Upon his highly publicized exit from Death Row Records back in 1996, Compton native Dr. Dre made it his incumbent purpose to work with a slew of New-York based rappers, during the East Coast vs. West Coast beef.

In the years that followed, the G-Funk pioneer collaborated with East Coast rappers like Nas, KRS-ONE, Foxy Brown, and AZ. But it appears as though Dr. Dre had an even bigger bi-coastal collaboration in the works right before the release of his comeback album, 2001. In a recent episode of Salute The Sample by Rock The Bells, LL Cool J revealed that he was supposed to record vocals to a track that ended up becoming known as “Xxplosive” on Dr. Dre’s second studio album.