Cool & Dre vs. Dr. Dre
Where’s the Love, Ross?
A couple weeks ago in the beginning of the 50 Cent vs. Rick Ross saga, Ross made an interesting musical comparison between himself and 50. Like everyone who 50 has had an issue with since the sales battle with Kanye, Ross went on to say that 50 only creates fake beefs because he doesn’t make hit records anymore. But the interesting thing Ross said was something along the lines of “You’ve got Dr. Dre, I got Cool and Dre.” I think this was somewhat of a slap in the face to Cool & Dre.
In my opinion, Dr. Dre is the G.O.A.T. Hands down. You can’t deny that he is still one of the best producers in the game if not the best. However since Ross came into the game, is it crazy to think Cool & Dre have had more commercial success than Dr. Dre?
Since the Documentary and The Massacre dropped in early 2005, Dr. Dre has had 5 joints on The Big Bang, 4 on Kingdom Come, 3 on Blue Carpet Treatment, 1 on Hip-Hop is Dead, 3 on Curtis and 2 on Young Buck’s Buck the World. Outside of those albums which are mostly artists within Dr. Dre’s inner circle, he has been relatively quiet while “putting the finishing touches” on Detox for the last four years.
Since Port of Miami dropped in 2006, along with the two songs Cool & Dre had on that album, they’ve crafted beats for Young Jeezy, Beanie Sigel, Chingy, DJ Khaled, Freeway, Joe, Tru-Life, Yung Joc, Ace Hood, B.G., Fat Joe, David Banner, Gym Class Heroes, Lil’ Wayne and more.
They produced The Game’s “My Life” featuring Lil’ Wayne which got major play on MTV, and Nas’ “Make the World Go Round” featuring Chris Brown and The Game which also had mainstream success. Jay Rock’s new single featuring Lil’ Wayne & Will.I.Am, “All My Life” is also produced by Cool & Dre and the video runs on MTV Jams at least five times a day. Time and time again, they continue to prove their ability to make hit singles.
So with “I Get It In” being available on iTunes over a week now and it continuously dropping on the charts, does Ross actually have an advantage with Cool & Dre given their recent commercial success or will 50 & the Good Doctor really bring the heat on Before I Self Destruct?