Monday, 31 January 2011

Raje - 'Therapy' produced by Mark Batson & Dr Dre

It's by an artists named Raje - 'Therapy', rumoured to be produced by Mark Batson and Dr Dre.

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It was way back in May when we last received new music from Raje' who was working on his album Ready To Die Too. Featuring songs such as Chances, Young Millionaire, Success & So Fly (Featuring Lil Wayne), Raje' developed a reputation for delivering quality music with substance.

That trend continues today with a big record that im sure will have people talking. The title Ready To Die Too has been dropped and as of this moment it is untitled, we do however have a new song available today, its a Dubcnn exclusive! Its called "Therapy" and is produced by Dr. Dre. This is an amazing song, listen to Raje' dig deep into his personal life and share it with listeners, it is indeeed "Therapy".

A voting poll has also been created for this track. Look right side of the page and vote!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Friday, 28 January 2011

D.O.C. Splits from Dre, is waiting to hear Detox

The man behind the rhymes of Dr. Dre and several other superstar artists reveals to DX the reasons for professionally separating from his "brother."

Hip Hop’s most accomplished ghostwriter, The D.O.C., has ended his working relationship with Dr. Dre.

Speaking exclusively to HipHopDX on Wednesday (January 26th), the mind behind rhymes for Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and several other artists within the Ruthless Records, Death Row Records and Aftermath Entertainment camps over his 23 year tenure in the music industry explained to DX why he has ceased contributing to Dre’s long-delayed Detox.

The author of arguably the greatest debut album of any solo artist in Hip Hop history, (whose powerful voice was reduced to a raspy whisper after a car wreck fractured his voice box just two months after his platinum breakthrough, 1989’s No One Can Do It Better), elaborated in an at times vague, but clearly personally pained way as to how his historic “Formula” with Dr. Dre has been poisoned by greed and ego.

[Writer’s note: The portion of Q&A presented below picks up at the point in D.O.C.’s discussion with DX after he reveals the stem cell surgery he is planning to have performed by an Italian doctor soon to restore his voice. That portion of Q&A will be presented in full in a forthcoming DX news feature]

The D.O.C.: I started talking to this [doctor] a couple of years ago. I was thinking about having this surgery to get my voice back. And maybe do a record, and continue with a [recording] career. But at that time, I was so settled in to helping [Dr.] Dre do his thing that it wasn’t really necessary for me to make records. Because, I can get the messages I wanted to get out through Dre. Detox was coming. In my mind Detox was supposed to be a departure from where we were. We were getting high, so now it’s time to detox. [And] now that we’re 40-plus…it’s time to start talking about some more shit [than what we used to talk about]. But we just have a difference of opinion where that’s concerned. So maybe I should get my voice back, I started to think again. Because I got a lot of shit to say, and it just don’t sound right coming from anybody else but me. Because of the differences in opinion [with Dre], I told you I reached out to [Jay-Z] last week. Jigga’s so far beyond what Rap is on a regular level. He’s an international kinda guy. And, I really need somebody powerful to be some wind at my back to pull everything off the way I want to.

It’s been a lot of negative shit that’s happened to me trying to give in this Rap shit. A lot of it at Ruthless [Records]; a lot of it at Death Row [Records]… All my time [during] my 20 strong years in the game was [spent] helping build two classic fuckin’ labels. Even though…by a long-shot I didn’t get what the fuck I was supposed to have. Niggas got wealthy and damn-near just turned their back on me, and it’s kinda hard to accept on a certain level.

I’m a G-O-D kid. Cash don’t rule everything, God rule everything around me. So when it’s time for me to stand up and speak, I know that that shit is gonna happen. I know that I got this voice for a fuckin’ reason, otherwise I’d a been dead on that freeway ‘cause ain’t no fuckin’ way you get to live through no shit like that unless there’s a reason.

DX: Let’s just clarify real quick before we go any further, are you saying that you’re not working with Dre at this point?

The D.O.C.: I’m saying that I did all I could do for Dre on this particular record. And I don’t even know if any of my work will be there, because he’s got his own ideas about the way he wants it to go. And you gotta respect that. Even though I played the second set of ears on every muthafuckin’ thing else, now we at the stage where he don’t really trust what I’m saying. And I gotta respect him. I love him. So I gotta move back and let him do what he doing. And whatever that is, I’m going to respect it and ride wit’ it – whether or not it woulda been something I would of chose.

I believe that the point we are in the game as far as Hip Hop is concerned, we at a stage in the game where the music itself has become so powerful. Being in the information age, being able to get on Twitter and your site…record labels in 10 years will be obsolete. You won’t need them. So the power is being shuffled around. And those in the most powerful places, they not fin to just let they shit go… They’re going to grab a hold to the niggas with all the money, and they’re going to pull them niggas in a room and rub these niggas on their booties and make ‘em feel like it wouldn’t be shit without them.

I always tell muthafuckas, anytime you get a classic record, no matter who sings on it, it took at least five muthafuckas that are really good at what they do to make that record. And that’s real shit.

But back to the subject at hand, what I planned on doing was building an album – actually, two albums – and a reality show based around this stem cell operation [I’m going to have] over in Italy. I was gonna take these four or five artists that I got here in Texas, and this one female from New Orleans [with me] – all of which are the shit: two 23-year-olds, a 19-year-old white kid, and a little 9-year-old black kid from [my childhood neighborhood of] Oak Cliff, who was on [The Ellen DeGeneres Show] I think a year or so ago. And all these kids are really good. I know this music is about the young folks. It’s not about a 40-year-old nigga that’s trying to make a fuckin’ comeback. That’s not what I’m here for. My shit has always been much bigger than that. I’m always into helping the next muthafucka be great, instead of concentrating on myself being great ‘cause when I came into the game I was already so far ahead of a lot of these other muthafuckas that it made me feel good to help them [and] bring them on up in it.

So when Eazy-E first started the fuckery, it was shocking. Because, without me, Eazy don’t have a lot of that shit. [So] why would you fuck me? Same thing with Dre. Dre, why would you fuck me? Without me you wouldn’t have a lot of that shit. Why would you do that?!

DX: Can we just clarify once again? ‘Cause I wanna make it 100%, a 150% clear where your stance is with Dre as of this moment.

The D.O.C.: I love Dre like my brother. There’s nothing that you could do, or he could do really, to take away that feeling. Money isn’t what make – We been through too much; we did too much. I did too much wit’ him to be like, Aw, fuck him. But, it’s not where it’s supposed to be. It’s not where it’s supposed to be after all of that. It’s not supposed to be like it is today between me and this guy. He’s surrounded himself with people that [agree with] what he’s trying to say today. And I don’t agree with that shit, so it’s really no need for me to be around it.

DX: Can you cite a moment [where this separation happened]? Was it the “Kush” record, [or] was there something before that where you just knew you had to part ways?

The D.O.C.: Nah. And I haven’t parted ways with this guy. I told you I love this guy like he’s my brother, but creatively it’s just not where it used to be. We don’t see things on the same level from a creative standpoint. I may not have agreed with “Kush” as it stood. I may have thought something else [would have worked instead], [but] I don’t have enough power anymore in that camp to really pull strings like I used to. Them niggas used to listen to every fuckin’ word I said. Now it seem like they don’t do that no more.

It used to be all about the love of helping these guys come up. But, shit, they up. I always thought that once they got up, I’d be up – especially after I lost my voice. But that don’t seem like that’s what that is. I don’t need to have a hundred million…I don’t need all of that. It’s not necessary for me to feel like I’ve accomplished something. The art is important to me. It means a lot to me. I didn’t go through all of this shit for nothing.

What I wanted to do was do an album with this voice that I got right now, go over to Italy and have the operation with this doctor, do a subsequent album after I rehab the old voice back, film everything and put that shit on TV Some real reality. And every time that they poke me and prod me and stick me, and every time that shit hurt like a muthafucka, I’ma holla. [Laughs] On some real shit. And at the same time, Americans will get to see some of those beautiful-ass Italian birds walking around. Some good shit. That’s the kinda shit that frees your mind.

But [for the time being] I’m laying in wait. I’m back in Texas right now. I’m not in Cali anymore. I’m laying in wait to see what’s gonna happen on the Detox record.

DX: What do you mean waiting to see – just, which songs they decide to put out?

The D.O.C.: Yeah. I’m waiting to see which songs that he chose, ‘cause he already know which ones I like.

DX: Sir Jinx told me that the stuff he heard, that Dr. Dre played for him, was similar to the song in the Dr. Pepper commercial. Do you know if that’s the stuff that they’re looking at trying to put out?

The D.O.C.: The Dr. Pepper commercial, that’s one of the tracks, but that one was leaked already. That was the one with T.I. on it I think, [“Shit Popped Off”]. And that’s not a bad one. I like that rhythm; I like the groove. I’m laying in wait, I wanna see. I’m a fan just like you.

I worked for four years on that record with that dude. It didn’t used to take us that fuckin’ long. We’d go in, and it was a couple of years maybe [and] we’d have what we needed. But, the game has changed. All the pieces of the puzzle ain’t there no more, ‘cause the money has fucked up niggas’ minds. Everybody gotta be the big dog with the big dick. And that’s not how you create records. It’s gotta be love, and happy and fun and diggin’ it. The 2001 record was one that we had all got a chance to get together [for the first time] since the first Chronic record, and that shit was fun. It wasn’t really even about making music, it was just about, “Man, I can’t wait to get to the studio ‘cause all my little niggas gon’ be there. We gon’ smoke weed all day. We gon’ drink. Dre gon’ play some drums, and then whatever comes out comes out.”

But it’s a new day and time now. The kids is taking the Rap thing over. That’s why I really applaud Jay-Z, because he stayed so far above the clouds where the bullshit is concerned. He allows himself to be as great an entrepreneur as he ever was an artist. He allows himself to be a great human being first, an artist second, an entrepreneur and businessman third. And you gotta respect a man who’s strong enough mentally to be able to make all these power moves and do it on a low-key level where he don’t need that shit to blow himself up.

DX: And you’re saying you think he can help you with these projects that you’re trying to get out: the albums and the TV show…?

The D.O.C.: Well, I’ll put it to you like this, if I can get Jigga – And I would’ve never reached out to him, because I’m not really good at that kind of thing. I’ve always just…I leaned on me understanding that once my boys got to a certain level it wouldn’t be about pushing them up anymore, it would be about pulling the rest of us to a level where we can all just kinda relax. But, that never really happened. It seemed like…it just went bad. But, getting back to your question, [back in 2003] Jigga put my name in a record, [“P.S.A.”], and everybody including my mother – who I don’t know how the hell she…a 60-something-year-old woman is trippin’ on a Jay-Z song [and] started calling me talking about, “Jigga put your name in a record.” And I thought that was really cool. And then [recently] I heard he put out a book, [Decoded], [and] there’s a picture of my old album cover in his book. Somebody said it talks about how influential the record was. So [that] gave me the nuts enough to reach out to this guy thinking that maybe…for the sake of nostalgia he’ll understand where I am and reach back. Because if Jigga says, Doc, I’ma fuck wit’chu, then that means I have a full catalog of every artist and producer in the Rap game who will be willing at the drop of a hat to do whatever the fuck I need. And if he’ll give me that, then I’m gonna build an album that’s gonna fuck you up.

I got the young kids: the little girl from New Orleans is so fuckin’ cold blooded. The young white kid from a city called Granbury, Texas - there was about seven black folks in his whole little country town. It goes down like that. But the guy was so addicted to Rap music that all the country lovers – it’s a country music town down there, all the high school kids, they line dance and shit. And they used to get on him real tough and [so] now he’s really serious. And he’s got the skill set to do it. There’s another kid named Dewaun J. And, I forgot this little nine-year-old guy’s name, but when I heard him rappin’, he’s doing what I would call booty-club music, what the Wacka Flocka [Flame]’s are doing these days. But he does that damn-near better than those guys and this kid is only nine-years-old. He sounds like a fuckin’ grown man.

So, this is my crew. And what ties them all together is my knowledge of how to produce great music, great records, with content – not just “I gotta hit the club, and my wheels is shinin’, and my gold is blingin’, and I’ma get me some pussy” and all this ol’ shit. Which is cool, don’t get me wrong, ‘cause we all like to bling, we all like to get ahead. God bless it, it’s such a wonderful thing. But, there’s also other shit going on in this world that muthafuckas need to be aware of, whether you are 21 or 41. The world is changing, and black people in particular that are involved in Hip Hop music need to know how much power you got.

DX: Let me just interject again, ‘cause you keep saying this, and I know what you’re saying: Why doesn’t Dre, and even Em, why don’t they just go to Jimmy [Iovine] and basically put the gun to his head and say give us everything we want or else?

The D.O.C.: I’ll put it to you like this, when Death Row started there was actually a corporation called Future Shock Records. This is what Dre wanted. I hated the name, [but] I had to ride wit’ it. During those days I owned that company. I owned 35%, so did Dre. [The founder of SOLAR Records] Dick Griffey owned 15%, so did Suge [Knight]. That’s how it started. Now during those days, this was right after my accident – Now keep in mind, Future Shock was put together because I saw the fuckin’ that [Eazy-E] was doing. If Eric is fuckin’ me, then he gotta be fuckin’ Dre. Dre is my brother, let me go put him up on it. Dre finds out that he’s getting fucked too. Now, me and Suge had already been talking at least a year or so before then about doing something else. But now I got Dre, Suge. How do we need to proceed? Suge was saying we all go to Griffey and start putting this shit in motion. But, The D.O.C. at that time, I’m still reeling from that accident. I lost my voice. I can’t do it. The pain is fuckin’ me up. So now I done got all off into the wrong shit – way before Dre and them was on, “I’ma take an E tab.” The white girls had already put me up on that shit. I’m in Huntington Beach with the blonde chicks just losing it. And the further I fell down, everybody just stopped giving a fuck [about me], I guess. So by the time the shit flipped from Future Shock to Death Row, [I didn’t know what was going on]. It happened like in a day. I didn’t know what the fuck happened. I went to Dre [like], “Man, what the fuck?! What’s going on?” Dre says, “I think you might need to get a lawyer.” [I’m like], “Wait a minute, dude. You my brother. We doing this.” But by that time niggas had already started bringing around all [their] I-just-got-out-of-prison-ass niggas, and the whole scene started to change. And now that Dre don’t got my back no more I’m feeling like, Damn, I’m stuck in a hole [and] I don’t know what the fuck to do. So I never got – To answer your question, I never got into the Jimmy [Iovine] world. I always disliked Jimmy, because I thought Jimmy knew that these niggas fucked me and nobody would stand up and say what about this guy?

Even during all of that fuckery [during the early days of Death Row], I still had to take [Snoop Dogg] under my arm and [be] like, “Snoop, we’re not just making street raps no more. We’re building songs now, and this is how you do it.” I’ll give you a for instance, [“Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang”] was a street rap [originally written by Snoop], and I said, “Snoop, this is what we gon’ do, we’re gonna take this line right here that’s dope as fuck, we’re gonna erase this part down here, [and] I want you to try this part again. We’re gonna move this part up to here ‘cause the flow sounds better. And I want you to write a whole ‘nother second verse [for Dre]: start the second verse with this line, then go down to here, and then [have Dre] end the whole rap with my name.” Now, that’s [technically] called producing. That’s actually called writing. But I never asked for credit for that; never got credit for that. Never got a dime for it. Because it’s all for the family. We’re doing this so that we can all blow up.

To get back to your question, I don’t know why those guys [won’t stand their ground with Jimmy Iovine] – well yes I do, they’re rich! They don’t give a fuck. They’re rich, and Jimmy Iovine’s rich. Iovine wears Beats [By Dre headphones] everywhere he go. He’s not wearing them Beats ‘cause it’s Dre’s company. Jimmy’s no dummy.

My timing was just bad. I gave a fuck about the music and not the business, thinking that my niggas had my back when they didn’t.

DX: Post 2001, [after] that album, what were you expecting to happen? Like, what did you want either Dr. Dre to do for you or just the situation to [create]?

The D.O.C.: You know what I wanted? I never stopped believing that my nigga was gonna wake up one day and say, You know what? When I didn’t have shit this nigga was doing. He wasn’t doing it for money, ‘cause I didn’t have shit to give him. When I had money, this guy was doing. He wasn’t crying about money.

I thought Dre was me. The situations could not be reversed and be like it is now. Now this is the crazy part, Dre and I are [still] brothers. And I know that nigga love me like I love him. So when we argue, it’s the kinda shit earthquakes is made out of… So, we have to give each other space. But, it ain’t the same [this time]. It really ain’t the same, ‘cause dude got all the power.

But like I said, I really do love and respect him, and I know he feels the same way. That’s why I’m just anxious to see what [Detox] is gonna do. I’m anxious to see what you’re gonna do, where your mind is, where your head is, which way are you going, [and] how the fuck are you gonna dig yourself out of this spot? Because now the whole world is watching. They’re waiting.

Stay tuned to HipHopDX for the remaining portion of our bombshell conversation with The D.O.C., in which he reveals additional details of the disintegration of his working relationship with Dr. Dre. The pen behind countless classics also takes a brief stroll down memory lane, recalling his history with Eazy-E, Jerry Heller, Ice Cube, Suge Knight, Snoop Dogg, and his more recent history with Eminem.

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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Songwriter/Singer Nikki Grier interview - talks working with Dre and Detox

Nikki Grier caught up with The Wrap Up for an interview.  Discussed many things, including Michael Jackson, Dr Dre and Detox. Excerpt from interview:

TWU: Your background vocalist experience is incredible. Michael Jackson? Tell us about that experience.
Nikki Grier: Yes. I sang on Michael Jackson’s ‘History’ album as a kid. I think I was about 12, I was in a gospel group called All Of God’s Children. We were put together by Lou Adler. He put together the Mamas and Papas. He put us together and we had an album out, then we started singing background for different people and doing a lot of shows. There was a call from one of the producers, they needed 10 girls to come and sing for Michael Jackson. When I got the call, I was so excited. It was at the same time as one of the trials was happening. One of the young boys had come out with an allegation, the whole child molestation thing. So he was leery about being around children at that time. So unfortunately, I didn’t’ get the chance to meet him. He was there at the studio, but he didn’t come in and meet us. He would send little notes through his producers telling us we were doing a good job, but yeah, we didn’t get a chance to meet him. It was amazing that I had the opportunity to be on that project. Years later I was able to visit Neverland. I was able to go with 15 other people and sing and see Neverland. I didn’t get on any rides. I was in such awe when I got there, I couldn’t believe it. You know? You see it on TV, but you have no idea how massive that place is! So, I was in the movie theatre and he had his own movie theatre. There’s somebody behind the counter like a regular movie theatre and you just get all the candy and all the stuff you want for free. I was at the zoo, he has a zoo there. I was just in awe. Then I was performing.

TWU: What’s next for Nikki Grier?

Nikki Grier: The thing I have on the table right now. We’re going to be releasing ‘Soulgasm Vol. 6’ and I’m currently working with Busta Rhymes on his new albums too. I’ve also been working with Dr. Dre on ‘Detox’…

TWU: In what capacity did you work on that album? Background vocals? Song-writing credits? Lead vocals?

Nikki Grier: I’m writing and I’m singing. So I’ve written some hooks for the album and I’ve written and sung a bunch of stuff for the album too. I was actually just there last week. I cut another record and a hook. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that these songs actually make it, but as I said, he is very much the perfectionist and wants to make sure that if this is his last album, it’s gonna be the thing to really be remembered by. I can completely understand that.

TWU: How was it working with Dr. Dre on such a historical album? What’s the studio vibe like?
Nikki Grier: It’s fun! Don’t get me wrong, there are intense moments where you better have what you’re supposed to be doing. But for the most part, whatever kind of song we’re trying to create then, that’s the atmosphere that Dre creates. So if it’s a party record, then it’s a party going on. You know? He creates that atmosphere so that we are able to instantly go into that atmosphere. Every now and then we might just be on some hard s**t trying to figure it out. It really depends. But obviously, he’s a person that’s going to pull your best out of it. I can honestly say that when I joined Aftermath, I was good, but he raised the bar so high for me. He pushes you. He pushes you to your limit. There have been days where I’m like, ‘I know this is hot.’ Then I give it to him. He’s like, ‘Mmm. It’s alright.’ So it’s the fire he lights in you.  He’s constantly making you raise your bar, so I’m very appreciative of that.

TWU: ‘Detox’ is like the Loch Ness Monster. Purely urban legend at this point...

Nikki Grier: (Laughs) Well, you know Dre is a perfectionist; he is not going to put it out until its right. I can’t even tell you how many records he’s done for that album. We are all still walking on eggshells hoping our song makes it. We’re not really sure; I’m not sure which of my records is going to make it.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Another version of I Need a Doctor leaked

Skylar Grey's fan site has the following statement:

The official version of Dr. Dre‘s new Detox single “I Need A Doctor” (feat. Skylar Grey & Eminem) has just leaked onto the internet. It’s obviously a more refined and properly mastered version of the track, and you can stream it below. The official single is set to be released on February 1st.

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Eminem at the set of 'I need a doctor' video shoot (Video & photos)

The video started filming last week in Detroit and films all day today and tomorrow in Los Angeles. No word on when the video will be released, though the song is rumored to be on iTunes and Amazon the first week of Feb.

I need a Doctor video shooting and latest release details

Filming the video for 'I Need A Doctor' will take place at 108 W. 2nd St in Los Angeles today and Wednesday  (7:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M.).

Regarding the release of the finished track, it was expected today (25th January), however it could be delayed to early February.  You never it may be be released today. 

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Dr Dre In The Studio with The Score (Video)

The Score are a unique new group consisting of members from Los Angeles and London, with an original blend of hip-hop, R&B, soul and rock with jazz influence. 5 young ‘real’ musicians who write, compose and produce, play their own instruments, and perform live shows with raw energy. Brothers Cameron and Taylor Graves and Clyde ‘CJ’ Wilson are from L.A. and Brothers Nathan and Sean Allen are from London. The guys are trained musicians playing piano, keyboard, guitar, bass, percussion and drums.

2 brand new Game tracks produced by Dr Dre

The Game's double CD mixtape has been released by DJ Skee and FunkMaster Flex - Purp & Patron.

The track list of disc 2 shows 2 Dr Dre produced tracks, on which one of them he also features:

The Game feat Ashanti - Soft Rhodes (Produced by Dr Dre)

The Game feat Dr Dre - The ocean  (Produced Che Vicious, Mixed by Dr Dre)

The Ashanti collaboration explains the old studio photo back early in 2010 -

In this blog do a simple 'ashanti' search in the search box on the right, and you would see how Ashanti got hooked up with Game and Dre.  

Monday, 24 January 2011

Should 'I Need A Doctor' Be The First Detox Single? Fans Respond (MTV)

By Chris Yuscavage

Dr. Dre's long-awaited, much-rumored, oft-delayed third album, Detox, may not be dropping on April 20 like some expected after a video clip of the Good Doctor and Just Blaze dropped last week, but one thing is for sure: The album is on the way.

And we actually believe it this time because it appears that Detox has its' first official single — a song called "I Need A Doctor," featuring Eminem and singer Skylar Grey, that will drop on February 1 according to pre-order availability on The song's producer Alex Da Kid also did an interview recently where he confirmed "I Need A Doctor" as Detox's first single and official artwork for the single has been making the rounds on the Web.

But is the song — which first leaked to the Internet as an unfinished track back in November and left some rap fans unsatisfied due in part to the fact that it sounded more like a leftover for Eminem than something that should appear on Detox — the right choice for an official comeback single for Dr. Dre? A quick survey of the Internet shows the jury may still be out.

"Hopefully they switched it up from the one that leaked," Boxden member FrostyNug24 wrote shortly after news of the single dropped. "The song had no replay value at all. After one listen, I was tired of it."

FrostyNug24's fellow Boxden member MistaKlean agrees but thinks hip-hop fans could be pleasantly surprised when they hear the final version of the song.

"I bet they changed it up big time," he wrote. "The leaked song sounded like it was a song for Eminem for Recovery. They probably redid the song and kept the same concept ... I highly doubt Dre would release a single for his album where he has one 30-second verse and Em spits most on the song."

On the other hand, some fans are just glad to see that it sounds like Dre's label Interscope is finally giving "I Need A Doctor" a proper push in the first place.

"I thought this was one of the deepest and most emotional hip-hop songs in years and was hoping there would be a final version of it," Gordon B. wrote on 2DopeBoyz. "This is great news, can't wait."

But the prevailing sentiment seems to be that folks shouldn't try and judge Dre's first official single in more than ten years before it's officially released. After all, didn't we just learn a lesson from another artist who leaked songs directly to the Internet in the months leading up to his album?

"Hasn't Kanye taught anybody anything?" Vincent Salamatino asked in the comments section of a story about the song on HipHopDX. "Never take a leaked record and rate it, because everything will be cleaned up by the time the album comes out. The levels will be adjusted, the vocals will be crisper and other subtleties will be added. We are talking about Dre here."

