The Real Reason Dr. Dre Isn’t Dropping “Detox”…

I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw the USA Today article about Dr. Dre and the music industry myth which is his forthcoming LP, Detox. In the article, Dre says,

“I’m just now — over the last couple of months — starting to feel that it’s going to be right and it’s something I can be proud of, and everybody is going to love it… In a perfect world, I’m shooting for a November or December release.”

Bullshit. The reality is, Dr. Dre has been hinting at the release of this album for almost ten years. It’s long overdue. It’s overdue to the point that I don’t think anyone outside of the music industry even cares if it ever comes out. Really, how many new fans that have been turned on to hip-hop in the past ten years even know who Dr. Dre is? It’s like when I was a kid, you could tell me all about the greatness of this one and that one before me, but as much as I respected them, I didn’t buy their records or get into what they were doing just because. They had to make something I liked right now. How many Soulja Boy or V.I.C. Get Silly fans do you think Dre can appeal to? I don’t even think the average Lil Wayne fan could get with a Dr. Dre record right now.

With the direction that hip-hop has moved in, I don’t see Dre fitting into the current paradigm, and I don’t know that he has the cultural or musical relevance anymore to get with the times. He’s a looming figure, but he doesn’t put out enough material to keep himself relevant, and the projects he has been involved with over the past few years haven’t really lived up to expectations. The Big Bang anyone?

He keeps talking about Detox like it’s some musical masterpiece, which I’m sure on a technical level it will be, that he’s this big perfectionist, and blah blah blah…. I think he’s just waiting for the current tide of kiddie rap to pass by so he doesn’t have to worry about catching a brick, which is very possible with the way hip-hop fans treat their elder statesmen. The reality of it is, kiddie rap ain’t going anywhere, and pop rap hasn’t even met its full potential just yet. What, you thought Fergie rapping on a Nelly song was a rarity? That’s about to be the norm. Get ready.

But seriously, if I’m Dre, I just man the fuck up and keep it real with the people, with his fans, and just come out and say that I’m taking forever with this project because I think I might come out and people just won’t give a shit the way they used to. That I stood by the wayside while hip-hop became a buffoonery show (see: Rick Ross) and nearly died, and I pretty much did nothing but make records and keep them locked away on a hard drive somewhere.

Put your money where your mouth is Dre. No more talk. Put a record out, any record. Just do it.

Because while the whole aura and mystique of Detox was once a cool thing, something that added to the anticipation, now it’s just making you look bad. A running joke. A myth.

  • stockholm

    DROP IT DROP IT DROP IT

    • moe

      wait until dre drops that shit and then tell me if he’s not relevent…dre wont even drop it if its not a classic. “NIGGAS SAY DRE FELL OFF, HOW NIGGA? MY LAST ALBUM WAS THE CHRONIC”

      • Rizob

        This is what i dont understand. Dre doesnt write his own lyrics, everybody knows this and everybodys cool with it. Dre doesn’t make his own beats, everybody know this too. So basically, DR. DRE IS A WEST COAST PUFF DADDY, but for some reason he’s respected at a higher level. can somebody please explain why i should give a flying fuck about an album where the artists didnt really create it……..

        great post, keep it up!

        • Justice4all

          You’re right, Dre does not write most of his lyrics, But PRODUCTION & MAKING BEATS is two totally seperate things. When you have mel man or someone come in and help lay the drum pattern, that’s just the beginning. THEN, you must take that pattern in the direction that you hear, you add different sounds, you add synths, you add pads, you add, effects and know just how to pan them to give a cinematic effect, you just don’t make a beat and it’s a wrap dude. Not real PRODUCERS. Now, in the age of bubble gum rap, that method may apply, but from the school that Dre is from,the school that Timberland is from, Premo and the likes, it’s more complicated than dropping the snare on 2 and the Kick on 1,3 & 4. So…to add to your statement, Dre helps people by letting them learn around him, and giving them a chance to drop some of their ideas, not the other way around. Look at the track record dude, from N.W.A. to The D.O.C. to Michelle’ to M.C.Ren to Snoop to The Firm to Em to 50 cent to X to the Z to himself to Busta, the dude make cinematic landscapes of MUSIC, not beats.

          Ohla.

        • Justice4all

          Oh, I forgot the Game.

  • BirDMan

    You are a stupid mother fucker. Dre is still relevant, without Dre hip hop wouldnt be shit. Your probly sittin back thinkin Nas has done more for rap. Fuck that, Dre is still one of the best. Soulja Boys a fag…Thats not hip hop, that bitch hop. Fuck you and your stupid dumb ass opinions. XXL, get someone who knows there shit for real.

    • iLL G

      i think he made a very good point. like xxl is gonna listen to you, a dude that writes comments about another person’s JOB… get a JOB and stop commenting on others who are DOING their JOB.

      • sthxdnn

        yo ill G….no one cares bout yo opinion if u’s a little kid in that brain of yours….look who’s commenting…every message bridman puts on here u comment with some bullshit to him

        • Chaka

          @BirDMan,
          I feel you my bro.Dre has done more for hip hop than any other rapper or producer in the industry.He helped built and shaped the career several artists who previously were unkown[D.O.C,Snoop dogg,Eminem,50 cent,The Game].He took the career of several artists who previously were known to another level[Tupac,xzibit,Busta].He blessed hip hop with Two masterpiece from himself[the Chronic,and Chronic 2000],and several masterpiece from other artists[ No One Can Do It Better,Niggaz4life,Doggystyle,MM lp,GRODT,the documentary].What more do you cats want from this brother?Nas has not done a quater of what Dre has done for hip hop.Nas cannot even put one artist on the map.Yet he is paraded as if he has done shit for anyone.The same came be said about Jay-z and all those so-called east coast statemen[KRS1,LL cool J,and others].You guys got to recognize real when you see one.Peace an hip hop head in Africa wrote this.

        • BirDMan

          Remember that Dre didnt bring pac out to be who he was. Pac was signed to the broke ass mafucka Suge Knight. And when Pac stepped into the booth, it was to put some real shit down. Dres taking his time so what.

  • fasteddie

    378th!! yeah, you’re absolutely right on this. no point in even talking about it anymore.

  • Gravedigga

    Come on… everybody who doesn’t buy Detox is not a hiphopfan. Period. You buggin’, XXL.

  • KEV

    You are right… you can not talk about releasing an album for the last 8 years and never release it. The fans that made DRE famous and millionaire are not that stupid and ignorant. JUST RELEASE IT OR STOP TEASING FANS ABOUT IT. It has become RIDICULOUS!!!!!
    By the way Nas is starting to do the same thing with the all PREEMO collab album. He recently sais at his concert that he will deliver that NAS-PREEMO album in a near future. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH…. ZZZZZzzzzzzzzz

  • http://www.myspace.com/victoriousrecordsent THE VICTOR

    This blog shouldn’t exist in the first place. Of course Dre is relevant. The man said it himself on Chronic 2001….”Taking my time to perfect the beat” Thats all that needed to said. Dre is a perfectionist, cant rush perfection.

  • Ayre

    There’s some truth about the youngin’s view on Dre I manage a music store and they don’t know who the fuck is Dr. Dre And Ice Cube is the dude from the movies. Point is nothing relevant is coming out of Aftermath anymore not even Slim Shady and the longer they wait the less relevant they’ll become.

    • BirDMan

      You arent a true fan then. Shut the fuck up about shit you dont know. Just like the guy who wrote this, your a dumb mother fucker. The longer they wait, the more TRUE fans will buy it.

      • iLL G

        u really should stop commenting… learn to respect ppls opinions… instead of calling them names like ur sum holy critic that knows dre and his music. YOU need to take ur own advice and STFU…. cus the only stupid muthafucka is u

  • TheCo!!inB

    his album, in my mind, will be like Kenna’s (you do music you should be familiar) first album. Everyone in the industry got it and knew how progressive it was and went on ad nauseum about it to each other…..and the buying public didn’t give a tepid shit. So it’s kinda like you said, if you don’t get off on the technical aspects of music production it’s just not gonna work from a consumer stand point….i don’t doubt he’ll do a mil but he won’t do what he did with 2001….hopefully he’ll open up on some of those live drums he was talkin about in that article and let a nigga at them kicks and snares.

  • sthxdnn

    yall are all stupid except that BirDman guy…. Dre is a Veteran n is still droppin hits …thru producing…he only has been holding cuz he’s busy…he waited 7 years for Chronic 2001 n is doing the same thing now…his first album was a shock cuz he nvr rele rapped…hes not rele a rapper , hes a producer

  • Dre day

    Look at the big picture. People will buy his album.

    People also read XXL, they will read this article and learn about Dre.

    Don’t forget that Dre has Em and 50.

    Nuff said.

  • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

    i think you’re right. as much as WE love dre, i don’t think these kids are checkin for him.

    it’s only us old heads (25+) that even care.

    even 2001 had dre taking a SERIOUS backseat to a cavalcade of guest artists. that was like 8 years (or a solid rico stretch) ago.

    imagine if he dropped a record today? better yet, imagine what the process must be like. he’s gotta perpetually be sniffin around for who’s hot. he can’t ride eminem like that. even 50′s a little cold.

    he’s def between a rock and a hard place.

    there’s no doubt that he can make another classic, complete with smash-your-shit-open beats. but there’s also no guarantee it’ll do that well.

    sad but i think gooch is right. these kids don’t care if he’s a legend. if he ain’t gonna have that new dre dance when he come out, he may be in for a colder reception than expected.

    he should just put out what he’s got.

    • real talk

      i just turned 23 and im waiting on dre to drop. and 25 is not an old head @the dude who said that. You must be like 35 trying to bring the young people into your age group, just to make you feel better about being old. Everyone that dont die young gets old so face it.

      Naw he shouldnt just put out what hes got. If he takes it that serious to make it how he wants, then let him. Why should he drop the album cause your ready for him too. Hes rich, he dont need money. Dre is gonna have a new sound to rap / hiphop. Nothing you have heard before. He was the big change to music instrumentals when he came out with 2001 and its gonna be the same with detox. Your gonna be the first to say it was worth the wait. I bet he sells 1.5 his first week. real rap dont sell anymore because these rappers have no swag. Rappers have to appeal to the young croud. How they dress,walk,talk,etc. although dre has no swag, he has enough old heads(as you would say) that support him to still make sells. i mean if we are still talking about it, it must still be anticipated. The carter 3 was first but since it dropped now its dre the people are gonna wait for.

  • real talk NY

    Hey, you what a surprise, just when I was about to Facebook stalk you some more lol
    Thus far, my summer is good; b/c of work, I have yet to really enjoy it fully, but no complaints. I won’t travel for work till September so really that gives me a whole summer to indulge in fish bowls & Monday drinks lol But the highlight has been My Mom, Brother & Sister: they are all in town visiting (from DC & NY). It has been a blast, my mama works so damn much so it feels good to have her around relaxing while we take care of her. We leave for L.A tom (Friday),…so if I don’t step out tonight, I hope to run into you at Mondays (gosh I love that bar) sometime soon.
    Enjoy your day, stay hydrated drinks lots of water.

  • dusty boy

    Fuck That Shit!!! Old niggaz, young niggaz it don’t matter!! Thats like sayin’ no one now a days knows who God is! Dr. Dre is a muthafuckin’ legend and is a GOD in “Gangsta Rap” (Fuck hip hop)

    If niggas dont fuck with him or know bout him they gotta be like 6yrs old. Now, if they in they mid teens or 20s and dont know who DR. DRE is, they some fuckin’ lames!! Some fuck ass Losers!!!

    Texas Stand Up!!!!

    Dirty 3rd Reppin’ All Day!!!
    Knawm Talkin’ ‘Bout!!!

    Awready

  • Real Talk

    “I started this gangsta shit. And this the motha fuckin thanks I get”?

    Okay this is a little slow period for the Dre Dynasty, but please do not discount the ability of this man to comeback. He’s had a respectable amount of relevance in hiphop for 20+ years. I think the only other artist to be as big for as long as Dr. Dre is LL Cool J. People thought he fell off before: after NWA, the Chronic, Snoop Dogg, Death Row, California Love, etc. Than he came back with a few other movements including the Firm (although that was a little bumpy), Eminem, the Chronic 2001, 50 Cent, and the Game. Dude Dre breathes on artist and they become huge, alls he produces is classic shit.

    Ten years from now when Dre’s like 50, we will probably be having the same conversation, waiting inpatiently for the sequel, Detox 2021, and I’ll have to list another handful of classics and artists.

  • giantstepp

    You make some really good points.

    I think it’ll do good numbers because of an established fan base and the fact that it’s been almost 10 years between drops. Niggas is checking for Detox, period. But Im really not sure if Dre is still revelant today and I luv Dre’s work. Change is the one constant thing in life and hiphop has changed so much, not for the better either. The record buying public will hold Dre down on Detox, but this could be the last stand.

  • PROFHIT3

    so sad but true, the part about the hip hop fans, but as a fan how can we blame the youth for hip hop losing it’s appeal. Because the same Dre fans from 96 should still buy a good Dre album in 08. So,we shouldn’t blame the soldier boys and all the other bull rappers because we as fans stop buying the records. If we supported the music we like, this wouldn’t even be a conversation. If Dre was selling multi platinum back then, then atleast half of those cds were purchased by true fans. Don’t blame change, because hip hop’s always been about change, blame yourselves because we stop buying cds … oh,and blame the economy.

  • John Brown

    WOW!!! And then they wonder why HIP HOP is DEAD. You my friend is a MORON. Instead of bashing DRE for his perfectionist, you should use your blog and tell us why he is a LEGEND and maybe this young kids will want to check it out.

  • michael perritt

    Man, DRE, IS ONE OF THE BEST OUT THERE THEN AND NOW. THAT KIDDIE RAP SHIT IS WAY OVER RATED. ANY REAL GANGSTA OR A NIGGA THAT CONSIDERS HIMSELF A GANGSTA WILL GO AND COP SLIM SHIT WITH NO HESITATION. FUCK LIL WAYNE AND ALL THAT IS ON HIS DICK. HALF THE TIME I DONT THINK THAT NIGGA NO WHAT THE FUCK HE IS RAPPING ABOUT. YOU BITCH NIGGAZ THAT CLAIM YOU SO GANGSTA BRING YOUR ASS DOWN TO SOUTH EAST DC MY NIGGA AND I WILL SPLIT YOUR BANANA AND THATS A TRUE BILL. RESPECT THE REAL MUSIC AND REAL BEATS YOU DICK LOVING ASS NIGGAZ. SOUTH SIDE GANGSTAS

