Dr. Dre’s Rock Group
When it comes to Dr. Dre, there are a bunch of his albums that never happened. There is the Planets album that he was producing in 2011, there was the unreleased N.W.A. reunion album and of course, as always, there is Detox. Even with those unreleased albums, this one seemed extremely interesting to us. Back in the mid 1990s, Dre was looking to produce an album for an all-black rock band. Well, to get technical, he was looking for a rock band to executive produce, not just produce an album. He had been trying to put the band together, but could not find the right lead singer. In fact, he even talked about it on MTV. Just think how crazy Dre produced rock album would have sounded.
The Runners were working on their own album in 2010. In case you forgot who The Runners were, the Runners were one of the most popular producer duos between 2004 and 2012. The Runners produced such hits like “I’m So Hood”, “Go Hard”, “Go Getta” and “Hustlin”. The Runners had released their own mixtape in the past, but never their own retail album. Given all the people affiliated with The Runners, we can only expect that Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Fat Joe to have been involved. Its a big bummer it never came to be.
Cool of Cool and Dre
This album we know for a fact was recorded and finished back in 2007. Cool (real name Marcello Antonio Valenzano) used to just produce tracks, but between the years of 2004-2007 started randomly appearing on other artist’s tracks rapping and signing. The producer did have two singles released, one with Keyshia Cole and the other with singer Chris Brown, but no album followed. If you dig deep enough online you can find an advance of the Cool album, just not the final version. If you any of you can find the real album somewhere, please hit the dms!
Scott Storch Presents…
This one was going to be a smash album. Not a smash album, THE smash album. Back during the time that Storch was running the radio stations, he was working on an official “Scott Storch Presents…” album set to feature artists he had started signing to his own label as well as artists that he had previously worked with. Given that Storch pretty much worked with every famous act for a six or seven year span, you just know the album would have been fire.
Back in 2008, Harlem producer Ron Browz set out to release his own auto-tune inspired rap album. After years and years of producing hits for big name rap stars like Nas and Juelz Santana, Etherboy was ready to take the lead for his own album. In 2009, Browz had everyone on his tracks: Lloyd Banks, NORE, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Bow Wow and Jim Jones. Two very successful singles were released, and then the album screeched to a halt. Brown later did release an EP, but none of the Etherboy tracks made that album. XXL magazine did review the album, so we know at least someone has actually heard it. Since then it has never leaked online, meaning it’s still sitting untouched somewhere.
This is a good one you maybe forgot about. Back in 2005, Pharrell was tapped to score and executive produce the movie “Voltron: Defender Of The Universe”. Not only that, but he was also asked to produce a full length movie soundtrack. Pharrell was so excited to be part of the project that he even put up his own money to be involved. For old heads that were kids in the 80s, this was amazing news as the old cartoon was never converted to the big screen. In 2005 all that changed, and plans were in place for a blockbuster action movie to be released. The movie has remained in “development hell” and even though it had the backing of 20th Century Fox, never got released amid many many release date announcements. Here we are in 2021, and the Voltron movie still never happened!