From Shaunta to Game more recently Hayes, it seems the degrees of separation between Dr. Dre and Timbaland is getting smaller and smaller. Mumblings of a collaboration between the two legendary producers will likely only grow louder after both made an appearance at a Culver City, California high school Wednesday night.
The pair were on hand as part of a promotional event for Hewlett-Packard, which has endorsement deals with both Dr. Dre and Timbaland. A notoriously reclusive Dr. Dre played the role of emcee for Timbaland, who performed a handful of songs from his most recent album, Shock Value 2. In addition to a free, catered concert, HP also donated $10,000 worth of computer equipment to the school.
“We should be so lucky,” said Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records Chairman Jimmy Iovine, in regards to a Dre and Timbaland collaboration. “I can only get them so close. The rest is up to them.”