The news comes from actor and recording artist Page Kennedy, who let the cat out of the bag on Twitter on Nov. 16. "This Dr. Dre album sounding [fire]," he tweeted, implying he had a first-hand listen to the project. "Hope y’all get to hear."
In a follow-up tweet, he provided more details. When a fan asked for information on Eminem's new album, Page responded, "Well he def on this one lol."
Dre last released a project in 2015, Compton, which served as a quasi soundtrack for the Straight Outta Compton film. The album was Dre's first full-length release since 1999's 2001 and featured guest appearances from Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Anderson .Paak, Marsha Ambrosius, King Mez, Justus and more.
Though it was believed to be nixed, there have been reports coming out for a while stating that Dre is still working on his delayed in perpetuity Detox album. He told a reporter in 2017 of the shelved project, "I’m working on a couple songs right now. We’ll see."
As recently as last year, the LP appeared to still be in the cards. "It's real, man. It exists," producer Flying Lotus told Billboard in 2019. "The version I heard is the sequel to Compton. It makes sense after Compton, I think. It makes sense, but I like it better than Compton."
Most recently, it was reported that Dre was working with Kanye West on 'Ye's Jesus Is King 2 album.
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