By Rob Markman, with reporting by FLX
On Tuesday (December 28), T.I. released the second teaser trailer for his upcoming mixtape F— da City Up and the brief clip featured an appearance from none other than Dr. Dre. The legendary West Coast producer/rapper can be seen hanging in the studio with Tip, as he records new music, leaving fans to wonder how the pair ended up working together. “Dre was here. He sent for me over to the spot. We really just turned up more than anything else. It was about creating chemistry,” T.I. told MTV News while he was in Atlanta preparing for the New Year’s Day release of the mixtape.
This isn’t the first time that the King of the South has collaborated with the California legend. A few years ago, “Topless,” a song that was said to be recorded for Dre’s oft-delayed Detox, leaked onto the Internet. According to T.I., their most recent session was a fruitful one.
“Of course we can get together, he got hot beats and I got dope rhymes, so we can always get together and make music,” Tip said. “But for people to feel what we’re sayin’ and for it to sound like a party comin’ through your speakers, you gonna have to create some chemistry. So that’s what we spent more time doin’ than anything else; developing that chemistry.”