  • 619

    ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS? DR. DRE NOT RELEVANT IN HIP-HOP? WHO THE FUCK WROTE THIS STUPID ASS ARTICLE, BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T EVEN WANT TO PUT THEIR NAME ON IT. DRE GONNA PUT THE SHIT OUT WHEN HE PUTS THE SHIT OUT. IF YOU DUMB FUCKS REALLY GOTTA ASK HOW RELEVANT HE IS THEN I GUESS HE’S RELEVANT ENOUGH FOR YOU TO WASTE YOUR TIME WRITING AN ARTICLE ABOUT HIM. ALL YOU SO CALLED EXPERTS QUESTIONED HIM ABOUT TAKING FOREVER TO COME OUT BEFORE HE DROPPED 2001 ALSO. THEN AFTER IT CAME OUT AND BLEW UP YOU WERE RIGHT THERE SUCKING HIS DICK NEXT TO EVERYONE ELSE THAT DOUBTED HIM. YOU OBVIOUSLY DIDN’T LEARN FROM ‘FORGOT ABOUT DRE’. GO AND LISTEN TO THE LYRICS FROM THAT SONG AND MAYBE THAT WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS. THAT ALBUM WAS CLASSIC JUST LIKE EVERY ALBUM HE CAME OUT WITH OR PRODUCED. WHY DOES XXL ALWAYS HAVE TO QUESTION EVERYTHING THAT COMES OUT FROM THE WEST? TOO MUCH EAST COAST, DIRTY SOUTH DICK LICKING. WE STARTED THIS GANGSTER SHIT AND THIS THE MOTHER FUCKING THANKS WE GET. AND YOU’LL BE SUCKING WESTSIDE CONNECTION DICK WHEN THAT SHIT DROPS WITH GAME IN THE GROUP. QUIT HATIN THE WEST!!!

  • Shawn Blaze

    I think he’ll sell but it’ll be a slow progression. My question is who is going to write his rhymes for him…I guess Jay-Z or Em will…bc Snoop don’t write his own rhymes anymore.

  • Magik

    Just Shut da F-up XXL, why is everyone still so anxious to listen to even a snare or kick of that Detox album, cause they know it’s going to be a banger, let alone a Classic. Till this day he will always be relevant. He will always be mentioned, where ever hip hop has been, is or goes.. so close yo mouth and stop sucking every Haters dick XXL…get the F**K out of here.

  • sublicon

    You know, truthfully, I haven’t been a fan of really anything Dre has produced in the past 5 years. YEAH, I SAID IT!

    Dre isn’t the GOAT, and people need to stop riding his dick because he isn’t all that. He’s done a ton of good shit in his career, he’s dropped some groundbreaking beats in his time, but his material has been whack for a while.

    Have you guys listened to the shit he’s given to people that he said was on Detox? Sorry, if that’s representative of what’s gonna be on this album (if it ever drops) I’m probably gonna download that shit and then throw it in the trash.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Benicio Del Thoro

    As much as I love Dre, he is not the best producer ever.

    DJ Premier = The G.P.O.A.T

    Followed by timbo, but the record will do numbers. Enough older people I know would buy this even if they didn’t like it. It all depends on how he chooses to promote it. Will the live shows be good? Will he go to 106 and trl? Prly, but either way him and eminem need to drop that shit…

    • sthxdnn

      hell no DJ premier aint n timbo got in the game THANKS TO DR DRE u dumbass…dr dre built Gangsta Rap with N.W.A. n brought in the best…1st Snoop, Eve, Black Street, Eminem, Timbo, Game, 50 & G-Unit, Stat Quo, & i dont even remember who else…these r the ones u SHOULD KNOW..but u guys dont cuz black ppl forgot about real hip-hop

  • sthxdnn

    dude i’m 16 years old and i understand more hiphop than them faggots…dr dre might only be cool to 25+ on average but technically thats good cuz then it aint gettin ripper off as much by the internet downloading for free but instead by some mature and old school citizens that have been waiting for this album….and of course kids aint gonna wanna listen to him,…..who here relle still buys KRS-One or Public Enemy’s new albums they all put out….they constantly put something out n are forgotten…lil jon has taken so long to put out his n i am startin to forget him…dr dre did this b4 and i check for this album on the internet EVERY DAY!….hiphop is dead cuz of idiots like u with this bullshit…soulja boy aint hip-hop…it’s pop…nothing more to it…Dr. Dre used to b hip hop but switched to g-funk on the chronic and g-funk didnt get fucked with by hurricane chris or lil wayne or some southern bullshit….the new south is killin the south….ugk, david banner, three 6 mafia are some of the only southern good rappers…but the rest r killin it n thats y ppl like u dont care bout dr dre….”Forgot About Dre”

  • Ryan

    I think Dre is planning to drop Detox and OB4CL2 the same day as Guns N Roses drops Chinese Democracy….

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    Are you stupid? This dude is respondsible for the biggest rap superstar ever both passed and present (Easy E, Cube, Tupac, Snoop, Em, 50 Cent, Game….)

