Eminem Looks Into The Future With Dre's "Chronic 2000"

In 1992, Dr. Dre introduced the world to a young rapper named Snoop Doggy Dogg on his album "The Chronic." Now, Dre has taken on another protege, Detroit rapper Eminem, and has produced the white MC's forthcoming debut album, "Slim Shady," and current hit, "My Name Is" [28.8 RealVideo].

There's also word that Dre will release "The Chronic 2000" next year, an album that will reunite him with Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Eminem and some of Dre's other new artists. But Eminem tells MTV News that unlike many hip-hop albums, the new edition of "The Chronic" won't suffer from an overload of guest artists.

"With so many collaborations going on -- it's hot," Eminem said, "but it's not like a mess. There's a bunch of different rappers on different tracks. Dre's smart enough, he knows what's going on. He knows to eliminate what needs not to be there. But 'The Chronic II,'

so far, so good. It's coming out hot, and it's damn near done" [28.8 RealVideo].

Eminem's will perform at a special promo concert on February 22 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, the day before his "Slim Shady" record will be released.