Renowned producer Dr. Dre has emerged from the shadows via Eminem‘s new song “Old Time’s Sake” building anticipation for his long-awaited release, Detox.
While Dre doesn’t directly refer to his upcoming album, the legendary producer uses Em’s Relapse track to display his rhyming scheme and remind fans of his “hunger.”
“I’m Dre from/Back in the day from,” he rapped. “NWA from/Packin’ the grey from/Choking a b*tch, to smackin’ her face from/Stackin’ up bodies to backin’ the K’s up/From rackin’ up hits to stackin’ them crates up/I’m still hungry and I’m back with a tape worm/And where what was happenin’ and rappin’ and tamin’ me and Shady/Far as competition, f*ggot there ain’t none…Now put your smoke up in the air and raise your Henny and coke/And if you really wanna get f*cked up just let me know/We can smoke ’til there’s no more lighter fluid to do it/Let’s get into it/You’re smoking the tritest and truest/I got the mightest touch when it comes to rolling sh*t up/You motherf*ckers ain’t smokin’, you just rollin’ sh*t up/Now here we go/Let’s get up, get down/Hold up a blunt, I smoke the stuff that make the records go No. 1/’Cause if at first you don’t succeed/Won’t hurt to smoke some weed/It’s just a little more personal for me/Seeing how I blew up from smoking those trees.” (“Old Time’s Sake”)
Originally slated to debut today (May 5), the song was leaked online Monday morning.
The song wasn’t supposed to drop until Tuesday, but you know how these things go. With such high-profile artists as Eminem and Dr. Dre, there’s no such thing as releasing music on its proper date. The latest track off of Slim Shady’s upcoming Relapse, “Old Time’s Sake,” has already leaked online. (MTV)
Aftermath/Shady’s 50 Cent recently video recorded Dre from his studio promising Detox was on its way.
“Dr motherf*cking Dre in the background, look at that sh*t,” Fif said. “There it is ladies and gentlemen, D-r-e. Live in Detroit, makin’ 50 Cent’s new record. This sh*t is gonna be crazy baby…Doing it, crazy, Detox, oh my God. You n*ggas better be ready. It’s definitely going down. 50 cam, baby.” (This Is 50)
Interscope head Jimmy Iovine previously said Dre’s album was placed on hold due to Em’s Relapse.
“We only tried to put [Em] out this year to replace Dr. Dre, but we got into a quagmire,” Iovine explained. “Eminem was always coming next year. But what happened was, I lost Dr. Dre to Eminem. Dre had to stop making his album to finish Eminem’s album. Eminem hit a streak, and when a guy like Eminem gets on fire, you stop everything. That’s how we lost Dre.” (Billboard)
As of today, there has been no word on when Detox will hit stores.
Check out Dre’s verses from the song below: