On his Peacock talk show Hart to Heart, Kevin Hart has had chats with many of the greatest and brightest names in music, including Jay-Z and Miley Cyrus. The Emmy-nominated multi-hyphenate has enlisted Dr. Dre, a legend in the music industry, for the most recent installment of the program. The seven-time Grammy-winning rapper discusses the making of The Chronic and the Straight Outta Compton biopic.
In a clip from Kevin Hart’s Hart To Heart series obtained by Billboard, Dre detailed how he shifted towards a solo career after NWA. “The difference there was money and business got involved, and it separated the friendship. I had to separate myself from Eazy-E because he decided to take a different route. Ice Cube had already left, so I’m out here on my own. I have absolutely no idea what the f–k I’m gonna do, I just know I have this talent and I’ve been developing these skills with mixing in the whole s–t.” – said Dre.
Then he continued: “Close friend of mine, we call him D.O.C., talked me into doing The Chronic album. It was not my decision. I was talked in to do that. And I just went in there and went for it because I felt like at that time it was life or death situation. This record is gonna determine whether I’m gonna stay in the studio or not.
“It’s really tough to find that kind of ambition and energy today.” Dr. Dre added.
From there, Dre continues talking about Straight Outta Compton: “We’re in there, we’re kids and we’re saying the most wild outlandish s–t just to get some attention. Okay we are not gonna hit them over the head with a pillow we are gonna hit them over the head with a sledgehammer when we come out. Straight Outta Compton, F–k The Police, all of that. We wanted to come out and get attention. It was really just for to impress our neighborhood. If we can be good in LA and everybody in LA is paying attention to us that was good enough for us at that time. Little did we know we are gonna get attention around the world and FBI, that s–t was crazy.”
“I think that everybody that were involved in the movie Straight Outta Compton, at the beginning, didn’t believe in the movie and didn’t trust it. And then myself, Cube and Gary Gray, we went for it.” said Dre.
Watch the clip below: