Producer Dr. Dre has addressed his long-awaited Detox album delay and said he is still trying to create the “perfect” record.
Dre also said the studio time he’s dedicated to other artists has further delayed the album.
“Once that sound is right, once that mix is right, it’s a feeling that you get, here — It’s unexplainable,” Dre said about putting together his records. “I have to go out to clubs now…You need to understand what people are listening to. I’m working hard on it. I’m stopping to work on other artists in-between, but the minute it’s done and I feel it right here. I don’t think I’ve done that [perfect] record yet. I’ll know what it is when it comes; I know exactly what it is in my head, but I haven’t done it yet. It’s close…I got some sh*t coming, believe me.” (Guardian)
Dre associate Warren G recently spoke on the album delay and having a possible collaboration on the project.
“Yeah, he gonna drop it, I mean, he’s just, he’s a perfectionist,” Warren promised in an interview. “So when he feels right, that’s when he’s gonna let it go but I think he’s close because when he starts working with Snoop [Dogg], that’s when I know he’s getting down to the wire. Me and him are supposed to do a record on there, he said as soon as he finds the right record, with the right melody, we’ll do it. So you know, I’m gonna be waiting so if I’m on Detox this time, cool. If not, I think it’ll be something that the world would love to see because it’s never been done, the publicity on it will be huge it’s like ‘Warren G and Dr. Dre doing a song? That’s crazy.'” (Hard Knock TV)
Dre recently admitted that the album would likely not come out until closer to 2011.
A script for another huge push back of the mythical album has been written. Dr. Dre is featured in the Dimedrop section of the March Edition of SLAM Magazine. The interview is mainly about Basketball but as usual, the interviewer Konate Primus couldn’t resist asking the producer about the status of the album. “Well, I’m working on it, but also I’ve been working on other people’s projects; you’ll probably hear something in a year or so.” (Hip Hop N More)
Speaking at an in-store media conference last November, Dre also explained why he has to feel “right” about the solo project before dropping it.
“You know what, I’m working hard on it man,” Dre promised during an in-store interview. “I’m going and I’m stopping, I’m working with other artists in-between and what have you, but I’m working hard on it and the minute it’s done and I feel it right here [in my chest] and it feels right to me, that’s when it’ll come out. And you know, hopefully at the beginning of the year.” (Ms. Drama TV)