Dr. Dre Definitely Started Burning Man

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According to drdrestartedburningman.tumblr.com, Dr. Dre started Burning Man. A handwritten letter attributed to the good doctor claims Dre was scouting shooting locations for the “California Love” video when he stumbled upon Burning Man, whose lack of entrance fees and promise of “crazy, naked motherfuckers in the desert” gave him a great idea: to “get behind this shit and make some loot off of these fools.” And the rest was history! In reality, Burning Man is funded by the six board members of Black Rock City, LLC, as chronicled in Katherine Chen’s 2008 book Enabling Creative Chaos, which is compellingly not about aging rap capitalists, but still, please read the full letter after the jump. Shout out to legible handwriting, Sedale and the second-to-last sentence.


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POSTED February 10, 2011 2:58PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (20) TAGS: , ,

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  4. a comment pulled from reddit(link below):” At my old job as a Premium Auditor I got to audit Black Rock City LLC… And now I am racking my brain to try and remember if Andre Young was listed as a principal.. Shit I used to have a disk with all my old files, I will do my best to find it.”

    http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/fi6g3/set_conspiracy_theories_to_stun_dr_dre_is_behind/

    Katherine Chen maybe should talk to this dude!

  5. Juan says:

    Yea great work I support Dre…

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  8. Morty says:

    um it is obvious that Burning Man was already effect.
    how to you create something that has already been created and call it your own?
    It sounds like you invaded their party and you just wanted the cred

  9. Cup half Empty says:

    Who the hell dates a letter to a friend? Hard to believe this.

  10. Cozmo says:

    The problem is the mentioning of California Love. The song was never supposed to feature Tupac. He was add only because he heard the song AFTER he was released from prison. He asked to be on the track so they removed Dre’s second verse and let Tupac do his thing. The timeline is wrong.

  11. ggwer says:

    Who gives a fuck. Rap sucks.

  12. Big Red Machine says:

    ITS says feb 1995….. burning man always takes place in august….. ?!? dates are so worng

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  14. Pickles says:

    this is so fake. what a wack attempt at defaming dre. this is low, even for hippies…..

    dre is the dr. he writes the best beats, period. stop trying to bring him down with your out of key indie rock and bad fashion sense.

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  19. Ian says:

    Stop saying “after the jump”. STOP.