Roughly two weeks after producers Dr. Dre and DJ Premier were pictured together in the studio, details on why the two beatsmiths were in the studio together have been revealed. DJ Premier has reportedly lent his assistance on Dr. Dre’s upcoming album, Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre.
News of a collab between Dre and Premier was confirmed thanks to an Instagram post from DJ Rhettmatic. In his post, DJ Rhettmatic spoke on listening to final tracks on Compton, and witnessing a collaboration between DJ Premier and Dr. Dre.
DJ Rhettmatic also confirmed that the collab between the two producers also features vocalist Anderson .Paak.
“2 weeks ago, I finally get to meet the man himself,” DJ Rhettmatic wrote in an Instagram post uploaded yesterday (August 2). “At the studio. It’s crazy because I have a lot of friends that worked with the Doctor but I’ve never met in person. It was surreal. It was really cool to talk to him about DJing & music. It was very kind of him to let me listen to some of the final versions of this upcoming album. And what was even very crazy, is that I got to witness the official producer collabo between the Good Doctor & @djpremier for a song that features the talented @anderson_.paak.”
Compton was announced earlier this month during Dr. Dre’s Beats 1 radio show, “The Pharmacy.” The album will feature guest appearances from Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, The Game, and a handful of other artists.
Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre is scheduled to be released on August 7, one week before the release of the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
DJ Rhettmatic’s Instagram upload can be found below.
A lot of my friends have helped worked & contributed on this album & I'm very excited for them because they all worked hard. I've been very blessed to have meet so many good & talented people in this crazy music business, including my heroes. Then something happened. 2 weeks ago, I finally get to meet the man himself. At the studio. It's crazy because I have a lot of friends that worked with the Doctor but I've never met in person. It was surreal. It was really cool to talk to him about DJing & music. It was very kind of him to let me listen to some of the final versions of this upcoming album. And what was even very crazy, is that I got to witness the official producer collabo between the Good Doctor & @djpremier for a song that features the talented @anderson_.paak. Now this is where the Hip Hop Geek in me gets giddy. Not that it's an important factor to the song, but I was able to help Preemo find some phrases to a scratch hook he was getting ready to lay down. Look at my recent old IG pic with me, Preemo & @xzibit to give you an idea. I wish I could've gotten a picture with the Good Doctor but I didn't want to interrupt their workflow & overstep my welcome. Even if I never get to meet him again or ever work with him at all, I'm good because I was able to witness history in person & was able to check off a Hip Hop bucket list. And oh yeah, the album is bananas! Thank you to @therealphd @focus3dotz @xzibit for the opportunity as well as congratulations to them & @djkhalil @fredwreckla @therealcold187um @laylawmusic @ianschwartzman & many others. And thank you to the man himself @drdre. Whether people realize it or not, you're about to smack people over their heads. They're might be naysayers but I think you really don't care because you're having so much fun. Congratulations & welcome back. #Compton #August7th #Aftermath #StraightOuttaCompton #NWA #WestCoast #HipHop