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Rollin' with Dre: The Unauthorized Account: An Insider's Tale of the Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of West Coast Hip Hop
“I’m about to blow the top off of everything I saw,” writes Bruce Williams, the long-time best friend and right-hand man to Dr. Dre, and a prime mover at Aftermath, one of the most successful start-up labels in music history. In Rollin’ with Dre: The Unauthorized Account, Williams, owner of a sports bar in downtown Los Angeles, gives us an unprecedented inside look at–and ...more
Hardcover, 164 pages
Published March 25th 2008 by One World/Ballantine
(first published 2008)
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Rollin' with Dre is a book about Bruce Williams and his adventures with Dr.DRE. Bruce is Dres right hand man , he was hired to help Dre and be his body guard. Dre was the least violent rapper of death row but he did walk into some scary situation that Bruce has helped him out of. Bruce's has saved Suge Knight and Dr.Dre from being shot at club by knocking the gun out of the guys hand. Bruce was even asked to be Dr.DRE's man of honor and Bruce did the same. DRE and Bruce were best friends and to ...more
I liked parts of the book. But there were too many parts I didn't like. Too many holes in the story. Almost as if someone approached Bruce Williams with a bag of cash and a quick idea. When I read this type of book, it is to get inside scoop. No matter how much you want disguise the inside scoop, it entails the stereotypes of name drops, sexual exploits, addictive issues, and general strife. Even if Bruce's accounts were ultimately refuted by people like Dre, Suge, Snoop, etc. we should be able ...more
If you are a fan of West Coast hip hop, specifically NWA, Dr. Dre, Death Row Records and Aftermath Records and already know a fair share of the history and background of all of those, then at 164 pages this book is a quick read and worth it for some of the insight and some of the stories. But if you don't know anything about those artists and labels, do not use this book as an introduction. As mean as it may be to say, people are reading this book to find out about Dr. Dre and his history, not t ...more