Outkast rapper ANDRE 'DRE 3000' BENJAMIN refuses to limit his musical horizons to a specific genre - because he's influenced by all styles.

The HEY YA! star listened to seventies punk bands when recording smash album SPEAKERBOXXX/THE LOVE BELOW, and cites Kate Bush as his favourite singer ever.

He says, "It doesn't matter whether it's country, reggae or rock 'n' roll. Kate Bush is my favourite artist of all time.

"Believe it or not, I was listening to a lot of punk bands like THE Buzzcocks and Ramones while I was making this record.

"It's not like there's just one style or type of music that we dig. So we end up doing whatever we feel like that day."

29/02/2004 10:10