Samuel Huist

Dr. Dre’s New Stretched Cadillac Escalade is Heaven on Wheels

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In his heyday, rap artist Andre “Dr. Dre” Young used to pilot a 1964 Chevy Impala in his music videos and one of his most-popular songs was “Let Me Ride.” But just as his bank account has continued to grow over the years, his taste in automobiles has seemingly evolved too.

Thanks to a rumored half-a-billion dollar deal with Apple, Dr. Dre has joined retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. as celebrities who can basically buy any supercar they want and add it to their car collections, but Dre has kept it simple—somewhat—with a customized and stretched 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV.

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Becker Automotive Design in Oxnard, California, performed the modifications to the rap artist’s new Caddy. It appears Dre has already picked a custom Strut grille and unique aftermarket wheels for his SUV, which he’ll more than likely just be chauffeured around in while he sits in the back closing business deals.

The 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV comes straight from the factory with a 6.2-liter V8 engine good for 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft or toque, so an engine upgrade wouldn’t necessarily be required to haul around the added bulk of his stretched Caddy. However, it could be speculated that Dre has already replaced the Bose 16-speaker audio system with the Beats by Dre sound equipment, which is mainly responsible for making him so ultra-rich in the first place.

Being the head of a record company–as Dre is–what better way is there to enjoy the music of your current and former artists, such as Kendrick Lamar and Game, than to relax in the back of a climate-controlled stretched Cadillac Escalade with tinted windows?

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    Samuel Huist is easily the tallest member (6-feet 5-inches) of the The News Wheel team. He enjoys listening to hip-hop music and loves watching NBA basketball. Sam is also a Dayton, Ohio native and doesn’t seem to mind that distinction as much anymore. His first car was a 1996 Ford Taurus he could barely fit in. Like many young folks, he seemed more concerned about the radio in his first car than actually doing the work to maintain an automobile, so sadly it’s no longer with us. See more articles by Samuel.

