Dr. Dre Is Reportedly Back In The Studio With An Old Friend/West Coast O.G., But Who?
Dr. Dre has worked with plenty of legendary peers behind the boards, and made plenty more. Compton’s favorite Doctor has shared the swivel chairs in the studio with the likes of Eminem, Mike Dean, DJ Quik, Warren G, Daz Dillinger, Sam Sneed, Chris “The Glove” Taylor, DJ Pooh, Mel-Man, DJ Khalil, Dewaun Parker, Stu B. Doo, Bud’dha, Soopafly, and plenty more.
Inside sources shared a photograph of Dre, taken this month, with E-A-Ski. In addition to mentoring Locksmith, the longtime Bay Area-based producer/C.M.T affiliate was known for his work with Ice Cube, Sauce Money, Jayo Felony, MC Ren, Naughty By Nature, Spice 1, Too Short, and many of Master P/No Limit Records’ earliest hits.
With a pre-order available on CDNow and Amazon in the late ’90s, many speculated that Dre and Ski were slated to make a collaborative album. However, plans changed after Eminem joined the fledgling Aftermath Entertainment, and helped take Dre’s second label to the top of the Hip-Hop food chain. Reports also claimed that Em & Dre’s “Guilty Conscience” was a reworked song from Ski’s album that Dre participated in, similar to the scrapped Helter Skelter beats (“California Love,” “U Can’t C Me”) that reportedly erased Ice Cube vocals to be re-purposed at Death Row for 2Pac’s diamond-certified All Eyez On Me.
In any event, how does this sound?
#Bonus Beat: Remember this E-A-Ski ditty?
Could it be an N.W.A affair, of sorts?