Good point. Now let's just hope that the Doctor delivers.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Detox product page on Amazon

The link below is the product page, which shows the price of $49.98 and the current release date as February 15th.   

Keep in mind that the price and date could change.  

Dont start complaining about the potential price, because we dont know yet why it could cost this much.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

'I need a doctor' CD cover

The Amazon link below is the product page.  Earlier today it sated a 25th January release, but now it's changed to 1st February.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

"I need a doctor" to be released sooner than you maybe think

According to a list of releases - it shows that the Dre feat Eminem & Skylar Grey track "i need a doctor" is to be official released on the 20th January.  If this is legit, this is just in time for the Grammy Awards ; )

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Detox Not Due April 20??, According to Rep

Yesterday producer Just Blaze put out a Twitvid clip that got the online hip-hop community grinning from ear to ear. In it, he and iconic producer/rapper Dr. Dre hint at there being a confirmed release date for Dre’s oft-delayed Detox album. “Bow bow! 4-20, baby. I’m coming!” Dre yells during his brief shot. “You might just see a unicorn this year, too” jokes Blaze after. Dre was obviously talking about Detox, right? in 2011? It’s safe to assume as much, I guess. But there’s one problem.

Check what Dre’s rep had to say about Detox’s release date after the jump.

One, records typically are released on Tuesdays. And April 20, 2011 is a Wednesday. Exceptions can been made. But that isn’t likely without an unforeseen circumstance, like the album leaking early. So maybe April 19? Nope. Dre’s rep just confirmed to us that “there isn’t a confirmed release date yet.” That doesn’t necessarily mean April 19 or 20 isn’t the day. It just means they don’t know yet, which brings us back to square one. A drop date around that period would make sense, though–April 20 being the weed-associated day it is. Let’s not forget the title of Dre’s classic debut set was The Chronic. And though he denies Detox will be filled with drug-related references, its first single is “Kush.” So let the speculation continue!

Do you guys think Detox will come out this spring? Or like Just joked, will you see a unicorn in your front yard before you have a copy of Dre’s new album in your hand? Let us know.

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BREAKING NEWS - Detox released date confirmed by Dr Dre

Producer Just Blaze just uploaded this very short video of him and Dre, in which Dre states "4 20". Although April 20th falls on a Wednesday, Dre hints that Detox will finally arrive for consumption on cannabis day.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Aftermath producer Dawaun Parker interview

Dawaun Parker was interviewed at Conspiracy Worldwide Radio at the end of 2010. He touched various topics including dre, detox, eminem and other stuff.

Fans who are unsure of the idea of other in-house Aftermath producers working on Detox should listen to this, to learn how much Dawaun Parker - Conspiracy Radio Interview Parker and other Aftermath producers have put in quality contributions to various projects in the past.

Click below to download the 35 minute interview.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

"I need a doctor" to be officially released in February?

According to a list of releases - it shows that the Dre feat Eminem & Skylar Grey track "i need a doctor" is to be official released on the 1st February.

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Thursday, 6 January 2011

Snoop and Detox secrecy

For hip-hop enthusiasts, 2010 was the year in which the imminent release of Dr. Dre's long-awaited Detox album finally started to seem like a reality. Originally set to hit stores in 2004, Dre's supposedly final album was repeatedly delayed for a number of reasons, not least because of his obsessive perfectionism and his commitment to producing other artists. But in late 2010, two tracks from the album appeared online: "I Need a Doctor" featuring Eminem and "Kush" featuring Snoop Dogg and Akon (check out its official video here). Just before the holidays, we were lucky enough to get on the phone with Snoop, and we asked him what he knows about Detox, now scheduled for a February release. 1diggdigg

Below, Snoop talks about his mentor’s secrecy and how much of the album he’s actually heard.

    That nigga don’t play that shit for me. He’s not gonna be playin’ it from top to bottom. If anything, he’s gonna play what he wants me to get on, and he’s gonna play me a couple songs he feels comfortable about, but Dr. Dre is very secretive. He don’t just play his shit like the average hip-hop artist, when you come to sessions and they play you their whole album and ask you how you feel about it. He ain’t like that. He may play one or two songs from his album, and he’ll be workin’ on the songs so you can’t get a grip on what he’s doin’, but you understand whatever he’s doin’ he’s gonna be great at it.

So yeah, he knows just about as much as you do. 

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Wednesday, 5 January 2011