Friday, August 6, 2010

Throwback Video of the Day: Dr. Dre - "Been There Done That"

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Fresh off his tenure with Death Row Records, Dr. Dre was looking to run a company of his own with no interference from anyone. After starting his career with Eazy-E and helping him build Ruthless Records, Dr. Dre stood up for himself and helped Suge Knight build Death Row. But, following a disagreement with the star of Death Row, Tupac Shakur, Dre had to do for himself. For the remainder of Tupac's life, Dr. Dre worked towards building Aftermath Entertainment.

Unfortunately, Aftermath Entertainment did not have the opportunity to exist during the life of Tupac Shakur and this deeply hurt Dr. Dre despite the feud. With this new label, Dre wanted to focus on creativity as opposed to the gangsta lifestyle. Following the death of his former artist, Dr. Dre devised a quick exit from gangsta rap. Having never completely wanted to be a gangsta figure, this was not a stretch for him. Before the end of 1996, Dre recorded "Been There Done That" for his Aftermath compilation album.

In a heartfelt goodbye to the genre that made him rich, here is "Been There Done That," the first Dr. Dre single to not feature another artist.


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