Former Aftermath artist Game has vouched for Dr. Dre’s long-delayed Detox album and said the renowned producer’s upcoming release will be worth the wait.
According to Game, Doc’s track record speaks for itself like his previous releases, The Chronic and The Chronic 2001.
“Man, I can’t even describe … I would just say it’s a classic West Coast album but it was world-renowned and it had an international appeal, like who from where didn’t f*ck with that album?,” Game asked in an interview. “With 2001 he just went back to do what he do best man and that’s just trying to create the sun, moon, stars and Earth in seven days, man. The thing that stands out to me about 2001 is the same thing that stood out to me about Chronic — Dre is a perfectionist and no matter when he coughs up an album, B, they be exactly what you need. I know it seem like he be taking forever with these albums but if you think about the time that passed between the Chronic and 2001, I think Detox is just about due. So it’s not about him just making us wait, it’s his format.” (XXL Mag)
After a brief falling out in mid-2005, Game recently talked about re-connecting with Dre.
“I’m back in with Dre everyday going hard in the studio doing the little stuff, working on Detox with him and he’s working on The R.E.D. Album with me. It’s just, we got a good feeling out here…I did my last two albums without Dre and even though, I just did it on my own man. When I talked to him, he [was like] I’ve been doing a good job and he took a listen and I did my thing. I learned well, my time at Aftermath was spent well, so getting back in, that old feeling came back. The chemistry is crazy, I got a lot of love for that dude and that’s why I never really disrespected him or really went at Aftermath, I only did what I had to do to survive man, but I got love for dude and we back in grindin’ man.” (That’s Hip Hop)
While talking about his departure from Aftermath Records, Rakim previously said he was recruited for Detox.
“Creative differences [happened] as far as Dre makes his kind of music and I like to make my kind and you know, we ain’t understand how different we was until we got in the studio and started working together. It didn’t work out but hopefully in the future, we can do a little joint together…The last I spoke to him was, I had did something for him maybe it was a year ago when he just started putting together his album, I did something on one of the tracks but I don’t know which songs are making his album but you know, big up to him. I haven’t spoke to him since his son passed away.” (Hard Knock TV)
The Doc recently promised the project’s delivery for sometime in 2010.
“[I’m] only [working] on my album that I’ve been working on for the last ten years, that’s it [laughs],” Dre said about what projects he is working on. “The Detox record. Hopefully I’ll get it done by the end of this year and you’ll hear it next year. Motivation and other things getting in the way, that’s it [has caused the delay.]” (ABC News)
A release date for Detox has not yet been announced.