Dr. Dre recently sat down for an interview providing answers to questions that fans have long wondered. Giving advice on everything from how to maintain a successful marriage to his thoughts on making investments, the hip-hop mogul made it clear that he bears the doctor title for a reason, this man knows his stuff. Additionally mentioning in the chat that he “doesn’t need any more money,” seems as though Dre’s wise words are worth a listen.
In an interview with Esquire, Dr. Dre gave the following answers:
How Long He’s Gone Without Sleep: I’ve gone seventy-nine hours without sleep, creating. When that flow is going, it’s almost like a high. You don’t want it to stop. You don’t want to go to sleep for fear of missing something.
What He Does After He Releases A Record: I don’t even listen to the records after they come out. It’s outlawed in my house. My wife and my kids can’t play any of my music around me. Once it comes out, for me, it’s just business. Numbers.
What’s Entertaining For Him To Watch: It’s entertaining to watch somebody break my music down or explain what he thinks I was thinking during the process of making these records. Because . . . he has no idea.
What Keeps Him Going: The good keeps you going. The bad motivates you, too.
Something He Finds Weird: It’s always weird when people approach me to make an investment. I tell them, “I don’t need any more money. I’m good.” Then I wait for their expression. That part is entertaining, because people look at you like you’re crazy when you say you don’t need any more money. Who says that?
Something He Loves: I love the fact that we have a president who plays basketball.
The Key To A Successful Marriage: Clear communication. Respect. A lot of laughter. And a lot of orgasms. That’s what makes a marriage work.
What It’s Like Working With Eminem: The race factor was just a minuscule part of what I was doing with Eminem. It was really about the music and how well we worked together. When me and Marshall got in the studio, it instantly clicked. I put the track on, we had a little bit of idle chitchat, I put on the beat, and maybe five seconds in—I swear to God—he goes, “Hi, my name is.” That was it. And it’s still clicking. There’s something about our thing that’s just magical.
His Thoughts On Technology: I love the new technology. New things give you a reason to want to go to the studio. New challenges mean you have to keep up, you know?