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Tragic news out of Atlanta this week as Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, mother of famed OutKast rapper André 3000 was found dead in her Atlanta home on Monday, a rep confirmed. She was found sadly on what was Three Stacks’ 38th birthday.

Benjamin-Hodo was the driving force behind The Starlight Camp for underprivileged children, which she ran out of the ew Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church in Conley, GA where her husband is the pastor.

Three Stacks frequently mentioned his mother in his raps, most notably on 1994’s “Git Up, Git Out” (“I shoulda listened when my mama told me…”) and 2004’s “She’s Alive”. On the latter, she can be heard narrating her life story with the rapper at a young age. “Single parents, don’t tell me what God can’t do. I made sure you had. I never felt like you should be deprived of anything. If a man didn’t want to take care of his child. You move on.”

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