Guess who's back? Back again? Well, maybe.
On Sunday night, "The Defiant" ones premiered on HBO, a four-part documentary series that explores the lives of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, who both founded Beats, which was sold to Apple for a mere $3.2 billion in 2014. The documentary explains the ins and outs of their careers, their good times and bad, and gives viewers an inside look at never before seen footage.
In addition to digging into the lives of two of the most successful music producers and entrepreneurs on the planet, there are multiple cameos from some of the biggest musicians in the industry as well. The documentary shows interviews with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Snoop Dogg and Eminem.
In the documentary series, there is plenty of footage of Dr. Dre recording, and he is working on something currently that has made headlines. This weekend Uproxx published an interview with the documentary director, Allen Hughes. Hughes worked extremely closely with Dre for the documentary and told Uproxx that Dre was producing a new track for Eminem's ninth studio album.
"People don't know this: Dre records every day," Hughes said. "Literally, he's in there recording songs every day. He's like Picasso in that way. He's always painting. Right now he's producing, in the 11th hour, a track for Eminem’s latest album. So Dre's still real active in music, you know?"
In addition to Hughes dropping that bomb in the interview, 2 Chainz, who just released his latest studio album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music and announced a tour, also said that he was working with Slim on his new album. He sat down with DJ Drama on an episode of Streetz is Watchin, and explained what was going on with Eminem, which finally answered the questions everyone had after seeing 2 Chainz and Em on Instagram together.
2 Chainz told Drama about how the situation with Eminem came about, confirming that we will indeed see a first ever collaboration between the two.
This year for hip-hop has already been exceptional with albums drops from Kendrick lamar, JAY-Z, Vince Staples, Young Thug and more. Eminem has a ton of competition if this is true, and we'll be patiently waiting.