A True Hip-Hop Hero: Rapsody Said THIS About Meeting Dr. Dre


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(AllHipHop News) Recently, Grammy Award-winning, NC lyricist, Rapsody, opened up about meeting Dr. Dre. As one of Hip-Hop’s elusive hero’s that moment still resounds within the  mind of  the “Complexion (Zulu Love)” featured MC. To have earned the Doctor’s stamp of approval surprised Rapsody. She insists that his character is “cool, laid back and humble,” this according to HipHopDX. 

Rapsody would recount the unforeseen experience of meeting The Chronic creator. A trip to Los Angeles to help polish a project with Terrace Martin lead to the fateful meeting. While in L.A. Rap would meet up with her friend, Wyann “The Voice Of Reason” Vaugh. Wyann is a singer and hails from a celebrated R & B lineage. She was personally chosen by Dr. Dre to co-host is radios show, The Pharmacy.

So when the Beauty and the Beast wordsmith received a call to link up with Wyann she was on her way. Rapsody recalls, “She said she was at the studio and wanted to see me. I had no idea I was going to meet Dre or what. I get there and start talking to her. Then Dr. Dre and DJ Premier walk in through opposite doors at the same time. I was like oh sh*t.”

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The Southern explained her momentary dilemma, “The messed up thing was that I didn’t know who to speak to first. Like me and Premier are close, but I’m Dre’s house and I didn’t want to be disrespectful. So Premo started joking with me first and I went and hugged him and then introduced myself to Dre.”

“I had my camera guy with me and I didn’t want to come with the camera on in his house, ” she explained. “I just wanted to ask first, but before I could ask, he looked at me and asked was the camera on. Then Dre was like come here and that’s when he did the shout out.

Between working on “parts for the Beats show” and cultivating a new “Lauryn Hill joint” Rapsody was challenged to spit for the supreme sonic engineer. She then explained that surreal situation, “”Dre was like he had time for anyone to do a drop or spit a rhyme. When he said rhyme, everyone in the room pointed at me. I was like yup, OK. You have a moment, I’m about to rhyme in front of Dr. Dre during the first time meeting him.”

The prepared narrator was ready. ” You snap out of it because when you practice for the moment, it’s like practicing free-throws a hundred times a day. When it gets to game time, you’ve done it so much to where it’s nothing. That’s what it is. Dre is cool, laid back and humble. He didn’t make me feel nervous about it,” she said.

“He has the same qualities I’ve seen in 9th working with him all these years, referenced Hip-Hop’s student, “He’s a teacher first and just gives you game and advice. That’s what I loved about the whole experience.”