Update: Dre’s first Beats 1 show included a tribute to the late J Dilla as well as details about Dre’s involvement with the N.W.A biopic. Watch him pay tribute to Dilla here:


Selection wise the show included classics from the 1990s, recent tracks from Meek Mill and A$AP Rocky as well as Skepta’s ‘That’s Not Me’ and ‘Shutdown’.

While rips of the Beats 1 shows are yet to appear online, you can listen back to the playlist from each show – without the hosting banter sadly – via the Apple Music app. Here is the playlist for The Pharmacy’s first show.

The doctor is back in session.

Dr. Dre is the latest artist to announce a regular Beats 1 residency. The good doctor will host The Pharmacy every other Saturday on Beats 1 at 6pm EST (11pm BST) starting today, July 4.

The hour long show will be anchored by Dre and feature a roundtable with DJ Pooh, Wyann Vaughn, and Eddie Francis. The beats will be kept flowing by DJ Jus Incredible.

Dre joins the likes of Drake, Elton John, Jaden Smith, Pharrell and Disclosure as part of Beats 1’s line up of radio hosts. Yesterday, indie rap heroes Run The Jewels debuted their own Beats 1 show, WRTJ.

A short video was released to Twitter to go with the announcement, featuring Pusha T’s ‘Numbers On The Boards’.

Following the sale of Beats to Apple, Dre joined the technology giant. The Pharmacy is the first indication of the hip-hop mogul’s position in Apple’s new music offerings.

Earlier this week Dr. Dre’s debut album, The Chronic, was made available to stream for the first time ever via Apple Music.



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