It’s rare to get a word from Dr. Dre. We usually hear from him indirectly through Bishop Lamont, some of the Aftermath staff producers like Hi-Tek, DJ Khalil and Focus and lately Snoop Dogg. So maybe this interview is a sign that his long-awaited album Detox will actually see release soon. Or maybe he just answered a few questions while pimping his new headphones. Says the good doctor,
I’m just now — over the last couple of months — starting to feel that it’s going to be right and it’s something I can be proud of, and everybody is going to love it.
Dre also says that if all goes according to plan, the album should come out by November or December. Nas, Jay-Z and Weezy will appear be on it and the beats will be driven by live drums. Come to think of it, there was something particularly dope about the drums on the new Dr. Dre-produced Bishop Lamont track (via OnSMASH).
Other than that, he talks a little about his plans after Detox. I’m glad he’s not following the trend in hip-hop of phony retirements. Not going to name anybody, you guys know who are.