Dr. Dre Wants to Make an Album That Revolves Around the Solar System

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1994, Los Angeles, California, USA --- Rap artist Dr. Dre sits in front of recording equipment at his home in Los Angeles. --- Image by © Neal Preston/CORBIS

1, 2, 3 and to the 4, Mercury and Mars and Dr. Dre are at the door.

Gangster-rapper-turned-soda-pitchman Dr. Dre is hard at work putting the finishing touches at his long-awaiting album Detox, but he tells Vibe magazine he’s already thinking about his next project, an instrumental album about the planets of the solar system.

Tentatively titled The Planets, the album will center around Dre’s interpretations about what each heavenly orb sounds like. For two years now, Dre explains, “I’ve been studying the planets and learning the personalities of each planet.” (Saturn, apparently, has the largest personality; Dre says listeners will need surround sound to fully appreciate its track.)

Dre did not specify whether or not he has begun recording The Planets yet, but NewsFeed humbly requests that he include a bonus track entitled “Pluto Ain’t Sh*t.”

(Via The Telegraph, which also includes this helpful sentence: “Other artists to make references to Space in their work include Pink Floyd with ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ and David Bowie with ‘Space Oddity’ and ‘Life on Mars?’.”)