HBO’s The Defiant Ones, a docu-series about the relationship between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine that premiered Sunday night (July 9), appears to be a lightning rod for new music from the legendary producer. Ahead of its premiere, fans learned Dre was back in the studio with Eminem working on Slim’s next album. Now, the Aftermath Entertainment founder has unleashed a brand new solo track for fans to enjoy.
“Gunfire” is Dre’s first release since his Compton album, which dropped in 2015. The song is slated to appear in the fourth episode of The Defiant Ones, which airs July 14 but is already available on HBO Go. The track might not evoke memories of The Chronic or 2001, but it’s a solid cut that’s sure to please many listeners who’ve been waiting for new Dre music.
Listen to “Gunfire” above.