By Simon Vozick-Levinson
September 29, 2010 at 11:22 PM EDT

Image Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty ImagesDr. Dre can afford to be picky about which artists he works with. But with his good pal and Interscope-Geffen-A&M chair Jimmy Iovine joining American Idol as an in-house mentor for the upcoming tenth season, would Dre consider lending his studio talents to a contestant from the show? Sure, if the chemistry was right.

“You know what? It all depends on the artist, if they turn me on or not. That’s all there is to it,” Dr. Dre tells the Music Mix backstage at a Beats by Dr. Dre headphone launch event. “Of course, they have to have a serious talent,” he adds. “I have to be comfortable vibing with them in the studio. And I really like artists that have a story.”

What do you say? Would Dr. Dre and American Idol be a good match?

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