DJ Premier & Dr. Dre Are Clearly Up To Something, What Could It Be?
Nas’ It Was Written. The 8 Mile Soundtrack. Game’s The R.E.D. Album. Only a handful of times in their careers, combined spanning more than 50 years, have Dr. Dre and DJ Premier worked on the same album in a production capacity.
There would have been several more of those times, reportedly, if Rakim had released Oh My God during his early 2000s Aftermath Entertainment tenure, had Dre overseen (as planned) The Lady Of Rage’s Necessary Roughness debut, or had Priority Records made Ras Kass—well, a priority. However, the overlap is limited, with many album instances featuring Dre’s mixing, alongside Preemo’s programming and production.
This appears to be changing. Over the weekend, the Gang Starr legend posted an Instagram photo with the N.W.A. icon. Hip-Hop heroes, living legends, and master contemporaries, all Heads get right now from the photos is speculation. With lingering reports of a Straight Outta Compton soundtrack, that’s one concrete place Heads can begin.
What do you think is going down?
#BonusBeat: Watch Erick Sermon (who has worked on albums with both Dre and Preemo) weigh in on their differences: