This was brought to you by Dre
But let’s not forget Just Blaze, who produced the track. .
I guess that would make it Beats by Just Blaze. .
While no doubt Just Blaze deserves credit for his production on this track, Kendrick is not talking about Dr. Dre’s music on the track, he’s pointing out the fact that Dr. Dre made this all possible. Without Dr. Dre rap wouldn’t be what it is, and Kendrick definitely wouldn’t be where he is.
Everything Kendrick says in this verse is a direct reference to Dr. Dre bringing the harsh realities of the real Compton into hip hop.
It also nicely plays into the “short film” motif of the album; if this track is the triumphant song that plays over the credits, then Dre is one of the main reasons the album(/movie) exists, hence “this was brought to you by Dre”.
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