There was a rumor that Dr. Dre had so much special love for his “California Love” beat that he had the problem with giving it to 2Pac, but it seems they are all lies and the legendary producer from Compton never had an issue about it, according to Kurupt.
During his recent interview with The Art of Dialogue, Kurupt reflected on the Death Row era and he was asked about Dr. Dre and 2Pac’s mega hit single “California Love.”
“Dr. Dre been had that beat, he had that beat for a while,” he said. “He even told me once, ‘Kurupt you like this beat? Yeah, I’ma see how you sound on it.’ And thought this was gonna be my chance. And then 2Pac came home… and the way we do it at Death Row, is whosever turn it is, everybody contributes. So, you know: your project freezes, everyone contributes towards the project that’s at hand.”
Then the Dogg Pound rapper continues: “Dr. Dre was working on that record for a while before 2Pac came home,” Kurupt continued. “I looked at that beat like Dr. Dre’s heart. Like he had a plan for it, like he was trying to figure out, ‘What am I gonna do with this beat?’ ’cause it was so gruesome and bangin’, but it was fun. 2Pac came home. So when he gave him ‘California Love,’ I looked at it like Dr. Dre gave 2Pac his heart. ‘Cause I used to go in there when he was working on it, and that was his baby.”
You can watch the interview below: