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Dre Day

When: Sat., Feb. 20, 10 p.m. 2016


On "Alwayz Into Somethin'," from N.W.A.'s 1991 album Niggaz4Life, a twenty-six-year-old Dr. Dre warned, "I gotta get paid, paid in a hurry/See, I got a habit if I'm not paid thoroughly/I start takin'/Makin' sure my shit is steady bumpin'/A nigga always into somethin'." Those lines proved prescient: Dre soon released the G-funk classic The Chronic; groomed Snoop Dogg into a Crip-walking icon; dropped the infallible follow-up 2001; catapulted Eminem, 50 Cent, The Game, and Kendrick Lamar to stardom; and got paid super thoroughly when Beats Electronics went to Apple for $3 billion. Last year's long-awaited Compton, which coincided with the theatrical release of the N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, revealed a reinvented and reinvigorated Dr. Dre, still steady bumpin' a quarter-century later. Two days after Dre's fifty-first birthday, Raleigh pays homage to the music legend who's always been into something major. In case you've been smoking too much of that sticky icky, DJs A Minor, Forge, and Nixxed will help you remember what that "something" was. Also with performances by Tennis Rodman and Brass/Abs. —Eric Tullis

KINGS, RALEIGH 10 p.m., free before 11 p.m./$5–$7 after 11 p.m., www.kingsbarcade.com

Price: $5-$7

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