The NWA figurehead and Beats co-founder was an unannounced guest at .Paak’s Apple Music/Beats-organised show this evening, which was only publicised last week.
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After taking to the stage at the O2 Brixton Academy an hour after his scheduled time, .Paak surprised his fans during the gig by bringing his mentor out on stage.
Dre performed a short medley of ‘Still D.R.E.’ and ‘The Next Episode’, both of which featured on his landmark ‘2001’ album. He also told the crowd that he was there “to present and represent” .Paak.
See clips of Dre and .Paak performing together below.
Woahhhh… it’s Dr Dre. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/UuBc52sicP
— Mark Savage (@mrdiscopop) March 13, 2018
DR. DRE HERE!!! pic.twitter.com/pvdM7y7WC3
— Seán J. Grannum (@seangran_) March 13, 2018
Really nice of Anderson .Paak to bring on a fresh-faced new rap hopeful called “Dr Dre” just now at Brixton pic.twitter.com/FG2dsUjZoP
— Al Horner (@Al_Horner) March 13, 2018
— Dean Samways (@Deanways) March 13, 2018
.Paak featured on a number of songs on Dre’s 2015 album ‘Compton’, which was released five months before .Paak’s break-out 2016 album ‘Malibu’.
The artist last released a full-length record with ‘Yes Lawd!’, a project with his NxWorries collaborator Knxwledge.
.Paak recently featured as a guest vocalist on the Kendrick Lamar-produced soundtrack for the acclaimed Marvel movie Black Panther. He featured on the track ‘Bloody Waters’, which saw him collaborate with James Blake and Ab-Soul.