The man who created The Chronic and then transitioned into a business career by partnering with Jimmy Iovine on Beats—a.k.a. the real reason you’ll never hear Detox—will probably become a billionaire after his company is bought by Apple for $3.2 billion. Chew on that for a second. It’s gonna be Dre Day for a long fuckin’ time.
Last night, Dre acted how you’d expect someone to act if Apple told you it was buying your company for $3.2 billion—he got LIT. With Tyrese, for some reason, in a studio.
The resulting video was deleted when the hangover set in this morning, but World Star Hip Hop pulled it from Tyrese’s Twitter account: amid shouts of “West Compton!” you hear Dre say, “The first billionaire in hip-hop, right motherfucking here from the West Coast. Believe it.” It’s kind of awesome.
If you’re scoring at home, the Beats acquisition was first reported by the Financial Times and then last night it was confirmed by World Star Hip Hop. What a world.