Renowned hip-hop producer Dr. Dre details his quest to maintain a healthy body by working out in the upcoming new issue of XXL Magazine.
Within the upcoming December/January feature, the 45-year-old claims he has the body of a 31-year-old man.
In our in-depth cover story with Dre, from the forthcoming Dec/Jan 2011 issue of XXL, the 45-year-old West Coast legend told our EIC, Vanessa Satten, that he might have to change his birth certificate due to his work in the gym. “I make sure that I take care of myself,” he said. “I feel like, now I feel much better–and actually look better, to me–than I did when I was in my early 20s or 30s. I’m definitely healthier now. That has a big part to do with it, just staying healthy. It definitely keeps your confidence up. I’ve actually had tests on my body, and the doctor said I’m 31. [Laughs] So I’m riding with that sh*t. [Laughs]” (XXL Mag)
In 2007, Dre said he hits up the gym to work out daily.
Rap icon DR. DRE is fighting to get back into shape as he prepares to release what will be his final album, Detox in 2008. The former N.W.A DJ admits he felt heavy and overweight when he ballooned to 270 pounds in 2003 – but he’s beaming now after becoming a well-toned gym regular who boasts just six per cent body fat. Dre says, “I go to the gym two to two-and-a-half hours Monday through Friday… I feel like I can kick a brick wall down now.” (Hollywood Premiere)
The Doc was also previously accused of being one of many hip-hop celebrities who used steroids.
The Daily News has recently named 50 Cent, Timbaland, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Wyclef Jean, and Tyler Perry as possible recipients of steroids and human growth hormone. Now Timbaland and Dr. Dre I can believe (Those became -diesel out of nowhere). And let’s be honest, we all know 50 Cent is shooting up something. (The Insider)
Outside of weight lifting, Dre is currently promoting his upcoming Detox album.
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)
Detox is expected to be released in February 2011.
Dr. Dre’s XXL feature will hit newsstands Tuesday, December 14th.
Check out some recent Dr. Dre footage below: