Artists have always seemed like “rock stars” because of their lifestyle and persona. Social media has also helped with getting musicians be to more personal with their following. However, there is also a negative side to social media smashing the illusion of an artist that makes this era different from times past.
Some artists have used the new platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and youtube that have been created in the last 10 to 15 years. However, there are those like Dr. Dre who have not followed the trend. In a recent interview with GQ, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine shared their thoughts on the social media era. Dr. Dre explained how if he came up in today’s music world why he would not like it.
“I probably would’ve hated social media when I was coming up. Because there’s a certain mystique that gets destroyed, you know?” Dre explained in a recent interview with British GQ. “I like the mystique. I like waiting. I don’t need anybody to know where I am every minute or what I’m doing. Or what I’m about to do. There’s a certain mystique that came along with music that was entertaining to wait to see what was about to happen.”
Jimmy Iovine echoed similar sentiments stating “Old men do things they shouldn’t do. One of them is wearing V-neck t-shirts. And the other one is go on Instagram,”. Check out the full interview below.