The second installment of Steve Stoute’s “The Tanning Effect” web series features a fascinating interview with Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine.

Iovine details his first meeting with Dr. Dre, describes the similarities between “Nuttin’ But A G Thang” and the Rolling Stone’s “Satisfaction, and how revolutionary and dangerous Dre and Snoop were to mainstream America at the time.

Check it out:

The Tanning Effect – Jimmy Iovine (Part One)

It’s hard to believe that there was a time when Hip Hop was an outsider’s music and culture. People like Dre, Snoop, Ice Cube and 2pac were going against the grain; genuinely upsetting the status quo.

Today, Rappers are performing at Victoria’s Secret fashion shows and hanging out with the President….

Tell us what you think

How do you feel about how far Hip Hop has come?

Have things turned out for the better, or for the worse?

Dre and Snoop – “Nuttin’ But A G Thang”: