West Coast rapper Jay Rock has weighed in on the importance of the the long-awaited release of Dr. Dre‘s Detox album, emphasizing the impact it will have on their region.
Rock believes the Doc’s 11-year delay is due to his desire for perfection.
“Yeah, I believe it’s coming. Dre, he’s a perfectionist so he’s just trying to make sure it is what it is. I think it’s coming for real. He got on the radio and said it was coming and he shot a video. I think it’s coming and I think it’s going to be great for the West Coast to have a real pioneer putting something out there that’s going to be real big and is going to bring some focus back to the coast. Everybody’s been waiting on it.” (Hip Hop Game)
Dre affiliate Kurupt recently spoke on the rap vanguard’s upcoming return to store shelves.
“I think it’s going to do the same thing the [Chronic 2001] did, it’s going to change the game,” Kurupt said in an interview referring to Detox. “The one thing you don’t play with when it comes to this [rap] game is the Doctor. Point blank. Never play with the doctor. The doctor is finna drop something people ain’t gonna be able to understand, you understand me? Because he plays no games. He’s a stickler. He’s a stickler for perfection.” (Full Fledge Entertainment)
Earlier this month, Dre released the music video for the album’s first single, “Kush”.
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 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 scheduled to drop February 2011.
Check out the “Kush” music video down below: