Music moguls Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are giving hip-hop heads a reason to put in some serious gaming this week. The hip-hop pair make surprise cameos in the latest Grand Theft Auto Online update called Cayo Perico Heist.
Dr Dre Makes GTA Online Cameo
New footage has surfaced online showing both the Doc and his Beats By Dre co-founder/partner Jimmy in a cutscene. Rockstar Games’ latest update to its franchise title shows off both Dre and Iovine in an epic storyline moment.
One of the key figures behind the creation West Coast G-funk, Dr. Dre may not be an actual doctor, but he is a legend. In order to run into West Coast rap royalty in GTA Online, you’ll need to download the Cayo Perico Heist update, then get started on the heist by doing some setup missions. As mentioned in our GTA Online patch notes, you’ll get to Cayo Perico by way of a plane full of famous DJs set to perform on the heavily guarded island. That’s where Dr. Dre comes in – he’ll arrive separately from you after your cohort announces “ah, looks like the big guns are here.” (Games Radar)
DJ Pooh Makes An Epic GTA Online Appearance Too
To make things even more insane, Friday actor and legendary producer DJ Pooh makes a huge in-game cameo.
They’re not the only one to have noticed his arrival in the series, either, as DJ Poohalso posted a photo – as he’s been added to the game as well. If you haven’t yet seen Dr. Dre appear during the heist, the footage is quite cool to see as well. A group of “big guns” arrive and as you might expect, from the group flying out of their SUV comes the rapper along with DJ Pooh. (Dexerto)
Rockstar Games Hypes Up The Cayo Perico Heist
Rockstar has hyped up the new Cayo Perico Heist update. Details have also surfaced on what players can expect gameplay-wise in addition to running into Dr. Dre.
The Cayo Perico Heist is our way of getting everyone together to party and dance in the safest possible way while also giving players the chance to take on our biggest and best Heist yet,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “It’s been a difficult and challenging year, and we wanted to make something everyone could have some fun in – we’re really excited for you to play.” The Madrazo crime family have a problem with one of their suppliers – the infamous drug lord, El Rubio, who is threatening extortion unless they renegotiate their terms. Now, it’s up to players to find a way to infiltrate El Rubio’s heavily secured private island home of Cayo Perico, and escape with his incriminating files, and all the gold, art and cash as they can carry – all while making it back to Los Santos in one piece.
GTA Online’s New Radio Stations
In addition to the intense gaming GTA Online heads are used to, fans and gamers alike will get a chance to hear some fresh new music courtesy of additional in-game radio stations.
Building on the game’s reputation for supporting underground culture and also as a platform for music discovery, The Cayo Perico Heist will also feature three new radio stations: Still Slipping Los Santos from UK DJ Joy Orbison; Kult FM hosted by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes and The Voidz featuring Mac DeMarco, David Cross and Tony Mac; and Music Locker Radio, bringing the club sounds of Moodymann, Keinemusik and Palms Trax to the airwaves of Los Santos. The Cayo Perico Heist also features major updates to existing stations, Worldwide FM with Gilles Peterson and FlyLo FM from Flying Lotus for a total of 250+ new tracks.