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Dr. Dre is writing music for next Grand Theft Auto game, Snoop Dogg says

It will mark Dre's first new music since 2015's 'Compton'

Dr. Dre is working on songs for the next instalment of the 'Grand Theft Auto' game series, Snoop Dogg has said.

Snoop reveals the news in an upcoming edition of the 'Rolling Stone Music Now' podcast, which is scheduled to go online tomorrow (October 29th), as Rolling Stone reports.

"He's making great fucking music," Snoop is quoted as saying on the podcast. "And some of his music is connected to the 'GTA' game that's coming out. So I think that will be the way that his music will be released, through the 'GTA' video game."

Snoop's claims have not yet been verified by the game's maker Rockstar Games, nor any of Dre's representatives, while a release for the next instalment in the long-running game series is yet to be announced. 

Dre's music has, however, previously featured on the in-game radio stations of multiple 'GTA' games, with 'Fuck Wit Dre Drey' and 'Deep Cover' appearing in 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas', and 'Still D.R.E.' and 'The Next Episode' featuring in 'Grand Theft Auto V'. Any new material by Dre would mark his first release since 2015 album 'Compton'.

Earlier this year, Dr. Dre opened a high school in Los Angeles.

The 'GTA' series, meanwhile, has a long-standing connection with various musicians, with Moodymann among those who have featured as an in-person character in the game, earlier this year.