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Dr Dre to star in Apple’s first original content

February 15, 2016

Apple’s first foray into original programming will star rapper and entrepreneur Dr Dre.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Apple’s debut original series, entitled Vital Signs, is a gritty semi-autobiographical drama featuring Andre Young, a.k.a. Dr Dre. The rap legend is also credited as an executive producer for the show, having previously produced Straight Outta Compton, the 2015 blockbuster biographical drama about his former hip-hop group N.W.A.

Although Young is producing the drama, Apple is funding the show’s production in its entirety. The company will release all six 30-minute episodes of Vital Signs at once later this year.

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