Imagine walking into the setting of your high school graduation party but instead of some of the parents or a local DJ providing entertainment, it’s two of the biggest stars in rap music.Â That’s what the students of Culver City High School found as they entered the party scene this past week.Â On stage was legendary rapper/producer Dr. Dre to introduce another legendary producer, Timbaland.Â They weren’t there to crash the show or tell the kids “Don’t do drugs” but instead to help them celebrate with a musical performance.
Dre didn’t partake beyond the intros, but Timbaland launched into a set of several of his biggest hits including: “The Way I Are,” “Promiscuous Girl,” “Carry Out” and “Say Something”.Â Dr. Dre didn’t perform anything, but his presence was surely felt.Â Some are even questioning if these two hip hop behemoths will be teaming up for more now.
According to The Associated Press and Billboard.com this big surprise show was put on thanks to Hewlett Packard and Interscope records.Â The two companies are teaming up to try to improve digital sound quality, a noble mission.Â The event will also be shows as an online documentary.Â HP plans to donate over $10,000 in computer equipment to the school as well.
The chairman of Interscope records, Jimmy Iovine, was on record to talk about the grad party performance and music in general.Â Check out the Associated Press video below for a peek at Timbaland rockin the grad party!
Timbaland’s latest release had been “Shock Value II”, but he continues to work with other artists from various genres.Â In the meantime, Dr. Dre has been secretly busy crafting his next proposed masterpiece “Detox”, coming at an unknown future date.
I think it would have been cool to have Run DMC and the Beastie Boys show up at my high school back in the day.Â Instead I think we got a hypnotist whose name escapes me now.Â Which musicians would you have liked to surprise you at your high school graduation?