Straight outta Compton 45 years ago today, Andre Young has had a hand in more of the top 20 rap albums of all time than anyone else, aside from maybe Rick Rubin—but Rick Rubin didn’t create his own holiday via an infectious single full of revenge fantasies and lesbian jokes.* So we celebrate Dre Day, and not Rick Rubin Day, and we celebrate by making sure we do at least one thing today the way Dr. Dre would do it. Talk shit about a former friend. Make funky-ass hits. Spray an unsuspecting woman down with malt liquor. Just make sure you’re keeping it real.

In case you’re looking to take your Dre Day celebration to a higher level, tomorrow the Darkroom hosts a Dre Day party hosted by Psalm One.

Holiday treats after the jump: