Dr. Dre’s work was immortalized many ways throughout his long and prolific career. This time it’s in the form roller skates.
To mark The 30th anniversary Dre’s iconic debut album the Chronic, Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace and its creator Liberty Ross announced they’d be paying tribute to The Chronic as a Hip Hop legend with an exclusive collection of roller blades that were released this Thursday (November 10,) just in time to mark the launch the doors of their London shop at the end of the weekend.
The skates, created by the skate brand Flaneurz have the white color of Nike trainers that sport Dre’s trademark leaf moniker. The skates will be offered in an sweepstake that runs from November 11 through 15th, giving rap fans the chance to win a pair of skates signed by the Beats By Dre founder himself.
A short film that promoted skaters was also shown on MTV’s channels. It also was aired through the Paramount Times Square billboard over the weekend.
The Chronic released via Interscope/Death Row Records on the 15th in 1992. The album reached No. three on the Billboard 200 and spent eight months in the top 10 of the charts. The album has since been certified 3x platinum from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Dr. Dre’s party comes just after he did himself a bit of honoring and honored his close buddy Eminem in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
“Over 20 years ago, Jimmy Iovine, who is also one of tonight’s inductees and one of my best friends, played a demo tape for me from a guy who called himself Eminem,” Dre declared at the time of the ceremony earlier this month. “The first thing I said when I heard it was, ‘What the fuck did he just say?’ I loved it so much that I couldn’t stop listening to it.”
The two then took the stage for an assortment of songs like “My Name Is,” “Stan” and “Rap God.” Eminem also called out Steven Tyler to deliver a live version of the Aerosmith track that is featured in “Sing For The Moment.”