Dr Dre surprises fans with on-stage appearance at Anderson .Paak show in London

Jacob Stolworthy

Dr. Dre made a surprise appearance on stage with Anderson .Paak at a free show in London last night (13 March).

The iconic rapper and former member of hip-hop collective NWA, whose appearance was caught on camera by excited fans, joined his protégé on stage at the 02 Brixton Academy as he played the Apple Music/Beats-organised show which was announced just last week.

Dre launched into a medley of tracks “Still D.R.E.” and “The Next Episode” - taken from 1999 album 2001 - for his first appearance on a London stage since he joined Eminem at Wembley in 2015.

The rapper was there to “represent” Anderson .Paak who appeared on Dre's 2015 record Compton and joined him on stage at Coachella last year.

“This man here is destined to be a superstar,” Dre told the crowd.

In 2016, Dre's appearance at Coachella saw an NWA reunion as he joined Ice Cube on stage alongside MC Ren and DJ Yella - marking the first appearance of all surviving members in 27 years.

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