Marsha Ambrosius and Dr. Dre held a listening session for their Casablanco project this past week in Los Angeles, where the two frequent collaborators shared the experiences behind the album’s creation.
Explaining the pair’s original intent on their studio sessions was to make music for him, Dr. Dre said, “And the way it started out was she actually flew down to work on some songs for me. And all of a sudden I’m like okay let’s work on some songs for you. Let’s work on three or four songs and all of a sudden that turned into an entire album over a two-week period.”
Marsha Ambrosius added, “End of 2020, Dre and myself were going back and forth, shooting each other ideas. And January 2021 happens and I’m pretty sure everyone got the text alert. Sorry to bring up your personal but we all saw it. It was Dr. Dre’s brain aneurysm and I remember my heart stopped and I’m calling everyone.”
In late 2021, Dr. Dre took to Instagram to announce he has just finished up a new album with the Floetry singer. In the post, Dr. Dre exclaimed, “I just finished recording an album with Marsha Ambrosius,” he wrote. “Casablanco I had a blast!! This is some of my best work!!”, as he was surrounded by people playing violins, cellos, and other orchestral pieces.
The duo have previously collaborated on songs which include “Genocide,” “All in a Day’s Work,” “Darkside/Gone” and “Satisfaction.” from Dre’s 2015 Compton album, “Stronger” off Ambrosius’ 2014 Friends & Lovers album, Game’s “Start from Scratch”, Nas’ “Hustlers,” and Busta Rhymes’ “Cocaina” and “Get You Some,” to name a few.