Dr. Dre Has Another Rap Protégé, Justin Mohrle

Courtesy of dmagazine.com
Courtesy of dmagazine.com

Hip hop mogul Dr. Dre has another rap protégé. The legendary producer is working with rapper and songwriter Justin Mohrle. Dre has also been responsible for helping launch the careers of EminemSnoop Dogg, The Game, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar. Dallas-based D Magazine detailed the story on how Dr. Dre and Mohrle met. The magazine also revealed that Mohrle is currently living in Los Angeles in order to work with the mogul every day. The magazine reports the rapper is working 13-hour days writing and recording. The rapper’s social media account states he’s worked with BJ The Chicago Kid, Gwen Stefani, King Mez, and Xzibit

The Dallas recording artist released a mixtape entitled 21: Live Forever in 2012. The mixtape achieved well on the Dallas underground scene, but it failed to reach any further than that. Justin Mohrle, also referred to as JT, was introduced to Dre through The D.O.C. For those who are not aware who D.O.C. is, he was the creative force behind Dre’s former group, N.W.A. He also co-wrote a lot of N.W.A.’s songs. D.O.C. is also a Dallas native, and a part of the team who produced Mohrle’s demo EP. D.O.C. told D magazine the story on how he first introduced Mohrle’s music to Dre, “JT and I worked on a couple songs, Dre fell in love with the songs, Dre stole the songs from the kid, because he wanted to put them out as a unit.” He continued, “That’s the way this house is rolling. We’re all putting our energy toward building another classic for The Good Doctor.” D.O.C concluded, “Then he’s going to take his time to help us build a classic for the youngster.” 

The rapper is reportedly signed to D.O.C.’s Silverback Entertainment company, and Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. His deal with Dr. Dre was reportedly signed in the summer of 2014. Mohrle released a statement about D.O.C. on social media, “This man helped change my life. Couldn’t ask for a better friend, mentor, and collaborator.” The rapper isn’t expected to release any music until December 2015. Don’t expect to hear any of Justin Mohrle’s old music either, his old stuff has apparently been removed by Dr. Dre from the Internet.

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