Dr. Dre is abandoning his long-gestating Detox album.
Well, he’s scrapping the title, at least.
Hip-hop superproducer and business mogul Dre hasn’t released an album since 1999’s critically-acclaimed 2001. In the 15 years since, there has been endless speculation and conversation regarding his follow-up, which until this week, was known to the public as Detox. Dre released singles, performed shows with Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and Eminem; but no album was ever released. Now, according to producer Dawaun Parker, Dre is moving on with a new title.
“The album he’s working on is not called Detox,” Parker told Jeff Weiss and Nocando on their “Shot’s Fired” Podcast. “He scrapped Detox a couple of years ago and came up with another title. I won’t say what the title is ’cause I haven’t seen that online or anything yet.”
Parker says he’s worked on numerous tracks for the album, and he believes that Dre will release the project. But he has no idea when.
“The music is there,” Parker adds. “I feel like one day, [Dr. Dre is] gonna wake up and say, ‘Today’s the day,’ and put it out. The music’s been there.”
Parker joins a lengthy list of “Don’t worry, it’s coming” Dr. Dre associates, including Warren G, 50 Cent, Eminem and Snoop himself. As Dre’s been fairly busy making millions with his Beats By Dre headphone brand, it doesn’t seem like his album is a major priority. But he is reportedly behind the boards for Kendrick Lamar’s highly-anticipated upcoming album.