Exclusive: Dr. Dre's Delayed "Detox" LP Bangs Out East Coast Underground Vibe

Tuesday, Nov 2, 2010 5:40PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Veteran hip-hop producer Dr. Dre's long-awaited Detox album is continuing to take form and is influenced by the East Coast underground hip-hop movement.

SOHH recently spoke about the highly-anticipated album with burgeoning producer Nottz, who is working on both Dr. Dre and Busta Rhymes' upcoming efforts.

"We did the first joint on Busta's new album," Nottz revealed. "I also did the first joint on Dre's Detox. It's going good. With Busta, I really, really think this album is dropping soon. You know it's going to be Extinction Level Event Part Two, so that's what it is. It's just like anybody who does a part two to a record, you know that's gotta be banging. It's gotta be banging way better than the first joint. And from what I've heard? Oh my God. It's crazy. Busta. That dude is so amazing man. He really be having records. Records, records, records, records. It's crazy man because the dude is so consistent." (SOHH)

Nottz also explained how Dre's long-awaited LP surprised even himself.

"Both Busta Rhymes and Dr. Dre are gonna be dropping," Nottz promised. "Dre is moving like a snail, but [the album will come out]. He's gonna drop, I know it. Dre played me so many records, it's a lot of records that has you thinking, "He's rapping over this?" And it's dope sh*t. He played at least about 40 records and each one of them joints were like East Coast sounding stuff. And it was crazy, East Coast underground sh*t. Like, if he drops this, it'll be over." (SOHH)

In October, Nottz discussed his involvement on Detox.

"We [got] the intro on Detox and a couple of other joints on there," Nottz revealed in an interview. " I really do think it is gonna come out this time. I'm waiting for the joint to drop. Like come on man. You have been recording for years, let's do this. He got records, he got records that will shut people down. Make you don't even want to do records no more. Like, aw man, I'm doing this for no reason. It's dudes like this that makes me want to just quit. But he got some records man, it's crazy." (Hip Hop Wired)

Last September, Dre said his project could possibly be released during the winter holiday season.

When asked at Wednesday's Beats by Dr. Dre fall presentation when the follow-up to The Chronic 2001 would arrive, the Doc said, "That's a good question. In a perfect world, you know I'm really trying to make Christmas, but we'll see," adding, "Something will definitely be out." The hip-hop pioneer has been recording non-stop. "I'm actually working on it every day." He is making sure to take his time so he doesn't disappoint fans. "I just have to make sure I don't accomplish this word: anticippointment." Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine seemed less confident of the drop date, joking that Christmas may have to move for Dre. "I feel that if it comes down to it, Dre will move Christmas. We support him 1000 percent." (Rap-Up)

Release dates for Busta Rhymes & Dr. Dre's new albums have not yet been revealed.

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