Photo Credit: Twitter/Kanye West
Rapper-turned-gospel artist Kanye West announced on social media on Monday that he will be teaming up with Dr. Dre — who is considered a pioneer in “gangsta rap” and is known for producing vile acts such as NWA, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent — to produce his second gospel album.
“Ye and Dre ‘Jesus is King Part II’ coming soon,” he wrote, sharing an image of the two together in the studio.
Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, is known for co-founding the profane rap group NWA in the 1980s. NWA raised controversy over its tune “[Expletive] Tha Police,” which some believed could incite violence among African American youth against law enforcement.
“Ice Cube will swarm on any [expletive] in a blue uniform/Just ‘cause I’m from the CPT punk police are afraid of me/Huh, a young n*gg* on the warpath, and when I’m finished, it’s gonna be a bloodbath/Of cops, dying in L.A/Yo, Dre, I got something to say,” the song stated.
Dre went on to found Death Row Records in the 90’s and produced music from rappers such as Snoop Dogg, Tupac Skaker, Eminem and 50 Cent.
In 2010, West praised Dre in Rolling Stone in stating that the music producer believes that God placed him on earth to make music.
“Do hip-hop producers hold Dr. Dre in high esteem? It’s like asking a Christian if he believes Christ died for his sins,” he wrote. “Dre has a whole coast
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