Dr. Dre Is Releasing ‘Detox’, Considering Tour
Wow… Dr. Dre, where have you been? Oh, that’s right! Locked up in the studio working on that mythical project of yours called Detox. Wait, it’s not a rumor? It’s really coming out? No sh-t!! You know how I know? Because XXL plastered it across their magazine cover. And guess who’s gracing their December/January 2011 magazine cover? The good doctor himself! Check out the cover:
Right after this magazine cover hit the net, a few songs of his leaked the net including “Kush” feat. Snoop Dogg & Akon:
And this morning: “I Need A Doctor” feat. Eminem
What does this all exactly mean? Is “Kush” Dr. Dre’s first single? How far along is he on Detox? L.A.’s Big Boi Morning Show on Power 106 got some answers during their interview with him!
On the status of Detox…
“I see the finish line right now. I’m wrapping it up. I need about two or three more songs and hopefully I’ll start the mixing process at the end of next month. And from that point I’m about 30 days out.”
On why Detox took so long…
“I felt like I was doing it more out of obligation as opposed to just really feeling it. As of last year, I’ve been really feeling where it’s going and I think I’m ready. Hopefully, I won’t disappoint.”
On “Kush,” the leaked single from Detox, featuring Snoop Dogg and Akon…
“There was a version of it that leaked that I wasn’t really happy about, so we’re gonna go on and push it and put it out because everybody seems to like it. I just thought that the content of it, it’s about weed smoking, and I don’t want people to think that that’s what my album is about. This is actually the only song with that type of content in it. It’s not a representation of what the album is.”
On his plans for Detox…
“We plan on doing maybe about six videos and we’ve been talking about touring. I’m not positive about that, but I definitely want to do it.”
On the state of hip-hop…
“It’s aight. There are a lot of artists that I like, I love Wayne, I love Drake, I love the new artist J. Cole. There’s some new brothers coming out on my record, SLim the Mobster, he’s out of South Central. I think it could be better and hopefully I can do my part to assist in that.”
Where do you stand with Dr. Dre? Are you ready for this album?