Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Akon's "Kush" Goes On Sale At iTunes November 18

UPDATE: "Kush" hits the streets formally tomorrow, as Interscope Records sends a formal announcement of "Detox's" first finished leak.

Monday’s release of the song “Kush,” brought a bit of a renewed anticipation to Dr. Dre’s Detox album, after a year filled with false starts. The single, which features Snoop Dogg, Akon and an artist Slim Da Mobsta confirmed to DubCNN.com as Chief Thuderbird or Sly, almost met the same fate as “Under Pressure.” During an interview with Big Boy of Power 106, Dre said the song was also an unauthorized leak, but it will be a keeper nonetheless.

“It got leaked, and it was a version of it that I wasn’t really happy about,” Dre explained. “But we’re gonna go ahead and push it and put it out, since everybody seems to like it. It’s about weed smoking, and I didn’t want people to think that’s what my album was about. This is actually the only type of song with that type of content on it.”

In addition to pushing his line of Beats headphones—which Advertising Age just named one of America’s Hottest Brands—Dre said he was looking forward to more collaborations with Snoop as well as meeting and working with fellow Compton native Kendrick Lamar. All of the progress has apparently sped up Dre’s usually methodical recording process.

“I see the finish line right now,” Dre added.  “I’m wrapping it up. I need about two or three more songs, and hopefully I’ll start the mixing process at the end of next month. From that point I’m about 30 days out. One of the reasons it was taking so long was because I felt like I was doing it more out of obligation as opposed to actually feeling it.” (November 16)

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Interscope Records and Dr. Dre just gave word that "Kush" will be made available on iTunes tomorrow, mentioning that Detox is presently planned for "early 2011."

101 Comments

  • MONEY GREEN

    I love Dre's music one of his producers DJ Silk is also producing on my album See All Tell Nothing out dec 2010 on itunes follow me on itunes ping! PEACE N LUV MONEY GREEN First Mind Ent

  • former Drefan

    I'm so pissed at Jimmy Iovine sitting there like a fag prolly telling Dre what to do and how Detox should sound.

  • Slow and Low

    Dre iz the slowest producin' nigga alive...but he always thorough doe...

  • thecool1

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  • GEKO

    Dr dre came with some real Hip Hop yall ni@#az like waca focka so who carez what U like. Playboy

  • Renzo rollin

    Dre lost. Millions of hip hop heads all over the world world are waiting for a bangin next level hip hop album and Dre comes with a corny first single that's poppy and unoriginal.

  • hyped

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  • tha truth just get over it

    Nobody wants that wack Shit

  • Takanori Ozeki

    イイ!

  • Leon

    Yo Dre, dont pay attention to these comments bro. These guys are obviously haters since they waste their time coming to a blog just to speak negative of a person. Kush is great! Cant wait for Detox!

  • Jan

    F%$k all you haters, hust be happy one of the giants is still standing tall, not cube, not Jay, Nas maybe and not even the Wu is preforming for so many years.. Dre will school us again with innovation.. An dfor those who thought Dre fell off because his last cd is 11 years old, read again bitches http://www.allmusic.com/artist/dr-dre-p26119/credits Deeeeetooooox is comming!

    • former Drefan

      There's nothing innovative bout "Kush" Track sounds like it was made in 05. I want tracks that sound like they're made in 2013

  • insanemacbeth

    it's REALLY weird with hiphopdx.com hiphopdx.com alwayz gets a lot of hip-hop newz....but when it comes to the BIG-BOY newz, it alwayz seems like hiphopgame.com getz it first. hasn't anyone seen the XXL mag, with DR. DRE on the cover?

  • wit it

    if you dont know hip hop dont comment dumb shits

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  • Drefan since 93

    If Detox sounds like "Kush", I don't even want Detox. I want sum crazy shit. His craziest productions are the best to me. "Natural Born Killers" and "What's the Difference" for example are still sick as fuck.

  • Vincent Gonzalez

    Every solo dre album changed hip hop this one will to DETOX FOEVER!

  • Anonymous

    I cant believe it, it's actually going to happen.

  • casper21

    The shit leaked two nights ago, Dre spoke on it in a radio interview yesterday, and already today I heard it on the radio in Toronto. Just watch the machine (interscope) push the shit outta this record and album. The bulk of ya'll can bitch till you die, they're trying to push this shit to the masses, not keep it limited to hip hop fans. Hell, most of you don't even support the music you like, so why bitch if you ain't gonna buy it.

  • DJ Blur

    hes like maker of Metal Gear4, dude comes out with best game ever-a masterpiece and says it sucks himself ahhaha like his brain is 20 yrs in the future and the ps3 cant even do what he wanted

  • Anonymous

    detox coming out 3001

  • Erik Quinty

    detox is gonna be as lame as half of the shit on the radio now....that mother fuckers just trying to stay relevant

  • A Real Nigga

    I'm Happy That Dre is on his best shit.DETOX will change the landscape of hip-hop just like The Chronic did in 92.

    • casper21

      @hootie your a fool if you think he stealing credit for Storch's work. Read the fuckin cd jackets, if Storch worked on it his name is always there, and he openly talks about working with him and brings up the mutual respect he has for him. Storch's other work never sounds as good as the work he does with Dre, you wonder why? maybe because it takes more than a Storch piano riff to make a solid record. There's a lot more to beats than you think.

    • hootie whooooo!!!!!!

      i dont know what the *uck u been listening to....but dre been fell off...half of his best work was either sampled or scott storch made it and he took the credit...detox is gonna be *uckin trash...no hate...chronic and doggystyle classic....thats about it.

  • ugly truth

    Dre is a beat don! the sound is the same now! produces all over the industry have studied his sound copied it and moved on. now people are to into different sounds (kanye's sound for example, extremely filtered drums and new electronic sounds and synths). All this waiting sounds like beats frm 2002-2007, and mixing that took to long. Jus sayin the shit sounds old. Even the song with Jay-z and who CARES about features from rappers people have moved on from. Postedjust now!!

    • Big Chill

      I agree. Been a Dre fan for a loooooooong time, but all his ish lately sounds the same; same beat. He needs to go back and start sampling and slicing record beats. That way his shit will sound like no one elses and be original.

    • achpe2

      Im with you. Detox will be an ordinary album. Its been too long and music has changed too much. I bet there are still people dreaming about the album, thinking its going to be monumental. Dre and stupid ass fans have been keeping this lie of an album going for years, then we wonder why we get dumb music cause you got stans and dumb ass fans.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah fuck those weed anthems. I mean grow up. How old are you Dre? 45 years and still rapping about weed.

  • BWS-Fish

    Like ive said on here many times before, I am at the point where I couldnt care less if this album ever comes out. It doesnt hurt to hold off on an album for a while to build hype, but its 11 years and counting. I was excited in about 2005, now I just dont give a fuck.

  • Wolfman

    I can't wait to open my Detox CD and read the note that says, "Gotcha Bitches!"

  • For Real

    How about you shut the fuck up and leave one of the greats alone. Without DRE alot of shit wouldn't of happened. All you fucking lil teenagers trying to talk shit on here thinking your hard or fucking know rap its a joke. fucking go listen to soulja boi all day ya faggots

    • poisonives

      couldn't agree more. i'm 16 but i still recognize everything dre has done for hip hop. people saying detox will flop are just fucking idiots. if he already has 2 classics, what makes you think this will flop if he's had longer to work on it? damn right, go listen to soulja boy

    • the truth

      Dre is a beat don! the sound is the same now! produces all over the industry have studied his sound copied it and moved on. now people are to into different sounds (kanye's sound for example, extremely filtered drums and new electronic sounds and synths). All this waiting sounds like beats frm 2002-2007, and mixing that took to long. Jus sayin the shit sounds old. Even the song with Jay-z and who CARES about features from rappers people have moved on from.

