JAY-Z made headlines this week when it was announced he sold half of his Armand de Brignac champagne brand to Moët Hennessy. The wine and spirits section of the luxury giant LVMH will have 50 percent ownership in Jay’s company.
As expected, the Hip Hop community congratulated Hov throughout the day, leaving messages of support and praise for the 51-year-old rapper. One of the people who applauded Hov for the big boss move was none other than fellow Hip Hop mogul Dr. Dre.
The legendary producer took to his Instagram on Monday (February 22) and saluted his peer on the massive accomplishment with a picture of himself posing with a bottle of Hov’s Ace of Spades luxury champagne.
“Congratulations Jay Z,” Dre wrote in the caption. “Dope AF!! That’s Black Excellence.”
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The camaraderie between Dre and Hov has been well documented over the years. The two were neck and neck in the billionaire race before Hov shot past Dre in 2019. They even collaborated on a few records together including “The Watcher 2,” “Lost Ones,”Minority Report” and more.
On top of shouting out his peer, Dre has been keeping busy in the studio since he was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last month following a reported brain aneurysm. Evidence of that work came in the form of a KXNG Crooked collaboration that fans caught a snippet of over the weekend.
Longtime Aftermath Entertainment affiliate DJ Silk played a short segment of the unmastered track during an Instagram Live session. Dre sounds energized rapping about his pending divorce from Nicole Young and his time spent in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
“(Bitch) Trying to kill me with them lies and that perjury, I see you trying to fuck me while I’m in surgery,” Dre raps. “In ICU, death bed, on some money shit/Greedy bitch, take a pick, girl you know how money get. You know we don’t tolerate that nonsense, by any means get your hand up out my pocket/This life is private just like the pilot, it’s been decided, this the Poseidon.”
The clip has since been removed from YouTube.