West Coast producer Dr. Dre may be keeping fans waiting for another project besides The Detox after announcing plans to put together an instrumental album based on the solar system.
For Dre has a plan to create a beat for each planet in space.
“Oh yeah, that’s in the works,” he said when asked about making an instrumental LP. “An instrumental album is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I have the ideas for it. I want to call it The Planets. I don’t even know if I should be saying this, but f*ck it. [Laughs.] It’s just my interpretation of what each planet sounds like. I’m gonna go off on that. Just all instrumental. I’ve been studying the planets and learning the personalities of each planet. I’ve been doing this for about two years now just in my spare time so to speak. I wanna do it in surround sound. It’ll have to be in surround sound for Saturn to work.” (VIBE)
In the meantime, Dre is working on his upcoming and long-awaited Detox album.
“So it’s been taking a long time but it hasn’t been continuous work on that project so that’s one of the reasons why it’s been taking a long time but I’m in it right now, I feel it right now. Before this year, I felt I was doing it more out of obligation but right now, as in the end of last year, I really feel it. It’s coming out of me and it’s coming out of my heart and it’ll definitely be out this year — I’m just trying to give everybody what they want and not give them this new word I came up with, it’s called ‘anticippointment.'” (All Hip Hop)
Producer Scott Storch recently revealed what Detox will have to offer fans.
“I think people will be pleasantly surprised when they hear it. It’s definitely a departure from a lot of the stuff Dre has done and the stuff Dre and I have done in the past. It’s a hybrid…I think he’s looking for like three more records…So that should take about 400 records to get those three. He’s got pretty high standards.” (DJ Skee TV)
Aside from music, Dre was recently hit with a $1.2 million lawsuit by Paramount Recordings Studios over unpaid studio sessions.
Controversial rapper Dr. Dre is being sued by Paramount Recording Studios for $1,220, 500 for breach of contract, RadarOnline.com learned on Friday. The lawsuit claims that the musician, also known as Andre Young, and his record label Aftermath Entertainment rented “recording studios and services” but failed to pay the agreed amount despite multiple invoices. According to court documents, Dr. Dre promised to pay the money owed by July 13. When the date passed, music powerhouse Paramount Recording Studios took legal action in an attempt to get their huge bill paid. (Radar Online)
Check out a past Dr. Dre interview below: