Posted: 12:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
By Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
(AllHipHop News) After years and family disagreements, the Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side will debut at this year's South by South West event in Austin, TX. The biopic starring Andre 3000, directed and written by the scriptwriter of 12 Years A Slave, John Ridley. The film will document Hendrix's rise to fame in London during the years of 1966 and 1967. Jimi Hendrix's family owned estate, Experience Hendrix LLC, refused to allow Hendrix's original music to be included in the film since they were not asked to participate in the movie's formation. As a result, the only music Andre 3000 will be playing as Jimi Hendrix will be covers of The Beatles, Troggs, Muddy Waters and others that Hendrix frequently performed during his burgeoning years. Along with Jimi, South By Southwest will also debut director David Laven's SVDDXNLY which follows the rise to stardom of A$AP Rocky and the A$AP Mob. The South By South West Festival will run from March 7th to March 16th.