Dre's camp hit us up for footage of the hip-hop legend, including studio time with Eminem and a 'California Love' set visit.
By MTV News staff
While the video was being put together, members of Dre's camp contacted MTV News to secure footage of the producer over the years. Here, we identify the three clips that were used, from him lounging poolside in Los Angeles to making music with Eminem to kicking it with Tupac Shakur on the set of "California Love."
In the Studio With Shady
"I got the album. Nobody else does," Eminem told MTV Radio prior to the release of Dre's 2001. "It's hot, man, it's hot. All I can say is -- naturally, I'm gonna sound biased, pluggin' his album -- the album is incredible and anyone who doubted Dre, all you're gonna do is listen to the album and just be like, 'Dre is back.' "
N.W.A Pool Party
"Me and [Ice] Cube have been talking for the last two weeks about doing an N.W.A album, and I'm really into it," Dre told MTV News in 1999 about a potential reunion. "He seems motivated. We talked to [MC] Ren. Snoop would be the fourth member of the group. I think it would be a hot project. Myself, Cube, Ren and Snoop would be incredible.
"We're gonna call the album Not Those N---az Again," he added, "if and when it happens."
"California Love" Set Visit
"Tupac was prolific from the time that he began writing, which was probably about 6 years old," Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, told MTV News five years after the rapper's death. "As long as there are unreleased Tupac songs, there will be more albums. He didn't change and start to be prolific, change and start to be good. Before he was murdered, he did a lot with his time and his life."
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