Will Dr. Dre save West Coast hip hop?

19 Oct

Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre is a legend that is known for being one of the founding fathers of West Coast hip hop. But, in his career, he is best-known for being behind the successful careers of Eminem and 50 Cent. In 2003, his longtime friend, Snoop Dogg called him out due to that fact.

Ever since the turn of the decade, the West Coast has been falling off. Dre did help The Game launch his career, but Game has been estranged from the doctor from 2005 until last week. Aside from that, The Game has been the only West Coast rapper to break through in the past five years.

Now that he is finally working on his Detox album, Dr. Dre seems to be a bit more interested in reviving the West Coast. Keeping an ear to the streets, Dr. Dre signed Los Angeles rapper, Slim da Mobster to his Aftermath label. If Detox ever comes out, Slim’s album would follow.

Not only is Dr. Dre investing in the new talent, he has also re-connected with his former protégés, Snoop Dogg and The Game. Rumor has it that The Game will be working closely with Dr. Dre outside of the albums and that he has returned to Aftermath Entertainment as an artist.

For his upcoming album, Detox, Dr. Dre said that it is going to be an album for the West Coast. He appears to be living up to that promise with Snoop Dogg, The Game, and Slim da Mobster all working with him on the album.

Other than that, he has been tight-lipped about the album. From the information given, the album will be a lot like The Chronic and more independent West Coast artists may be featured on the album. Dr. Dre is set to release Detox sometime in 2010 on Aftermath Entertainment.

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