Thursday, 30 December 2010

Cashis talks 'Syllables'

Heads were scratched when a dated, top-notch collaboration between some of hip-hop's biggest MCs, including Eminem, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent and Stat Quo, surfaced in the blogosphere yesterday. And while deliberate (and unintentional) leaks happen all the time, it was odd that nobody had ever heard of the all-star cut titled "Syllables." However, Cashis, another one of the track's featured rappers, gave fans some insight into the track in an interview with, admitting his excitement as a then-newly-signed artist to collaborate alongside rap icons.

"I laid my part at Dre's studio with Stat, 50 and Em," Cashis recalls of the track, which talks of the industry's lack of lyrical substance and its reliance on gimmicks. "I heard that Jay had just left when I got there. Fif' was there kicking his verse in another room when I did mine."

But the MC, who had just been signed to Shady Records at the time, confessed that he wasn't nervous to spit alongside the hip-hop heavyweights. "I was more so excited than intimidated because I already had held my own with Em, and I think they believed in me this time. After I kicked my verse, Em, Dre and 50 all said it was dope. That was the cosign I needed. I learned more from that session than any other before that."

While Cashis isn't sure whether the "Syllables" leak was authorized by his label or not, the Slim Shady protégé says that the version that hit the Internet is different "and even better" than the one originally recorded in 2007. The tune was set to be featured on one of Eminem's LPs or Dr. Dre's highly anticipated Detox.

However, the rapper, who released his County Hound EP that same year, reveals that he's remained patient and hardworking while waiting for Eminem to sort through his personal trials in recent years.

"I ain't never left. My position is good over at Shady," the MC says. "Em pulled me to the side when he was coming back and told me the plan. He was going to get himself going again and then put me out. It got to a point where Em didn't want to rap anymore. But I told him to take as long as you want to take. For him to get inspired again is a blessing." 

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

'Syllables' leaked

A new Eminem titled "Syllables," is leaked on the web.  It features the powerful combination of Eminem, Dr Dre, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Stat Quo and Cashis.

Eminem leads the track and features the rapper chastising Hip-Hop fans, who no longer pay attention to the artform and lyricism in Hip-Hop.

Jay-Z comes in second and followed by Dr. Dre, who delivers a verse that also checks the younger generation, which is followed by a mock chorus, featuring Eminem singing an R&B hook.

50 Cent comes in next, followed by Stat Quo. Cashis ends "Syllables."

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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Eminem, Jay-Z 50Cent & Dre – Syllables ?

Eminem is being linked to some pretty big songs first we the track “Cocaine”. Now he possibly appear on a track with Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Dr.Dre entitled “Syllables”. View tweet below:

eminem feat dr dre 50 cent and jay z-syllables(prod by dr dre) guess we gotta start the new year off rite huh?
~Big Mike The Ruler

Friday, 24 December 2010

Dre apprentice Kendrick Lamar interview

Lil Kim could be working with Dre

On the Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex show Lil Kim mentioned she was working with Dre for her new album.  Not sure how much input he is giving. 

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Alex Da Kid clears the confusion over 'i need a doctor'

Talented Grammy nominated producer Alex Da Kid was interviewed, question and response below:

Skylar also features on Dr. Dre and Eminem’s “I Need A Doctor.” Can you clear one thing up about that song—is it meant for Dre’s long-awaited Detox or will it feature on a re-release of Eminem’s Recovery?

A: That’s for Detox. I can’t really talk too much about it, but, yeah—that’s for Detox.

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Monday, 20 December 2010

Good solid defense of Detox, for doubters to read.

I was gonna post a defensive post, however a forum member named Kezman summed every word i and other fans were thinking. Read below:

" can't really judge the success/floppage of Detox on the basis of one single that supposedly has a totally different sound to the rest of the album.Wait until another single drops.
Even if Detox turns out to be super dooper amazing people will still find something about it to pick holes in just because of the whole 10 year wait thing, unrealistic expectations and comparing it to 2001.

Sure theres been loads of albums over the years that have had a weak single but actually turned out to be a dope album and vice versa.

i'm just gonna keep an open mind and see what happens."

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Statement states Detox possible March release? And will cost.....

In the official rules section of Mafia Wars game, in section 6 it states the following in terms of one of the prizes:

Section 6 - Prize - "Ten (10) Grand Prizes: a "Detox" cd signed by Dr. Dre. This cd will not be available until March 2011. Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $50 USD/ea." 

I'd treat the month March loosely- it could be released little earlier or later. 

It shows the cost of $50, thats around £32 here in the UK, pretty heavy pricing than the average album.  If this is true, then why do you think it's pricey?

Props to '250 MG'.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Keri Hilson gives a dosage for Detox

Dr. Dre is getting a dose of Keri Hilson for Detox. The “Pretty Girl Rock” singer paid a visit to the Doctor to contribute to his long-awaited project. Miss Keri shares what it was like to be in the studio with the hip-hop icon.

“Dr. Dre is incredible,” she exclusively tells “He’s somebody I always kind of thought, ‘Wow, I wonder what his method is. I wonder what it’s like to be in the room while he does what he does,’ and I got to see it.”

Keri saw herself in her legendary labelmate. “He’s very much a perfectionist and it kinda made me understand myself a little bit, why I’m so particular about certain things,” she reveals. “I saw myself in his light and it was great.”

While she confirms her work on Detox, she’s uncertain if the material will make the 2011 album’s final cut. “I don’t know. We’ll see.”

Friday, 17 December 2010

Win signed copy of Detox through 'Mafia Wars' game - Good sign of Detox release?

Is Dr. Dre‘s Detox really coming out next year? Maybe! Here’s one more sign that the long-delayed album is on its way: This morning, Dre announced that he is partnering with the online game Mafia Wars for a promotional campaign.

According to a press release, starting this weekend, Mafia Wars players can watch Dre’s new video for his single “Kush” within the game. They can also play a “Hustlin’ Wit Dre” game-within-a-game that will let them “collect Dr. Dre-inspired, limited edition virtual goods such as headphones, a vintage car, and weapons.” Players will have a chance to win signed headphones from the superproducer’s Beats by Dr. Dre line, as well as signed copies of Detox whenever it comes out…which would certainly suggest that that event is looming on the horizon, no?

What do you think of this news? Does this convince you that Detox release is comin close?

Notorious BIG wanted to work with Dre

Below is an excerpt of DJ Premiers interview with XXL Magazine.

Premier rewound a couple years to the infamous '95 Source Awards when Suge fired shots at Diddy while accepting an award. "I’ll tell you an ill story. The day after Suge did that at the Source Awards was a New Music Seminar convention. [People thought] that Suge needs to watch him himself because he’ll get jumped in New York. No. We were at a panel with Buckwild and a couple other brothers. Then Big walked in. At the time, [Death Row] wanted Lady of Rage to work with me, I was like, I can’t do it until I get back from my tour. Rage and I were friends for a long time. But Suge’s brother was like, 'If you can’t do it now, you can’t do it at all.' We did the songs and they didn’t accept them."

"Me, Big and Buckwild are kicking it, laughing, chopping it up," Premier continued telling XXL. "All of a sudden, we hear someone go, 'You.' We look and it’s Suge Knight. We were all leaning against the wall. I go, 'Me?' He goes, 'You.' He comes over and goes, 'Yo man, I didn’t really like those songs you did for Rage.' I was like, 'Yo, I didn’t want to do the songs but your staff told me I had to. I didn’t have time to do it but that’s my homie and I want to be on her album.' He goes, 'Don’t worry about [it]. When can yo do some new beats?' I go, 'Couple of weeks.' He goes, 'Well, Dogg Pound is coming out first so you got another month.' He was talking very civilized. I gave him a hug. Big walks up to Suge and says, 'Ayo, I want to get in touch with Dre to do a couple of songs on my new album Life After Death.' Suge just looks at him and goes, 'Yeah, aight.' And walks off.

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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Kurupt Warns Of Dre's Return, "Never Play With The Doctor"

West Coast rap veteran Kurupt recently weighed in on Dr. Dre's upcoming Detox album and warned emcees of the long-awaited LP's inevitable impact.

Kurupt believes his former Death Row Records labelmate's album will change hip-hop.

"I think it's going to do the same thing the [Chronic 2001] did, it's going to change the game," Kurupt said in an interview referring to Detox. "The one thing you don't play with when it comes to this [rap] game is the doctor. Point blank. Never play with the doctor. The doctor is finna drop something people ain't gonna be able to understand, you understand me? Because he plays no games. He's a stickler. He's a stickler for perfection." (Full Fledge Entertainment)

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Kendrick Lamar talks working with Dre, J.Cole & more (Video)

Last week I finally had a conversation with Compton, California’s own, Kendrick Lamar. Since I’m on the eastcoast and he’s on the westcoast, we resorted to iChat to meet eachother and talk about some things he has coming up. Kendrick speaks on being in the studio with Dr.Dre and he day be on Detox, working J.Cole and what they got coming up “It might be more than one song”, touring with Dom Kennedy in 2011, whats next for his group Black Hippy, his upcoming Album (YEEEE!), the possibility of becoming an XXL 2011 Freshmen & lots more! Even though I met Kendrick over iChat, I actually became even more of a fan of his now being that he was so chill and such humble guy. Interviewing him was great, I see him going very far. And if your not up on who Kendrick Lamar is and his lyrics, then maybe now you should get on it! Shouts to DJ Dave, Kendrick, & the whole TDE camp!

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Dre Trying To Finish "Detox" In Detroit With Eminem

Dre talks to XXL magazine about trying to complete Detox with Em and taking risks in his career.

We may be approaching a decade since we first heard about Detox, but progress is being made. Andre "Dr. Dre" Young has released an official single in "Kush, " complete with a video. Shortly after "Kush" leaked, another track called "I Need A Doctor " featuring Eminem leaked as well. In his upcoming interview in XXL magazine, Dre revealed that he's spent some time in Detroit with Em trying to finish the album.

"Yeah, that’s the only reason why I’m here" Dre said when asked if Detox was actually coming. "I’m out here in Detroit, getting some work done with Em on the project. I’ve been out here for about two and a half months. Yeah, that’s it. I’m tryna get it done. I’m really feeling it now. My energy has been back and forth with the record, tussling with doing it out of obligation, as opposed to doing it because I really feel it. My feelings about it have been going up and down. Now I’m in that place where I’m really feeling it, and it’s coming out right. It’s like, Yeah, I’m excited about it."

Dre continued to talk about his caucasian protege, and the risk of signing a white emcee. "Yeah, throughout my career, I’ve always tried to take certain risks. Even at the beginning, with “Fuck Tha Police.” I’ve always tried to take certain risks, and as far as Em goes, I always felt like nobody can deny it’s good. I feel like, if I hadn’t met Em or we hadn’t linked up, he would eventually have become a success anyway. Because he’s so talented. I was just fortunate enough to meet him first and open the door for him. As far as the race thing goes, when I heard Em for the first time, I didn’t even know he was White. I just knew I wanted to work with him. And that kind of actually made it better for me, because it was so different. As a creator and innovator, nothing can beat that, and that’s all I was looking at. It was a new and creative thing that sounds different and looks different, and we got along. We had fun making those records in the early days, and still. We still have the same energy today that we had the first day we went in the studio. And we still have that level of passion for it."

Dre To Work With Jay-Z Again?

Rapper and super-producer Dr. Dre has stated that his favourite rapper at the moment is Jay-Z.

Dre had previously worked with Jay on the ill-fated track Under Pressure, which was set to be the first single from Dre's forthcoming Detox album before being dropped from the album completely following internet leaks earlier this year.

But now Dre is apparently listening to Jay-Z’s music non-stop and has high hopes of collaborating with him again on Jigga's Blueprint III follow-up.

He told XXL Magazine: "I mean Jay is my favourite. I'm a huge Jay -Z fan. I love it. I'm waiting for his record right now.

"Hopefully, I'll get a track on it. We'll see. Yeah I love it. Because it helps keep alive the type of music that I love to do." 

"The Waiting" Dr Dre XXL mag interview excerpt

They say good things come to those who wait.

Well, hip-hop has been very patient for the past 12 years, while producer extraordinaire Dr. Dre has worked on Detox, the extremely anticipated follow-up to his monumental, six-million-selling 1999 album, 2001, and his first solo classic, 1992’s The Chronic.

First announced in 2002, and teasingly rumored to have been finished and scheduled many times over the years, Detox has turned into the rap equivalent of Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy: delayed so much that it’s taken on a mythical quality. Many have doubted it will ever actually become real.

All along, though, Dre has stayed busy. The legendary member of N.W.A and founder of Death Row Records has spent the past decade cultivating the talent he has long surrounded himself with (think Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, Game) and crafting the occasional freelance beat for some of music’s other biggest stars (think Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Jay-Z). In 2008, he partnered with Interscope boss Jimmy Iovine to create Beats by Dre, a line of high-end, high-fidelity headphones that has since become a major success.

But it’s time for The Good Doctor—who is now 45 years old—to return. Not just to the studio, but to the vocal booth and the mic, maybe for the last time ever. For the past two and a half months, Dre has been holed up at a studio in Ferndale, Michigan, outside of Detroit, recording the final parts of Detox. On a recent November night, XXL paid him a visit there, and he sat down for an exclusive interview about his artistic process, getting old in hip-hop, the state of the game today and what it’s like to have so many people always asking, “When is it coming?”

So Detox is really coming?

Yeah, that’s the only reason why I’m here. I’m out here in Detroit, getting some work done with Em on the project. I’ve been out here for about two and a half months. Yeah, that’s it. I’m tryna get it done. I’m really feeling it now. My energy has been back and forth with the record, tussling with doing it out of obligation, as opposed to doing it because I really feel it. My feelings about it have been going up and down. Now I’m in that place where I’m really feeling it, and it’s coming out right. It’s like, Yeah, I’m excited about it.

So there has been a point where it felt like an obligation?

Absolutely. Actually, throughout the process, the majority of it has been that, doing it out of obligation. I think this record is gonna help feed a lot of families. You know what I’m saying? So that part is hanging over my head. The only part that has been pushing me back is just the fact that I’m getting older, and certain things to talk about… But I can incorporate other artists, new artists with this record, to say some of the things I won’t say. It’s been a little tussle in that area also, just because of age and being able to identify with the younger audience.

It’s interesting you bring up age. Aging can be an issue for some hip-hop artists. It’s hard for older artists to remain relevant. But it seems like, when it comes to Dr. Dre, age is not as much of an issue.

Right. I’m fortunate in that way. [Laughs]

Why do you think that’s the case?

I really believe it has a lot to do with my mystique. I have a natural mystique about myself, and I think people are intrigued by that. I think that’s all it is. And I’m real particular about the things that I do, how I’m presented, and my image. I make mistakes here and there. But like I said, I’m real particular about what I put out. I always try to make sure that everything I attach myself to is quality. So I think that’s another reason. And it’s been that way throughout, from the beginning. I think the public knows for a fact that, when I do something, it’s at least worth checking out.

You never let yourself get corny?

Yeah. It’s just really paying attention to the people that are around me. Like
I said, I have really good quality control around me. It’s not just me. And
I make sure that I take care of myself. I feel like, now I feel much better—and actually look better, to me—than I did when I was in my early 20s or 30s. I’m definitely healthier now. That has a big part to do with it, just staying healthy. It definitely keeps your confidence up. I’ve actually had tests on my body, and the doctor said I’m 31. [Laughs] So I’m riding with that shit. [Laughs]

What about the element of getting jaded with age? Isn’t there a point where you’ve had so much experience, where you start to say, “This shit is stupid”? How do you stay interested?

You know what? I say that quite a few times in the studio, to be perfectly honest with you. I’ve been through that thing several times, where I’m like, “You know what? I quit. I’m not doing this. Everything is starting to sound the same.” But like I said, I have good people around. I have people that push, like, “No, no. Let’s do this.” Em, for example. My wife, of course. Jimmy. All these people are like, “Nah, nah, c’mon. You could do it. You could do it.” I experiment. Every now and then, something corny would pop out, just from experimenting. That’s going to happen if you’re creating. But nobody will ever hear that shit, hopefully. [Laughs]

Were you ever going to trash Detox and start another project? Or just trash everything altogether and never do another project?

The thought crossed my mind several times.

To leave altogether?


Quit? “I’m done”?


“I’m going to retire”?

I don’t ever see myself retiring totally from music, because I have a genuine love and passion for it. But as far as me going into the mic booth, that shit is over. I’m always going to talent scout and try to find new artists to work with. But, yeah, that’s it. I don’t see myself doing it the way I’m doing it now. I’m in the studio at least five or six days a week for 16, 18 hours. I think I’m going to back off a little bit and spend some time with the family. But I’m always going to make records… It’s almost—I still feel like it’s, like, a high for me. I always feel like that day I’m not in the studio could’ve been the day I made my best record. So I still have that thirst. But as far as getting on the microphone and being an artist, that’s over for me. I just want to produce.

So that means that you’re not on the mic on Detox? Or just after Detox?

After Detox.

The talent scouting has always been one of the most fascinating things about your career. Your ear for talent. Besides your legacy of music personally, you brought the world Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, the list goes on. With Em alone, the impact has been so huge for hip-hop—and that was a big risk you took, with the issue of his race and his subject matter.

Yeah, throughout my career, I’ve always tried to take certain risks. Even at the beginning, with “Fuck Tha Police.” I’ve always tried to take certain risks, and as far as Em goes, I always felt like nobody can deny it’s good. I feel like, if I hadn’t met Em or we hadn’t linked up, he would eventually have become a success anyway. Because he’s so talented. I was just fortunate enough to meet him first and open the door for him. As far as the race thing goes, when I heard Em for the first time, I didn’t even know he was White. I just knew I wanted to work with him. And that kind of actually made it better for me, because it was so different. As a creator and innovator, nothing can beat that, and that’s all I was looking at. It was a new and creative thing that sounds different and looks different

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Sunday, 12 December 2010

Another Kush remix featuring....

As expected.  Another Kush Remix is released. This time it features Dre's upcoming protege  Slim The Mobster.

Sorry but i aint gona provlie the audio here, as google always ask me to remove any audio leaks/full track links from the posts.

Support Dre and go buy the single cd when its released. 

More Critics Reactions to Kush video

After the hype of Dr Dre’s fist music video release for upcoming album Detox, the rap mogul and producer hasn’t delivered what he feared would be ‘anticapointment’.

In fact, ‘Kush’ takes his ‘PHD’ in music to a whole new level with a slick, powerful, and stylish video directed by Joseph Kahn. Keeping that NWA attitude, and powerful screen presence, Dre makes this look easy, whilst he brings life to a frozen audience in the style of a Matrix music video and Snoop guarantees his classic cool to add to its charm. With powerful lighting, and an array of gorgeous women, private jets and helicopters, big budget and wealth is on display with serious cool.

Remembering Dre’s last outing with Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and Nate Dogg in ‘The Next Episode’, fans were waiting to see how the Doctor would bring his own form of ‘bling’ in his latest release, and this track meets that expectation.

Kush music video review : What others are saying

    ” It’s fun, and it’s got a hot production. “Kush” currently sits at #58 on the Hot 100, more than a respectable position for a single that has got so far almost zero promotion. However, now that the music video is out, let’s see if it can break the Top 20. Ten years after his last album “2001″, Dr Dre is finally back!” –

    “The visual of Snoop & Dr Dre walking in slow motion at the end of this Kush video is doooope.” Chamillionaire

    “In the clip Dre and Snoop hit the club to spark up some fun while Akon makes it rain in a private jet cruising over the city. Visually, it’s an interesting video.” –

    “The video itself is pretty extraordinary — a last-minute contender for best of the year. For starters, it’s nice to see Dre starring in something where he isn’t hawking Dr Pepper or laptops, and it’s even cooler to see Dre and Snoop Dogg sharing the screen again for the first time since “The Wash.” Even in this age of “Avatar” where it seems like anything is cinematically possible, we’re left scratching our heads as to how they managed to do this stopped time effect.” -Yahoo music

Kush single CD (Pics)

Rap Critics Reactions to Kush video

By Erika Ramirez

Do you finally believe the doctor?

On Friday (December 10), Dr. Dre finally debuted the first visuals from his forthcoming Detox LP, in "Kush," a clip featuring the producer with Snoop and Akon. After hearing what the fans had to say about the Joseph Kahn directed clip, RapFix turned to the experts for their thoughts on the video and Dre’s comeback.

Legend, Content Manager of, is hopeful of Dre’s return.

"Although 'Kush' — and by default, Detox — is about six years overdue, the combination of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg never fails," Legend said. "The first single finds the good doctor sticking to the script and not shying away from what made The Chronic famous. It may not be what he anticipated for his debut single, but the fans spoke out and forced his hand."

Rob Markman, Deputy Editor of XXL magazine, agreed.

"The 'Kush' video is a far cry from the 'Deep Cover' clip where we were first introduced to Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg as a duo, still it is fitting for 2010," he said. "It's amazing how far Dre has come and 'Kush' is a testament to that. While the budgets may have gotten bigger, Dre still exhibits that 'I don't give a f--k' attitude that he did in his N.W.A. days."

"I'm feeling the video for 'Kush,' the visuals are slick and the concept is pretty cool," Kazeem Famuyide, Online Editor of The, said. "The song, even though it is a step up from 'Under Pressure' wasn't what I expected. 'Kush' sounds like something that could've been on 2001. That isn't really a bad thing, but it doesn't give me the same feeling as when I first heard 'Still D.R.E.' "

Others weren’t as impressed by "Kush."

"Dr. Dre carries a heavy burden since he's regarded as one of hip-hop's torchbearers," John Gotty of said. "With each album, he's expected to reinvent the wheel and steer the course of rap. And while 'Kush' and its accompanying video help satiate our desire to see Detox, the song itself is okay in today's music climate and making music that's merely okay won't do for Dre. Judging him by previous works, 'Kush' has no highs and sounds as appealing as the prospect of watching paint dry."

Andreas Hale, founder of agreed.

"The very first thing I thought when watching the 'Kush' video was, ‘Dre is too damn old for this s--t,’ " Hale said. "He's 45 years-old and kicking rhymes (that he didn't write) about things a man of he age shouldn't. I understand why it has taken so long for Dr. Dre to finalize Detox — he simply can't relate and rap about the same things he did 20 years ago. That's he difficulty of making hip hop for older fans while your base still consists of young people."

Brendan Frederick, Deputy Editor of Complex Magazine, couldn’t agree more.

"After seeing Dre in nothing but computer, headphone and soda advertisements for the last decade, I was starting to think he had become a professional spokesperson, kind of like Ronald Reagan's gig with General Electric in the 1950s," Frederick said. "Watching 'Kush,' it's a little uncomfortable having to see the old guy in the club again — any time a 45-year-old man wears a tight motorcycle jacket, it screams 'mid-life crisis.'

"Ironically, technophile director Joseph Kahn brings back the old 'bullet-time' special effect that was made famous by The Matrix in 1999, the same year that Dre's last album was released," he continued. "Both visually and sonically, Dre is bringing nothing new to the game. While it isn't the ground-breaking banger Dre seems to think it is, 'Kush' is certainly catchy enough to sell some headphones and keep his Detox release on track for next year."

Friday, 10 December 2010

Justin Bieber & Dre In The Studio (Video)

The positive thing about this is that we actually see a video of Dre workin in the studio, which is rare.

My question - what did you think about the beat between 30seconds and 38 seconds?

Kush music video Premier

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Kush tracks/remixes

So far these are the following Kush tracks:

Dr Dre feat Snoop Dogg, Akon, Sly & - Kush

Dr Dre feat Snoop Dogg, Akon, Sly & Game - Kush (Remix)

Dr Dre feat Snoop Dogg, Akon, Sly & Game - Kush (Remix 2) (alternate Game verse)

Dr Dre feat Snoop Dogg, Akon, Sly & Game - Kush (West extended remix), contains both Game verses from the above 2 remixes.

Another mix might appear featuring Slim the Mobster.


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Michel'le: The Silent Partner

She was a top-selling R&B artist with Hip Hop production first. She was Dr. Dre's girlfriend and had a child, and then she was Suge Knight's wife. Michel'le tells HipHopDX what we've always wondered.

Anyone having taken a United States History course in high school will be able to tell you a bit about former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and how he turned the country around when it was in its most dire straits. Similarly, the average Hip Hop head can rattle off what Ruthless Records, Death Row and the artists that they produced meant to Hip Hop. And just as the effects of Roosevelt’s New Deal resonate in the States to this day, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and N.W.A. have change the face of Hip Hop forever.

But historians and heads tire of these stories for one simple reason: they’ve been told a thousand times. That’s why historians often turn their interest to FDR’s wife, Eleanor Roosevelt. Some contend that, when FDR was in poor health, she effectively led the country. How true these assertions are remain uncertain, but if you subscribe to theory that most rumors are grounded in some kernel of truth, you know that there’s something there worth examining.

That same mystique extends itself to Michel’le, the first lady of Ruthless Records, and the same for Death Row. Mary J. Blige before there was a Mary J. Blige, Michel’le was a textbook example of “the woman behind the man.” But just like Eleanor, she played a pivotal role in shaping her surroundings. Whether it was helping legitimize N.W.A. as a commercially viable act, helping record (as well as witnessing the creation of) some of the most influential music of the past 30 years, developing the blueprint for the modern-day Hip Hop/R&B chick, or being the figurehead of a music label, a portion of the untold stories in Hip Hop lies with Michel’le. Though we’ll likely never know the whole picture, the following is one more piece of the puzzle.

HipHopDX: Let’s take it back to the start with World Class Wreckin’ Cru. How did you come to be on “Turn off the Lights,” and how did that parlay itself to a deal with Ruthless Records?

Michel’le: To make a long story short, Mona Lisa was the singer who did most of the hooks for the World Class Wreckin’ Cru, and this particular night she didn’t make it to the studio. They needed to put the song out because they had a deadline, and Alonzo [Williams] didn’t want to lose any money…so he called me and asked me if I could come down and sing on the song. I went down, did two takes, I think. Nothing else was said about it. They just said, “Okay, great. Thank you.” About two weeks later, I hear the song on the radio! We had done no talking about …I didn’t even know it was going to radio. I just thought they’re putting together an album or something. How I got to Ruthless [Records], of course, I started dating [Dr.] Dre.

DX: Once on Ruthless Records, your 1989 self-titled debut album was produced entirely by Dr. Dre – something very few artists have ever had. Were you in the studio during the production process?

