West Coast rap veteran Dr. Dre has promised unauthorized leaks from his delayed Detox album would not slow down its release.
According to the “Doc,” Detox will not feature tracks which have already leaked on the Internet.
“It’s no leaks that came out that are going on the record,” Dre promised in an interview last week. “I got hard new sh*t. I had a little bit of a leak in my security and what have you but I got new sh*t coming and trust me, it will not be anticippointment, you know what I mean? Y’all n*ggas gonna love this sh*t. Yeah!” (AMW DJ IRoc)
Earlier this month, Dre spoke on the long-awaited LP and its delay.
“Me and [Interscope Records CEO] Jimmy [Iovine] talk about this all the time. It was supposed to be my album promoting the headphones, but it’s gonna be the other way around now. It’s gonna be a two-for-one thing. As soon as we finish this interview I’m going into the studio and get it on. I know it’s taking a long time but it’s not 100 percent work on my album that I’m doing every day. That’s why it’s taking so long. It’s been almost ten years since my last album — but I haven’t been sitting on my hands. Keeping it real with you, I just started really getting involved in it and really feeling it this year. Around January or February. Before now I was kind of doing it more out of obligation, but now I really feel it inside and it’s pouring out right now. Music comes out much better when you’re in that frame of mind.” (VIBE)
“Hello, Good Morning” hitmaker Rico Love recently told SOHH about his involvement on the LP.
“Yeah, I’m working on a few records with him on Detox,” Rico revealed to SOHH. “We got in last week in LA and we’re gonna be doing some more in the near future but I will tell you this. He played me some stuff that I was bugging over, I was like, ‘This album is ready to go right now! You don’t even need me here!’ Everybody [who has heard the album] is saying the same thing because it’s all true. Dre has some music that you would be like, ‘Why don’t you just put this out?’ But like [I’ve] said, we can’t get into the brains of these guys. They believe their music should have a certain standard beyond what other artists are thinking.” (SOHH)
R&B singer Lloyd recently opened up about getting a sneak peek listen to Detox.
“He played me a lot of the Detox album, which is incredible — it sounds like, history,” Lloyd revealed in an interview. “It’s classic, it’s epic, it’s like L.A., stand up, it’s like West Coast. You know, I’m from the South so for me to hear Dr. Dre’s music and, I don’t know, this guy’s, he’s a legend and he’s not the youngest guy in the game so for him to still have the youth by the balls and be able to come out with stuff that is constantly changing music in the horizon, I think that that’s incredible. And it felt like magic.” (Rap-Up)
A release date for the album has not yet been confirmed.
Check out Dr. Dre speaking on Detox below: