Dr. Dre and Marsha Ambrosius announce new album together, ‘Casablanco’


New music from Dr. Dre is on the horizon. The seven-time Grammy-winning producer / rapper announced the completion of a new project with Marsha ambrosius.

Both Dre (real name André Young) and nine-time Grammy nominee Ambrosius posted news on their respective Instagram pages, with nearly identical captions. Dre posted a selfie of himself in a recording studio with a full orchestra behind him.

The accompanying caption revealed the title of the project. “I just finished recording an album with Marsha Ambrosius. ‘Casablanco’ I had a blast !! ” Dre ended with “This is one of my best jobs !!”

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Ambrosius, the British singer-songwriter formerly of the Neo-soul duo Float, posted a black and white photo of herself wearing a Wu-Tang Clan Gucci t-shirt and fanny pack, featuring Dre. in a recording studio at a mixer, “I just finished recording an album with Dr. Dre” Casablanco “I had an amazing time !! This is one of my best work !! ! ” his legend read.

Neither Dre nor Ambrosius have mentioned a release date for the album or a single. It is also not known if this is an Ambrosius album produced by Dre or if it is a joint album.

While the rest of the details have yet to be released, Casablanca will be the work of Dre’s debut album since 2015 Compton. Inspired by the Oscar nominee NWA biopic, Straight out of Compton, Compton was Dre’s expected return to music as a solo artist after a 16-year deviation from his last full album, which sold six million units in 1999, The Chronicle 2001.

Dre and Ambrosius have worked together a lot in the past. Compton featured collaborations with Ambrosius on four of the album’s 16 tracks; “Genocide”, “Everything in a Day’s Work”, “Darkside / Gone” and “Satisfaction”.

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The “Nuthin ‘But a’ G ‘Thang” co-produced “Stronger” from Ambrosius’ second solo album in 2014, Friends and lovers. Young also performed a rap verse on the track. Casablanca will be Ambrosius’ first full project since his 2018 album, Nyla, named after his eldest daughter.

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Recording artist Dr. Dre performs onstage on day two of Coachella Valley Music 2016 (Photo credit: Getty Images)

There has been a lot of speculation about Dre’s new music over the past couple of years. “Beats By Dre” mogul photographed in studio with frequent collaborators DOC in January. Dre posted in 2019 that he could be involved in an album sequel to Kanye westThe Grammy-winning Gospel Tour, Jesus is king. He had no involvement in West’s last album, Donna, released in August.

While waiting for more news Casablanca, Dre will remain in the spotlight for the foreseeable future. In February, he will co-star on the Super Bowl Halftime Show, along with a roster of former collaborators. Snoop dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige.

Snoop and Dre have worked together on several projects for nearly three decades, including their classic debut album, doggy style. Eminem is perhaps Young’s most successful protege, with two of his albums featuring Young’s production, the 1999s the Marshall Mathers LP and 2002 The Eminem show, becoming a certified diamond.

Dre produced Blige’s first and only Billboard Hot 100 number one single, “Family Affair,” in 2002. All of Lamar’s official studio albums, except one, were released under Dre’s Aftermath brand.

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