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That hard line separating art from commerce hasn't kept him from enthusiastically endorsing Sprite — which, if there were an award for most peculiar pitchman of the year, he'd deserve hands-down for portraying a carnival barker in a Sprite commercial as dry-witted and ironic as his own sense of humor.
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At this time Dre was working on side projects for local entrepreneur Eric ‘ Eazy-E ’ Wright in the Kru-Cut studio and Ice Cube was enlisted to ghostwrite for the World Class single ‘House Calls/Cabbage Patch’ single in 1987 and shortly after, featuring Michel'le , (Dre’s girlfriend) came out the slow jam hit "Before You Turn off the Lights" , which peaked at #91 in April 1988. Dre was arrested and thrown back in jail after his Mazda RX7 was impounded for compounding car fines of over $900, Lonzo wasn’t prepared to bail him out, Eazy-E paid this out in return for Dre’s production trade for E’s new record company ‘ Ruthless Records ’. This disrupted the continuation of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru clique with Dre spending more time working under Eazy, Lonzo hung onto the master tapes of World Class releasing Turn Off The Lights In The Fast Lane album which entered the R&B Top 40 in 1988 concurrent with Eazy and Dre’s combined collaboration of talent known as . Lonzo released a further LP called ‘Phases in Life’ released in 1990 under Lonzo’s solo identity. Later, remaining World Class members, Shakespeare pursued a position as a pastor. Michel'le dated Dr. Dre and released an album on Ruthless Records. Lonzo attempted to play off the big success of the group's last single by reassembling a new World Class Wreckin Cru. 
Old School 10 is not filled with B-sides and cellar dweller turntable hits, but 14 chart toppers, dance floor packers, radio staples and all around favorite sing-a-long songs. Consider that 13 of the 14 tracks are Top 15 Billboard charters, with four #1 records and nine Top 5's. You cannot go wrong with this feel good collection of multi platinum artists like Quincy Jones , Rick James, Kool & the Gang, Billy Preston , Peaches & Herb, Cameo, The Gap Band , One Way and more. A superstar-studded collection like this comes along once in a millennium and this is it. The Old School series has sold millions worldwide to its legions of loyal fans. Finish off your collection with the last of the 10 volume set. Click below for a taste of Rick James "Give It To Me Baby" from Old School 10.