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Watch Part Two of Dr. Dre’s Real 92.3 Interview

Dr. Dre gave a rare interview on Big Boy’s Real 92.3 radio show yesterday and now the second part of the conversation has been uploaded. The Doctor discussed a multitude of topics, but his comments about Kendrick Lamar’s new album To Pimp a Butterfly stood out the most.

“The whole ratchet thing was fun but it didn’t have the substance that I appreciate in music … Kendrick is bringing us back to that.”

If you missed part one of the interview, watch it here.
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Dr. Dre Gives Rare Interview on Big Boy’s Neighborhood

UPDATE: part two of Dre’s interview has been uploaded. Watch it here.
Dr. Dre rarely gives interviews these days, but today he stopped by Los Angeles’s Real 92.3 to chat with Big Boy for the first time in two years. While most of the conversation focused on the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, Dre also discussed some of his iconic productions: “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang,” “The Next Episode,” and Eminem’s “My Name Is.”
Here’s a breakdown of the topics covered:
01:45 – Making the Straight Outta Compton movie
05:35 – Recording “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang”
07:10 – How he wants to inspire people with the movie
10:10 – Speaking with Eazy-E right before he passed
10:50 – How N.W.A. formed
12:30 – Recording “The Next Episode”
14:40 – Recording Eminem’s “My Name Is”
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Kendrick Lamar Freestyles over Notorious B.I.G. Beats

Los Angeles radio host Big Boy launched his new show on Real 92.3 this morning and the one and only Kendrick Lamar dropped a freestyle. Watch above as K-Dot goes in with three classic Notorious B.I.G. instrumentals to commemorate the legendary rapper’s passing.
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Ex-Power 106 Host Big Boy Given Green Light to Work at Rival Real 92.3

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Kurt “Big Boy” Alexander (HBO/Everett/REX USA)
Los Angeles radio personality Big Boy will launch his new morning show on iHeartMedia’s Real 92.3 next Monday, March 9. He’ll be joined by veteran Vick One, who will serve as the show’s official DJ.
The longtime host is currently engaged in a legal battle with Emmis Radio, the owner of his former station, Power 106. The company filed a breach of contract suit on February 3, seeking no less than $5 million in damages, as well as preliminary and permanent injunctions.
Big Boy had been barred from working at Real 92.3 after the Los Angeles County Superior Court granted Emmis a temporary restraining order. However, the court denied Emmis a preliminary injunction on Tuesday (March 3) to prevent Big Boy from joining Real 92.3 until a trial on the matter ends.
Following Tuesday’s ruling, Emmis issued this statement: “While Emmis is disappointed with the Court’s ruling and will evaluate our legal options, we are pleased with the Court’s indication that damages are an available remedy at trial. Emmis remains resolute in continuing to protect our legal rights and committed to the continued success of Power 106.”
Big Boy also issued a statement: “You can’t imagine how psyched and ready I am to show my listeners — my family — what we’ve got planned at Real 92.3. iHeartMedia 100 percent gets what I’ve been doing for over 20 years and together we’re going to take it to the next level. Love and gratitude to my listeners. You all mean everything to me, and I’ll see you real soon.”
H/T: Billboard
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