  • Wellington Cousins

    ….EVERY “Beats by Dre” article and interview, …IS A LIE! . Jimmy iovene simply “makes up story” as he talks. And this…Beats by Dre was TOLD to Dre in 1990 1991 @ Club Glam Slam (1) Because of Eric Wright (Eazy E) and (2) Dee Dee Barnes, that (andre) Dr. Dre of N.W.A.would eminate and “Take a Sh*t” on his problems and suprise everybody. In 1990 1991 we deemed him a good Catalyst and Suiter for what we had. Dr Dre imitates his Buddy EVERYDAY…and Jimmy iovene imitates our MOMENT in time with Dr Dre and he DECIDED to create A NEW STORY that involves himself (…and more to INCLUDE and STATE that Interscope Singers and Rappers thought of it, such as the LIE from “WiLL i AM” to Steve Stoute about “I said to Jimmy “Hardware” pt. 3 you tube) …backed ONLY with Royalty and Settlement Agreements (Contracts) which are VOID of Requisite Signatures and (2) DISMISSED Fraudulent Declaratory Relief attempts (1) in 2006-07 by Hinrichs Pentagram Designers and again (2) in 2014 by Hinrichs Pentagram Deisgners. S.M.S. Audio (because in 1990 1991 Dre was TOLD “F*ck That in the Future The Way You Sound In The Studio shall…”) is theTitle and Theme and also for 50cent was a 2.5 Million Dollar give to Jimmy iovenes side to Branch Off with their LIES and were Awarded 17 Million for that rappers FRAUD. Puff Daddy and WiLL I Am and Noel Lee and Steven Lamar and Brunner Pentagram Hinrichs ALL had a GOOD time….and a boy name Luke Wood a BILLION as a said 3rd Founder of Beats Electronics. The Apple Sale is not based on Prior Sales. ALL just got to Continuiing Abuses of Processes in Courts to appear as Suiing each other and then Acquiescing to additional Contracts after contacted where we reach them. This is why Hip Hops said Greatest does NOT speak on The Breakfast Club and speak forthright of “Beats by Dre”. And…”George Benson “LOVE X Love” (1st verse) Dr. Dre was TOLD to listen to….thanks (dr. dre) ….thanks buddy. Dear Dr. Dre, Are you happy with ALL that you were TOLD in 1990 1991 as you sat to our left ? ……the WORLD call you and Jimmy iovene “Geniuses”. …thanks buddy, …thank you (dre). ….(dre) GOT “Stronger Love” for wellington cousins….thanks dre ….thanks buddy”. “Beats by Dre was TOLD to Dr Dre Andre Young in 1990 1991 in our Car and in PRIVATE. Later we TOLD Jimmy iovene in (95 96 1997 because Dr Dre was always REMINDED again and again UNTIL after singing “Been There Done That” on Saturday Night Live and (this is “the weak album” jimmy iovene refers to with Steve Stoute on Steve Stoute jimmy iovene pt. 3 on You Tube) Interscope Records allowed us into Saturday Night Live N.B.C. New York as Dr Dre sang “Been there Done That”, Jimmy iovene said “Sure Thing” to our Dre being in the Car the Phone and the Sony Walkman. See Steve Stoute Jimmy iovene pt. 3 on You Tube. The LIE became “F*CK SNEAKERS LETS SELL SPEAKERS” from Jimmy iovene and Designers/Investment Procurer Steven Lamar and Noel Lee (Monster) BOTH have their LIES. In 1990 1991 Eric Wright was one of TWO issues that Dr Dre was TOLD “F*CK THAT in the Future the Way you Sound in the Studio shall…” to. Beats by Dre IS NOT a Dr Dre and Jimmy iovene Steven Lamar Brunner Noel Lee Hinrichs Pentagram et al. concept nor invention.. A Steven Lamar has stated that he one day proposed to Jimmy iovene “High End Headphones to be marketed by a Celebrity ” a NEW story to recreate a NEW Day One, to REPLACE us (but Dr. Dre was TOLD the Car the Phone and the Sony Walkman in 1990 1991) the HIRED Designers and Dr. Dre and Jimmy iovene WISH they could have TRUE inventorship credit and to create on paper, what would appear to be Ownership. Noel Lee of Monster Cable is trying his best to keep the LIE going and hold on to his self getting Ripped Off (and he was down with the program …until Beats Electronics kept it movin away from him) and a LIAR Steven Lamar appeals (trying to hold on to what Dr. Dre was TOLD in 1990 1991 and Jimmy iovene TOLD by 95 96 1997)). N.W.A. boy Dr. Dre and Jimmy iovene know otherwise at all times. Beats by Dre is a Contractual Conspiracy to CONCEAL its TRUE derivation. Beats by Dre became and is the GREATEST Corporate Conspiracy of ALL TIME. Thank you N.W.A. Club Glam Slam boy dr dre and THANK YOU jimmy iovene. Also see WiLL I am Steve Stoute pt. 3 on YOU Tube and look at this LIAR also”. …and REMIND “Andre” (Dr. Dre) of when we did this…”1990-1991 @ CLub GLaM SLaM as (Dr. Dre) sat to our left in our car, a BOISTEROUS laugh was shared as Dr. Dre was TOLD as well, “… and charge $2000.00 dollars each for them sh*t’s “, and then we reduced to $1000.00 dollars each, and then we reduced to $800.00 each, and then $500.00. This is the factor that has become referred to as the “Fashion Quality”. “Dr. Dre ” was then TOLD N.W.A. (dr dre) “…muthaf*ckas is gonna be wearing this sh*t, and don’t even got it plugged into nuffin'”. N.W.A. (andre) Dr. Dre said “GOTTDUhaymm!!!!”. “In the FUTURE” 2014?, and as SPOKEN into being to Dr. Dre in 1990 – 1991, many walk around and interview wearing our (Musical Flightline Ear Protection) “not plugged in”, nor with requisite power supply, and even “Off”. That a “Social Status” would derive was foreseen, and that “Status” have (Andre) “Dr. Dre” at it basis. WOW!!! (andre) Dr. Dre…how yall (Interscope and Jimmy iovene et al.) LIED to do as yall were TOLD.

    • Wellington Cousins

      …”F*ck That in the FUTURE the Way you Sound in the Studio….” was TOLD to Dre in 1990 1991 @ Club Glam Slam (1) Because of Eric Wright (Eazy E) and (2) Dee Dee Barnes, that (andre) Dr. Dre of N.W.A. would eminate and “Take a Sh*t” on his problems and suprise everybody (and as TOLD since 1990 1991 everyone is Baffled). In 1990 1991 we deemed him (Dr. Dre) a good Catalyst and Suiter for what we had and Dr Dre imitates his being TOLD everyday …and (and Jimmy Iovene was TOLD at Saturday Night Live in New York in 1995 96 97) Jimmy iovene imitates our MOMENTS in time with Dr Dre as he DECIDED to create A NEW STORY of “Just One Day Walking Down The Beach…” AH Ha! Ha Ha! ha HA!!!! (YOU LIAR!!!) (…and more to INCLUDE and STATE that Interscope Singers and Rappers thought of it, such as the LIE from “WiLL i AM” to Steve Stoute about “I said to Jimmy “Hardware”) @ its you tube pt. 3.