World Premiere - Official New Detox Track From Dre
'Turn Me On' by Dr Dre (snippet only)
Ice Cube Meets Dre, Snoop & Game for Detox
In light of recent hullabaloo over Ice Cube and his "Drink the Kool-Aid" joint, the west coast legend himself gave a statement explaining the intentions behind the controversial song. As well he spoke on reuniting in the studio with Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and The Game and playing his part in the mythical Detox album.
From Ice Cube:
"What up fam,
I met Dr. Dre in the studio last night. When I got there Snoop was in the booth laying the finishing touches on another classic from the dynamic duo. He played me some tracks set for the up and coming Detox record and we talked about me jumping on board the project. Of course I talked about him doing shit on my record and he said he’d bless the album. The Game came through ready to spit but Dre just wanted every to vibe. It felt like old times when me and Dre would work on shit in Eazy’s cold ass garage.
He asked me did I diss him during the Paid Dues Show last Saturday. I did one of my new songs called “Drink The Kool-Aid” which got everybody thinking I’m dissing the whole industry…lol “You internet roaches…” I told Dre that I’d never diss the man that got me started.
No disses. Just style and grace. On another note, I rocked the fuck outta Paid Dues. I had my son Doughboy get down wit me while WC and Crazy Toones rocked France. I think people enjoyed the show. 20 years of West Coast hip-hop presented in 60mins. It was amazing. I can’t wait to put the new show together with all my new songs. I also dropped the single “I REP THAT WEST” on’em. They loved the new shit. The single and the video will premiere and be available right here on IceCube.com May 26th.
My nigga Sir Jinx laced my wit a dope ass track. I’mma do it wit Jayo Felony and WC. This record is coming together like sweaty ass cheeks…
No Q & A this time ya’ll. I’m in a hurry. I’ll answer all questions next time.
Keep It Gangsta - Cube"
Dr. Dre Hints at Kraftwerk Inspiration on Detox
Speaking of Detox, in a related interview the good Doctor hints at possible major influences he has adopted in the creative process to this massive release due out later this year. To read the interview [CLICK HERE]
411: Dr Dre & Jay-Z To Drop Detox Record
E! News own Michael Yo has been putting out a rumour of a studio collab between industry legends Jay-Z and Dr. Dre and dropping the record this week! Further reports have arisen supporting the notion that this "uptempo" track will be the infamous Detox's first single.
50 Cent Speaks About Detox
Taken from Rapbasement.com:
50 Cent recently talked about his studio relationship with Dr Dre and what he has done for Dre's highly delayed and upcoming "Detox" album. According to the G-Unit leader, Dr Dre used him for a portion of his recording process on the album back in 2007. "I don't even know what's going on with the Detox," Fif admitted. "The last [time] I spoke to Dre, he was actually not mixing my records because he was working on The Detox and then we finally got him to mix the records and you know, I think he's back in here producing records for it but I haven't heard pretty much I think it was five or six songs that he actually recorded but that was a long time ago. He probably has a lot more now but I've been recording for The Detox two years ago."
50 Cent Talks About Working With Dr Dre On His Detox Album - Watch Here:
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Ludacris Works Detox with Dre
In a surprising yet interesting turn of events, recent actions by a trifling, mystery person revealed a bombshell. The “Mouth of the South,” Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges, was outted as one of Dr. Dre’s main contributors for his long awaited album, Detox. “O.G.’s Theme,” a demo version of a track that is scheduled to appear on the album, was performed by the legendary Atlanta rapper with him trading in his patented southern baritone stylings for a more relaxed and casual flow; an obvious attempt at mimicking the good Dr.
Luda vented some of his frustrations through his Twitter page, where the southern behemoth said, “Not sure how this leaked. It was fun trying to sound like Dr. Dre!”
Luda is not the only ATLien to help Dre with his long awaited project. None other than T.I., the King of the South, is said to also be ghostwriting for the West Coast legend. “Coming Back,” a track rumoured to be on the ever elusive album, was leaked onto the internet a few months ago. No official confirmation has been given by TIP as to whether he is officially involved in the project.
For Ludacris' latest Detox release: [CLICK HERE]
Detox Track! Dre featuring Nas & TI
Seasoned fans know better by now than to get too excited when material that's destined to appear on Dr. Dre's Detox leaks. No matter how dope a track may sound, there's no guarantee that it'll really end up on the good doctor's infinitely delayed album. Indeed, the very fact that you're hearing a Detox demo may make it less likely that that song will ever see the light of day: Rumour has it Dre has scrapped months of studio work in frustration at seeing snippets leak to the public in unfinished form. So take all that as a word of caution before listening to "Topless," the totally awesome alleged Detox demo featuring T.I. and Nas that leaked yesterday. (Check it out below; some NSFW language.)
