Former The Source owner Benzino has offered his take on Dr. Dre‘s forthcoming Detox album and spoke on his initial lukewarm reaction to the project’s first single, “Kush”.
Admitting to not feeling completely mpressed by “Kush”, Zino feels confident Dre will deliver his signature sound on the upcoming solo project.
“I’m not crazy about it, but it’s aight, keep it 100,” Zino said in an interview with Mikey T referring to Dre’s “Kush” single. “At the end of the day, I know it’s gonna be some sh*t on there that I am gonna be crazy over. Dre is one of the best to ever do it. Dre’s one of the pioneers of producers. Dre goes in too. Dre really is one of the perfecters of his craft — shout-out to the whole West Coast.” (“Mikey T The Movie Star”)
Former Aftermath Records artist Busta Rhymes recently shared a similar reaction with SOHH over “Kush”.
“We always love a Dr. Dre project,” Busta told SOHH about his anticipation for Detox. “We just want it to come out already. [As far as ‘Kush’], I’ve heard better songs on the album, so I’m looking forward to it coming out. The ‘Kush’ record was cool but I know for a fact that he has some records on that album that are unbelievable.” (SOHH)
Dre released an official music video to accompany the “Kush” single in January.
Interscope released the accompanying video to Dr. Dre’s latest single, “Kush”, today (Dec. 10) and the clip finds the Doc, alongside featured guests Akon and Snoop Dogg, getting the party started with the flick of a lighter. In the video, Dre, Snoop and Akon are at a nightclub with party-goers that are frozen in place. That is until Dr. Dre takes his lighter to one of the indoor sprinklers and the water wakes the entire crowd up. The best part of the clip? When Dre and Snoop are walking side-by-side down a corridor. Ah, the good ol’ days. (Billboard)
Dre’s “I Need A Doctor” producer Alex Da Kid recently talked to SOHH about the album’s 11-year delay.
“I think a lot of what makes Dr. Dre’s Detox [release so anticipated] is because he’s such a unique producer,” Alex told SOHH. “He doesn’t do things just because he feels like he has to do them. He’s at a point in his career where he can do whatever feels good for him and if he wants to spend 11 years on an album, he can do that…He’s definitely a professor and master at what he does, so I think it’ll definitely live up to the hype. It’s going to mean so much to hip-hop just to get another Dre album, it’s something that we all need. It’s a good reference for where hip-hop is right now. There’s no better person who can tell that story than Dre and that’s a good thing.” (SOHH)
Dr. Dre’s Detox is slated to drop later this year.
Check out Benzino’s interview down below: