Andre 3000 Will Direct Rick Ross' "Sixteen" Music Video

The OutKast star will bring their collaboration to life on screen.

Posted: 08/03/2012 08:29 AM EDT
Andre 3000

Andre “3000” Benjamin has become a renown rapper, actor and musician, producing influential artistic works for pop culture. Now, he’ll have a chance to shine once again as the music video director for Rick Ross' "Sixteen." The multi-talented artist is featured on the track, which is part of Ross’ new album, God Forgives I Don’t. Dr. Dre, Meek Mill, Drake and Usher also make appearances on the album but it is the collaboration with Benjamin that Ross showed the most excitement when talking with MTV.

"A lot of times artists be fans of other artists and when they collaborate with 'em, they forget why they were fans, meaning that when I collaborated with him, I wanted to give him the production that I felt could bring out some of that OutKast energy, and what it actually resulted to was a record that he titled ‘Sixteen,’” said the rapper.

“Sixteen” was named in reference to the common numbers of bars in most rap verses. However, Andre and Ricky Rozay step out of the norm and record a verse with 48 bars. The song has quickly become a favorite of fans, which have pushed the MMG founder’s new work to the #1 spot on iTunes. He plans to release “Sixteen” as a single, although there is no set date for when it or the music video will happen. 

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