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Andre 3000 Filming Voting Documentary For HBO

Outkast’s Andre

“Andre 3000” Benjamin appeared at the Democratic National Convention

and the Republican National Convention to conduct interviews for an upcoming documentary.

The untitled project

is being made for HBO and focuses on the rapper’s change from musician

to voter registration activist.

Benjamin interviewed

John Kerry’s daughters and on Tuesday, he interviewed current President

Geoge Bush Jr.’s daughters Jenna and Barbara Bush.

The two mentioned

mentioned Outkast and alluded to the group’s big hit “Hey Ya” in

their convention speech to the Republicans.

“Contrary

to what you might read in the papers, our parents are actually kind of cool,”

Jenna Bush said. “They do know the difference between mono and Bono. When

we tell them we’re going to see Outkast, they know it’s a band and not a bunch

of misfits. And if we really beg them, they’ll even shake it like a Polaroid

picture.”

Benjamin works

with the nonpartisan group "Declare Yourself," the organization founded

by legendary TV producer Norman Lear. Benjamin will vote for the first time

in November.

"Stuff came

up," Benjamin told The Atlanta Journal Constitution in May. “I was

out of town, I couldn’t see how my vote would matter. It just wasn’t that important

to me.”

Benjamin said he

was enthusiastic about casting his first vote.

"Sometimes

entertainers — movie stars and rappers — have even more power than

politicians,” the rapper reasoned. “Sometimes all it takes is one

or two people in the public eye to get people to vote.”

Declare Yourself

was also the group behind the “Declaration of Independence Road Trip,”

which showcased an original copy of the historic document at a number of venue’s,

including Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ annual “White Party.”

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