Monday, 23 April 2012

Dre's Coachella message-thanks fans/quashes Tupac tour rumours (Video)

On Sunday night, April 22 when he's set to close Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Dr. Dre posted a video message from the backstage of the event. The rapper thanked his fans for all the support they gave to him, and took time to talk about rumors suggesting he would tour with a virtual Tupac Shakur.

Wearing a white t-shirt and cap, the Doc said to the camera, "It was strictly for Coachella, get it right. I want to get rid of all the rumors out there. This was not done for a tour." He, however, didn't completely rule out the possibility, "If a tour happens, we'll see. This was done strictly for Coachella 2012, just for you."

Dre became talk of the town on the first weekend of Coachella after he and Snoop Dogg brought Tupac to life via hologram image during their set. The likes of Rihanna, Katy Perry, Warren G, Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa have all gushed about the stunt. In a recent radio interview, T.I. called it "an 'oh s**t' moment."

In a separate chat, Nas said, "It just shows you how amazing Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are, and how they hard they're riding for their West Coast brother Tupac, in the name of Hip Hop music. I thought it was a great look for Hip Hop as a whole - it stepped Hip Hop up a notch. And it was also revolutionary on a performance scale...that's what it's all about."

Common, meanwhile, raved, "I think the fact that we can continue to pay homage to what Tupac meant to Hip Hop and to music and to the culture [is] great. Unfortunately the brother passed, but the fact that we can give people the vehicle for people to enjoy and remember what he means to music and our culture is great as a whole."

Dre himself stated, "Hopefully, you know, different artists are able to bring out their favorite artists." He added, "Hopefully, we can see Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye."

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  1. so nothing about Detox? i'm so disillusioned...


  2. Any concrete information about the dr dre and snoop dogg performance on 22nd April, 2012? Is there any information e.g songs performed, comments....?

  3. amazing concert but what a let down for detox. dre thanks his fans what for? waiting for a album that he can't make he should just tell everyone the truth

  4. I have lost all hope. I don't see Detox coming in my life time

  5. At first I was like okay, no detox news.. that sucks but hey at least we'll get a nice tour, so that will be dope. But no, thats not gonna happen either. It's clear to me now, detox is NEVER coming out unless someone steals his computer or until after he dies. He does not care about his true fans!!! I'm done with this faggot! Peace

  6. Well thats the end of that.....not gonna wait another minute on a lazy fucking producer who keeps the past. Ill let the guys like plugin continue to wait every.waining second for an album never coming out. Wish i would have wised up over a year ago but figured id give my favorite artist one last chance. So take care everyone its been real.

  7. Its time to shut her down Uzee.

  8. Delete this blog dude. Its time.

  9. Dre lives in the past keep performing his past hits still cause he cant make new ones !!!
    he's 47 years old with no drive left!!!
    If it does come out I hope he sell like 7,000 copies for making all his fans wait
    also the old dre would never be settling for garbage songs he releases as of late..
    Everyone knows he is washed up he knowsis it also but dont say nothing out of respect for a has been

    Dude old dre would not relay on kid producers to make his hits
    He is the greatest sap in hip hop
    people in the music industry make all this hype for him like a mystery. Album
    truth is he is a washed up lazy producer they should make a movie of this loser

  10. good bye guys
    email me when you hear news about detox.
    working on my album - hopefully you will get to hear it b4 detox.

  11. The video shld have been a teary eyed dre apologising to his fans for lying 4 10 yrs.

  12. Where's my post? Goodbye Uzee.

    Drefan since 91

  13. wow I haven't seen this many bitches since ladies night at PT's. lol keep it up Uzee!!! Fuck these fake ass fair weather fans....

  14. Fair weather fans? Enough is enough, 10 years to drop an album is not being perfectionist, it's something else. He should atleast say that he have given up on detox so we dont have to be let down over and over again.

    Fan since the chronic

  15. You guys made the mistake of putting up your own goal post expecting Dre to drop Detox material or news at Coachella based on nothing. Like clockwork, the thunderstorm of bitching and taking the ball and going home swarms this blog like mad. Told you so. Also predicted a great set and the Tupac hologram would get lost in Detox expectations because some people can't enjoy anything. If Detox was dropped next week the same people would shit all over it.

    I don't know why you guys gotta jet but also kick Uzee to shut it down for you because you're mad at nothing. Be mad at yourselves and let it be because if and when Dre does someday drop Detox news, we all know you're coming back within the hour. I don't get mad because I don't expect anything and instead I spend my energy on other things than making up new reasons to complain Dre didn't do this or that. He'll drop the information or material when he drops it and unlike Jeff, I'm not hanging all over Dre and stomping my feet because he didn't do what I demanded. I mean come on guys, did you REALLY expect Dre to magically drop unreleased Detox shit at a Dre/Snoop nostalgia set?