Xzibit has reconnected with Dr. Dre and started plotting some new music with the Aftermath Entertainment boss. The veteran MC shared a photo of himself and the hitmaking producer at work, devising their plans with a pen and notepad.
“About last night…… the almighty D.R.E @drdre and yours truly,” he wrote via Instagram. “I think we are on to something.”
Xzibit hasn’t released a solo album since 2012’s Napalm. The LP featured one track produced by Dre: “Louis XIII” featuring King T and Tha Alkaholiks.
The picture posted by Xzibit emerged less than a week after Dre was spotted in the studio with Nas and Slim The Mobster. While it’s unclear what they may have been working on, Nas has been teasing some new projects as of late.
Nas confirmed a new release executive produced by Hit-Boy, but he’s kept quiet about the other one. The secrecy could have something to do with Dre being involved.
“There’s some projects going on,” Nas told Video Music Box’s Ralph McDaniels in April. “One of them, I was working with Hit-Boy and I still am. And then there’s another, the one I’m working on that I don’t want to disclose. But Hit-Boy, that’s been fun working with him. So he played a snippet in the battles the other day, a snippet of something. We got some things.”
Unlike Nas, Xzibit hasn’t explicitly announced a new project. But in an interview with HipHopDX, the West Coast rapper did note he’s re-releasing his Restless album in honor of its 20th anniversary, which will be celebrated in December.
X to Z also indicated the reissue may include some previously unreleased tracks from his Golden State Warriors supergroup with Ras Kass and Saafir.
Check out DX’s entire conversation with Xzibit below.
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