Rap super-producer Dr. Dre took a break from working on his long-awaited comeback album on Tuesday to make music with an unlikely collaborator - teenage pop star Justin Bieber.
The Still D.R.E. hit-maker has been perfecting the tracks for Detox for months and his first new release in over a decade is expected to hit music retailers by the end of the year. However, Dre temporarily put the album on hold this week to provide Usher's protégé Bieber with some beats and share a few wise words with the 16 year old.
Revealing the news on his Twitter.com blog on Tuesday, Bieber wrote, "Got to be in the studio with the legend himself Dr. Dre. Made a couple beats and he gave me some advice...i was hyped. can u blame me?"
Detox is Dre's much-delayed follow-up to his 1999 album, 2001.