SOHH Whatcha Think: Dr. Dre Under Attack + Who Is Drake Talkin' Grimy About In New Video?!? [Peep Vid & Speak]
Monday, Jan 9, 2012 7:55AM
Dr. Dre's "Beats By Dre" brand is quickly becoming industry standard for quality audio that maintains a fresh sense of cool. But not everyone is down with the movement. After Dre released a limited edition fur set of headphones (retailing at over $600) the animal rights group PETA decided to his the notorious producer with a bit of ether.
A rep for PETA shot out an open letter requesting that Dre ditch the fox fur headphones.
Hit producer/mogul Dr. Dre is in hot water with PETA over a new limited edition run of Beats by Dre headphones. Dre, born Andre Young, has teamed with Oscar De La Renta to release a limited-edition line of Beats by Dre earmuff headphones, that are wrapped in fox fur. Earlier in the week Michelle Cho, a representative for PETA, fired off a letter to Dr. Dre urging him to respect animal rights.(All Hip Hop)
To drive the point home, the letter included the different ways animals were killed in order to retrieve their fur.
"We wanted to get in touch to urge you to keep fur and exotic-animal skins out of your Beats by Dre designs," Michelle Cho wrote. "Foxes, minks, rabbits, and other animals--including cats and dogs--are bludgeoned, genitally electrocuted, strangled with wire nooses, drowned, and even skinned alive for their pelts." Cho explained to Dr. Dre that most animals are killed for their fur in China, because there are no penalties for animal abuse want for farms. (All Hip Hop)
SOHH Watcha Think -- Dre is gettin' money. And you know, it's against hood policy to stop a n*gga from eatin' -- but should he fall back on the fur headphones?
Next up, Heartbreak Drake may no longer be a good nickname for the Canadian artist also known as the creator of the drunk text anthems. Seems like he's rappin' to someone specifically in the Rick Ross video "Stay Schemin," and it ain't a stripper this time. Although Drizzy ain't say no names (I swear -- we live in the most subliminal era of rap, ever) I think I have an idea who he's talkin' about *coughs* Common *coughs* -- d*mn swine flu actin' up again.
Check it out and tell us if he's just shootin' in the air with his verse or if Drizzy is returning fire at Common's track, "Sweet."
Common ain't lettin' it slide, the Chitown spitter recently remixed the track and provided his own diss.
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[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]