Texas rapper Justin Mohrle has recently been signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label imprint. He was added to the label’s roster after making a demo with long-time Dre collaborator The D.O.C.. The 23-year old white rapper has since gone to California to work with Dre in L.A.’s Record One studios. No doubt there will be countless references to him as the ‘new Eminem’, though the little content of his found online shows a very different style to what you would expect on a Dr. Dre production.
Bar a few guest verses and mentoring Kendrick Lamar, Dre’s musical output in the past few years has been scarce. His idea for an instrumental album entitled Planets has been scrapped, and Detox still remains a rumoured myth. Though The D.O.C. has stated that he and Justin Morhle are working on “building another classic for The Good Doctor”, it remains unknown whether we will ever hear these tracks or if they will end up in the vault.
Aftermath is a much revered brand in Hip-Hop, with Dre involved in launching the superstar careers of Eminem, 50 Cent, The Game and Kendrick Lamar. However, with a reputation of artists leaving the label before ever releasing anything (Rakim, Eve, Bishop Lamont, Hayes, Joell Ortiz), it will be interesting to see how Morhle develops under Dre’s guidance.