Perhaps emboldened by the commercial success of his latest musical experiment, Jesus Is King, Kanye West has already begun teasing its followup, Jesus Is King II — this time, with another big-name collaborator: Dr. Dre.
Kanye tweeted the above — screencapped just in case he pulls a Kanye and deletes it as he has so many other tweets — teasing himself and fellow upper echelon hip-hop producer Dr. Dre in the studio with the caption: “Ye and Dre Jesus is King Part II coming soon.”
Such a collaboration would be new territory for Dr. Dre — who, like Kanye, often relies on a huge list of collaborators to help him craft his highly-regarded compositions, but has never tag-teamed with another artist for a collaborative project as Kanye has on albums like Watch The Throne.
It would also be a departure musically for Dre, who has stuck almost exclusively to his hip-hop wheelhouse since first popping up on the scene with NWA in the 1980s. While Dre has had a hand in some of the biggest names in hip-hop’s classic albums — names like Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Tupac, and 50 Cent — his hard-driving nature in the studio has been known to undermine many a creative partnership. Meanwhile, with Kanye’s own strident list of demands since fully converting to Christianity, it’ll be interesting to see how the two control freak producers work with each other — although given both of their propensity to push back albums until they basically don’t exist anymore, it might be a while before we do.