Dr. Dre Reflects on 20th Anniversary of ‘2001’

Written by on November 15, 2019

Twenty years in the past, Dr. Dre modified the sport along with his landmark album 2001.

In honor of the anniversary, the rap mogul sat down with Interscope Data co-founder Jimmy Iovine to reminisce concerning the album’s creation and its legacy.

“That day in Jimmy’s home in his storage utterly modified the course of my life endlessly,” the previous N.W.A. kingpin informed Apple Music.

The album arrived seven years after his blockbuster solo debut The Power and spawned classics like “Nonetheless D.R.E.,” “The Subsequent Episode,” and “Forgot About Dre” that includes his protégé Eminem.

“That was Eminem’s concept. He wrote the track for me and Snoop initially,” mentioned Dre. “He laid the reference vocals for Snoop and I preferred the best way it sound, so we simply saved it that approach.”

He revealed that he wished “The Subsequent Episode” to be the primary single, however Jimmy didn’t agree. In the long run, they went with “Nonetheless D.R.E.”

The 54-year-old tycoon additionally weighed in on the state of hip-hop at the moment. “Proper now, I’ve to love actually, actually search onerous to search out one thing that I actually like so far as hip-hop goes,” mentioned Dre. “However I believe it’s simply concerning the substance. Proper now it feels prefer it’s just a little extra amount over high quality. Made a track final night time, I have to put it out tomorrow. What are you gonna dedicate your self to? The artwork or the cash? It’s that straightforward.”

Added Jimmy, “Give your self the time, whether or not it’s two months, three months, a 12 months, to make one thing that’s gonna final endlessly.”

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