    And some of the biggest Hip Hop albums ever (Chronic, Doggystyle, Get Rich or Die Trying, Marshal Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, 2001, N-Words for Life, All Eyez on Me, Straight Outta Compton)

    Check dude’s resume. Dre gonna sell a milli first week.

    • KLETEWOOD

      I couldn’t have said it better myself. XZIBIT’s (Man vs. Machine) went platinum too.

      Busta’s (The BIG BANG) album went double platinum.

      Dog Pound’s(Dogg Food) went double platinum. He was a co-producer.

      More platinum plaques than anyone. Who’s gonna forget about that?

    • giantstepp

      Real talk ATL…didnt see it like that at first.

  • b.trott

    as long as the goldenboy (em) is on board, everything will be fine. I mean no miscalculations either; eminem has to be on the lead off single and street record. hell flaunt your rep and have crazy collabs (game/50, nas/jay, wayne/em, etc.). go for broke. remember dre ain’t the best rapper (see: diddy)

  • Maddolies

    Fuck All This Talk I Jus Want The Fucking Album!

  • DANJA29

    Truth of the matter is, when an artist falls back as long as Dre has, their relevance does wane. Some of y’all might say ‘that’s bullshit! Dre’s still relevant to hip-hop! He’s still relevant to real hip-hop fans!”, but the fact is that it’s been 9 years. It doesn’t matter how huge of a figure someone is or how great they are, they will fall out of interest with the public when shit takes too long. Remember back when Raekwon dropping OB4CL 2 was a highly-anticipated thing? Can ANYONE with a straight face say that’s still the case? Nobody cares anymore because while Rae was falling back and NOT giving the people what they wanted, they moved on. I hope I’m wrong about this Dre album, but in all honesty, shit shoulda dropped years ago.

  • Boss13

    Umm, anybody who don’t give this nigga the props he deserves, them get you music knowledge up. This nigga makes money sitting on his ass. Not only does he make hot beats and music, but the nigga owns his own label. Dre is very relevant. I’ve never been disappointed with Dre and guarunteed never will. Call it want you pimp, but somebody some where is still bopping to Dre.

  • chop chop

    RIGHT ALL IM GUNNA SAY IS THAT DRE WILL DROP THE ALBUM WHEN HE FEELS LIKE ITS READY TO DROP

    DUMB AZZ BOO BOO HEADS SAYIN HE AINT RELIVENT IN DA GAME ERM R U REALLY DUMB OR SUMTHN EVERYTHIN DRE HAS DROPPED IS A INSTANT CLASSIC.

    FIRM ALBUM WERENT DA BEST BUT HEY WHUT DA FUCC HE STILL DROPS BANGA’S AND FOR PPL WHO DNT KNW WHO HE IS LOOK BACC OVA THE HISTORY OF RAP EVEN B4 N.W.A. DAYS YA DIGG AND DEN TELL ME WHO DA BOSS OF RAP IS FROM DA WEST

    PEACE

  • the real

    I can feel DANJA29 – furthermore Did you all even read the entry that dude put up or are ya’ll jus talkin hot air, I never once heard him say dre sucks and that he can’t rap, he said relevent, and if u have any idea what that means u would kno that his comment is slightly tru, kids these days aint tryna hear that, so they w souljaboy, v.i.c., and all that dancin bs(and u dumb if u not sayin thats hot right now), he neva said it was real hip-hop, he said that it was jus a sign of the times, u kno exactly what u hear on the radio everyday…but answer me this-how popular is REAL hip-hop now-a-days, b4 Nas jus dropped; not-so-much….and there is a thing called over-anticipation, wayne took 3 yrs, and we was gettin pissed-yet-we still heard from him, but 9/10 yrs!! at some point you gotta tell them sh*t or get off the pot, if someone keep tellin u sumn and they don’t come thru it comes to the point where u lose interest and say whateva, and i think Dre has done that a lil bit, despite how good of an artist he may be, if noone see’s u for a while, u can’t expect anything from the public…will his album flop, i can’t call it, but it definitely isn’t helpin…thats jus the way it is…i kno one thing tho while everyone on “vacation” we slowly seein this unique form go outta style, and when/if it does it’ll b a sad day for music…

    • sthxdnn

      bullshit…guess what dumbass…ADULT DONT WANNA HEAR SOULJA BOY….so who gives a fuck if kids dont wanna hear dr dre even tho i’ve been listening to dre n n.w.a. since i was 12…thats when i bought straight outta compton n listened to it every day for a year….REAL hip-hop evolved over the years n ppl still calld it hip hop n than the south started comin out with
      “Young rappers lookin’ for pocket change
      with boo-boo lyrics”…n yea Dre aint even REAL hip hop since express yourself but we aint thinkin of REAL hip hop with that “the hip hop you dont stop” stuff…..AYE BAy BAY or HATERZ EVERYWHERE WE GO is some stupid shit that anyone could think of…i havent heard a bangin verse from a new artist since 2006…so fuck all yall niggaz who think u educated on hip hop cuz if u think Dre is irrelevant u an idiot and that aint just an opinion fool

  • Lex Linden

    Who cares id Dr. Dre don’t appeal to Soulja boy and Lil Wayne Fans!!That means nothing. Quality music is what it’s all about. Not how much you put out…but what you put out. There are soooo many types of hip hop fans that love Dre. I don’t mind waiting….because on the real, it aint that serious. It’s just music. It’s not like he’s coming out with the cure for cancer.

    get it together people.

  • Jason Murk

    Who gives a fuck about Detox… that shit is just an urban legend.

    The interesting thing to me about this article was… I couldn’t believe I saw DR. DRE using REASON 4 in that pic!

    I always wondered if professional producers used that shit. I know it’s my favorite program. I guess everybody is switching to Reason now instead of paying thousands of dollars for new equipment

  • http://xxl haha

    u ignorant fuck saying the new hip hop fans don’t know dre .. I’m 16 and I got the chronic and I downloaded 2001 .. Dre does need to come out soon but detox is gonna be the best album of the year but y is he collabarting with Wayne??! Dre doesn’t need a hot rapper to spit4 detox he needs artist who r clasic like nate, em, snoop,50, and the lady of rage ….game better b on detox 2

  • http://xxlMAG jb-da b.stuy reppa

    Dumbest shit I ever heard….they should fire you.

  • bdogg

    Dr DreIS THE MOST IMPORTANT FIGURE IN THE RAP GAME BESIDES RUSSELL
    HE CHANGED THE GAME EVERY RELEASE THAT HE HAD A HAND IN EAZY E, NWA, THE DOC, SNOOP, DEATH ROW, EMINEM, 50, HIMSELF I JUST WANT IT TO COME OUT IM NOT MAD HE TAKES SO LONG
    US FANS HAVE TO REALIZE WHEN HE FIRST STARTED HE PRODUCED WHOLE ALBUMS NOT SINGLES LIKE EVERY BODY ELSE OH YEAH JJ FAD WENT DOUBLE PLATINUM AND MICHELLE REMEMBER
    TIMBO DOESNT PRODUCE WHOLE ALBUMS
    NEPTUNES DONT PRODUCE WHOLE ALBUMS
    SCOTT STORCH DOESNT EITHER
    ONLY OTHER PRODUCER I GIVE CREDIT TO IS MANNY FRESH DO WE REALIZE HE PRODUCED OVER 35 ALBUMS BYHIMSELF FROM CASH MONEY RECORDS
    DO YA HOME WORK
    BUT DRE IS THE GREATEST AND HE IS A LIVING LEGEND NOT WHAT THESE FAKES SAY ON RECORDS BUT HE HAS A TRACK RECORD THAT GOES BACK TO 85
    THATS THE MAN GIVE THAT NIGGA HIS DUE
    AND WHEN DETOX DROPS THE WHOLE RAP WORLD IS GONNA STOP FOR MONTHS JUST LIKE WHEN THE CHRONIC WAS RELEASED AND WHEN 2001
    GET THE ISSUE

  • brown boi

    What the fuck is this guy talking about half the fucken U.S is waiting on this album….

  • Rizob

    This is what i dont understand. Dre doesnt write his own lyrics, everybody knows this and everybodys cool with it. Dre doesn’t make his own beats, everybody know this too. So basically, DR. DRE IS A WEST COAST PUFF DADDY, but for some reason he’s respected at a higher level. can somebody please explain why i should give a flying fuck about an album where the artists didnt really create it……..

  • thos23

    You stupid muthafucka!!
    There hasn’t been any good rap since 2001.
    You stupid muthafucka!!!

  • http://get-a-bar.blogspot.com tony blair

    Your exactly right, Dre doesnt appeal to the new generation and its evident with Bishop Lamont, Dre’s lone artist… droppin a song tellin KIDS & The Hip-Hop community to Grow up???

    His mindstate of music is for the 30+ crowd who no longer buy music… he’s gonna have to dumb it down to the 13 yr olds for it to work.

    Now this isnt taking anything away from Dre, he’s still the GOAT, but times change and you either keep up or get left out… Quincy Jones produced one of the biggest albums in history, but he also knows him being able to do that again is next to impossible.

    Besides who will feature on Detox to make it worth while???? Dre was always the one who brought the new dudes into the mix – now he’ll have to rely on those that are hot right now –

    And the whole camp is shot to hell – Em dope’d out, 50 is clinging on for dear life, Busta times up, and Bishop Lamont (boring)…

    U gotta know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em, know when to walk away, no when to run….. Word too Kenny Rodgers

    oh and u Aftermath/Bishop Lamont stans can get at me all day long – I aint hatin, im just speaking the truth!!!

  • iLL

    “He’s a looming figure, but he doesn’t put out enough material to keep himself relevant”

    I have to disagree with you on this one. If you look back to Dre 2001 album, you will see that that record stood the test of time. Its really a timeless album. Hell when i was taking a recording engineering class, they used that album as a reference (on its sonic quality alone) So to say he isnt relevant you must have bumped your head. As far as Detox not dropping because of the bubble gum rap, I have to agree with you on that. The music scene is saturated with foolishness right now. Which will drown out the artistic value of a Detox, but the way i see it he should drop it anyway. As if he’s not paid anyway. Fuck soundscan, if the shit hot its hot. Fuck the numbers.

  • Amar

    he’s like a west coast timbaland. And timbaland is different, legendary, but can sell.

    People will buy detox. Just like chronic 2, i’m sure it’s gonna have its share of radio singles and this alone will make it sell.

    As for it not being out, I agree. He needs to put some shit out. With taht said, it seems to be how it operates. The time lag between chronic and the 2nd one was pretty big too. I guess he uses the [solo] rakim philosophy.

  • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

    DR. DRE HE COOL. HE DONT MAKE HIS OWN BEATS NOR DO HE WRITE RHYMES. BUT HE HAS THAT CLASSIC ELEMENT OF HIP HOP ON EVERY ALBUM (CHRONIC AND CHRONIC 2001). BUT IF YOU NOTICE BOTH ALBUMS INTRODUCED THE BEST ARTIST OF THAT TIME TO US. SNOOP AND EM. HE WILL ALWAYS BE RELEVANT. HES GOT HIS NAME ON NOTHING BUT HITS SINCE HE DROPPED HIS LAST ALBUM. OK BUSTA SHIT WAS A 6 OR 7, BUT THATS BUSTA, HE DIDNT EVEN RELEASE A DRE BEAT OR SINGLE. FUCK A HATER. DRE IS ONE OF THE BEST OF OUR TIME, PS TO THE WEEZY FANS DO HOMEWORK BECAUSE WAYNE IS WRITING ON DETOX SOOOO WHAT THE FUCK IS UP NOW?

  • EReal

    Damn, this is one butthurt blogger.

  • thekingofthe301

    ur a fucking idiot gooch. dre is dre, hes one of the biggest legends in the game. fuck the climate. he dropped 2001 in 99 when mothafuckers were still wearing shiny suits, did it fit the climate back then? u dont kno shit. if the album is up to the standards of the last 2 it will sell a 500,000 to a mill the first week. he really is a perfectionist, i beleive it really did take this long for him to be comfortable with something.

  • Real Talk

    People sayin Dre is for a 30+ crowd. This is the thing: he WAS 30+ when he dropped 2001 in 1999 and it was like the best selling album of that year or the second best. He was pushin 40 when he made ‘In Da Club’ for 50 Cent and ‘How We Do’ for Game. Dude Dre is like 40+ now, but he always comin wit a fresh sound. I’m 22, Chronic 2001 put me on to rap back in the 8th grade, not anything to do wit age but cuz shit dope. I also went back to the classic Dre shit and that appealed to me as well. I think people are givin too much weight to the age factor: it does count cuz younger people relate to younger artist more, but if it’s true that older people don’t sell than how do you explain Nas and Mariah Carey havin high selling records?

    Yes Dre doesn’t write his rhymes, it’s well known since NWA, dudes a DJ and a producer, not a rapper. He makes his own beats, and he also makes them with other producers (Mel Man, Scott Storch, etc). If he’s so untalented, how come these other dudes never blow up like that? (cept Scott Storch). If Dre’s so untalented, how come you don’t see Scott Storch exec producing classic albums.

  • Atlatino

    I don’t know but that whole camp needs to drop something (shady/aftermath). I’ve been waiting for Detox, a new Eminem, OB4CL2, Stat Quo, Bobby Creekwater for ever and I give up. At least Lil Wayne built a huge buzz leading up The Carter III and it paid Dre wants to show up on a “remember me?” type ish and it don’t work like that homey, your name is as strong as your work not the other way around.

  • JamPo

    Ya’ll niggaz is really lost……I will agree the nigga might not sell a shit load of albums but the nigga will do a mil easy and in this climate thats real real good……He can do Weezy numbers….c’mon with all these young niggas on the west coast dude got plenty of ghostwriters….he get the right guest artist(rappers and singers) the shit might be what happening….think Dre and Weezy or Kanye.Nas.Hov…Busta..

  • Feedback

    Irrelevant? what are you talkin bout, i wanna hear art, not lil wayne, not vic or soulja damn, and you talkin like people don’t give a fuck about artists that are now considered as “before”, i got that fucking rakim album, and i got that chronic album even though it came out when i was young as fuck, i got oldies, i got anything that still respects the art form. Anything.

  • thos23

    REMEMBER!!!
    DRE DROPPED 2001 IN 99 AND IT’S STILL THE BEST ALBUM SINCE THEN. SO FUCK YA’LL HATAS, DRE ALL DAY, ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Big Jay

    It’s sad that the first issue of Scratch magazine had Dre ON THE COVER and then they say this about him.

  • ito

    you crazy? Dr Dre will always be one of da most respected in dis rap game!! i expect dis shit to be a classic.. and I expect dis to have all da hottest rappers at da moment right now in it too cuz aint no body gon say no to dre..

