Related Information for Class Of 3000 André Lauren Benjamin (born May 27, 1975), better known by his stage name André 3000 (and sometimes simply Dre), is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor, best known for his work in the group OutKast.André formed Outkast with his classmate Antwan (Big Boi) Patton of Tri-Cities High School in the ATL's East Point area.Since rising to popularity as a preminent rap artist and musician, André has announced intentions to slow down touring work with Outkast.. read more