Dr. Dre is ok! The 55 year old, born Andre Romelle Young was recently hospitalized with a brain aneurysm. Over the weekend, a picture surfaced on the interwebs of Dre back in the studio with D.O.C, and a host of others. Presumably artists and producers, themselves. We (G-HOLY.com) couldn’t exactly confirm because the origins of the photo, and subsequently its date, were unknown. We traced the photo back to Grammy winning producer, and frequent Dr. Dre collaborator, ‘Focus’. Focus posted the photo on on Saturday, January 16th, 2021 to his Instagram (@focus3dots).
Born Bernard Edwards Jr., son of the late Bernard Edwards, co-founder of disco and R&B band Chic. ‘Focus’ has worked with “The Doc” (not D.O.C, but Dre) on several projects including Aftermath affiliates & signees Truth Hurts, Bishop Lamont, The Game, Stat Quo, Xzibit, 50 Cent and Tony Yayo. Focus also worked on a chunk of Dre’s last solo effort, 2015’s “Compton“. Though the timing of the record makes it often confused as the soundtrack to “Straight Outta Compton”, “Compton” is listed as Dre’s 3rd solo album after 1992’s “The Chronic” and 1999’s “2001” respectively.
‘Focus 3 dots’ caption reads “My Big Bro is Super Good!!! We working… I TOOK THE PIC SOM IM HERE!!! #AFTERMATH #aftermathmatix” No word on what the crew was working on in the studio, as of yet.
NBC News reported on January 6th that Dr. Dre’s house was “targeted in burglary attempt a day after he was admitted to hospital.” According to the news channel, LAPD said four people were detained in connection with the attempted burglary of Dre’s home.
The producer, Manhattan, NY native ‘Focus’ now has an instrumental series titled “aNALOG iN a dIGITAL wORLD“. The most recent, part 5 dropped on New Year’s day of this year. You can check it out below via the “Don’t Go” producers Bandcamp: