Rockstar Games has announced that Dr. Dre and his music would be a key element to the brand new Grand Theft Auto playable online story “The Contract.”
“Lost in the shuffle on his way to Cayo Perico last year, it turns out Dr. Dre’s phone isn’t just missing — it’s in the wrong hands. Not only that, but the phone also contains the hottest property in the city: new, unreleased music from Dr. Dre himself,” a description of the game’s storyline reads in a statement.
Dropping December 15, the online adventure promises to feature “a ton of new and unreleased exclusive tracks from Dr. Dre and a heavy-hitting lineup of artists” as well as “new weapons, vehicles, and much more.”
In September, Dr. Dre took to Instagram to drop some massive news. Dre Day will be taking place on February 13, 2022 at SoFi Stadium Stadium in Inglewood, California. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar will be performing at the 2022 Super Bowl LVI.
The show is set to be produced by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and is presented by Pepsi in conjunction with the NFL and NBC. Regarding the huge announcement, Dre said, “I’m extremely excited to share the stage with my friends for the #PepsiHalftime Show. This will introduce the next saga of my career… Bigger and Better than Ever!!!”
The news came at an exciting time for Dre. Back in June, it was revealed that Warner Bros signed on to distribute What’s Going On, a biopic of legendary soul singer Marvin Gayethat Allen Hughes will direct, and produce with Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Andrew Lazar.
The studio acquired the script by poet-playwright Marcus Gardley (he wrote the musical The Color Purple for WB) and the singer’s estate and Motown are part of the deal so there will be rights to use all of Gaye’s signature songs. This finally will bring to the screen the singer’s story, after many previous attempts by different filmmakers stalled or fell short of the rights needed.