Dr. Dre teases Jay-Z collab, 'Under Pressure,' at Fenway Park
Fenway Park was crawling with famous musicians last night, and I’m not just talking about Neil Diamond’s ridiculous rendition of “Sweet Caroline.” Earlier, before the Red Sox defeated the Yankees on baseball’s opening day (sigh), Dr. Dre and Interscope-Geffen-A&M boss Jimmy Iovine chatted with a New England Sports Network reporter. (Clip after the jump via Vulture.)
Ostensibly they were on hand to shill for some new Red Sox edition of Dre’s state-of-the-art headphones, blah, blah, blah. The reason everyone is going nuts over this interview clip today is that Dre and Jimmy used this opportunity to confirm the widespread rumors that there’s a Dr. Dre and Jay-Z single coming out soon. It’s called “Under Pressure,” and both guys said they’d use it as their at-bat music if they were on the Red Sox, so you know it’s good. Seriously, though: Dr. Dre and Jay-Z. When those two team up, magic happens. Also, presumably “Under Pressure” will be followed by more solid information on Detox, which is otherwise basically an urban myth at this point.
As a diehard Yankee fan, my excitement over this news is only slightly dimmed by the annoying sight of Dr. Dre wearing a custom Red Sox jersey. (Shouldn’t he be a Dodgers fan?) Must have gotten awkward in the studio if he kept that uniform on in the presence of the man who made the Yankee cap more famous than a Yankee can.
Watch Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s interview after the jump and let us know if you’re as psyched for “Under Pressure” as I am. Comments on Dre’s batting-practice swing are equally welcome. (EW’s Mike Bruno thinks it looks “kinda weak.” I’d have to agree. Only appropriate for someone repping the Sox, am I right?)
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