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The Marin Center Is In Dr. Dre’s New Video

The Marin Center Is In Dr. Dre’s New Video

Posted by: on Feb 24, 2011 | Comments (3)

Dr. Dre’s new song might be terrible, but what’s that in the video at about 2:18?

Anyone who lives in the North Bay would recognize it—the Marin Center, right off Highway 101 in San Rafael.

I doubt that when Frank Lloyd Wright designed the building, he ever imagined it’d be used to depict a secret laboratory where a deathbed 46-year-old hip-hop icon from N.W.A. is brought back to life by a lot of incessant rapping by Eminem.

If you watch the whole thing, beware: the obsequious and very long “guest appearance” of Eminem actually takes up most of the song. Also, product placement is rampant—Ferrari, iPad, Hewlett-Packard, Gatorade, and HP’s Envy 15 laptop with Dr. Dre’s own “Beats” logo.

Nevertheless . . . it’s the Marin Center! Next time you get dragged there to pay a speeding ticket or to see the Peking Acrobats, at least you can pass the time thinking of this very tiny cameo amidst hip-hop royalty.

Watch it if you dare: