Dr Dre on new role at Apple: 'What time do I show up for work?'

The hip-hop star recently sold his Beats companies to the technology company

Dr Dre on new role at Apple: 'What time do I show up for work?'

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Dr Dre has said of his new role at Apple: "What time do I show up for work?"

The rapper made the comments during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference after being introduced by Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi, reports Rolling Stone. Click below to watch video of Dre being introduced to the event via speakerphone.

"Hey doctor!," said Federighi. "You're on speakerphone via my Mac with over 6,000 amazing developers here at WWDC. We all want to welcome you to Apple." Dr Dre then commented: "By the way, I'm glad you called. I hear [Apple CEO] Tim [Cook] gets in pretty early. What time should I show up for work?"

Apple recently bought Dr Dre's Beats Music streaming service and headphones company Beats Electronics for $3 billion. Beats co-founders Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine joined Apple as part of the deal. Iovine will leave Interscope, the label he co-founded, to work with Apple. "I've always known in my heart that Beats belonged with Apple," he commented. "The idea when we started the company was inspired by Apple's unmatched ability to marry culture and technology. Apple's deep commitment to music fans, artists, songwriters and the music industry is something special."

Apple will pay $2.6 billion for the two businesses in addition to approximately $400 million "that will vest over time" they say in a press release. Announcing the deal, Apple's CEO Tim Cook stated: "Music is such an important part of all of our lives and holds a special place within our hearts at Apple. That’s why we have kept investing in music and are bringing together these extraordinary teams so we can continue to create the most innovative music products and services in the world."

Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue added: 'The addition of Beats will make our music line-up even better, from free streaming with iTunes Radio to a world-class subscription service in Beats, and of course buying music from the iTunes Store as customers have loved to do for years."

Beats Electronics was founded in 2006 and put out its first headphones in 2008. Dr Dre's involvement with the company has made him the richest artist in hip-hop. Beats made $1.2 billion last year, earning him $200 million and leaving him with a total of $550 million.

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