'This is one of the things that I dreamed about doing,' the rapper says
Dr Dre has discussed the possibility of touring Europe with an all-star bill of special guests.
The rapper and producer, who recently released his long-awaited album ‘Compton’, was speaking on his ‘Pharmacy’ Beats 1 radio show when he was joined by long-time collaborator Snoop Dogg.
“One of my dreams right now is to be able to take my ideas and take a show over to Europe,” Dre said.
He added: “I’m 30 years in the game right now and I’ve never been able to take my full production over to Europe. Me and Snoop—we’ve been over there. Me and Eminem have been over there, but it’s just been like spot dates and like taking a microphone over there with a DJ.”
“I never had the opportunity to take the full production over there, and take my full body of ideas over there and present it to all the people over there in Europe that’s been representing and showing me love throughout my entire 30-year career.”
Dre continued: “This is one of the things that I dreamed about doing. I want to call it ‘Beats & Rhymes’. I want it to be me and Snoop. I want it to be Eminem. I want it to be Kendrick Lamar. Do a tour over in Europe and call it Beats & Rhymes and take our full production over there and take our full stage over there and really go over there and show Europe the same amount of love that they been showing me throughout my entire career. So, that’s my dream. Hopefully we can make that happen.”
“Your dream sounds like Woodstock on steroids,” Snoop replied. “Let’s call it ‘Hoodstock’.”
Dr Dre’s new album ‘Compton’ featured guest spots from all three of the aforementioned rappers. The record itself was an accompanying soundtrack to NWA biopic film Straight Outta Compton.