Dr. Dre on Today's Hip-Hop: 'Most of This Sh-t I Don't Like — But I'm Never Gonna Hate On It'

Dr. Dre on Today's Hip-Hop: 'Most of This Sh-t I Don't Like — But I'm Never Gonna Hate On It'

Published Tue, July 18, 2023 at 10:41 AM EDT

Dr. Dre sat down with Kevin Hart for an extensive interview on Hart to Hart that covered the expanse of his lengthy career. Of course, during the interview, Dre, who found his major break with N.W.A.'s debut, 1988's Straight Outta Compton, discussed the state of current Hip-Hop.

It's always a touchy subject, and Dr. Dre was careful to say that embraces Hip-Hop — no matter what the era. He's not trying to sound like the grumpy old man in the conversation.

"Hip-hop is what it is. Anybody that's talking about the state of hip hop right now, when talking about it from a negative place, sounds like somebody's f-cking grandfather," he said. "Hip-Hop is evolving. If you don't like it, don't listen to it, you know what I'm saying?"

However, he did admit that he isn't really feeling most of what's out these days — but he'll still never hate on it, and also called Kendrick Lamar a "forever artist."

"I'm keeping it all the way a hundred with you. Some of this sh-t, most of this sh-t, I don't like. I don't listen to a lot of that sh-t," he said. "But I'm not hating on it. I'm never gonna hate on it."

Elsewhere in the interview, Dre talked about the importance of collaborating, the influence The D.O.C. had on him and Snoop Dogg, and how impressed he was by Eminem's demo.

"The only person that I ever heard on a demo tape that I liked and fucked with in the studio was Eminem," Dre remembered. "Everything else was word of mouth and people telling me that I needed to hear Snoop - who came n the studio and just started rhyming. He didn't understand song structure or anything, I think The D.O.C. taught him that."

Watch the clip below.

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