Dr. Dre Says He Sold His Record Collection, And Reveals What He Kept

In VIBE's cover-story outtakes, Dr. Dre reveals that he parted ways with his 80,000 records, but spoke on what he decided to keep.

On the inserts to Dr. Dre's last album, 1999's 2001, the Compton, California music icon and then-production partner Mel-Man were photographed in a room filled with records, including titles scattered on the floor. During Dre's recent VIBE cover-story conversation with Jerry L. Barrow, Aftermath Entertainment's founder was asked about the status of his vinyl vaults.

"The record collection is gone now," Dre answered, revealing that his collection was approximately 80,000. Claiming that he wasn't using the records anymore, Dre prepared to part with the accumulated collection. "What I did was just went through and jotted down everything I was in love with so I could order it [later]."

In the Nodfactor.com outakes to the final published interview, Barrow asked Dre which records he kept. Three among the set aside records were Curtis Mayfield's Super Fly soundtrack, Nirvana's 1989 debut Bleach and Barry White's Greatest Hits. Speaking about the Grunge record, Dre acknowledged, "That’s one of my favorite albums ever made. I still listen to that shit to work out."

Dr. Dre's third solo album, Detox, is planned for early 2011.

Read about Dr. Dre's thoughts on sampling Nottz, being sampled by Rockwilder, his 1980s mixtapes and more at Nodfactor.com.

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44 Comments

  • Anonymus=CIA

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  • thamp

    If he made 7 dollars a records on average. 80,000 x 7 = 560,000!!!

    • weasle

      He's talking about if he were to sell these records to a second hand buyer for $7 dollars each, not albums in the store, lol

    • Anonymous

      what are you smoking, no one making 7 dollars off a record unless they making it and selling it themselves, no labels, no retail

  • Doubl Negative

    Nirvana's cool, Nevermind was my favourite ish though. I love SuperFly as well.

  • Its Um

    Dre needs money and he said he plans to stop after Detox, look at Timbaland he's getting ready for retirement, let the youngin's have the go forth and do something else that will continue to pay for your expensive bills.

    • unknown

      dumbass timberland is being sued for all the records he stole from international countries he needs money but dre can live off aftermath i mean the production he did for eminems recovery and relapse album gave him enough for his kids grandchildren

    • Anonymous

      "dre needs money" hahahhaha BEATS by dr. dre hp laptops by dr. dre some shitty liquor by dr. dre dr pepper by dr dre how can someone who sells out so hard possibly "need money" dre needs money like i need a third penis

  • gimik313

    kinda hard to have inspiration when album sales are tanking tho. granted dres gonna sell no matter what when detox drops. i dont agree with taking so long taking a grip to release a album.

  • Drefan since 91

    Should have kept the collection for inspiration. Last 3 years it seems like he doesn't have as much inspiration. Lotta average produced Dre tracks the last 3 years. Too much focused on bodybuilding(steroids) maybe.

  • Essex

    I don't give a damn how much of a genius you think Dre is, selling that collection is dumb as hell. He don't love making music anymore he said it himself.

  • kurt is god

    OHH HELL YEAH HE KEPT NIRVANA!!! HE NOWS WATS UP. BET HE LISTENS TO ROCK AND OLD SCHOOL MUSIC ONLY!! RAP SUCKS DICK ASK DRE...NIRVANA AND NWA ALL THE WAYYYYYY and fuck kiss and axl rose.

  • billy

    he needs to hook back up with Mel-man, and get some shit crackin forreal, cuz most for the tracks he put out to hype up Detox where forgettable . (side note) and Black Sabbath's first two albums had some of the best music ever!

  • tommy

    i swear he is setting himself up for failure its to the point no one thinks the cd will come out im and old dre fan but honestly i dont think this cd is going to be dope im gonna pep it though

  • Rachael Misek

    yeah they don't use records like that on saturn.

  • K

    Can't wait for Detox! Check my music at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TNiDjDuER4 , please!

  • Anonymous

    respecttt crazyy look at thiss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxEtfs36qpg

  • Anonymous

    GODDDDDDDDDDAMN!!!! i was tripping over my 2500 collection!!!!

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    if you think this MEOW guy below me sucks ass for leaving a long ass promo comments click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxEtfs36qpg lemme know what you think hiphopdx

  • zizou2981

    all the same ........ after " kush" I do not have no more desire on Detox!!!!!!!!!!!! I rather wait for Jay-z' s and Kanye West album…

  • Anonymous

    i guess you dont need records to sample when you have people that make beats for you and write all your rhymes, what does this ninja even do all day besides workout? this guy coulda bought a house for his records to live in, that what i would do

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  • UnOrthoDox23

    Kurt Cobain = the Eminem of Rock music.

    • Anonymous

      LOL, pretty much, I remember seeing a video of Kurt makin fun of the Pearl Jam guy and saying Axl Rose was an old man, then asking him to be the godfather to his baby, dude was nuts

  • Kickinknowledge

    Detox in early 2011? yea righttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt. . .

    • TLO

      Game is having problems releasing his album because it sucks. He has released 3 singles off it already and all 3 tanked. So the label keeps pushing the album back. Plus he's got some kind of lawsuit that's interfering with the album's release. Dre can release Detox whenever he God Damn finishes it and from what we've been hearing, it's pretty damn close to finished. Big difference between the 2 albums.

    • Anonymous

      @ Bmizz yeah like the games red album and his music videos too amright?

    • bmizz

      Dre already released the first single of offf detox. Haven't you heard "Kush" yet? When someone starts releasing singles the album is coming right away.

  • Anonymous

    Kill That White Motherfucka!! NIGGAZ Only you Fuckin' Kaa's!!

    • Musicology

      I was on Guns n Roses and Metallica back in the real Hip Hop days from BDK, Biz Markie, EPMD, Brand Nubians, and classic shit some of y'all just fuckin' missed out on. Hip Hop brought me to all of that. If a sample had some guitar in it, I was rockin' it. Then I started reading the inserts and coppin' the originals. I heard Jimi Hendrix and that was history. I got a Master's Degree in Music/Guitar just for fun. It's the music that matters. Respect that shit!!!!

  • Anonymous

    super fly is classic

  • g-hoppy

    guess the lucky new owner still got plenty of other classic records

  • Mortis

    cobain was the most talented artist we've seen in the last 20 years. guy was a genius.

  • Charles ExSavior

    When you're getting lessons from geniuses like Burt Bacharach, you can easily say goodbye to records and look forward to making your own music.

  • Anonymous

    That Nirvana album was there best even though it was the one they put out before they blew up

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