Monday, April 2, 2007

The "Good" Doctor

I am taking a huge risk with the statement I am about to type. I no longer have any respect for Dr. Dre. I know he is a pioneer, legend, and arguably the greatest producer in Hip-Hop history, but I don't like him anymore. I also know that he is responsible, be it partially or fully, for the careers of Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, & 50 Cent. I just can't seem to get past the fact that he has nothing more to do with The Game. Actually, it isn't just that. Dr. Dre has taken a passive, "I don't wanna get my hands dirty" approach for far too long now. Remember when he didn't show up for Snoop at his murder trial? Remember when he walked away from Death Row records after he built the whole company? I feel like this is the same thing that he is doing with The Game. What makes it worse is The Game is/was a young, hungry MC from Compton. Dre's hometown! He could have taken him under his wing and directed him to be the heir apparent. Instead, when things got hectic, he walked away from The Game. Just like he did Death Row. When will he stand up an say, " I'm Dr. Dre! One of the Architects of Hip-hop! This is what I want & This is how I want it done!!!" He could be a force that guides Hip-Hop and contributes to its future instead of the The Hip-Hop Hermit. I just wish he was a bigger voice then he is now. Maybe I'm just mad because I see how much respect The Game has for him and how he praises him in every verse. It's a shame to see someone with so much respect, get treated with none in return. That's just my opinion, though and who the hell am I?


Anonymous said...

I dont know who Dr. Dre is.

Anonymous said...

I dont know who Dr. Dre is.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who claims to be a hip-hop/rap fan that does not know who Dr. Dre is is a fake ass fan of the genre. Therefore I sincerely hope that those who say I don't know who Dr. Dre is are joking. Please please please say that you are joking. Now to address Mr. Ron. I am somewhat in agreement concerning Dre. He is notorious for disappearing whenever beef occurs and leaving those he should be mentors to out to dry. Having said that I still respect him musically. As you say without him many other would not exist. Lets take it a little further. From Dre you have Snoop, Eminem, to name some bid time artist. From those two you have 50, tha dogg pound, from 50 you have all of g-unit and anyone else who has gained fame from battling against g-unit. Also, think about his producing, in a way you could make the argument that every hip hop artist today has been influenced by the abilities of the Good Dr. Anyone who wishes to add anymore contributions made by Dre to hip hop feel free to do so cause I am sure I have left some out. That is my opinion and I know who the hell I am.


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