Dre could have been replaced by wale,nipsey,stalley, john legend, or anybody ross worked with previously, and sixteen would have been a smash. People havent heard good sh*t from dre in a while so they over hype his verses. Dont get me wrong. He k!lled that sh*t. But people acting like he made the song what it is which aint true. And All that playing the bango and guitar was just promo for that jimmi hendrix movie dre is in.
he basically made the song and it was more like ross was the feature
he did the hook, the narration, and then stole the show. his verse was dope as fu*k. i've yet to count the bars but he showed why he needs more than a sixteen.
n*gga been playing instruments since he was fu*king wit badu so it aint hendrix promo. he is a real artist and a musician who has a genuine love for the art and not just in it for fame and a paycheck.
at least thats how I see it