Dr. Dre’s Son Curtis Young Wasn’t Upset By Not Being Cast In The N.W.A Biopic
Those two combine a bit with the Seeds Of Hip-Hop show, right?
Right, yeah. The Seeds Of Hip-Hop show is based around, you’ve got these characters who are the sons of legends, and it’s based around us stepping out of our fathers’ shadows. I wouldn’t say there’s a character involved in the reality series we’re doing; it’s real life, it’s really our real life. But they will see things like that on film—okay, this guy is stepping out of his comfort zone, he’s acting, whatever it is. I’ve got the clothing line, just stepping out. Doing the women’s line—that’s not something you see a guy doing—and doing stuff like that. I have a men’s and women’s line for my line that I’m working on. But it’s like, I’m looking at all these women’s pieces and I’m like, this is so out of my character. [Laughs] But you know, women buy things more than men nowadays, you know?
Where are you guys at with Seeds Of Hip-Hop?
We’re actually pitching it to different networks, so it’s at the baby stages. But we definitely have a production company—Bunim/Murray, the creators of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, are behind us—and we’re all working collectively on making it a grand show that’s more of a Run’s House-type series on my end. I can’t speak for everybody else, but I have the family, it’s not about the groupies and all that stuff out there, it’s more of a positive message that’ I wanna give out there. It’s me; Jam Master Jay’s son; Droop-E, E-40’s son; Waxxie, MC Ren’s son; and Lil Eazy, Eazy-E’s son.
How did you link up with Lil Eazy and DJ Yella for your guys’ upcoming tour?
The funny thing was, I hooked up with Yella at one of my friends’ weddings, his name was Juice, and he was there. I was like, wow, is Yella here? And then he was like, man, I’ve been wanting to hook up with you. As far as Lil Eazy, we were at a show and we just kinda hooked up like that and kept in touch. I put it together and called all the guys and asked them if they were comfortable with me shopping it to booking agents, and we shopped it around and we got a lot of offers. A lot of people have been picking it up; possible tours in Europe, we just got picked up for the Ace Of Spades, we have another that’s a hemp convention out in Vegas, and then in Norway. That one’s at the baby stages, too, but we’re just marketing it and seeing how we all work together. But for the most part, if you combine different energies, it’s gonna work out. And we wanted to keep that older essence of it, by involving Yella.
Do you feel like it’s gonna be an N.W.A nostalgia-type tour?
I think it’s gonna be big because it’s what the people want. Just by dedicating something that’s already been done before, or really just bringing it back, resurrecting what Eazy-E and my father did to the game. We’re gonna be doing more songs of their background and showcasing our new talent as far as continuing the legacy. So I think it’s gonna be good, because it’ll still have that old school feel, but it’ll have that new school feel, too. Everything now is like going back in time and coming back around, so it’s kind of the best of both worlds.
They just announced the cast for the N.W.A biopic, and a couple years ago Dre had mentioned that you were being considered to play your dad. Did you want to play him in that role?
I actually tried out for the role, ’cause the casting company called me. But my father wanted somebody with more acting experience, and I haven’t been acting for a long time, so I’m happy for the guy that got the role. It’s one of those things where we want what’s best for the movie and for the film. I had a lot of fans that were upset about it, but whatever’s best for the film, that presents it in that light, then I’m for it.
You weren’t disappointed by it?
I want my father to be represented in the best way, so I didn’t feel any type of way about it at all.
Musically, what do you have going on?
Doctor’s Note, my album right now on iTunes, that’s out right now. And what’s in the works is Product Of My DNA. It’s a story based on my life, what I’ve been through, and me finding out who my father was in a DNA test. Feel good music at the same time, but it’s gonna be more story tracks, more all-around talking about the struggles and me overcoming them. Really more personal, things I have to get off my chest. Let people understand who I am and know me for Curtis Young and not just as the son of Dr. Dre.
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