Let It Out

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“If the truth hurts you’ll be in pain. If the truth drives you crazy, you’ll be insane.”
—Sister Souljah

Here’s a lil story I gots to tell about an album and an artist that you know so well. Detox. Dr. Dre. Ring a bell? Anyway my secret plan before Baby and Weezy decided to go sunbathing topless was to announce the return of Andre Young on XXL’s 10th Anniversary Issue cover. No it wasn’t some write-around shit like the old folks at Scratch did. It was the real deal Holyfield.

Detox was really coming out (at least by the end of 2007) and Doc was gonna announce his formal return in the pages of hip-hop’s best magazine. But then things fell apart. Word to ?uestlove. August was too soon to spill the beans so I fell back. Was promised the cover a few months later closer to the release. But now a few lil birdies from coast to coast are buzzing that Detox is not gonnna happen until at least early 2008. After Marshall crowns himself King.

What the kissin’-on-your-surrogate-daddy, peanut-butter-and-jelly shit is this?
Like I stressed to dude’s publicist it’s with all due respect that I express that this is one horrible decision and you can tell the big homie I said so. Even Lil Lava’s strategy of making us wait is questionable but this is downright absurd. You can’t keep hyping something on-and-off for stupid years and never deliver. These lil crumb snatchers have short-term memories. You play with real rap fans emotions for too long and like a bad relationship they’ll eventually stop giving a fuck. You can only respect your elders for so long.

Whatever happens Dre is already a first-ballot Hall of Famer but never letting Detox out of his hands is a stain on his career worst than any two-stepping tango in a video. Everybody loves and respects a perfectionist but enough is enough. After Curtis and Donda’s baby boy’s arm-wrestling match (Guess who my scrilla’s on?), there isn’t one truly inspiring superstar rap album release set for the end of this year (Sorry Nelly). Dre could come out and slap these young boys like Dee… I mean he could run the muthafuckin’ table. Hell jeah!

The time is now big homie—for the love of hip-hop. Take it like some cough medicine. It’s good for ya. Heed the word of the yellow brother. Let your album go. Time waits for no man, Superman.

P.S. I wonder if my invite to Paul Rosenberg’s born day bash is gonna mysteriously get reneged because of this. I think YN’s gone crazy. Oh well my wife and my mama love me. That and an ice-cold bottle of red Lillet and what else do you need?

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    This thing has me logged in as YN. I wonder if I could edit this post. Not that I’m going to. I’m just saying.

  • Red Road

    First.

    Damn, I wish Dr. Dre get the cover and Detox was being released soon, instead of gay ass Baby & Lil Wayne on the cover. Y’all could’ve at least put Kanye West on the cover of Hip-Hop’s best magazine. Oh well, I’ll still wait for the Dr. Dre cover though.

  • jburg

    man you are so fuckin right! man he need to drop that shit and save humanity fuck just hiphop. can’t wait for that em though

  • TriZZle

    when tha fuck is Detox coming out??? or is that shyt jus a urban legend or sumthin lol

  • PHOENIXXX

    fuck the south

  • http://XXL Buck the world

    Lets face it Dr.Dres never gonna drop Detox hes just gonna fuck wit our emotions. He said it was gonna get realeased in September but still no songs or video so lets just face it Detox is never comin out. So I hate to say but theres only one thang left for us to do : Download. We just gotta download Detox its the only way.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com King Ben

    Dre will never drop DETOX. He is searching for perfection and nothing is perfect. 3rd.

  • http://wmdeez.wordpress.com nation

    Peter Rosenberg’s sausage fest birthday > Paul Rosenberg’s born day bash

  • ri067953

    Ha! I love the reference to Dre’s “Been There, Done That” video where he is doing some tango moves. ‘member that shit? Yo, is Dre gonna pull a Gun’s and Roses on us and never release Detox put use it to keep his name out there? It better be the shit or else it will be the end of Aftermath. Who they got besides Dre, Fifty and Em? Now that they are falling off, who’s gonna take the weight?

  • lowendmytheory

    This thing has me logged in as BOL. I wonder if I am gonna get fat. not that I’m going to. I’m just wondering.

  • HNIC

    I think that the good Dr. should at least bless us with a mixtape filled with the scraps that he’s left on the cutting room floor (a la Weezy’s Drought/Carter 3 mixtapes) to hold us over until he officially drops his instant classic opus!

  • PHOENIXXX

    yeah i said it

  • Casey

    I’d rather see Saigon drop…

  • HNIC

    You know that he has a gang of hits stored away in the vault. Like Rakim’s album, Raekwon’s album and leftover tracks that 50, Em, Busta or Snoop never released. He could easily piece together a compilation that would put everything that’s come out in recent history to shame.

    I heard that he produced over 900 tracks just during the period that he was working on Chronic 2001. Where’s all of that material? He’s been holding out.

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  • G Off

    It is about time someone with pull put Dre on blast publicly… I hope this makes him realize that it is time. The only problem is that his recent work (Kingdom Come and Lil Wayne’s new joint) has been underwhelming. NO MORE PLODDING KEYS, PLEASE.

  • THE SOUTH

    FUCK YOU PHOENIXXX

  • jjrs

    This thing has me logged in as Lethal lyrics born…wtf?

    Anyway, everyone’s acting like Dre already has a perfect album in the waiting, and he’s with-holding it just for fun.

    The fact he keeps with-holding it should tell you one thing…what he has so far probably isn’t very good. Dre won’t out out Detox until its better than the first 2 chronic albums, and obviously thatll take a hell of a long time.

    I’d love to hear those 900 tracks he did for the chronic 2001 too, but a comp of those would never be as good as 2001, because he already used the cream of the crop for that album. He needs to do that all over again, maybe do 1800 tracks this time. If the album isn’t as good as 2001 itll be considered a failure, and with the way sales are right now a flop too.

  • http://dahshyt.blogspot.com Belize

    By now i smell a dud…

    hope im wrong

  • mrLex

    Damn YN it took you this long to realize Detox ain’t coming out. You should of seen this coming.

    Dre ain’t bringing it. Dude doesn’t even write his own rhymes.

    Dre’s too late. No one wants this anymore. The hype is gone. Everybody’s gonna move on.

    Where’s that Wu-Tang cover already?

  • http://xxlmag.com Hollywood

    WORD!

  • Incilin

    “Whatever happens Dre is already a first-ballot Hall of Famer” – This is %100 percent true and I agree totally, but how come it aint so? That VH1 Honors show (Yes, its very flawed and we’ve all read those posts) is yet to put Dre in. They already put Easy-E and Cube, and they announced Missy and Snoop (OF all people) for next year and yet still no Dre. I don’t get why. Dre was so important to Snoop, Easy, and Cubes careers yet he aint there. Why is tha???

  • sk

    SMH…wasn’t mofo’s doubting this man about 2001…WTF happened an instant classic…BTW u can put on that Still D.R.E. right now an that shit alone is better than 90% of what’s out right now….much less the whole damn album

  • M.

    I heard he’s collaborating with Axl Rose on a few tracks.

  • brebre

    MAN, I WISH DETOX DROPPED TOMORROW. HOW LONG THIS ALBUM IS IN THE MAKING? DRE TOO WORRY ABOUT NUMBERS AND MARKETING STUFF. FROM HOOD NIGGAZ TO HIPSTER WHITE BOYS, EVERYBODY GON COP DETOX SO DON’T WORRY TOO MUCH OLD MAN.

    I STILL LISTEN TO CHRONIC AND 2001 IN A DAILY BASIS MAN. IT’S ABOUT THAT TIME, O.G.

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  • KLETEWOOD

    I cute and pasted this shit!
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    In the July/August 2007 issue of Scratch magazine, rapper Lil Wayne stated that he recorded tracks for Detox in exchange for beats to use on his upcoming album, Tha Carter III. Jay-Z has also stated that he has worked with Dr. Dre for Detox.

