‘Grand Theft Auto Online: The Contract’ Features New Dr. Dre Songs With Eminem, Snoop Dogg, And More

Other artists featured include Ty Dolla $ign, Nipsey Hussle, and more.

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Dr. Dre - Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Dr. Dre - Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rockstar Games released its new version of Grand Theft Auto, GTA Online: The Contract, and it features six new Dr. Dre songs, a Rockstar Games representative confirmed to Pitchfork.

The representative also confirmed that GTA Online includes Dre collaborations with Eminem (“Gospel”), Nipsey Hussle and Ty Dolla $ign (“Diamond Mind”), Snoop Dogg and Anderson .Paak (“ETA”), and Rick Ross and Anderson .Paak (“The Scenic Route”). The game also features two new solo cuts from Dre, titled “Falling Up” and “Black Privilege.” There are currently no plans for the songs to hit streaming services.

“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.

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 Brossigned on to distribute What’s Going On, a biopic of legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye that 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.

Listen to the best of Dr. Dre on Apple Music and Spotify.

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