According to Associated Press, Andre 3000 spoke about the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic 'All Is By My Side' (in which he has the leading role) in a recent interview: "I didn't look at him as an icon because when you're in it, you don't know you're an icon. You don't know you're an icon until another people say you're an icon".
"So I had to take it as a person, you know what I mean? And I just tried to say, 'Well, what would Jimi want people to know that they can't get off of YouTube?' And that's how I approached it".