No, the pair didn’t have a nasty fallout or any other marital differences nor are the tabloid rumors of them splitting hold true. An unknown source told British newspaper The Sun that Jay-Z and Dr. Dre recorded verses for an unnamed track for Dre’s upcoming final album Detox, and that there was space left in the track for Beyonce to deliver a chorus. This comes as big news as the megastar power couple has not recorded jointly since 2007 on Jay’s American Gangster album on the song “Pray.”
The full quote from the source read: “Jay and Dre have recorded their verses with the chorus left open for Beyoncé to sing. The producer has worked on Detox for over a decade. He wanted the couple together.” Jay and Beyonce have paired up on hits songs many times such as the Grammy winning “Crazy In Love” and the sweeping “Bonnie & Clyde” tracks.
If the news of the collaboration holds true, the list of confirmed features for Dre’s last opus include Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Akon, Skylar Grey and buzzing young Cali rapper Kendrick Lamar. Rappers The Game and Slim Da Mobster also have been listed to appear on the record along with English electro pop duo La Roux. Dre has already released two singles from Detox, “Kush” and “I Need A Doctor” –with the latter receiving video treatment and serving as a launching pad for Skylar Grey’s heavy buzz and skyrocketing career.