Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Blog closed.

This blog is not updated anymore.

Closing down this blog, twitter and FB.

Hey loyal fans

Got some sad news, i'm closing down the whole dr dre detox 'brand', which includes this blog, the FB group and the twitter account.

2 reasons
  • I'm now married and ending all social network activity to solely focus on my wife.  
  • Nothing is happening with the Detox album


Monday, 26 August 2013

Dr Dre exec producer of "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" and release date

UPDATE: Eminem drops a bomb on fans, announcing "Marshall Mathers LP 2" in less than three months. Rick Rubin and Dr. Dre work with Em.

Seconds ago, during tonight's 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Beats By Dre released a commercial for Eminem's seventh studio album. Billed as MMLP2 in the brief commercial, the acoronym is believed to suggest Marshall Mathers LP 2, a sequel to Em's heralded sophomore major label album from 2000. According to the commercial MMLP2 will release on November 5, 2013.

Moreover, the commercial indicated that the effort would be executive produced by longtime mentor and Aftermath Entertainment backer Dr. Dre, as well as Def Jam Records co-founder and acclaimed producer Rick Rubin. Dre has executive produced Em's solo albums in the past, most recently 2010's Recovery.
For Rubin, this is the latest in a series of high-profile Hip Hop albums in 2013, beginning with a last minute involvement with Kanye West's Yeezus in June, Rubin was also on hand to work with Jay-Z on Magna Carta Holy Grail less than one month later.

2013 has been a major return to Hip Hop for Rubin, who produced seminal hits for the genre in the 1980s and early 1990s, ranging between LL Cool J and Run-DMC to Geto Boys. This will be his first work with Eminem.
On 2000's diamond-certified Marshall Mathers LP, Dr. Dre produced six of 19 songs, largely co-productions with Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Mel-Man.

Eminem's first album in over three years, follows 14 months of promotion. This will be Em's seventh album with Dre's Aftermath label. reports that "Berzerk," a single from MMLP2, will release on Tuesday (August 27). A snippet is available to listen to now.

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Beats by Dre looking to end HTC partnership

It has been reported in the Wall Street Journal today that Beats Electronics LLC are hoping to buy back shares from HTC, who currently own a 25% stake in the company. The company are known for their popular ‘Beats by Dr Dre’ headphones, as well as the in-built equalizer software featured on HTC’s smartphones in recent years. Beats have seen ‘explosive’ growth in sales over the past year, with revenue of $1 billion compared with $200 million in 2010.

Beats was co-founded by music industry veteran Jimmy Iovine (who is also CEO) and rapper/producer Andre Young (better known as Dr Dre), who together own 75% of the Beats Electronics. Just two years ago the pair sold a 50.1% stake in the company to HTC, before buying back 25% a year later for half the price.

After HTC gained a share in beats they began to incorporate its audio software into its smartphones, as well as bundling some models with Beats earphones. HTC further embedded their relationship with Beats by giving the company a $225 million loan last year.

Unfortunately for HTC, the intervening years have not proven fruitful for the company, with their share price having dropped by 90% since April 2011. HTC have failed to compete effectively with other smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung and Apple, despite being in second place in the market several years ago behind the iPhone manufacturers.

Earlier this year the company launched their new flagship phone, the HTC One, to rave reviews in the technology community. However, despite decent sales it has continued to under perform next to competitors such as Samsung’s Galaxy S 4.

HTC had sought to use the Beats software, headphones and branding to help them corner the youth market. However, differences in strategy have reportedly soured their relationship. Beats are also rumoured to be on the brink of expanding the company’s product line beyond headphones including speakers, car audio systems and even a streaming music service.

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Jon Connor on Detox "It's not as mythical as people think."

Jon Connor talks time with six-time Grammy winner Dr. Dre and 'Detox'

FLINT, MI--Producer Dr. Dre has helped rap artists such as Eminem, 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg become superstars, and recently, he's been hanging out with Flint's Jon Connor.

On July 18, days after he Connor performed with Lyric Da Queen at Lansing's Common Ground Music Festival, Connor's business partner Mateen Cleaves posted a photo of him, Connor and Dre on Twitter. In a phone call with Flint Journal, Connor spoke candidly about the experience.

"He was excited about the respect he had for my artistry. Dre is a very particular person. He knows what he wants to hear," Connor said. "...I made it through Dr. Dre's chopping block of potential. Just to know he sees something in me, or that he respects what I do, or has an appreciation for what I bring to hip-hop, is something I put on my mantle."

Connor went on tour with Xzibit, another California rapper and frequent Dr. Dre collaborator (and the host of MTV's "Pimp My Ride), last fall. The two built rapport after the tour, Connor said, and Xzibit "connected the dots" to Dr. Dre.

Dr. Dre is widely regarded as one the most important producers in the history of rap music. Between the mid-1980s and now, he has served as the key producer or mentor to several of the genre's most important acts: N.W.A., Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Eminem, 50 Cent, and most recently, Kendrick Lamar. As a solo artist, his albums "The Chronic" and "2001," which feature songs such as "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" and "Forgot About Dre," have sold more than 10 million copies.

These days, he is most popular for his wildly successful "Beats By Dre" line of headphones.

With so many years of success and experience, Connor said, Dre has plenty of advice to give--and Connor has been all-ears.

 "Any time I'm around him is constant growth for me. ... He's an inspirational person, he truly is. Anything and everything out his mouth is something to learn from," Connor said. "...It's constant learning in so many areas of life: how to be a better artist, to be a better producer, to be a better man, to be a better human."
Dr. Dre's alleged final album, "Detox," has developed a sort of mythical status because of years of release delays and limited output. Since Dre announced the title for the record in 2001, only two official singles have released: "Kush" featuring Akon and Snoop Dogg, and "I Need A Doctor," featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey. Otherwise, the Internet has seen several unfinished songs leak, with rappers such as T.I., Eminem and Ludacris performing lyrics they presumably wrote for Dre to perform.

Connor remained tight-lipped when answering questions about if he was contributing his talents "Detox."
"'Detox' is going to come out whenever it's ready for him to put it out," Connor said. "It's not as mythical as people think. I don't know what people think, but 'Detox' is definitely real."



Monday, 1 July 2013

Dr Dre presents Kendrick Lamar with ASCAP Vanguard Award

Kendrick Lamar was honored with the Vanguard Award at the 26th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, which took place last night (June 28) in Beverly Hills. The milestone moment was made even bigger as his mentor and fellow Compton native Dr. Dre presented the award to his protégé. “I’m proud to know him. I’m proud to work with him and he is an important part of the new generation of hip-hop, and it’s definitely continuing the legacy of Compton,” Dre said of the young rapper.

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dr Dre may score Nina Simone biopic

More details are emerging surrounding the biopic about legendary jazz singer Nina Simone. It now appears that the film's executive producer Gene Kirkwood and its director Cynthia Mort are in preliminary talks with Dr. Dre to score the film. 
"If we can get Dr. Dre involved it could be very modern arrangements" that make up for the score in Nina, Kirkwood said in an interview with The Grio. "He's going to see a rough cut in about a week and a half. I would love for him to do what Quincy (Jones) did with In The Heat of The Night and (what) Quincy did with In Cold Blood. Quincy did a lot of scoring. I would love if Dre's next step would be to score it. That would be a great challenge."  
Nina, currently in post-production will be director Cynthia Mort's first feature length film and will star actress Zoe Saldana as Nina. Saldana fell under much scrutiny after she was announced as the star of the film. During an interview with The NY Times, Simone's daughter, Simone Kelly said she disagreed with Saldana's casting and she would've rather seen Viola Davis cast in the role of her mother. 
A Change.Org petition was placed online last fall asking for producers to replace Saldana, but they ignored it and chose to go with Saldana anyway. Finally, singer India.Arie also criticized the casting choice. The issue was that Zoe Saldana looks nothing like Nina did, but producers and director Cynthia Mort stuck with their choice. 

Nina Simone album cover
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Nina Simone album cover

Nina Simone was a singer, songwriter, piano player and civil rights activist, Billboard notes. She was known as the High Priestess of Soul. Nina died in 2003 at the age of 70. She had been living in France for decades.  
Nina will be released later this year and will focus on Nina Simone as a singer, as a woman, and on a "complex being" discovering inner truths about conflict and love," The Grio reports. The film will also focus on Nina's mental and emotional struggles. "Nina was bipolar," Kirkwood explained. "She was kind of out there. The film will explore a very special, unique relationship she had with this man she picked up at Cedars. He had no idea what he was getting into."
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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Dr Dre back in the studio after opening USC Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation (Interview)

As our sister blog The Informer reported yesterday, Interscope Records boss Jimmy Iovine and boss of all bosses Dr. Dre pooled together $70 million they had lying around to establish the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. It will offer students the most badass major imaginable, starting with the incoming class of 2018. 

