Dr. Dre wants to tour with Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar
Dr. Dre has teased a tour that’ll excite a lot of hip-hop heads — the European ones, at least. Speaking on his Beats 1 radio show The Pharmacy Saturday, Dre told his guest and frequent collaborator Snoop Dogg that “one of my dreams right now is to be able to take my ideas and take a show over to Europe.”
“I’m 30 years in the game right now and I’ve never been able to take my full production over to Europe,” said Dre, explaining that he’s only performed spot dates on the continent. “This is one of the things that I dreamed about doing. I want to call it Beats & Rhymes. I want it to be me and Snoop. I want it to be Eminem. I want it to be Kendrick Lamar. Do a tour over in Europe and call it Beats & Rhymes and take our full production over there … So, that’s my dream. Hopefully we can make that happen.”
Snoop’s reply? “Your dream sounds like Woodstock on steroids,” he said. “Let’s call it ‘Hoodstock.'”
A tour would follow what has already been a massive year for the hip-hop veteran. Straight Outta Compton, the biopic about Dre’s first group, N.W.A., was a box office smash, and the rapper released a companion album, Compton, that was his first in 16 years. And, of course, Apple launched its global radio station affiliated with Dre’s Beats company, where he hosts his own show.