Dallas-based D Magazine recently published an extensive profile on Justin Mohrle, akaJustin Night, a 23-year-old white rapper from Garland, Texas who, unbeknownst to the rest of the world, has been working closely with Dr. Dre at his California home since last summer — and it’s all thanks to The D.O.C.
After the former Death Row rapper reached out for new talent in his hometown of Dallas, Justin’s manager hit him up with links to his artist’s music. Within a matter of months, The D.O.C. had signed Justin to a 360 deal with his Silverback label and put together a demo EP to pitch to Dr. Dre. He was won over by what he heard and flew the kid out to his home studio in Sherman Oaks.
There, the young rapper has been spending marathon sessions writing and recording with the Doctor, as well as with the likes of Gwen Stefani, BJ The Chicago Kid and King Mez. However, Justin hasn’t seen much of a final product so far: “He can’t tell me whether it’s for a project with his name on it, or anyone else’s, for that matter.”
It’s a common theme with artists who work with such a notorious perfectionist like Dre (The Game was writing The Documentary for almost two years before Dre gave it the green light), but Quilantan suggests that Mohrle could release his first piece of music under the name Justin Night (he previously went by Love JT) around Christmas.
Whether Justin makes a good first impression remains to be seen. Whether Dr. Dre decides to help take his career to that next level is another question entirely. But as a white rapper who can actually rap, Justin’s in very good hands.