Song of the Day: Dr. Dre – The Next Episode

When the Coachella lineup was announced this week, a few names clearly stood out- Pulp, James, At the Drive In, Refused and Dr. Dre. It’s been awhile since the former NWA member, headphone maker and head of Aftermath records has been in the spotlight, but as one of the pioneers of the 90s G Funk sounds (a sound that dominated hip hop at the time) it was a pleasant surprise that Dre has decided to enter the spotlight once again.

Which brings us to the last time Dre made a “come back”. The song The Next Episode was one of the memorable hip hop beats in the early 2000s. It was part of Dre’s return to hip hop dominance after a sabbatical that also coincided with some issues with various record labels. With a new prodigy named Emimem by his side and Snoop back in the fold, Dre quickly grabbed the hipnhop mantle once again and this was one of the tracks that led to it.

Maybe it’ll happen again.

Anyways, this track still rules.

Here’s the video. I’ve always wanted to be that random guy in a hip hop video that’s always a little too happy to be on screen and only says ‘Yeah’ or ‘uh huh’ the whole time.

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