Here we go again haha. The most elusive album in hip-hop might very well be Dr. Dre‘s Detox. It’s been hyped for well over a decade and even prompted Kendrick to make one of his most fire songs called “Look Out For Detox” back in 2010. It seems every couple years we get an update just assuring fans that it does in fact exist and might see the light of day.
The latest to do so is Flying Lotus, who revealed in an interview with Billboard that the album is very real. Not only that but he said it’s the sequel to his 2015 album Compton. Just last year Dre revealed he’s working on music and “we’ll see” if it’ll ever come out. See more info in the excerpt from the Billboard interview below and enjoy!
I know Dr. Dre has been a huge inspiration for you, as well as Snoop’s Doggystyle album when you were growing up. I bring up Dre because you worked with Anderson .Paak on “More.” When you see somebody like Dr. Dre, who has been able to tap in with younger artists like an Anderson or Kendrick Lamar, two and half decades later, what impresses you most about his longevity?
He’s still excited. That’s what I got from being around him. He’s just still excited about music. When I came to the studio, he played me Detox. He was like, “You fuck with it or what?!” I was like, “Yeah!” He was just super hyped on it. We were listening to the shit and he was dancing around the studio with his wife and shit. He has that feeling like, “Fuck yeah. I’m rich as fuck, but I’m having a great time still.” It was really cool to see.
When I first met him, he had the same [attitude]. He just had this thing where he was like, “I’m just fucking blessed. I’m excited to work.” I get that feeling from him. It’s hard thing to hold onto for a long time, you know? It’s dope.
Detox, man. I always wondered if it was a fictitious tale.
It’s real, man. It exists.
Is it like The Chronic or 2001?
It’s Dre. [Laughs.] The version I heard is the sequel to Compton. It makes sense after Compton, I think. It makes sense, but I like it better than Compton.