Dr. Dre has revealed why he turned down alternatives to work with fellow legends like Michael Jackson, Prince, and Stevie Surprise. Whereas showing on a current episode of Kevin Hart’s Peacock discuss present Hart to Coronary heart, the producer stated he “bowed out” of the collaborations as a result of he didn’t wish to tarnish how he felt about them as artists.
“They only requested me to work with them and I simply was like, ‘What the fuck am I going to do with them?’” Dre advised Hart after being requested whether or not he had any regrets. He elaborated that he didn’t wish to have an effect on “the way in which I really feel about Stevie, Prince, Michael, Bruce Springsteen, and all of those superb artists,” which “might change by working with them.”
“These are my fucking heroes,” he stated. “I like the concept of what I grew up listening to and I wish to maintain it like that. And I don’t wish to fuck up that concept and that look.”
Dre continued by breaking down why he has gravitated towards working with artists initially of their careers like Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem as a substitute of extra established acts.
“No person is available in with an agenda,” he stated. “It’s a ball of clay once they stroll within the room. You possibly can simply kind it and do what you need. That’s what I would like.” With “all people else” — significantly his heroes — they’ve a “set plan as to how the shit ought to sound” and Dre isn’t in a position to “discover” no matter sonics come to thoughts.
Again in 2001, Dre expressed the identical sentiment whereas talking with MTV Radio about turning down the possibility to provide Invincible, which was Jackson’s first album in over a decade on the time. “Any person approached me about working with Michael Jackson, and I did say no as a result of I like working with new artists or those who I’ve labored with prior to now,” he stated. “I can develop them from the bottom up. There’s no set commonplace that I’ve to stay as much as or something like that.”
Although Dre doesn’t wish to work together with his musical heroes, he nonetheless buddies round with them. Lately, he was noticed grabbing dinner with Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen following the latter’s present at London’s Hyde Park.
In October, Dre is ready to reunite with Snoop Dogg for a pair of reveals on the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (seize tickets right here) to rejoice the thirtieth anniversary of the latter’s debut album, Doggystyle. Final October, Snoop teased a doable sequel to Doggystyle referred to as Missionary.