Year after year passes and still no 'Detox' album from legendary producer Dr Dre.
With his place in music history already cemented I think the time has come to seriously ask the question. Will there ever be a 'Detox' album?
I'm not being cynical or critical of Andre Young
at all when I pose this question. After all he is in my opinion the best producer in hip hop history.
But as more time passes and the date of his final studio album's release keeps getting pushed further into the horizon it's starting to look like the album will never see the light of day.
We all know he has enough quality music stashed in the vaults to release 10 albums at this point so why isn't there a firm release date?
In a recent interview with British
newspaper The Guardian
he gave this answer as to when we will see 'Detox'
"I'm working hard on it. I'm stopping to work on other artists in-between, but the minute it's done and I feel it right here
," he says patting his heart, "that's when it will come out
He further added "I have to go out to clubs now, You need to understand what people are listening to
I think that sums it all up right there. When you have accomplished as much as Dr Dre has there isn't a need to go clubbing to see what garbage is being played. You don't follow trends, you set them yourself.
When Dre dropped 'The Chronic' and 'Chronic 2001' they were albums that set the standard for every other artist. With the kind of beats you could ride and smoke to.
We need that again from Dre. But the question remains, will he ever give it to us?
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