Dr. Dre On Modern Day Hip Hop: 'It's Quantity Over Quality!!' - MTO News

Dr. Dre, one of the most iconic figures in Hip Hop of all time, has critiqued the genre, saying that today's music is "quantity over quality."

"Right now, I have to really, really search hard to find something I like, as far as hip-hop goes. I think it's just about the substance. Now it feels like it's a little more quantity over quality. 'Made a song last night, I need to put it out tomorrow,'" he said during a recent interview with Beats 1.

Dre continued, "What are you gonna dedicate yourself to, the art or the money? You know, it's that simple."

Is he right?

During the interview, he also confessed that he didn't want to feature as a rapper at all on his 2001 album, he only wanted to provide the beats.

"I didn't wanna appear on the albums at all, to be honest," Dre in reference to both his 2001 album and his debut album, The Chronic. 

"I just wanted to produce, find artists, and produce them. And Doc, The D.O.C. talked me into getting on the mic and doing this thing," he told Jimmy Iovine.

Watch the full interview below: