Last yr, Dr. Dre headlined GTA Online’s most up-to-date replace, The Contract. However, it took some convincing to truly get him to look digitally in-game. According to a brand new interview, he initially declined as a result of he didn’t actually know a lot about GTA and thought it was “for teenagers.”
In an interview with BET, DJ Pooh—a screenwriter and music producer who has labored with Rockstar since San Andreas—talked about how uninterested Dr. Dre was at first when Rockstar pitched the thought of him showing in GTA Online.
“Initially it was simply no,” mentioned Pooh. “But the reply was initially no as a result of Dre’s not a gamer. He simply didn’t play any of the video games. It’s not like he dislikes them or one thing, he simply didn’t play them. He was like I don’t make issues for teenagers.”
It may appear bizarre that somebody would assume GTA Online is a recreation for teenagers, however keep in mind that Dr. Dre is a really, very wealthy individual with an enormous profession and might be a busy man most days. It’s not surprising he hasn’t discovered the time to sit down down and play a GTA recreation. And if he did sit all the way down to play GTA Online, he’d probably run right into a bunch of youngsters blowing him up with jetbikes or asking for cash and find yourself strolling away assuming that, sure, it’s a recreation for teenagers.
But DJ Pooh didn’t hand over on getting Dr. Dre into GTA Online. As he instructed BET, he took a PlayStation over to the award-winning rapper’s Calabasas mansion and hooked it as much as Dre’s huge TV. Pooh needed Dre to see, firsthand, what GTA Online really was, and clear up any misconceptions.
“He was blown away,” mentioned Pooh. “He didn’t know you can do all these things—all of the layers of gameplay that individuals are calling the metaverse, but it surely’s doper than that. He was like, ‘This shit is superior,’ and he’s seeing me driving round in a lowrider. We out right here placing totally different rims on the automobile, getting in a shootout, hanging out with my associates, I bought a girlfriend—all that!”
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After that, and a few conversations with Rockstar, Dr. Dre modified his thoughts and determined to be part of GTA Online. He not solely offered his voice and some new songs, but in addition did movement seize for Rockstar in a custom-built mocap stage that recreated his recording studio.
The finish end result was The Contract, top-of-the-line GTA Online updates ever launched, that includes new story content material starring GTA V protagonist Franklin and others. And Dr. Dre’s involvement—full with new tracks—was an enormous cause why the replace was so effectively acquired. And all it took was DJ Pooh dropping by Dre’s mansion and enjoying some GTA with him.
Now, will Dr. Dre seem within the not too long ago confirmed-to-exist GTA 6? Only (in all probability plenty of) time will inform…