  • http://www.myspace.com/baby_r dramaking

    Hahaha ya know that is so true…
    Look at weezy’s cater iii…how everybody was can’t wait til the cater iii come out and look at those record sales…dre goes hella hard I don’t give a fuck what you say…
    He produced for snoop cube shady fiddy em xzibit hov(the watcher 2) mac dre(go stupid remix anyone from the bay) to name some of the known folks from around. Dr. Dre is a great beat producer and I will have to second that you can’t rush perfection. I’m the same way with my poems that I slam or post on my myspace…

    Go to http://www.myspace.com/baby_r and add me to see my blogs…

  • http://2ndshow.wordpress.com THENUMBERTOO

    I can’t believe that someone would even open their mouth about the doctor on this level.

    you got some balls, man!!! quincy jones is to the point in his career where people come to him, he’s over 70 AND IS STILL RELEVANT!!

    in music, once you get to a certain level of quality and that quality reflects in millions of people lovin your stuff, it could be 20 years and people will still have love for that person.

    you can’t rush greatness, that’s why music is where it is. People don’t take their time, they don’t talk about a damn that’s real and the fans and appreciators of the game suffer.

    THAT’S why tracks are only worth a dollar now.

    And sometimes, it NOT worth that!!

    It took 15 years for Jay electronica to get the new attention that he is getting right now, but no one is talking about him in a negative light.

    i guess you forgot about Dre still droppin tracks for snoop ‘can you imagine ft. d’angelo’ and others.

    you don’t have any say in what the Doc decisions are. He can do what he wants. We are still drooling and that’s good, because it won’t be any less than what he has done, it will be better.

  • Jonsey

    It’s not like all the youth of today don’t know abotu Dre. I’m 14 and me and my friends listen to the chronic and 2001.

  • BiggNate

    Dre can’t make a album by his self period……..Look @ tha chronic it’z filled up with guest artist and so is dre presents aftermath and tha chronic 2001..It took a whiteboy name marshall mathers and a nigga name snoop 2 put him on top..Because dre presents aftermath flopped like a dead fish and chronic 2001 sold off tha stregth of guest feature’z like eminem,snoop,xzibit.Look @ tha tha first single still d.r.e it featured snoop 2nd single forgot about dre featured eminem 3rd single what’z tha difference featured eminem and xzibit and tha 4th single next episode featured kurupt snoop and nate dogg.I never really cared about dre.Cause back in his deathrow day’z he stoled beats from daz dillinger and that was y him and pac fell off and pac started blasting him..So on tha real i don’t care if detox doe’z come out it’z gonna be like tha chronic and chronic 2001 same ol shit filled up guest feature’z.I’ll stick 2 listening 2 ice cube’z new shit. It’z not completly full of features!!!REAL TALK PPL

  • bullets

    this post is proof of the industry’s bull shit when you say things like the “direction” of hiphop all thats saying is dre cant make a song that’s similar to whats being played today i agree he will make better songs! great artists dont follow directions they direct and your right young boys dont know who dre is and people might not be anticipating detox me included but you might when you hear the music because dre is an innovator even you yourself the person that put up this post can be considered a follower you assume beause dre doesn’t have the young money lil lame sound his new music wont be good…all that relevant bs is overrated because i listen to lil wayne soulja boy and all them mediocre nigas but i dont own any of there music! when im in the crib or the car and need my mind to travel i play albums that were madebefore the year 2000 real talk

  • bullets

    it’s easy to auto tune some quick hits for the ring tones you could imitate those easy ass soulja boy beats and chant some bullshit but to create is another path…..i see jcole kid cudi kanye lil wayne and i see jayz kids i see snoop game nipsey hussle crooked i and i see eazy/dre/cube’s kids they cut the grass and other nigas just followed the path and i see jay big nas big l and pac and i see rakims/big daddy kanes kids but there kids took it to another level what are these kids doing there not even rapping anymore!!!We need innovators not people who know what makes a hit record in the current climate you think people like that MIA song because they understood it they liked it because it was new fresh sound take a hint mr author

  • shawnie sinsemilla

    dude, check this out…im 19 years old and i dont even listen to today’s wackass rap. so quit saying that dre is for the 25+ or 30+ age group. its stupid because not all of us like that garb. i hang out with so many kids my age that have a deep apprieciation for hip-hop, white and black, and i bet not one of them (in my group at least) know who the hell young jock or the new boys or whatever the hell their name is!
    i couldnt fucking STAND the shitty music these talentless retards started putting out so i started listening to old school metal and hardcore punk!! yeah, i guess i had to get my ultra violence on the bitches and the hoes elsewhere! lol jk! but on the contrary i still do like rap and i would LOOOOOOOOVE for dr. dre to come out with DETOX! even i can say these little busters aint got shit on the D.R.E!

  • scar

    fuck you talking bout’ buffoonery, i love the old skool but i have mad respect for niggers like ross to just do what they do, and not selling there asses like soulja boy and drake did.
    so don’t fuck around, stick to your normal blah blah about detox or whatever.