News: Ice Cube On Dr. Dre's 'Detox' Delay, "What Would You Rather Sell Somebody: $300 Headphones Or A $10 Tape" [Video]
Thursday, Mar 8, 2012 12:00PM
West Coast rap veteran Ice Cube recently gave his take on former N.W.A. group member Dr. Dre's long-delayed Detox album and offered a take on why it has yet to hit store shelves.
In Cube's opinion, the Doc is most concerned with his buzzing Beats By Dre luxury headphones these days.
Still to this day, there is no official word on 'Detox,' and Dre has even stated that he was taking a break from music to focus on other things in his life. Aside from music, Dr. Dre's Beats By Dre headphones have become a massive success, and it seems the super producer has focused most of his time and energy to that particular business venture. Fellow N.W.A. rapper Ice Cube recently addressed the issue of Dre's multiple delays on 'Detox' album, which coincides with the aforementioned statements about the Beats by Dre headphones. In a recent interview with Sway, Ice Cube stated, " "Honestly? Them headphones are selling, selling, selling. What would you rather sell somebody: $300 headphones, or a $10 tape?" (This Beat Goes)
In January, Dre's Aftermath protege, Slim the Mobster, gave hip-hop heads a small Detox update.
"Just got off the phone with @drdre told me he gettin it in with lil wayne tonight..... #detox," he tweeted Monday. (Slim the Mobster's Twitter)
Despite announcing plans to take a music hiatus last fall, Dre recently promised Detox would remain a top priority.
"Well, right now I'm just taking a small break to come out and do some promotion with Beats but actually I'm getting back on it when I get home. It has to feel good," Dre said in an interview when asked about taking a break from music. (Time Out)
In November, West Coast rapper Game said fans could expect him to appear on the long-awaited LP.
"If there is a Detox, then Game is on it more than once. But if it never comes out, then nobody's on it," Game said in an interview. "Detox man, I don't know about Detox man. I've been thinking about detoxing lately, because I've been back on my workout grind and I've been thinking about detoxing. That's the only thing I can tell you about Detox." (KISS 107.5)
Check out Ice Cube's interview down below:
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