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Rapper Andre Benjamin has a Jimi Hendrix experience
Rapper Andre Benjamin has a Jimi Hendrix experience

Rapper André Benjamin had to learn to walk pigeon-toed before he could even begin to transform himself into guitarist Jimi Hendrix for writer-director John Ridley's new biopic, "Jimi: All Is by My Side." He started mumbling a bit more when he spoke too. But there's one thing Benjamin didn't anticipate when he agreed to depict the man behind Hendrix the icon, a sensitive, introverted sci-fi geek who was so terrified of singing he often turned his back on the audience. "He wore heels," Benjamin says, "so I had to learn to walk in heels. He also permed his hair, so I had to wear curlers. Heels and curlers, around my house, like all the...

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