Diddy has ticked off one of his “biggest dreams” since beginning his musical career by finally getting the opportunity to work in the studio with Dr Dre on the latter’s forthcoming solo album.
The music mogul took to Instagram to share a picture of the pair in conversation at the studio. In the caption, Diddy wrote: “Yesterday, one of my biggest dreams finally came true. I remember the first time I heard @DrDre’s production. It gave me clear direction on the level of Producer that I wanted to be. Last night, I got the chance to work with this man and to see his genius as he coached me through vocals.
“He reminded me of myself, but with a different style and way more focused. I gotta step my focus up! lol But it was a great experience and I thank God for it. I hope one day ya’ll get to have the same experience with someone that you always looked up to as a hero.”
Many were curious as to what the project entailed. However, Diddy’s team have since clarified to HipHopDX, the pair were working on Dre’s upcoming solo record. In an email, they explained: “The two music moguls came together to collaborate for Dr. Dre’s highly anticipated upcoming album with Snoop Dogg, who was also in attendance.
“Producing with Dr. Dre has been a long-time dream for Mr. [Sean] Combs and the night was made even more special as he coached him through vocals.”
Whether their work in the studio together will see the light of day is another proposition, but last month a tracklist did surface which suggests it’s not too far away.
Meanwhile, Diddy is also working on a comeback, and his first solo album since 2006 will be released through Love Records, which he is launching. The new label is a subsidiary of Motown Records and is “dedicated to R&B music and will release singles and collaborative projects from a collective of world-class artists, producers and songwriters”.
“Music has always been my first love. Love Records is the next chapter, is about getting back to the love and making the best music of my life,” Diddy previously said in a statement.