Dr. Dre Makes Surprise Special Appearance in Grand Theft Auto V
Written by DJ AquaTrunk on December 15, 2020
Dr. Dre went from creating beats to making cameos in video games.
In a Twitter post that began circulating online Tuesday morning (Dec. 15), Dr. Dre and co-founder of Interscope Records, Jimmy Iovine, can be seen in a clip from the new Grand Theft Auto V Online The Cayo Perico Heist video game update that launched today. The longtime friends pull up to a private jet tarmac and have a brief dialogue as Dre takes his belongings out of the trunk of their SUV.
“Come on, Dre. Who the fuck are these people?,” the famed record exec says to the beatmaker, referring to the group of people who are congregating near the entrance to the jet. “Don’t worry about it,” Dr. Dre replies. “Calm down.”
“OK, but I hope you brought the music,” Jimmy Iovine continues. “Tell me you brought the music.”
“Look, the music is in my phone, in my car, at your house,” Dre says to Iovine. Their driver, DJ Pooh, chimes in and says, “Somebody’s slippin‘.”
The online game update also features exclusive new music from Flying Lotus featuring a new set of bars from Mac Miller, Tierra Whack, MF Doom and more. Producer Scott Storch makes a few appearances in the game as well.
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine aren’t the first members of the music industry to appear in a video game, specifically Grand Theft Auto.
Earlier this month, Tyler, The Creator fans realized he was the voice of a random person on Grand Theft Auto V, which came out back in 2013. He actually confirmed his feature in the game around the time it came out.
“IF YOU HAVE GRAND THEFT AUTO V IM THE VOICE OF RANDOM PEOPLE SO YEAH,” he tweeted in 2013.
Meanwhile, TDE’s ScHoolboy Q is a character on the PGA Tour (Professional Golfers’ Association Tour) 2K21 video game that came out over the summer.
Check out the trailer for Grand Theft Auto V Online The Cayo Perico Heist below.
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