Dr. Dre's on-again, off-again album Detox has become a bit of a punchline in the hip hop community. The proposed follow up to 1999's Chronic 2001 has been in the works for years, and has even had a few false-start singles.
Snoop Dogg has been pretty active in a variety of his pseudonyms over the last year. He released his reggae album as Snoop Lion, his funk album as Snoopzilla, and some rap tapes as Snoop Dogg. Now it appears we'll be getting a studio album from the Dogg himself, and he's got some high profile guests involved.
Lil Boosie was released from prison just last week, and he's wasted no time getting back in the studio since. Since he got out, we've already seen him freestyle the whole way home from the pen, as well as release three new tracks (including one with longtime collaborator Webbie).
We've seen some surprising pair ups in the studio recently (Future and Andre 3000 comes to mind), but this latest one may take the cake. A photo posted to Big K.R.I.T.'s Instagram shows the Mississippi rapper in the studio with none other than MMG bawse Rick Ross.
Jennifer Lopez teased a preview of her new Chris Brown-penned single, "Same Girl" last week. The track is about how fame has not changed her, and she's still the "same Jenny from around the way" (sound familiar?).
Tyga recently gave us a mixtape, Well Done 4, which is a precursor to his next studio album The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty. With the tape out of the way, it seems like T-Raww is already back in the studio working on new music.
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May all those who doubted Justin Bieber's early retirement be vindicated. After reports of holiday recording sessions in Toronto, the young Canadian pop star has tweeted a photo of himself in the studio with Kid Cudi (who was last seen "Zen'n"). Peep it in the gallery above.
Good news, everyone! Shortly after receiving confirmation that Outkast would be reuniting, not only for a Coachella 2014 show, but for an actual tour, the legendary duo have been spotted together-- although no word on if it was to work on music.
It looks like we may hear something between Q-Tip and Kendrick Lamar, as the two were spotted in the studio together last night.
The former A Tribe Called Quest rapper tweeted that it was studio time tonight, and posted a photo on his Instagram with Kendrick posted up in the studio with him.
Frank Ocean has kind of disappeared for a minute, but it looks like he'll be back soon enough. The r'n'b singer, who no longer has Twitter, took to his Tumblr to share some thoughts while at the same time revealing he's back in the studio.
Rick Ross has been all over the place promoting his upcoming December release, Mastermind. He's already revealed a Jay Z collaboration is on the LP, and now he's been in the studio with another legend, singer Bobby Womack.
DMX hasn't been having the best year, but recently took part in a Dr. Phil interview which gave us a little more insight into his story. The rapper seems to be coming into a better place, and a new photo on Swizz Beatz' Instagram has further assured us that we'll be hearing some new music from X in the near future.