VIDEO: DR DRE FT EMINEM AND SKYLAR GREY – ‘I NEED A DOCTOR’ / MY THOUGHTS

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?

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  1. I never liked this song at all but I see what it is for. It’s that emo-rap! ugh! He comes with the “gangsta” track first with “Kush” featuring Snoop to try to appeal to that “nothing but a g thang” “next episode” “still D.R.E” nostalgia (I don’t think it worked with Akon singing on the hook) and now he’s featuring Eminem who is on this emo-rap thing and we have this track which is so over the top with emotion about what? It probably is gonna work but for me? I think i’ll pass.

    This track needs a doctor.

  2. OKAY NOT THE HOTTEST SONG BUT IT IS A CLEVER POP SINGLE … WITH A GOOD CONCEPT THAT COVERS THE FACE THAT HE’S BEEN GONE.. CLEVER TO USE EMINEM FOR TWO VERSES… POP PEOPLE WILL FUCK WITH THAT AND HIS SONG BECAUSE EMINEM IS ON IT.. MOSTLY!!
    erm i think it was quite fitting to have the flashbacks nice to see the wedding photos and nice to see the references about his son and the eazy e at the end…
    this is part two in the promo plan obvoiusly!!
    tho the first single should have been pushed a little bit more

  3. @Tymusic, I think Daniel was referring to Janice and first poster (Karl Nova) as ‘you people’. What did you think he meant when saying ‘you people’??? Hmmm…

    Anyway – MadNews, I agree slightly with Daniel. Expect rather than call you a retard, I’d say you’re post was stupid. That’s it. But I’m sure your ‘fans’ will disagree will with me regardless.

  4. wow I have a right to my opinion and I stand by what I said, It is ok to be honest and express an opinion, it doesn’t mean everyone will share the same view. I am not speaking for everyone and my opinion isn’t absolute! So calling someone names because of that is childish, puerile and totally uncalled for but hey no need to get your feelings hurt. It’s nothing personal. I mean I am a fan of Dr Dre’s music but just not this song! Capeesh?!

  5. Hmm, not too keen on this song. The HP product placement in the video was a bit jarring though!

    I liked Kush, but not the fact that Akon and his nasally vocals seems to have taken Nate Dogg’s hook singing spot.

  6. This song aint nothin but a garbage thang! I love Dr Dre but this is just pathetic.Quite disappointing,from beginning to end.

    Daniel. Why do you come here to display your stupidity for all on http://www.madnews.biz to witness?? Please answer my question.

    “do the math prick…” Seal.

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