    At one point, Dr. Dre had intended for Detox to be a concept album. In an interview with MTV in 2002, Dr. Dre explained that “I’m not talking about lowriders and blunts and all that anymore… I mean, that’s played. As a matter of fact, I’m tired of hearing other people talk about it, to tell you the truth… I had to come up with something different but still keep it hardcore, so what I decided to do was make my album one story about one person and just do the record through a character’s eyes, and everybody that appears on my album is going to be a character, so it’s basically going to be a hip-hop musical”. It is unknown whether or not this approach to the album is still what Dr. Dre has in plan.

    Timbaland stated that he produced a track or two for Detox in turn for Dr. Dre’s appearance on Timbaland Presents Shock Value. On February 18, 2007, Dr. Dre called in to L.A. radio station Power 106 to discuss Detox. He announced that the album is to be released in 2007, although he is not certain on the month, and stated that he has completed 18 potential tracks for the album, but that the final album would only include 12 to 13. Dr. Dre also mentioned that upstarts Bishop Lamont and Slim the Mobster will be featured on it, and that he would like to include anyone he has ever worked with. RZA also recently confirmed he has co-produced a track with Dr. Dre that featured Marsha Ambrosius from Floetry, which may or may not be on Detox. It has been reported that 50 Cent called Pow Radio and said that he recorded two tracks for Detox.[citation needed] Dr. Dre has confirmed that the intro is called “Intervention”.

  • http://dronkmunk.blogspot.com dronkmunk

    What ever happened to OB4CL2?????

  • Pimp C

    fuck this dick in the booty nigga

  • a2d

    I KNEW IT!!!!

    YN’s tenure at XXL has been too pitch perfect for that Baby/Wayne cover to have been anything but a mistake that was out of his control.

    My faith has been restored.

    Innascope ain’t firing nathan. You’re the only game in town, brother.

    Wow. That Detox cover would have destroyed the earth though.

    Whatever, I’m just glad you ain’t slipping. Cause for real dawg? I thought you were S-L-I-P-P-I-N.

  • http://pitlanta.blogspot.com Maurice Garland

    Detox=Chinese Democracy

  • FADE

    this shit is gettin aggrevating ….but it will come out someday and hopefully it will be worth the wait YN hold your head… we need this
    bol stay in your lane…

  • Ace

    ugust 1st, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    I cute and pasted this shit!
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    In the July/August 2007 issue of Scratch magazine, rapper Lil Wayne stated that he recorded tracks for Detox in exchange for beats to use on his upcoming album, Tha Carter III. Jay-Z has also stated that he has worked with Dr. Dre for Detox.

    At one point, Dr. Dre had intended for Detox to be a concept album. In an interview with MTV in 2002, Dr. Dre explained that “I’m not talking about lowriders and blunts and all that anymore… I mean, that’s played. As a matter of fact, I’m tired of hearing other people talk about it, to tell you the truth… I had to come up with something different but still keep it hardcore, so what I decided to do was make my album one story about one person and just do the record through a character’s eyes, and everybody that appears on my album is going to be a character, so it’s basically going to be a hip-hop musical”. It is unknown whether or not this approach to the album is still what Dr. Dre has in plan.

    Timbaland stated that he produced a track or two for Detox in turn for Dr. Dre’s appearance on Timbaland Presents Shock Value. On February 18, 2007, Dr. Dre called in to L.A. radio station Power 106 to discuss Detox. He announced that the album is to be released in 2007, although he is not certain on the month, and stated that he has completed 18 potential tracks for the album, but that the final album would only include 12 to 13. Dr. Dre also mentioned that upstarts Bishop Lamont and Slim the Mobster will be featured on it, and that he would like to include anyone he has ever worked with. RZA also recently confirmed he has co-produced a track with Dr. Dre that featured Marsha Ambrosius from Floetry, which may or may not be on Detox. It has been reported that 50 Cent called Pow Radio and said that he recorded two tracks for Detox.[citation needed] Dr. Dre has confirmed that the intro is called “Intervention”.

