely to distinguish himself from Dr.
Dre and his new persona after the end of his relationship) and increased the group's crossover appeal with the single "Ms.
Benjamin's half of the album, The Love Below, garnered the most attention from mainstream audiences, with the popular singles "Hey Ya! The album's fourth single and video (Benjamin's third), "Prototype", was released shortly after.
Big Boi's Speakerboxxx spawned the top ten hit "The Way You Move" and the relatively successful "Ghetto Musick".
The Love Below was, unlike Speakerboxxx, an exercise in funk, jazz, and alternative music, featuring sung vocals from Benjamin (instead of rapped).