Taking to Instagram on Thursday (June 9), Snoop shared a photo of Dre sat behind the boards, coffee in hand, as he reflectively chips away on some new tunes.
While a release date still remained elusive for the project, Snoop confirmed in the caption that fans will soon get their hands on some new music from the West Coast legends, writing: “Coming soon.”
Conway The Machine was just one of the people who expressed his excitement at seeing Dre back at it, writing “yes!!!!” in the comments with multiple fire emojis.
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The pair were first spotted reuniting in the studio last March, with Snoop announcing on Instagram: “The Chronic is bac home.” Snoop then confirmed during a red carpet appearance last summer for ET that the two of them were in fact “cooking up” something new.
That announcement was followed by an appearance on Stephen A. Smith’s Know Mercy podcast last October, where Snoop said they were in fact working on a new project called Missionary.
While the duo have otherwise been relatively silent on what the album could entail, Grammy Award-winning producer Smitty, who has collaborated with both West Coast legends, previously spoke a bit more on the overall vibe surrounding the new tape.
“It’s gonna be great music,” Smitty said in an interview with AllHipHop. “That’s not even the given. What people won’t expect is the level of execution that Snoop is committed to. Snoop’s in his bag.
“I was in Hawaii working with other projects last week. He called me — I’m three hours behind, it has to be eight in the morning — he’s like, ‘Man, this is Snoop. Little bro, I ain’t seen Dre this excited since The Chronic. He’s really excited about what we’re doing.’
Missionary will serve as Snoop Dogg’s 20th studio album and his the follow-up to his aptly-titled 2022 release Bacc On Death Row, which marked his return to the storied West Coast gangsta rap label as its proud new owner.
Snoop most recently linked up with Ice Cube, E-40 and Too $hort earlier this year to form the supergroup Mount Westmore, who dropped off their debut album last December.