Dr. Dre Is Bringing "New, Unreleased Music" to 'GTA Online'

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BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Dec 8, 2021

Since Dr. Dre made his return with 2015 studio album Compton, little has been heard from the hip-hop icon in the way of new material. However, that changes this month, with Dre bringing "new, unreleased music" to the world of Grand Theft Auto V.

Developer Rockstar Games has announced that a forthcoming downloadable expansion mission for the wildly popular title's GTA Online game mode dubbed "The Contract," will also bring Dr. Dre into the game as a character.

"The Contract" finds GTA V single-player protagonist Franklin running a "celebrity solutions agency" that caters "to the Vinewood elite in need of solutions to high-society problems." Rockstar explains that Dr. Dre's high-society problem involves the theft of his cellphone:

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. This could be the big break your agency needs.

Player will then "join Franklin, expert hacker Imani, Chop the Dog, and crew to secure Dr. Dre's precious tracks and return them to their rightful owner."

"The Contract" comes to GTA Online December 15, and promises "an eclectic new radio station from some very special guest hosts, huge first-of-their-kind updates to existing radio stations including a ton of new and unreleased exclusive tracks from Dr. Dre and a heavy-hitting line-up of artists."

Last year, Julian Casablancas launched his own GTA V in-game radio station, while 2021 saw Elijah Wood float the idea of GTA V film adaptation. Watch a trailer for "The Contract" below.

In February, Dr. Dre will perform at the Super Bowl LVI halftime show alongside Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg. Earlier this year, the producer and vocalist was hospitalized following an aneurysm.

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