For years Hip Hop fans have been waiting patiently for the return of Dr Dre and he has finally returned with the single I Need A Doctor.
I’m sorry but I cannot stand this track. I Need A Doctor is weak, hilariously over dramatic and so obviously geared towards a mainstream audience. This is no Still Dre.
I also CANNOT STAND the tone of Eminem’s voice. What is that all about???? Who at Interscope convinced him that he sounds good when he raps in that tone of voice? Rubbish!
The video – The opening scenes which flash back to Dre’s earlier career are poignant. If you are a Dr Dre fan the memories will come rushing back, but after those scenes the video just goes down hill.
Eminem trys to convey a sense of grief when faced with the prospect of losing his mentor, but instead ends up looking like a man who hasn’t taken his medication. Dre at one point looks like he’s wearing a fancy dress muscle shirt , and the woman singing the hook (Skylar Grey) her scenes would have been best suited in the TV show Supernatural.
It then goes beyond ridiculous in one scene when a demented Emimen raps passionately to Dre while he’s standing upright in a water tank (see for yourselves).
Surely Dre, Eminem and the rest of the Interscope crew could have put their heads together and come up with something better than this (the single and video).
Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?