If you believe everything you read on the Internet, once upon a time Dr. Dre headed into the Nevada desert to scout locations for the "California Love" music video. While out there in the arid desert heat, The Doctor allegedly stumbled upon a tribe of "crazy, nekked montherf*ckers" who were "putting up some type of giant woodman" that probably looks a lot like this. He then wrote a letter home to Nicole Threatt, his girlfriend at the time (now his wife), about stumbling into these gypsy freaks. And, with the snap of Dr. Dre's magical, money-making fingers, an annual cultural phenomenon known as "Burning Man" was born.
Does this piece of lore raise some read flags? It should. There's no way of telling whether or not this letter, written on a simple piece of notebook paper, is actually from Dre. Common consensus is that it's fake, especially since the annual Labor Day festival was started in San Francisco in 1986 before moving into the Black Rock Desert a few years later. Regardless, we're loving the burn on former L.A. Laker Sedale Threatt, Nicole's husband at the time. The signature is even better. Read on after the jump.