Late final yr GTA On-line added The Contract, a bunch of recent story content material bringing again one of many primary GTA 5 protagonists Franklin and debuting new music from the legendary rapper and producer Dr. Dre. This adopted a short Dre cameo in 2021’s Cayo Perico replace, however in line with a brand new interview with DJ Pooh the entire shebang barely occurred: as a result of Dre stated “I do not make issues for teenagers.”
A latest present on the UK’s Channel 5 (which has now sadly disappeared from its on-demand service) known as The Oral Historical past of How Dr. Dre joined ‘Grand Theft Auto The Contract’ options DJ Pooh explaining additional (thanks, Kotaku).
“Initially it was simply no. However the reply was initially no as a result of Dre’s not a gamer. He simply did not play any of the video games. It isn’t like he dislikes them or one thing, he simply did not play them. He was like I do not make issues for teenagers.”
You’d suppose somebody so into the power would at the very least have had a bash on Mario Kart, however I suppose the lifetime of a jet-set baller is a busy one. DJ Pooh thought Dre simply did not fairly get what GTA had grow to be over time, and so insisted on bringing over his console so they might test it out.
“He was blown away. He did not know you might do all these items—all of the layers of gameplay that persons are calling the metaverse, however it’s doper than that. He was like, ‘This shit is superior,’ and he is seeing me driving round in a lowrider. We out right here placing totally different rims on the automotive, getting in a shootout, hanging out with my buddies, I acquired a girlfriend–all that!”
Following his tour of the sport, Dre had a change of coronary heart. The deal was made with Rockstar and, in addition to new music, Dre offered voiceover work and movement seize.
It is particularly notable to me that DJ Pooh out of nowhere references the metaverse, as a result of it is clearly a type of buzzwords of the second and GTA On-line typically will get dragged into these conversations. The distinction is that GTA On-line is wildly profitable, goals solely to be GTA On-line, however has this extremely wealthy layer of choices that permit gamers roleplay in in so many various methods. Dr. Dre is a type of artists that has been constantly forward of the curve, and stayed related his whole profession. So it is no shock that, when the he acquired a glimpse of GTA’s potential, he got down to function.