Dre, who was interviewed at the 23rd ASCAP Awards, spoke on his oft-delayed album. “Absolutely, I’m leaving this event and heading right to the studio. I’m getting it crackin’ and trying to put it out by the end of the fall. I’m trying to give everyone what they’ve been waiting for and make sure they’re not disappointed. This it, that’s all I’m doing.”
Dre then spoke on “Under Pressue,” which was met with lukewarm reception. “[The leaked ‘Under Pressure’ was] absolutely not [real],” said Dre of the cut, which features Jay-Z.
Dre went on to describe the leak’s shortcomings, and the internet’s impact on music security. “I didn’t get a chance to finish the record, the vocals are real rough, it’s not blended right and there’s not even a hook on the song. It’s not done, the music’s not done, it’s just one of those things we have to deal with today in this business because of technology and all of that. It’s real easy for somebody to steal your shit so what can you do?”