  • FIre

    Put that shit out already. As Bol would say, “Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ!”

  • kirk

    to be honest i stopped giving a fuck a long time ago but you’re right if i still cared about this album i’d be real pissed off now the only problem i have with your argument is the fact that no one loves a perfectionist no one likes listening to him or working with him it’s just that when dre does something it comes out succesful 9 times out of 10 and if you go against him your career is over except for people like ice cube who ame in with dre and his rap career isn’t really going anywhere now you could fault the westcoast as being weak if you want but the real reason why the west hasn’t came back is because the snoop dogg’s and dr.dre’s aren’t showing love or really helping up & coming artist come up i mean snoop’s foothold in the record industry is slipping he never had any corporate strength anyway and Dr.dre just doesn’t like 90% of the shit he does.(this is also the reason why i don’t give a damn about this album but i have no doubt in my mind that it’s gonna be great if not dated)

  • FIre

    Put that shit out already. As Bol would say, “Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ”!

  • DANJA29

    MRLEX wrote:

    “Dre’s too late. No one wants this anymore. The hype is gone. Everybody’s gonna move on.

    Where’s that Wu-Tang cover already?”

    Ain’t that kinda… a contradiction of terms?

    And yeah, people may have “lost” anticipation for Dre’s album, or so it would seem. That would all change tomorrow if he stopped holdin’ on to it. I don’t recall anyone waiting for a new Dre project in ’98 either… till it dropped in ’99 and sold 6 mil.

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  • Cuban Link

    damn, THAT wouldve been an awesome cover, I mean that one couldve fucked with the Dre/Em/50 cover

  • bks

    off track question: whats that beat that wayne flowed on for “sportscenter”?

  • ClickEmpty

    dre only makes albums when his wife tells him to. doesn’t anyone remember this? she probably advised him on how rakim should rap as well.

  • Mean Green

    Or this could blog be orchestrated as some pre-hype build up type guerilla underground marketing buzz starting formula to get les internets buggin about the detawx….just sayin

  • hgjhgjhg

    detox already dropped several years ago. it was called a prince among thieves and prince paul produced it.

  • Teddy

    detox better be the best fucking album evercrafted by an human being

  • jeff

    to be completely honest with you, Dre’s production has been kind of bland sense Get Rich Or Die Trying Came out. Damn near every song that he has produced for someone else since that time was “supposedly” a track that was originally intended to end up on Detox. I’m glad he gave those beats up, because they didn’t sound too great IMO. You know, those beats probably would have been received a lot better if he never announced that Detox was going to be released, but I don’t think he can drop an album as incredible as all of his hype. I loved the first half of Dr. Dre 2001, but the rest of that shit was kinda…meh. I never got excited when I heard Rakim, Busta, and Rae signed onto his label because he didn’t break those artists. I have heard some of Rae’s new shit, but saying it’s better than the crap on Immobilarity and The Lex Diamond Story ain’t saying much. The songs would be better if the hype wasn’t tied to his name like that. If any of those tracks make the final cut, OB4CL2 will be another overly hyped disappointment. Dre has established some big careers, but he hasn’t ever really revitalized any. I would love to be wrong and Dre’s Detox ends up being the A-Bomb that the public is hoping for, but I just can’t get with all of that hype. I think his shit will end up slightly more enjoyable than the De La Hoya/Mayweather fight, and we all know how that turned out

  • yo

    fuck that let dre take his time…he’s probably got writers block or somethin…i rather him take his time and come out with some hot shit…rather than rush and put out a dissapointment

  • these posts are racist

    The constant delay of releasing Detox is not bad for Dre…we’re talking about it. When it finally releases, it will be dope. It will sell. It will make history.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bkcyph BK CYPH

    “Sorry Nelly”
    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • EReal

    No matter what when it drops its gonna be a monster. Im just at the I’ll believe it when I see it stage. I totally agree tho, enough already just drop the shit.

  • Carlito Bragonti

    FUCK Dre!!!!!! And FUCK Detox. Nigga aint gonna say nothin on the album that we aint already heard a million times. Im glad you didnt put this old ass nigga on the front. FUCK EM

  • ABC

    Detox = Flying Car
    *When our dreams will come true?

  • sniper

    you are upset because you didn’t get your cover, you motherfuckers in the media kill me because once you don’t get your access you start throwin bitch fits like you care about the music. we will wait for detox but i’m sure he tryin to perfect that shit just like he always does and put out a classic until then wait you little cocksucker and don’t speak for rap fans.

  • May

    brebre Says:

    August 1st, 2007 at 6:51 pm
    “…I STILL LISTEN TO CHRONIC AND 2001 IN A DAILY BASIS MAN. IT’S ABOUT THAT TIME, O.G.”

    ^^I agree with brebre…even though THE CHRONIC came out when i was three years old & 2001 came out when i was ten, i still bump both of them…they sound so good…

    i am on the brink of giving up checking for DETOX…it has been way too long…dr dre needs to stop playing

  • Pancho

    Detox = myth

  • rec

    Detox = Unicorns

  • Purple Hulk

    DRE FINALLY GOT RID OF YOUR FAGGOT ASS.

  • grapes

    Detox = the tooth fairy, santa, AND the easter bunny. the kool-aid man too. and leprechauns. did i miss any?

  • grapes

    hehe

  • grapes

    POST MY SHIT XXL.

  • JML5150

    I dont give a shit about Detox. In my own opinion Dre’s sound is getting redundant and hip hop as a whole all are riding his dick wayyy too hard. We are waiting for a dude that has had NUMEROUS proteges and underlings say that he doesn’t do all the work we think he does. A man who lets artists languish on his label till their buzz is gone (Eve, Rakim, Raekwon, Busta Rhymes). Bodega Chronicles was tight, but Joell Ortiz (if he even drops an album on aftermath) is not gonna recoup his expenses for all the dre beats. Hell Slim Thug was complainin about Pharell’s prices who knows how much Dre charges. Cuban Linx 2 by Dre? Blasphemy! Where are RZA and Ghostface, they crafted that original opus. Busta Rhymes has sucess with Touch It a beat by Swizz (which Dre DID NOT want as the lead single). I understand being that he a “perfectionst”, but shit you are playing with artists lives/livelihoods, release some product before everyone else doesn’t care either….

  • 1,21,2..anditdon’tstop81

    red Lillet? somebody school me.if aint’ old “e” or rosci i dunno what it is.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    grapes Says:

    August 2nd, 2007 at 5:46 pm
    Detox = the tooth fairy, santa, AND the easter bunny. the kool-aid man too. and leprechauns. did i miss any?
    ^^
    WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU SMILING ABOUT? You better fix that shit before my Dad gets home!!!

  • darius14

    “fuck detox”

    Oh yea? i bet tomorrow if Dre dropped the lead single from Detox on the internet i bet you same people would be like “yes hes back im gonna cop his album on the first day!”

    I will always be checkin for Detox but the thing is that now the hype is getting too big and people are gonna expect SO much out of this album that even if it is a classic i know that some people wont be satisfied because of the time it took to release it so i hope dre does a really good job…

    yea guys ur rite dre’s beats havent been all that great lately but maybe he savin all his good beats for Detox… i guess we will have to see how his production is on Stat Quo and 50 Cent’s album… i read an article in some hip hop magazine where Stat Quo played 11 out of 16 songs on Statlanta and the magazine said that there were “some of the hottest Dre beats in years” so im gonna check that out

  • http://www.myspace.com/crockerishiphop Crocker

    Dear Elliot Wilson,

    I have but one question, Are you a personal fan of 50 Cent? If I had to guess the same guy that hired Bol to write a blog for this prestigious website, I would probably venture a guess to say that you don’t. (Though I could be wrong) Which brings me to my plea. If any of these players in hip-hop (and I’d say if you are the editor of the biggest hip-hop publication in America, I’d say you’d be a player) Damn it, I’m gonna hate myself for saying this later, but a lot of these fly by night hip-hop fans are fickle. You and people like you have pull, the disc jockeys, the industry execs, and so on and so forth, you people have the power to save hip-hop. Promote worth-while artists. Whatever people hear on the radio enough they usually will listen to anyway, cause they don’t devote a lot of time into discovering new music. Make the scene more interesting. If you promote them, they will come. All these pre-cooked, easy to serve rappers aren’t selling shit anyway. At least give the rappers worth a shit have the space to drop their albums. I’d rather see Cuban Linx II or Ortiz’s Aftermath album, or even that Bishop Lamont character come out with something and flopped, than to have my fucking time wasted by somebody like a Kia Shine. ( By the way, what the fuck, sub par vehicle = sub par rapper, guess it’s all in the name) For the love of fucking Kool Herc, tell somebody with some pull to take a fucking stand and tell these bullshit cookie cutter, ghetto David Cassidy ass rappin mother fuckers to choke on a dick with AIDS on the tip. Real talk, if I could save rap, I’d do it in a heart beat, but I can’t, it’s up to people like you. Save us sir. Save us from the mundane bullshit thats become ringtone rap. Word To Sai-Giddy.

  • thoreauly77

    i want to hear the album, and i will cop it when it comes out, period. he’s dr. fucking dre people.

  • The Diamond

    Thats what I wanna see, Dre on the cover, and if not him. Give it to Em. Another thing, YN, you say no rap album is gonna be hot this year thats coming out. What about the Wu? Give them the cover, they deserve it and if this is the last Wu Tang album, give them the cover man. Please. Thats real hip hop.

  • http://www.exterminateelliotwilson.org ELLIOT WILSON’S MURDERER

    U FUCKING LITTLE YELLOW COON!!!!!

  • Prince Of The South

    The orignial plan was 50 in march then Eminem in july and then Dre in september and then 50 last album in feb but then 50 fucked things up by putting out the wrong singles and pushed back to september. All I know is 50 project sound like its shaping up to be good and Em will be straight but after all these years dre better have a fucking masterpiece.

  • http://www.deez.com Travis

    LOL

    Dre is losing alot of fanfare, no one cares anymore

  • yipee

    thank G*d someone said it

  • choochookid

    Dr dre talks about that he wants to rap about something new and he’s tirin on the lowriders and blunts…dude that’s what every rapper is tryin to do right now..supposely change the way rap is..and look how they end up? They end up in crap. p.s. Fuck 50 cent that publicity whore.

  • BIGWYLIE

    Dre been talkin about Detox since 2000 and he keeps postponing it just put it out we all know it will be the dopest rap album ever i also heard something busta rhymes said earlier this year that he may put out music he has locked in the studio since NWA and Death Row to now

  • Kelly

    Yo anyone who talks shit about dre can suck a fat dick. Without dre where the fuck would hip hop be no ice cube, eazy-e, mc ren, dj yella, DOC, eminem, snoop dogg, 50 cent, the game, gangster rap, g funk, tupac would have never got to the level he got to, the list fuckin gos on n. without dre the game wouldnt be shit. every time dre drops its fuckin the best thing for the next decade n dteox will be the same. That shit’ll go diamond. And everybody talkin shit deserves to die, they’ll have there copy of detox gaurnutee it. I cant wait.

  • JANN

    Dr. Dre´s upcoming album in 2008 is all worth waiting for!.. If he just make a Record as good as 2001, I dont care if isnt out before year 2010!..

    Dre, just take your time on the projects, and fuck all of you hattin´ motherfuckers!

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