Author Topic: Budda' said that Dre wanted to buy "Bow Down" beat from before Cube recorded....  (Read 212 times)

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Was reading that dubcnn Budda' interview so this is probably old news to everyone.  But "Bow Down" was almost a Dre beat.  Would be interesting what Dre would've done with it and how it might have changed hip-hop history if Dre in his peacemaker phase had made it a hit on Aftermath Presents instead of Cube using it to declare war on the East

Basically Cube and Westside Connection had not even recorded over it yet, it was just in a batch he'd sent Cube.  Dre asked for it, but he hadn't heard back from Cube yet so he damn near gave it to Dre.  So Dre barely missed getting the beat.
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beats already a classic

dre woulda turned that into a top 5 beat all time
 
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beats already a classic

dre woulda turned that into a top 5 beat all time

yeah, hard to argue with a classic.  I mean... I really can't hear anyone over that record than Cube.  It really was a perfect record in every way, perfect timing, sound, rhymes--it was destiny that that track came out and set fire to the East/West War. 

But could Dre take something already flawless and make it even better?   It's an interesting alternate hip-hop history to go into... like what if Suge didn't get locked up in 96'... what if Pac survived the shooting... what if Dre stayed on Death Row... what if Royce manager hadn't burned his relationship with Dre... lot of hip-hop what ifs..
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"I will make records as big or bigger than Death Row".   -Dre, Source 1996

"I didn't do nothing but make people money and I didn't leave nobody high and dry.  Any album (on death row) people are going to check for.  But it's time for Dre to worry about Dre.  I'm focused on the new Snoop Doggs, not like that but you know what I mean."

Dre -  Source 1996 cover

"Ain't trying to stick around for Illuminati (One World Government Takeover) / Got to buy my own island by the year 2-G

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