Tip confirmed having “a few” sessions with the Compton mogul, but he didn’t give away too much. “Dre's the homie, to be honest with you,” said Tip. “I’ve never seen somebody so meticulous about music before. The only thing that I can say was a similar experience was when me and Eminem did those songs together.
"The way Em is about a verse, that's how Dre is about production," he explained. "It's a very tedious, meticulous, nerve-wracking process. But the outcome is immeasurable. You just can't describe the difference in the magnitude of production that goes from what we're used to doing and what he's used to doing.”
Tip's new album will be a more “articulate” version of Da' Nic, the five-song EP he dropped last week. “A little more detail," he said. "Da' Nic is kind of like giving you your dessert first. It's gonna be a little more introspective. Different aspects of the lifestyle.”
The Dime Trap is expected sometime this year.
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