Their press conference at Interscope Studios in Santa Monica yesterday brought out Dre for a rare public appearance; he wore a black suit (no tie) and black patent leather shoes, and was visibly nervous. This despite having his wife Nicole Threatt by his side -- in platinum blonde curls and a small black dress, she posed for pictures and briefly turned the small press gathering into a red carpet affair. In any case, the founding of this college feels monumental; not just for the kids, who will probably invent some amazing gadget that lets you design your garage while streaming music videos on your video games, but for hip-hop itself. For a young genre that can sometimes feel faddy, this is some permanent shit right here: The man who taught us to smoke trees will now have his name on the side of the building. Dre and Iovine spoke with West Coast Sound in an extremely rare interview.

Dr. Dre: [Sitting down with a flaky pastry with a circle of custard in the middle.] I'm way off my diet right now.

So is USC your adopted school of choice?
Dr. Dre: I'm an official Trojan now, man. That's it.

Have you been rooting for them in football?
Dr. Dre: Absolutely.

Where did the idea for this program originate?
Jimmy Iovine: Everything we do together comes out of my and Dre's many conversations we have multiple times a week, probably every day, like, "Jimmy don't you hate the way kids are listening to music on the radio?" [In this case] we decided we wanted to give back and do something because we've been very fortunate over the last 20 years and Dre has always wanted to give back. So I said to Dre, "Ok why don't we do it together?" And we go to Beats and see that all these kids are good at understanding technology and have a feel for the art, or the other way around. Then we look at Beats and say "Geez we need kids like that here!"

Like a farm system?
Jimmy Iovine: Well, we aren't doing this for us. [But there is] the need. There's all these kids out there that can really speak both languages and we need more people like that to work for us! Then you look at a company like Apple which is built on technology married with liberal arts, they got it really right, it's an incredible company.

This is not about music, but the record industry needs people that understand more about platforms, and more about distribution, and more about telephony. We need people to understand that we don't need guys that just like music. It's just not enough. So we approached [Dean] Erica [Muhl] and you know we said, "So we are thinking about doing something." She just said "Yes! We haven't invented anything here and I think this is a need that every school would like to fulfill." Erica from USC is so great!

Dre, how do you feel about ushering in a whole new phase of your career, and how does it compare to earlier phases?
Dr. Dre: This is absolutely the biggest thing I've been a part of in my entire career. I am just excited to be a part of something that is going to be there forever. How many people can say that? This is huge.

Your name will be on a building, after all.
Dr. Dre: Yes.

Then again, you did help usher in gangster rap, and that was pretty big culturally too, as it affected the whole world.
Dr. Dre: Yeah, that was great but I felt like this is, this is much more important. It's because of the potential it has: A kid can come through here, and go on to potentially change the world.

So as to the $70 million dollars, was that split, like 50/50?
Jimmy Iovine: Yeah, we went each went 50/50.
Dr. Dre: Going in 50/50, going out 50/50. [Laughs]

I hope you get a tax rebate! On another note, Dr. Dre, you don't do a lot of press, other than for something big like this. What's the reason for that?
Dr. Dre: Basically yeah, I just like doing special things. I'm not a big fan of public interviews, but for something like this it's important for me to get out there and express my opinion.

And, does this program mean that Detox will be further delayed?
Dr. Dre: No, I'm more inspired to go back into the studio now. Beats is rolling, this thing is happening, and it's incredible. Now I'm ready to go back to my first love.

Jimmy Iovine: You know he was always making music. You know just look at Kendrick Lamar. If not for Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar wouldn't be what he is today. I think Kendrick Lamar is arguably the most important rapper to come in a long time. In my opinion, as far as Dre's business is concerned, I think he is doing a lot for hip-hop, with Kendrick Lamar.

Dr. Dre: I'm going back to the studio. Not for any specific reason, but just to record because I love to record music. I'm going back in and hopefully the next Kendrick Lamar or the next Eminem walks in the door and I can work with that artist. I'm going to record forever.

I'm hoping you're not throwing all that stuff you're recording away.
No, it's not thrown away. I just love to record and it is there for whoever comes in, and if the music fits. I have tons of music stashed.

I spoke with Ice Cube about the upcoming NWA movie. Could you tell us anything more about it?
Dr. Dre: We just go the green light from Universal. I was just with Cube and F. Gary Gray yesterday writing the script, so it looks like it's really happening. Gary is directing the movie. It's going to be a true story. It's going to be based on all the true events that happened.

But it's not going to be a documentary?
Dr. Dre: No. But yeah, I think it's going to be great. Now that Gary is on board as director and it's at Universal, I think it's going to be incredible.

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Scott Storch Talks working with Dr Dre on Detox and 50 Cent

The platinum producer also dishes on his work on "Detox" and with Dr. Dre in the late 1990s.

Scott Storch says he and 50 Cent can't lose. The Miami, Florida-based producer of Curtis Jackson's "Candy Shop" and "Just A Lil Bit" says he hopes to work with the G-Unit general again because of their flawless track record.

"50 [Cent], he's ill," Storch said in the two-and-a-half minute clip. "For some reason, we can't make a bad record. Every time me and him make a record, it's some fucking dope, fly shit. The success rate is 100% with us doing stuff together."

Storch also discussed his work on Dr. Dre's Detox in the video. He says Dre probably has about "3 million" songs recorded for the album, but he does not discuss when or if the long-delayed project will ever come out.

Elsewhere, Storch reflects on his work with the Aftermath Entertainment mogul in the late 1990s and how they created what would become Storch's signature piano- and string-driven sound that was featured on Dre's 2001 LP and elsewhere.

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Crooked I Recalls Dr Dre trying to sign him In '90s

Crooked I reveals that back in 1999, just hours after he announced he was rolling with Death Row Records, Aftermath Entertainment asked to meet with him to discuss business.

Between 1996 and 2000, there was a longstanding feud between the label Dr. Dre co-founded in the early 1990s, and the label he left to launch five years later. Between artists on Death Row Records including Tupac, J. Flexx and Tha Realest taking verbal swipes at Dr. Dre, the Compton, California superstar's former business partner, Marion "Suge" Knight went as far as publicly releasing Dre's residential address on the Too Gangsta For TV documentary, and snatching his anticipated-album's title, Chronic 2000. Quite plausibly, bad blood existed for years between Death Row Records and Aftermath Entertainment.

In a new interview with VladTV, Crooked I reveals that Dr. Dre also attempted to counter with his former label. Recalling the 1999 contract Crooked I signed with Death Row, by way of Daz Dillinger and Big C-Style's short-lived Dogg Pound Records subsidiary, the Long Beach, California emcee revealed, "[Daz Dillinger and Big C-Style] were like, 'Yo, you wanna go fuck with Suge [Knight]?" Crooked I had recently left a deal with Virgin/Noo Trybe Records after several years on the major imprint. "There was nobody there from the old Death Row," Crooked added. "Suge was incarcerated and Daz was like the last man standing over there...everybody was gone." Hours later, Crooked says that he went to a Los Angeles radio station, and during an appearance, announced that he would be joining the notorious label, famed for its releases by Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tupac.

"As soon as I said that], I was signing with Death Row], somebody from Aftermath [Entertainment] called my homie Big C-Style, and said, 'Come over here. Let's talk.' So we went over there and saw [Dr.] Dre. It was my first time really, really, being around Dre—not just a 'Hey, what's up. How you doin'?,' but being inside the studio. We were at Record One, where he records at. [The] D.O.C.'s walkin' around." Crooked adds that Xzibit and King T were also prominent artists affiliated with Aftermath at that time, when Dr. Dre was reportedly wrapping 2001.

"Dre was like, 'I wanna fuck with you, on some level,'" Crooked recalls. "It was a time thing. He was finishing up some albums, and he wanted me to kick back and just wait." The Slaughterhouse emcee adds, "I was actually on the King T [Thy Kingdom Come] album. They put me on the King T album, which was never released."

After leaving his Aftermath meeting, Crooked I went to meet with then-incarcerated Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight in northern California. "I went to go see Suge, so I could weigh out my options. And Suge just offered me a gigantic check."

In turn, Crooked I would sign with Death Row, where he would remain as an artist nearly seven years. While appearing on remixes and soundtracks, the label never released a Crooked I album while he was signed to the label. In 2006, Crooked released a documentary, Life After Death Row. Under new ownership, the label would release recordings from his label tenure in 2010, as Hood Star.

Today, Crooked I's group Slaughterhouse, is signed to Shady/Interscope Records, which shares a lot of business staff with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment.

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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Ice Cube Provides Update On N.W.A. Movie, Current Relationship With Dr Dre

Ice Cube gives a glimpse at what will be covered in the N.W.A. documentary, while dismissing imitators.
As he prepares to release his tenth solo full-length, Everythang's Corrupt, Ice Cube spoke about his music, film and endorsement career with The L.A. Weekly.

During the interview, Cube was pressed about his relationship with N.W.A. band-mate, Dr. Dre. Throughout the last 27 years, the pair have maintained a curious history. Once in "the world's most dangerous group" together, they were quick to diss each other in 1990 and 1991, during Cube's departure from the group and Ruthless Records. The Boyz N' The Hood star famously made a cameo in Dr. Dre's own solo breakout The Chronic, in the "Let Me Ride" video. In the decade that followed, the pair would collaborate on "Natural Born Killaz," an early glimpse at the later-shelved Helter Skelter collaborative album. At the turn of the millennium, the two reunited once again, with MC Ren and Snoop Dogg (n/k/a Snoop Lion), in a two-song attempted re-vamp of N.W.A.

During the 2000s, again, Cube and Dre have had periods of promoting an association, before bouts apart.
Pressed about his current correspondence with his Compton, California friend Dr. Dre, Cube replied, "[We talk] every now and then. We're trying to put this N.W.A. movie together. This is the real one."

As for which film Cube was dismissing, it remains to be specified. There are two documentaries in production regarding the life of Eazy-E and his Ruthless Records label, where both Dre and Cube were once artists. One film is allegedly going to produced by Eazy's daughter. Cube did stress that his F. Gary Gray-directed biopic in pre-production is the only authentic account of the group. "That other [N.W.A.-related film] that you heard about was bullshit. This is the official one. We're taking it to the nooks and crannies, I think deeper than any other article or documentary on the group. These are the intimate conversations that helped forge N.W.A. To me I think its interesting to anybody who loves that era and I don't know any other movie where you can mix Gangster Rap, the FBI, L.A. riots, HIV, and fucking feuding with each other. This movie has everything from Darryl Gates and the battering ram."

The full, three-page interview with Ice Cube is available at The L.A. Weekly.

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Friday, 22 March 2013

Dr Dre Says He's Inspired To Record Again, Confirms Eminem Album Wrapping

Dr. Dre checked into Big Boy's Neighborhood today to reveal that Beats By Dre has a new venture. He also said that he wants to make music as long as he can.

Today, Dr. Dre briefly called into Big Boy's Neighborhood show, the syndicated radio program produced by Los Angeles, California's Power 106. Dre's call was relevant to the show, as the Aftermath Entertainment founder has appointed Big Boy's co-host Fuzzy Fantabulous to work on a new Beats By Dre-related project.

While Dre was slim on details, he did offer some, "The most I can say right now is that it's a music subscription service. That's the most I can say right now." It is unclear what Fuzzy's role will be within this new Beats By Dre division or product. The longtime Big Boy's Neighborhood personality detailed the company as merely, "A Beats Music service we're about to launch." Today marks Fuzzy's last day on the show's staff.

For fans of his music, Dre did briefly update a few items. He confirmed that Aftermath star Eminem is wrapping his upcoming album. "[Eminem] is finishing up his project," said Dre. Without mentioning the Detox album, Dre did allude that he was approaching his work differently. "For me, I've just got inspired to go in the studio again," admitted the N.W.A. member-turned-mogul. Last year, Dre and his label released Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city, in addition to his production for Xzibit, Alicia Keys and 50 Cent. Pointing out that he's approaching the 30-year mark, Dre closed in saying, "Music is my first love, and I'm gonna continue to do that as long as I can."

Dre's first group, World Class Wreckin' Cru released "Surgery" around 1984, marking the longtime deejay's first foray into recording.

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Why Didn’t Kendrick Lamar Rely On Dre Beats For His Studio Debut Album? “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It” Dre Told Kendrick

After becoming a certified rap star over the past year with the release of his ‘Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City’ album, Kendrick Lamar reveals that he no longer feels pressure.

TDE affiliate Kendrick Lamar had one of the biggest years in music last year, earning himself not only commercial success from his studio debut album, but also critical acclaim. A combination that isn’t found too often these days in music, particularly within the hip hop genre. The Compton native recently sat down to discuss the pressure associated with what he does, explaining that he doesn’t “even know what pressure is now.”

“I don’t even know what pressure is now. I’m just doing me man,” Kendrick revealed in an interview with DubCNN. “I don’t even look at it as pressure anymore, I never looked at it as pressure. I just felt I’d make the best music I could make. You either like it or you don’t, but it’s always gonna real to me.”

Seeing that Dr. Dre supported and embraced Kendrick Lamar so heavily during his “come up,” and eventually signing a deal with Aftermath and TDE, fans were surprised to not see Dr. Dre on the ‘Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City’ album. Dr. Dre played an instrumental part of the success for both 50 Cent and The Game on their debuts, but K Dot reveals that Dre wanted him to do his “own thing.”

“Basically Dre just told me to go out there and do my own thing. See the thing about it is, people get so caught up in the hype with just being with Dre, they just figured he had to stand over your back the whole time while you’re doing music. He looked at me as an artist, cause I already had like three street albums out: Kendrick Lamar EP, O.D. and Section.80,

Kendrick continued, “He said I was already ready. All I needed to do is go out and continue to do what I’m doing. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That was the main thing he was always saying. By the time I came and turned the album in to him in, that was when we were supposed to lock in the studio and do some records. But he decided and said ‘You’re done. You don’t need to go back in with me. Because you have all the records here.”

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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Juelz Santana: I'm Sure Dr Dre is Scared to Drop Detox

Dipset member Juelz Santana states that Dr. Dre may be “scared” of dropping ‘Detox’ after all of the hype and delays.

Dr. Dre’s ‘Detox’ album is one of those things that has gone so far off our radar in the past few years that it feels weird to even write about it these days. The project has been rumored for quite some time to say the least, and it appears that the chances of us ever getting it are slim to none.

What does Dr. Dre really have to prove anyway? That’s the whole point behind Juelz’ recent interview with DJ Vlad as he discusses Dr. Dre’s potential reasoning for not dropping the now infamous ‘Detox’ album.
“I’m sure he’s scared of dropping [Detox]” Juelz  Santana stated. He went to clarify his statement saying that Dr. Dre has “put a hard weight on his own shoulder” as he is “competing with greatness.”

With Nate Dogg passing away back in 2011, many fans believe that a ‘Detox’ album just wouldn’t be the same without Nate. Santana agrees, and states that Dre may feel the same way. “Dre gotta find an artist. He’s always had an artist that could come and take over. Without Nate he may feel like it can’t even get done”.

We have all come to learn through artist’s stories just how much of a perfectionist Dre can be, and Juelz confirms this as well. “When we went in the studio, he’ll have you in the booth for four hours doing your verse” he said.

For most fans out there, it really doesn’t matter if Dre drops ‘Detox’ or not at this point. Dr. Dre is solidified hip hop legend and will be with or without another album. Juelz gives his thoughts on this stating that Dr. Dre “will always be the man.”

“If you do not drop the Detox you are the man, you will always be the man”, he continued, “You did it, you did things people will never do”.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

T.I. Reveals What's Holding Back Detox

In Tip's perspective, the reason we have yet to see an OutKast reunion or even Dr. Dre's long-awaited Detox LP is due to the artists' own fear and concerns.

"From me speaking to Dre man I heard him being open to it, I really did. I think his concern is do the kids right now who are young and buying music care enough about an Outkast album for it to make a difference. Which is the same concern that I hear from other people that we all love and respect in this industry like Dr. Dre. I was working with Doc on "Detox" and that was his same concern. Of course we're looking at them like we have such huge admiration for them for what they've done in the past, but they are looking at themselves kind of like 'What do I mean to the young kid of today that is going out there to buy music?' That's what the struggle is." (The Urban Daily)

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Saturday, 19 January 2013

Game Says That We'll "Never" See Dre's Detox Album

On his latest album Jesus Piece, Game included the bonus track "Dead People," a song that featured an old Dr. Dre beat the two had worked on back during studio sessions for Game's The R.E.D. Album.

The Compton rapper has been part of the Dr. Dre's Aftermath crew since the beginning. When VIBE tried to squeeze out any new info about Dre's long-awaited Detox album, the former Aftermath artist revealed a lot by not really revealing anything.

"Detox, it's like Jesus," says Game. "Will you ever get to see Jesus? It's like a hip-hop Jesus."
In 2011, Dr. Dre released two cuts off the elusive album -- "Kush" and "I Need a Doctor." Things were looking up for fans, who had been paitently waiting for a follow-up to Dre's 2001, which was released in 1999. But, then, it was crickets all over again.

"Dre's a hard guy to please," adds Game, noting Dr. Dre's attention to detail and perfection. "If he doesn't become 100 percent happy, then we'll probably never end up hearing Detox. I'll say never." Game also notes that the success that came with Dr. Dre's headphone company Beats by Dre, also interferes with new Dr. Dre album.

One shouldn't give up hope for a new Dr. Dre album, but perhaps just leave it to surprise. Watch the full interview of Game talking about working with Dr. Dre, who co-signed his latest album, below.

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