Dr. Dre Is Grooming a New Protégé

Dr. Dre, Justin Mohrle

Dr. Dre Is Grooming a New Protégé

Meet the 23-year-old Dallas rapper the legendary producer could turn into hip hop's next superstar.

Published January 28, 2015

Justin Mohrle, or "JT" as his friends say, is the name popping up on everyone's cerebral cortex.

He's the one whose Instagram page is littered with pics of him standing next to Dr. Dre, Xzibit, Gwen Stefani, BJ The Chicago Kid and King Mez. He's the one who follows Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Eminem, and Snoop Dogg as an emcee personally cultivated by the one who made Chronic.

He's the first Billion-Dollar-Dre protégé. 

“JT and I worked on a couple songs; Dre fell in love with the songs; Dre stole the songs from the kid because he wanted to put them out as a unit,” the D.O.C. told D Magazine.

Yes, that D.O.C.

JT came up on the Dallas hip hop scene. And now, at 23, his career is at the edge of rap stardom.

“That’s the way this house is rolling," the D.O.C. continued. "We’re all putting our energy toward building another classic for the Good Doctor. Then he’s going to take his time to help us build a classic for the youngster.”

The youngster already feels it in the air. “With the situation I’m in," JT said, "Dre could decide to drop a track tomorrow, and then I might not be able to ever go to the mall again ... By myself.”

Elsewhere in the feature story, out now, JT chats baseball, mixtape grindin' and growing up in Garland, Texas.

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(Photo: Justin Mohrle "JT" via Instagram)

Written by BET-Staff


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