Old School Scott Stringer

We were a bit surprised to see “Doctor Dre” listed among the hosts of a fundraiser for Assemblyman Scott Stringer, who’s running for Manhattan Borough President, and who is not widely seen as a hip-hop icon.

Stringer’s spokesman, Micah Lasher, clarified for us that this is not the West Coast gangster rapper Dr. Dre, but rather half of the East Coast rap-comedy team Dr. Dre and Ed Lover, once famous for hosting Yo! MTV Raps and now apparently in the midst of a grimace-inducing movie career.

“Scott may be a reformer, but he still likes his rap old-school,” Lasher told us.