Eminem and Dr. Dre Are Working on New Music Together, And This Could Be Amazing
One of hip-hop’s most successful duos are joining forces once again.
Director Allen Hughes, speaking with Uproxx about his excellent four-part HBO documentary The Defiant Ones that focuses on Dre and music industry titan Jimmy Iovine, revealed that the hip-hop duo are reuniting for a track on Em’s upcoming album.
“Dre still records,” Hughes said. “People don’t know this: Dre records every day. Literally, he’s in there recording songs every day. He’s like Picasso in that way. He’s always painting.”
“Right now he’s producing, in the 11th hour, a track for Eminem’s latest album. So Dre’s still real active in music, you know?”
Yup, in fact Dre just dropped a new track called “Gunfiyah” via his Beats 1 radio show, The Pharmacy. Listen to it here:
Ehh, the dancehall reggae-spiked tune is decent enough, but Dre has always been better producing than performing his own stuff, especially in recent years. Which is why the Em rumor is so tantalizing.
Dre famously produced Eminem’s blockbuster The Slim Shady LP in 1999, which spawned monster hits “My Name Is” and “The Real Slim Shady” and made the Detroit MC world-famous practically overnight.
NME speculates some of Eminem’s new music may come out later this summer.
Recently, the newly-bearded rapper recorded a birthday video message for 50 Cent, claiming a verse from 50’s song for the 8 Mile soundtrack, “Places To Go,” was so damn good that it made him want to quit rapping.
Thankfully, Eminem stuck in the game. Let’s hope his next collaboration with Dre is as good as we hope it is.