Dr. Dre surprised 50 Cent for his birthday this past weekend by popping up at a party in London celebrating his special day.
The G-Unit boss turned 48 last Thursday (July 6) and celebrated with close friends in the English capital, where they threw him a party at a Somali restaurant called The Village.
There was plenty of history in the room as Tony Yayo, Interscope Records and Beats By Dre co-founder Jimmy Iovine and Eminem’s longtime manager Paul Rosenberg also attended the low-key shindig.
“Everybody, please, could you stop taking my picture?” 50 jokingly asked those in the room while posing for a photo with Dre, Jimmy and Paul.
“Yeah man the guys came to see me for my birthday at this cool spot in London called the village,” 50 captioned the birthday party footage on Instagram.
Another clip from the night found Dre hugging 50 as he entered the restaurant.
50 Cent was in town to perform at Wireless Festival, where he hit the stage on Sunday night (July 9) ahead of his upcoming Final Lap Tour, which kicks off in Utah on July 21.
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of his debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, the massive, 90-date trek is slated to make stops in Denver, New York, Atlanta, Toronto and Los Angeles, among other cities, between July and September before heading to Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand this fall.
Dr. Dre’s fingerprints are all over 50’s blockbuster debut. Not only was it released through Aftermath — in conjunction with Interscope, Shady Records and 50’s own G-Unit Records — but Dre produced several tracks including “In Da Club,” “If I Can’t” and “Back Down.”
Earlier this year, 50 Cent revealed he was back in the studio and working on a new album with Dre’s help.
“As soon as I said that, I got a text from [Eminem] that he had already spoke to Dre, and that Dre is in there and he got some crazy stuff for me to go hear,” he said in an interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood in January.
“This is my process: I’ll go make something, what I can find, the best music that I can put my hands on. And when I feel real good about it, I bring it to put pressure on Dre to offer me something. ‘Cause he’ll have something… He’s always had something.”