Michel’le: Yeah. I was always there.

DX: Can you describe the recording process? Specifically, how did it differ from recording sessions with other producers?

Michel’le: Dre’s a perfectionist. He’s not someone that wants to punch vocals over and over. He’s like, “Look, when you come in here, you should know what you want to do.” He doesn’t mind being creative in the process of doing it, but he wants to hear something by the end of the day. He wants to see that he’s making progress. So if you’re coming in there, and you’re like “I don’t know,” and your energy is [not there], that’s not how he works. He’ll put your track to the side and start working on something else.
For me, I was his girlfriend, so it was a little more brutal. It was kind of rough being the girlfriend and the artist. Sometimes. But I think our chemistry always worked, because he always let me be me.

DX: Dre was notorious for having all the artists he worked with hang out in the studio, no matter whom he was working with. Were N.W.A. and Eazy-E around a lot during this process?

Michel’le: Yeah. We hung out. We cared about each other; we knew each other. We didn’t have that kind of company where someone was in the studio and you didn’t want to go because it was their day. We went just because we wanted to hang out and hear [what was being recorded]. If somebody came in and said, “I like this, don’t change it!” Dre would actually think about it. It was just creative love, and to be there, he had that feedback. Everybody just boppin’ their head, or making a face, or arguing. Him and [DJ] Yella would go at it, and we’d get to pick sides. Eazy in the booth was probably the most fun. Eazy wasn’t a rapper, as everybody knows, so he had to literally become one overnight. What he accomplished in such a short time was incredible.

DX: Was there any artist whose feedback Dre particularly sought?

Michel’le: [The] D.O.C. was a huge influence because D.O.C. is probably one of the greatest writers in Hip Hop. The D.O.C. is just incredible lyrically; I’m sorry. I just think he’s great. When D.O.C. said something, I would notice that Dre would really tune in more. If Eazy said [something], he would [listen intently]. But he would listen to all of us. That’s what made him a good producer. His ego wasn’t big enough to say, “No, this is how we’re gonna do it.” He actually allowed us to have an input.

DX: I think one thing people fail to credit you with is giving Ruthless Records a legitimate “bankable mainstream artist.” N.W.A. received virtually no airplay, whereas your debut charted not only in the R&B/Hip Hop charts, but also on the Billboard 200 – not to mention the fact that it sold several million worldwide. Did you ever consider the fact that you legitimized Ruthless, one of the most historically important rap labels ever?

Michel’le: I always say [that] nobody in this world does anything by themselves. You never go, “I’m a self-made man.” No, it takes people to get you where you are. Everybody helps each other. Some people don’t look at it that way. I think with Ruthless, since they were already N.W.A., when I came along, I was lucky enough to get on their record, and go to their shows. It was just a great collabo thing. I did get to bring them to talk shows that they wouldn’t have gotten. Like Dre, when he rapped on my stuff, CNN. I mean, he started getting interviews that were just unheard of. It opened up another door, but that’s what we were doing. That’s what the whole thing was about. We piggy-backed each other on everything we did. That was just the love of Ruthless. We never looked at it like, “You get this credit and that credit.” But it’s true, I did open up [doors for them], putting the Hip Hop on R&B tracks. It was great.

DX: You look at labels like Cash Money, Roc-A-Fella, No Limit – why do you think they could never break an R&B act? Why was Ruthless able to?

Michel’le: [Laughing] One reason we were able to is because we created it, in a sense. We didn’t know what we were creating at the time, but no one was really doing it like we did it. Dre didn’t’ know how to do R&B, and I didn’t know how to rap, so we kinda fused it. I think because I was not too feminine, not too girly – although they called me sweet all the time – I think I held my own with that group of guys. Whereas now, you have to be half-naked…but then, I didn’t have to do that. Nowadays, women have to go to more extremes to be who they are. We had to just needed to hang with the guys talent-wise a little bit, or look the part. I wore the leather jackets…I kinda infused being with N.W.A., being “Ms. L.A.” with the hair, you know? And I didn’t go overboard with the hair and makeup. I loved rap. I wanted to fit it.
Don’t get me wrong. The managers tried to doll me up. They said, “We need to get her out of the turtlenecks, and do this, and put all this makeup on her,” and me and Dre were like, “No you don’t!” It would’ve ruined it, don’t you think? If they would’ve made me more feminine to that degree of a sex kitten or bombshell, then it wouldn’t have worked! You didn’t see me in too-small gowns. Nowadays, it’s a different ballgame. We don’t know what the rules are.

DX: This now puts us at Death Row Records. Two of the label’s seminal albums, The Chronic and Doggystyle featured prominent vocals from Jewell and Nate Dogg. Did you resent that?

Michel’le: No, I [didn’t]. Of course not, because at the time, me and Dre were fallin’ out. I was going in to do a song, but I didn’t get it done in time, and Dre was like, “Well I gotta turn in the album, and I’m workin’ on your stuff anyway.” So why would I resent it?

DX: Your first album was recorded with Dre. The second, Hung Jury, with Suge Knight. How did the recording process differ?

Michel’le: Well, that was a more…it was a different type of recording because it was a different type of situation. It was more like…six of the songs, I was working on – the album was called Single Black Female at the time – I had to start over. So the depression of Hung Jury was just that. I was completely depressed. I didn’t realize it until six months later when I listened to it. I was like, “Wow, this is like a movie score or something, because it sounds like I’m telling y’all these problems and those problems.” There was no light in the album, though two of those songs I love. I’ll probably remake my own song “Can I Get a Witness.” It was such a dark time for me that, creative-wise, I was just gone. It was rough. Single Black Female was trashed. Death Row [Records] was like, “No, you can’t do that.”

DX: What would [Single Black Female] have sounded like?

Michel’le: Wow. Single Black Female was just anthems for my girls. Single Black Female would’ve meant, [whether it were a] single white female, single Asian female…I just wanted to let them know what I had gone through, that I was single and free, which I hadn’t been [after being] with Dre for so long. And I had a kid at the peak of my career, so I had a song about that. It was a lot of dos and don’ts, but mostly they were up-tempo songs. I wasn’t depressed. But once they started hearing the lyrics, Death Row was like, “No, this won’t work.”

DX: It’s been insinuated that your marriage to Suge was used solely so you could run the company when he was banned from it. What’s your response to that?

Michel’le: Wow. That’s a wonderful way to put it. I don’t think it’s ever been put to me that way, but you’re not far from the truth. Actually, it’s a very funny story. I’m writing a book [about it]. The story is so funny, it’s unbelievable. The story is so funny, you wouldn’t believe how I got in that position. We all know it wasn’t love, but how I got that position, and how it was manufactured, I had to stop and really go, “Wow.” I couldn’t see anything…but that’s almost true.

DX: That’s almost true?

Michel’le: That’s almost true. I didn’t actual run the company. You reading in between the lines? It’s gonna be in my book.

DX: Well then, during that time when you were said to run the company, were you given any additional responsibilities, or was that all…taken care of?

Michel’le: Kind of; no and yes. I had responsibilities, but like you said, they were already…it was like the President; they give it to you, and “This is what you are to say,” and that’s pretty much what it was. But on the flip [side] of that, there were [certain things] I was privy to and not privy to.

DX: When things went south between Suge and Dre, did you ever feel stuck in the middle of things? Was the beef in private the same as it was perceived in public?

Michel’le: Yeah, it was private, because it was private to me as well. I did not know that Mr. Knight didn’t like Dre until October of…’96? That’s when I kinda learned that he didn’t like him. Then the February of the following year…that’s when I learned of his distaste for Dre. He had never talked bad to me about Dre. Never. I was like, “Whoa!” I didn’t know there was that kind of tension. I stayed on Death Row, because Dre said, “[Will] you go with me [to Aftermath Entertainment?]” and I said no, because Death Row had been good to me, and I didn’t know there was any beef. And so, when [Suge] started lashing out, I was shocked. And when I tried to pull out, that’s where the fear kicked in, and I was there…in so many words. I didn’t talk to Dre anymore, I didn’t try to talk Dre anymore, I didn’t contact him anymore, because I started knowing this was real.

DX: Were you worried about contacting Dre?

Michel’le: No, I didn’t know that it was a problem if I did or didn’t, because we had a child…but when [Suge] started talking that way, I just [decided] to leave [Dre] alone, out of my life. People think I knew all the little details, and I didn’t.

DX: On the 2001 Death Row compilation, Too Gangsta For Radio, has a skit that imitates Suge’s son bullying Dre’s son. Did things like that ever strike a chord with you?

Michel’le: I didn’t hear or do too much on the Too Gangsta projects. I was saying, “Why are you still doing these kind of records?”

DX: So you weren’t worried about voicing your opinion, despite Suge’s reputation for his strong-arm tactics?

Michel’le: Usually, when Suge…when I would hear about [that stuff], it was usually a justifiable way he would present that stuff. Not just to me – to all of us. We were brainwashed [to believe] that we were Death Row, and everyone was against us. So when you’re in that state of mind, whatever you heard…I used to be like, “I didn’t see that, who was that?” And he would smooth it  over, like…he would even imply that they would do something to us, to Death Row, that you kinda felt like it was justifiable. People would come to parties, and he would be like, “Oh, they were trying to tear it up.” However it was, it was always justified.

DX: That probably goes all the way back to Ruthless, how you were able to be released from there.

Michel’le: Oh yeah, yeah. [Suge Knight] was right [about] our [Ruthless Records contracts], that was very true. We weren’t making very much money. Now, how we got out of it? I don’t know detail for detail, like everybody thinks I do, but I know that he got us out of our contract.

DX: Years later, when the stories come up, like Vanilla Ice [being hung out of a window], are you shocked to hear them?

Michel’le: Now? No. Then? Yeah. Because in my mind, I thought that, “C’mon, one person can’t be doin’ all this!” Especially a person who always justified it. And I saw him do so much good for people, I really did. Everybody did. He was just like Santa Claus to people. I was like, “People are makin’ that up. “ And when you’re brainwashed, you think, “That just can’t be.” But then, Vanilla Ice actually had a friend who wrote the song. And Vanilla Ice didn’t give him his credit. So when his friend started saying – this was years later – when he started telling the whole story, I started believing it, loosening up about trying to hear stuff. I was like, “Wow, maybe he [did do that].” And then Vanilla Ice gets in an interview and then he says it, and then he retracted it. So it kinda makes you wonder.

DX: I’d like to get your thoughts about not getting as much credit for pioneering the Hip Hop/R&B fusion style of music that others like Mary J. Blige and Beyonce have gotten. You were doing it long before either of those two.

Michel’le: I know! [laughing] But you know what? I can’t be mad. They took it, they ran with it, and they made it something we ended up listening to 20 more years. I can’t imagine why, maybe it’s just the politics of it…but the light’ll come [laughs]. Mary J. said, back in the day, that I did it first, a long time ago. They told me they did an interview [and gave me credit], so I thought, “That’s cool.”

DX: You’ve just released a new single called “Freedom to Love.” What’s the goal? Are you doing a new album?

Michel’le: I’m not doing an album, I’m just doing a single. Just whatever. I felt like doing it. “Freedom to Love” is just that. I’m free, love is all there is, there is nothing else. Money, no money, love. Love is all that you need. So I thought, let me do this song, just to get that out. Of course I have those songs where I could tell you where I’ve been – those songs that I could just lay it out for you, but I wanted to come out on a note where I’m okay. I’m not bitter, I don’t live in regret; life is beautiful because every day you get to start over. I just wanted to be on a good note.

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With success u get some problems. (my thinking behind comment moderation)

As you have maybe noticed, i have added the comment moderation functionality to the blog.  Some ppl assume/think that i have done this to block out any negative dre/detox comments.

I'm sorry but this is the wrong thinking. The comments are now being moderated because of some ppl are actin like kids and are posting spam/offensive stuff, about me.

Secondly other spammers come and post their links about health detox, not detox album etc haha.

Once the spam calms down, then i will consider removing moderation.  I dont like moderation either as i always have to check to publish most comments.

With success (top of google) u get some problems.

If u go through the comments, negative dre comments are posted. If i block them, how can good discussions occur?



Sunday, 5 December 2010

Dre's protege Slim the Mobster interview part 2

Dubcnn: Tell us about what you can about the progress of Detox and the preparation for it.

Slim the Mobster: When they say you’re having a baby they go in trimesters right. We in the final trimester. We in the last little bit of it. Shout out to the Blade barbershop, I always go in there. I need to follow up in there. I ain’t been in there in a minute.

Dubcnn: Can you tell us any specifics as far as stuff that’s being done?

Slim the Mobster: That’s Area 51. We got a lot of things going on. Me personally, I got some different endorsement deals that’s I just acquired or that are still in the works, with Levi’s. I got some shit going on with them, should be real big, coming soon. As far as the album, just making sure that everything is what it should be, that’s the biggest thing. It’s probably not as many features as you probably guessed or the date.

Dubcnn: How is everyone planning as far as when you drop to make you as big as a success as you plan to be? How are you planning the attack for your campaign when it comes?

Slim the Mobster: We got a plan, but like I said the streets is mine. I’m like Jay-Z, when Reasonable Doubt was about to drop. I gotta get out here and get on it. That’s how we planning it, to make it big. But Detox is my catalyst.

Dubcnn: Do you have any things you do as an artist to make sure you stand out and above the crowd?

Slim the Mobster: Everything I’m gonna do is gonna be that. I don’t want the same forte of what we seen from here. I don’t want the ritual. Another nigga in khakis with a six four is gonna kill us man. We need a man in a Bentley with a suit one. It’s time for that, a fly nigga. I don’t think we exalted fly yet. Where Jay-Z is a fly nigga, Slick Rick was a fly nigga. We ain’t had that, we have the same repetitive behavior over and over. Khakis, 6-4, light skin bitches. I might be in a suit with a bunch of fat bitches, just to break the monotony. I do not want to be seen in the same light as the rest of these niggas. That’s why I carry myself in the way I do, and I don’t have to. I don’t have to do the same things that A B C D E F and G did. I’ve been blessed to not have to go through that. So for me that’s what it is. For all the people with me. That be my motivation. I ain’t motivated for myself. The niggas that I push with they’ll tell you we been in the street situations, the money situations, the jail situations so you know it’s time to get us together and away from all the negative. Oh shit, I almost hit an old white, white, white, man, haha.

Dubcnn: You were telling me earlier that you’re already set, not set but living well.

Slim the Mobster: I’m livin’ better than a lot of these dudes. I’m not saying that to be bragging, I’m sayin’ that in my work ethic. I don’t say that I’m livin’ better than the next man because 9 times out of ten these other dudes, they tryin’ to show what they made of through their jewelry. I don’t give a fuck about no jewelry, my kids can play football in my house.

Dubcnn: A lot of people coming up can say that’s their motivation, the money the success. What’s your motivation as an artist?

Slim the Mobster: The money, the success, I’m motivated by that too, but it’s not my motivation. It’s part of it, my motivation is lookin’ at my kids knowing that they don’t got no worries. All the worries I had when I was young, my kids don’t got no worries, and I’m a parent. I’m not a, some of these dudes is surrogates, they not really fathers. All the money in the world don’t mean you’re a man. Half of these dudes’ kids don’t even respect them. I don’t wanna be like that, I’m not gonna be like that. And it’s true that you can’t please everybody. In that light I say that because of the baby mamas. Some of them is fucked up, bitches can be vindictive, especially when the nigga you used to sleep with is well off and you got the same struggles you had ten years ago. You ain’t done nothing with your life yet? When is you gonna do something in the motivation of forward? A lot of motherfuckers ain’t got that right now. It’s crazy, a call from the LA county jail.

Phone: You have a collect call from an inmate in the twin towers correctional facility.

Slim the Mobster: I’ve reached my collect call limit, I’m takin’ too many calls from the jail.

Slim the Mobster: Tell ‘em that, you’ve been kidnapped, you’re taken hostage, takin’ you to my crib. And I never be tryin’ to put it out there. I hear a lot of talk, seein’ niggas change. But that shit is nice, when you live with your fuckin’ mamma, you fuckin’ dick. Nigga got a $50, 000 car, $80,000 watch, $100,000 chain and lives with his fuckin’ mamma. Fuckin’ idiots, these niggas is idiots. That’s funny to me, I live in an all white neighborhood, my crippin’ is over. Damn, ain’tno lights on in this motherfucker. My shit is black. Let me see if I can get some lights on. Shit don’t even know how to turn the lights on. Turn on my they motherfuckin’ self. See look, I really live here too nigga. You see the camera nigga? You can’t see it’s too dark. It’s black as fuck. What time is it? I’mma turn the lights on and let you look around. You se my kdis’ bikes, we turn this the white house, for the people who don’t know. You can leave the camera on, ain’t nothing we ain’t hidin’ shit. When the lights come on you can see what it look like. You know what I’m sayin’, big boy shit. All you single family one stores, you see these stairs right, haha. You see one of these, probably mean a nigga been in Italy somewhere. Forgive me for the toys. Look at my refrigerator, I probably ain’t got shit in here. Psych, we eatin’ nigga, we ain’t hungry. Now let’s see the freezer, see what the freezer look like, my kids shit, my shit. I ain’t on no diet either, I eat what the fuck I want. I got a new whip too. I been in shootouts, I been shot stabbed, everything you can imagine. So shit what we about to do. I got an office too. Half of these niggas don’t got an office because they ain’t got no business. This my riggh hand. Look at his hand, you see his hand? You see what that say right? (Gang Module). Let me show you my backyard too. What up?

Baby Slim: Sup nigga!

Slim the Mobster: Wassup, say what’s up nigga. What’s your name?

Baby Slim: DeMario.

Slim the Mobster: What they call you?

Baby Slim: Baby Slim.

Slim the Mobster: That’s my youngest son, he’s a beast.

Baby Slim: All these niggas got candy.

Slim the Mobster: Bad. (laughing) Beverly Hills with a South Central mind-state. Tell him what’s up. You ain’t gonna say nothing? You on that bullshit.

Baby Slim: Your turn daddy.

Slim the Mobster: It’s my turn. I been talking to him in for a minute, that’s Dubcnn, we been talking for a minute.

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Another sneak peak at Kush music video

Fans comment of the week

This weeks fans comment of the week was by J-mil:

"Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got somethin to say But nothin comes out when they move their lips; just a bunch of gibberish And motherfuckers act like they forgot about

Dre Dre "Now all I get is hate mail all day sayin Dre fell off What cause I been in the lab wit a pen and a pad tryin to get this damn label off?....I ain't havin that this is the millenium of Aftermath It ain't gon' be nothin after that So give me one more platinum plaque and fuck rap!You can have it back

---Dre was met with the same hate and detractors prior to "2001" and that album silenced em, and Detox will likely do the same as its his final album he's got nothin to lose, he dont need the sales as he makes a shitload from his back-catalogure, Beats headphones and his big ticket Aftermath artists

Forever Dre and big ups to Uzee"

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Alex Da Kid: Dre Trusted Me With 'I Need A Doctor' > Next single release???

Behind the Beats: Alex Da Kid

At this rate, Alex Da Kid might want to consider changing his name to Alexander Da Great pretty soon.

The British beatsmith was nominated for five Grammys this week for his work on B.o.B's blockbuster hit "Airplanes" and Eminem's chart-topper "Love the Way You Lie." He also produced Nicki Minaj's "Massive Attack."

While he only has a few placements under his belt, the producer has a knack for knocking what he does do out of the park.

His next big single comes courtesy of his work with Dr. Dre.

The veteran hip-hop producer invited Alex Da Kid to work with him on a track for his forthcoming Detox project, "I Need a Doctor" featuring Eminem.

"That was amazing," ADK told Mixtape Daily about the experience. "He's one of my favorite producers of all time. Everybody knows how much of a perfectionist he is: He's been working on his album for 11 years. For him to bring me in, trust me, not micro-manage me, and let me bring what I do to the table, I can't even describe how that makes me feel."

The song recently arrived online, and on the number, Eminem attempts to turn the tables on his mentor. The MC credited Dre with being one of the people to help him out of his funk the past few years, so on "I Need a Doctor," Em looks to repay the producer.

"It hurts when I see you struggle/ You come to me with ideas/ You say they're pieces, so I'm puzzled," Eminem raps on the track. " 'Cause the sh-- I hear is crazy/ But you're either getting lazy/ Or don't believe in you no more/ Seem like your own opinion is not one you can form/ Can't make a decision/ You keep questioning yourself, second guessing/ It's almost like you're begging for my help/ Like I'm your leader; you're supposed to be my mentor/ I can endure no more/ Don't you remember who you are?"

"I think it's gonna be huge," Alex Da Kid said. "It's just my opinion, but it's one of my favorite songs that I did and just what it means for hip-hop."

Bishop Lamont feat Dre - completed version of 'i dominate'

This track had released as unfinished, back in 2007.  Now the track is leaked again and features Dr Dre.  For those who don't know, Bishop Lamont is a westcoast rapper who is on his way up.  He was signed to Dre's label for some time.  Unfortunately now he not apart of the Aftermath label anymore.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Producer Omen explains how he hooked up with with Dre

With credits going back over a decade with Ludacris, Fabolous and Memphis Bleek, Omen has had a great year with Drake. Get the scoop, and hear how he introduced Dr. Dre to the Toronto star.

By no means is Sid “Omen” Brown a new face to the Hip Hop scene. From linking up with artists like Fabolous and Memphis Bleek in their earlier days to nabbing a Grammy in 2007 working on Ludacris’ album Release Therapy to joining Drake on his blossoming career path, the Harlem-based producer has made his rounds and then some. Still, Omen continues to keep his pulse on the rappers of tomorrow as evidenced by his collaborations with Diggy Simmons, XV, and Vado.

Below is the part where he talks about Dre.

Dr. Dre Comes Calling: “At one point this producer working with Dr. Dre, I would say this is the earliest part of ’08, like January, and basically Dr. Dre was working on Detox. He was like, “Do you have anything for Dre? You got joints? They got hooks? It don’t matter.’ I said, ‘I’ll send out one track that I was gonna use for my album but I think it might sound good for Detox called ‘Overdose on Life.’ He’s like, ‘Cool, send it.’ So I sent it, and he literally called me that same night. He’s like, ‘Yo, Dre wants the Pro Tools files, and who’s that rapper?’ And at that time Drake was the only rapper on it. They’re like, ‘We want to fly him out so he can work with Dre.’ So I call up 40, I call up Drake and told them the news and they were like, ‘Wow, are you serious?’ They got flown out there and stayed for a couple months. From that point on I was wondering what happened with the ‘Overdose’ record. It was like a month [later], so I was like you know what, I should throw this shit out. If I sent Pro Tools files to his producer, I don’t know what’s gonna happen to the stems. So I leaked it, and honestly I think when it hit the blogs heavy, for Mickey and Travie and Drake, they had names, but it helped them surface a lot more on the blogs because of that record.”

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Soulja Boy Recalls Meeting Dre, Dubs Himself 'Lil' Dre'

Along with 50 Cent, another hip-hop heavyweight may be taking Soulja Boy Tell'em under his wing. During his interview on "RapFix Live" on Thursday (December 2), the 20-year-old rapper talked about meeting Dr. Dre for the first time briefly before one of his concerts.

"Everybody knows Dre," Soulja Boy said of meeting the West Coast icon. "I was in shock at what he was saying. It was just like, I couldn't believe that he was there."

Apparently, Dre was so unassuming that he caught the young MC off-guard.

"My CEO, Jimmy Iovine, had came in the room before he did, and he was like, 'What's up, Soulja Boy?' and we was talking," Soulja recalled. "And Dre just walked in, like, 'Soulja!' And I was like, 'Oh, is that Dr. Dre?' And [my boys] were like, 'Why you ain't take your shades off?' I was caught up in the moment, what he was saying, how he appreciate what I do and I'm doing my thang.

"Just him telling me that, just meant so much," Soulja continued. "I was in a point of shock, you feel me?"

And like for many other rappers, Dre has been a point of inspiration, but leave it to SB to take the superproducer's legacy one step further.

"Dr. Dre is a legend. I've been listening to him since I was in diapers," Soulja said. "I know my mama been listening to him. Everybody knows that he did so much for hip-hop and ... you know, I'm lil' Dre!"

While that title is debatable, the two may work together on Dre's premium line of headphones, Beats by Dre.

"During the 'Speakers Going Hammer' [video], the beats are all through that video and the 'Speakers Going Hammer' song is gon' be in his next commercial," Soulja said. "That was love. He was like, 'I like that song. Put that in the commercial.' Soon, maybe you'll see some Soulja Boy/ Dr. Dre headphones or something like that."

Until then, the rapper's been busy dreaming up fresh ideas.

"I've been thinking about what I could bring. Like, I ain't want to do just like the headphones," Soulja shared. "I wanted to do something new to it."

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Kush remix feat........

A remix of Kush has been released with Game jumpin on the boards with Dre and Akon. I'm not providing the track in any form as Google asks me to take leaks etc down.

Anyway like Dre said before - "its GAME time".


Eve says show/prove Detox

Eve has shared her thoughts on the on Dre‘s long-awaited  Detox LP delay questions the project’s existence.

Asked about whether or not she was a  Detox contributor, Eve gave an amused response and posed an nquiry on the project’s release.

“[laughs] I don’t mean to laugh but t’s only funny because obviously I’ve been taking a long time talking about my record, Dr. Dre has taken the longest time, are we still talking about  Detox,” Eve said in an nterview. “Seriously. I feel  Detox is not real. I do. Honestly, I would be honored [to be featured], I hope he does call me ‘if’ the album happens. God forbid he sees this,[nevertheless] I believe in you Dre but where’s the album? Seriously. I don’t know. I hope he calls.”

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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Producer Rico Love Talks Working With Dre

Producer Rico Love has come a long way since entering the game, and it shows by the company he keeps.

In an interview with Billboard, the man behind Usher's "There Goes My Baby," in addition to other hits, revealed that he's currently working on Dr. Dre's highly-anticipated album Detox.

"I just went in the studio with Dre," he explained. "We worked on a few records and he played me some music. We worked on maybe two or three ideas. I'm supposed to go back in the studio with him soon."

Dr. Dre isn't the only Hip Hop royalty Love's been chopping it up with, as T.I. has also enlisted his services. The two recorded an upbeat party record with "lots of energy and I'm on the hook. It's a good, fun song for the clubs -- it's something he was missing. When he came home, he was focusing on those tough records. But people want to hear him having fun, so Jim Jonsin and I gave him a radio-friendly record."

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