45 years ago, Andre Romelle Young was born, later to be known and adored as a premier hip-hop producer and emcee. Dr. Dre celebrates his birthday on February 18, and with it, parties, bottles and beats are popping in his honor.
The FADER puts it much better than I can. So here's some of their words, followed by a rad video and then, naturally, a track of my choosing.
Every year on Dr. Dre’s birthday, a roving ensemble of Dre devotees celebrates DRE DAY, playing only Dre-related tracks and hailing the most amazing g-funk producer of all time. It’s as close as you’re ever—ever—gonna get to hearing Detox, so if you care about dude at all in the least (if you don’t you are tripping), you should probably hit this party up at the Music Hall of Williamsburg this Thursday, starring DJs Nick Hook, Project Matt, Rok 1, Egg Foo Young and Cosmo Baker, plus host Dances With White Girls.
mp3: Dr. Dre - Housewife