Here's one glaring hint that "Topless" is an incomplete demo: Dr. Dre doesn't actually rap on it. Instead, the song opens with T.I. delivering a sick verse that's evidently meant to come out of Dre's mouth. ("Look, Eazy, ain't a damn thing changed, I promise/Still live like we did back on Straight Outta Compton...") It's widely known that Dr. Dre gets the best lyricists in the game to draft verses for him -- check how he flowed exactly like Eminem on "Forgot About Dre," or like credited co-writer Jay-Z on "Still D.R.E." How cool is it to hear T.I. demonstrating his ghost-writing contribution first-hand? Nas' guest verse, on the other hand, seems intended to be rapped by Nas as-is, and it's another winner, packed with the kind of intricate imagery that only God's Son can pull off.
And the beat? Well, it's one of the best things Dre's done in years, all dusty piano keys and boom-bap drums. Those sounds have more in common with the golden age of New York hip-hop than with the glossy synth melodrama of most post-2001 Dre productions -- a welcome evolution for an NY head like yours truly. But like I said, I'm going to cut myself off before I get too psyched about this track, only to be disappointed when a completed version never materializes. How about you?
"Topless" by Dr. Dre (featuring Nas & T.I.)
Nas To Appear On Dr. Dre's "Detox"
Fresh off a busy 2008, Nas is set to take 2009 by storm with a scheduled appearance on Dr. Dre's long awaited CD, Detox.
The Queens MC who usually keeps a low profile between albums is talking openly about his affinity for working with one of music's best producers.
"I did a joint. I think it's crazy," Nas says of working with Dre. "He's someone I'd love to do a whole album with one day. He's incredible. I think he's the best producer of all time."
With guest spots on projects from Keyshia Cole, DJ Khaled, The Game and Young Jeezy, over the past year, Nas promises that his Detox collaboration will be history."
Nas is up for two Grammys at the February 8 ceremony in Los Angeles, including best rap album for his latest effort, Untitled.
"Whether I win or lose, I'm happy hip-hop made it that far."
Dre Drops Line of Cognac and Vodka.
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre's cognac and vodka brands will hit liquor stores in the next 60 days, according to celebrity booze marketer Drinks America Holdings Ltd.
The products are the fruits of a joint venture between Wilton, Conn.-based Drinks America and Dr. Dre's Interscope Geffen A&M Records label, a unit of Universal Music, (Aftermath Entertainment)
Aftermath Congac will come out first, followed by an 80-proof flavoured and unflavoured sparkling vodka, Drinks America said Monday in its fourth-quarter earnings statement.
It added that the marketing for the beverages will be tied in with the release of Dr. Dre's long awaited "Detox" album. In late, July Dr. Dre told USA Today that the album would be out in "November or December."
Drinks America, which also markets Donald Trump vodka and Willie Nelson whiskey, said its net loss for the year ended April 30 narrowed to $6.3 million, or $0.08 per share, from $9.4 million, or $0.14 per share. Its stock slipped a penny to 29 cents on NASDAQ's over-the-counter Bulletin Board Tuesday.
Snoop Dogg Confirms Detox Drop
Rapper Snoop Dogg recently left the recording studio, recording tracks for Dr. Dre's highly anticipated album, Detox.
"That record is real it's coming," Snoop Dogg said during an interview today (June 25) on Big Boy's Neighbourhood. "You know me, I was starting to doubt it myself and then I went up in there and he played so much music for me it knocked my head off."
Snoop Dogg confirmed the fabled, decade-long project was finished and that the Doctor was selecting tracks for the album.
"I see what he got them waiting for, it's on and poppin," Snoop Dogg said. "He got records, he got heat."
Dr. Dre will also sit in the producer's seat for Snoop Dogg's upcoming album.
"Yea he's doing my next album. I got the title and everything," Snoop confirmed without revealing the album's title.
In related news, Snoop recently released a country-themed video for his single "My Medicine," which features a westernized Snoop alongside Willie Nelson, Julianne Hough, Brad Paisley and others.
The song is taken from Snoop Dogg's latest album Ego Trippin'.
By Roman Wolfe [Allhiphop]
Dre's Family Vacation in Hawaii
Producer Dr Dre, his wife Nicole Threatt and kids son Truth(b.1997) and daughter Truly(b.2001) are pictured vacationing in Hawaii. Beach football and Scuba-diving with the family.
This is the ultimate detox away from studio Detox... Never rush perfection. Check the muscle on Action Man Andre! Hope he brought enough supply...
For the complete photo collection check [Dre in Hawaii]