Eminem, Dr. Dre, Diddy, & Nas Bring Hip-Hop Playlist to Life at Beats Music Launch

Eminem and Dr. Dre

The decade’s biggest hip-hop stars gathered under one roof as Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine hosted the launch of Beats Music during Grammy weekend on Friday night. For over an hour, L.A.’s Belasco Theater was transformed into a hip-hop head’s dream as a ’90s rap playlist was brought to life curated by Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg.

Fab Five Freddy served as guest host with DJ Jazzy Jeff rocking the 1s and 2s. Ice Cube set things off with “It Was a Good Day” followed by Cypress Hill with “Insane in the Brain.” The Geto Boys, Souls of Mischief, and The Pharcyde brought a blast from the past with their classics.

Method Man and Redman tag teamed for “How High,” Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony brought back the “Thuggish Ruggish Bone,” and a dapper Nas performed “Nas Is Like” and “If I Ruled the World.”

The evening’s host, Dr. Dre, spread some “California Love” on stage before joining BLACKStreet for their 1996 hit “No Diggity.”

Harlem was in the house when Diddy and Ma$e touched the stage with “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” “Mo Money Mo Problems,” and “It’s All About the Benjamins.”

Busta Rhymes broke into a sweat while performing “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” and Eminem closed things out with his debut single “My Name Is.” Dressed in a hoodie, the Detroit rapper also shared the stage with his mentor for “Forgot About Dre” and had the crowd singing along to “Lose Yourself.”

At the end of the evening, a grateful Dre got on the mic to show his appreciation. “I’d like to thank all of the incredible artists that came by,” said the Beats founder. “These are a lot of the classic songs that I really fu**in’ love and I hope ya’ll love ‘em too. I want to thank all you guys for coming out and supporting us with this Beats Music shit.”

Other star sightings included Drake, P!nk, Macklemore, Keyshia Cole, Nicole Scherzinger, Paul McCartney, Sevyn Streeter, and Queen Latifah.

Check out footage from the biggest party of Grammy weekend.

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16 Comments

  1. C94B

    Goddamn the playlist was unbelievable. I’m jealous haha

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  2. Abamson

    I LOVE NAS

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  3. asdsad

    GOD DAMN!!! put out a video with the show!!! That’s some shit i would pay for …

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  4. Rob

    Wish DMX where there too… would be so dope

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    SJB Reply:

    @Rob, can never be satisfied with what you get? Shame.

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    Rob Reply:

    @SJB, What the f. are you talking?

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  5. pills

    REVOLVER AMERICAN ……

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  6. PRTE

    DR DRE KNOWS HOW TO SHAKE THE WORLD….LEGEND…NO FAKE ARTISTS…LEGENDS ONLY PAID TO PERFORM

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  7. PRTE

    CHRONIC 2014

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  8. Thiago

    WOW! NICOLE SCHERZINGER is hot and classy at the same time.

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  9. donaldmhiett

    I­­­­­­­­­ am ­­­­­­­­­making ­­­­­­­­­a ­­­­­­­­­good ­­­­­­­­­salary ­­­­­­­­­from ­­­­­­­­­home­­­­­­­­­*5500­­­­­­­­­-­­­­­­­­­*7000/week ­­­­­­­­­, ­­­­­­­­­which ­­­­­­­­­is ­­­­­­­­­amazing,­­­­­­­­­under a ­­­­­­­­­year ­­­­­­­­­ago ­­­­­­­­­I ­­­­­­­­­was ­­­­­­­­­jobless ­­­­­­­­­in ­­­­­­­­­a­­­­­­­­­horrible ­­­­­­­­­economy. ­­­­­­­­­I ­­­­­­­­­thank ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­God ­­­­­­­­­every ­­­­­­­­­day­­­­­­­­I ­­­­­­­­­was ­­­­­­­­­blessed ­­­­­­­­­with these ­­­­­­­­­instructions ­­­­­­­­­and ­­­­­­­­­now­­­­­­­­­it’s ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­my ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­duty ­­­­­­­­­to ­­­­­­­­­pay ­­­­­­­­­it­­­­­­­­­forward ­­­­­­­­­and ­­­­­­­­­share ­­­­­­­­­it ­­­­­­­­­with ­­­­­­­­­Everyone, ­­­­­­­­­ Here ­­­­­­­­­is ­­­­­­­­­I ­­­­­­­­­started…
    dub30.ℭOM

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  10. Diane

    Nicki Minaj can’t sit with them.

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  11. CMD

    damn, wish i was there!

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  12. Paris

    Bone Thugs n Harmony changed the sound of hip hop. Love them. They’re incredible. Everybody there is a legend. Hats off to the ones with REAL talent unlike the garbage we’re stuck with right now. DRE!!! PLEASE HELP BRING BACK REAL HIP HOP!

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  13. Hugh

    Wish EM and Ri did The Monster at the Grammy’s

    Maybe next year

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  14. phipps

    I respect the talent of dr dre…his the super pionier and a hiphop best producer!!!

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