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Royce Da 5'9's Dad Thought Dr. Dre Was A Real Doctor

By Benny Franklin
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Royce Da 5’9 is preparing to attend the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, where his album The Allegory is nominated for Best Rap Album.

But before his Grammy trip, Royce stopped by HipHopDX‘s Hack3d series for an interview, and he brought his father Greg along for the convo.

During the interview, Greg told a story about the time Dr. Dre called the family’s house phone and mistook the D.R.E for being an actual doctor.

“I remember when I told him, You’ve got a phone call. I asked him what was wrong with him. He’s like, ‘What do you mean?’ I said, ‘You’ve got a phone call from your doctor.’ He said, ‘The doctor?’ I said, ‘Yeah, somebody named Dr. Dre.’ 

By the time he got out the shower, I heard all the slipping and sliding and falling into the toilet and on the floor trying to get to the phone, right. I didn’t know who Dr. Dre was and once I’d found out who Dr. Dre was I was like, ‘OK, well my son is onto something.’ Somebody recognizes him for what he is because, at that point, I wasn’t quite sure.

I knew he had affiliations and ties to some real big people, Eminem being one of them, a good friend of his. Marshall’s been to the house along with Paul Rosenberg and stuff, so we were familiar with him. But a call from Dr. Dre, that’s good.”

Royce explained that the call happened after Eminem played Dre his music and wanted to connect during the making of his 2001 album.

Check out the full interview below.

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