Snoop Dogg says Dr. Dre is working on music for an upcoming ‘GTA’ game
There is not much major news about the “Grand Theft Auto” franchise, except for the remastered collection of “GTA: The Trilogy” coming next month. However, Snoop Dogg just became an unlikely source of the latest “GTA” update after the rapper revealed that his long-time friend and fellow music legend Dr. Dre is working on a song for the video game franchise.
Snoop Dogg was interviewed for an episode of the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast that will air Friday on SiriusXM’s Volume channel (106), where he revealed that Dr. Dre is actually back in the studio working on new music. It is not going to be part of his long-awaited album, though, as Snoop Dogg says the song is going to be for “GTA.”
“I do know he’s making great f*****g music. And some of his music is connected to the GTA game that’s coming out,” Snoop Dogg told Rolling Stone. “So I think that that will be the way that his music will be released, through the GTA video game.”
Unfortunately, the rapper did not specify which “GTA” game will feature Dr. Dre’s music. Rolling Stone also noted that Rockstar Games declined to comment on Snoop Dogg’s revelation.
However, the list of known “GTA” projects is not that long. Aside from the trilogy remaster, Rockstar is only confirmed to release the expanded and enhanced edition of “GTA V.” Given that “GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition” is already slated to launch on Nov. 11, it seems unlikely that the music being produced by Dr. Dre is for that game.
The next-generation version of “GTA V” was originally planned to launch next month. But Rockstar has ultimately delayed its release to March 2022. With several months left before its development is completed, it seems possible that Dr. Dre’s music could be part of the upcoming game’s soundtrack.
There is also the long-awaited “GTA 6,” but this seems like a wild card in this case. Rockstar has not even confirmed its development, suggesting that it might not launch anytime soon. So having artists work on a soundtrack for the unannounced game at this point does not seem plausible.