By Matthew Bridge
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Until 2015, Dr. Dre was almost a mythical figure in hip hop. Present during the late 1980s and early 1990s, Dr. Dre became very reclusive in recent years. Making returns in 1999, 2003, and 2008 to introduce artists, Eminem and 50 Cent, and Beats by Dre, he keeps a low profile.
However, this changed when Jay Z announced his ground breaking streaming platform, TIDAL. Early on, it looked as if TIDAL was going to change the game and land every major artist. Apple soon entered the frenzy, creating Apple Music with Dr. Dre as the face of it.
Launching the Apple Music platform coincided with the Straight Outta Compton movie premiere. This led to the relaunch in Dr. Dre’s career, with him putting out the long-awaited album, and now being on once a week. Tonight, he is said to release a new record, “Back To Business,” via Apple Music.
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