The only way this news is surprising is if people didn’t expect Dre to keep making music now this his Beats by Dre deal has hit the billion dollar mark with Apple.
For those who have been listening to the legend for the past couple decades probably had the right idea. More than anything else, Dre loves music. It’s why the business that made him a billionaire happened to have something to do with music. It’s why he has more or less never left the game, even though he, in some ways, has stepped out of the spotlight. Music is Dre’s first love, and it’s good to see him continue to stay in it.
Kendrick Lamar shares these views. Here’s what he said on KUBE 93′s Summer Jam:
“Dr. Dre is focused like he always been,” said Kendrick. “He focused on music, man. One thing about Dre, you can’t take the music away. No matter how much money he has, he’s always gonna be right there in that studio,” said K-Dot. “That’s before the deal, after the deal. He’s always locked in there. That’s something that I know personally.”
Below are a couple of gems that Dre and Lamar have done together. The first is their sound “Compton”, on Lamar’s major label debut. The second is one of the cooler commercials of the year.