Dr. Dre might soon be making new music — but not for Detox. The hip-hop mogul is being eyed to score Nina, the forthcoming biopic about jazz singer Nina Simone. In an interview with The Grio, the film’s executive producer said Dre has been approached regarding the movie’s music. “He’s going to see a rough cut in about a week and a half. I would love for him to do what Quincy [Jones] did with In the Heat of the Night,” Gene Kirkwood said. “I would love if Dre’s next step would be to score it.”
Dr. Dre’s last album, 2001, was released in 1999. Basically since the day after its release, there have been rumors and reports of a follow-up called Detox. Way back in 2004 Eminem was already rapping about making Dre finish the interminably delayed album. Clearly that didn’t change things, but maybe this score will give Dre the music bug again.