  • Anonymous

    MAN TAKE DAT WACK ASS NIGGA AKON OFF DA ALBUM!!!! I RATHER HEAR Z-RO FROM TEXAS SING THE HOOK

    • DocturJay

      Z-Ro very underrated and a emcee from the south that can actually spit game. He teaching right now too, good look for him as well as Bun B. Lil who? lmao hes an entertainer not an artist.

  • Nico 3

    Translated, Detox sounds like it will come out next summer.

  • Petey Pete

    “I see the finish line right now,” Dre added. “I’m wrapping it up. I need about two or three more YEARS..." There fixed it for you Dre

  • Anonymous

    yes we no the song didnt take 10 years to make but he has been saying he been working on this album for over 10 years now and must have better tracks than that.. i mean it was good but not great! i rather banks hfm2 over detox straight up!

  • yugang

    I'll believe the album release when i see it. On another note glad to see dre acknowledges kendrick lamar cause dude is one of the best upcoming rappers (scratch that) mcs out right now

  • Tha Truth

    for all of you that think that it tooks 10 whole years to make songs like that, you're fucking ignorant he's been producing the past 10 years, for eminem, the game, 50 cent, etc. Producing is just like if he was writing lyrics for 10 years, it's hard work. SO in the time between, he gets to work on his album So it did not take a full 10 years you dumbfucks, you dumbasses need to get your ears torn off for being so damn ignorant

    • the ugly truth

      Dre is a beat don! the sound is the same now! produces all over the industry have studied his sound copied it and moved on. now people are to into different sounds (kanye's sound for example, extremely filtered drums and new electronic sounds and synths). All this waiting sounds like beats frm 2002-2007, and mixing that took to long. Jus sayin the shit sounds old. Even the song with Jay-z and who CARES about features from rappers people have moved on from. Postedjust now

    • Petey Pete

      Um we know he didn't take 10 years to make the song. But Detox has been in production for like 10 years.

    • Anonymous

      lol, yeah I know that he hasn't awake for ten years in his basement working on the levels in this wack track. but with that much hype around your album, shiet, you should be putting out some tighter shit than that. I mean go steal some scott storch beats or something if you have to, we want a still dre 2010.

  • instrocious

    honestly who really cares about Dre or Detox anymore? Dude needs to step down

    • Deeez Nutz

      Its the Dudes last album,let him do what he wants.Jesus Christ..

    • al

      we no the song aint take 10 years but he been working on the album for over 10 years and surely has better tracks, dont get me wrong the track is good but im expecting better! anyway im happy with lloyd banks hfm2 for 2010 thats gonna be classic! if not classic then great.. anyway its gonna be dope!!

    • al

      we no the song aint take 10 years but he been working on the album for over 10 years and surely has better tracks, dont get me wrong the track is good but im expecting better! anyway im happy with lloyd banks hfm2 for 2010 thats gonna be classic! if not classic then great.. anyway its gonna be dope!! HFM2 nov 22

    • tha truth

      go suck a dick faggot

  • Spitta

    who else thinks dre should have curren$y and lloyd banks on a track together that wud b EPIC & DOPE

  • Rick Ross

    WAT???? NO RICK ROSS FEATURE THAT AINT COOL MAN NOT HAVIN THE BAWSE ON THE ALBUM!???! IM GON ARREST DAT NIGGA LIKE I DID WIZ KHALIFA...oops!!!!

  • lashawn

    TO ALL THE MOTHERFUCKERS WHO HATES MAN SHUT THE FUCK UP.

    • the super ugly truth

      Dre is a beat don! the sound is the same now! produces all over the industry have studied his sound copied it and moved on. now people are to into different sounds (kanye's sound for example, extremely filtered drums and new electronic sounds and synths). All this waiting sounds like beats frm 2002-2007, and mixing that took to long. Jus sayin the shit sounds old. Even the song with Jay-z and who CARES about features from rappers people have moved on from.!!!!

    • lukeknocks

      for real tho, its funny ass hell reading all these fools who take this shit waaaaay too serious

  • Anonymous

    This don't make the 10 year cut. you making us wait for this, generic sounding beat, with the must unoriginal topic in the world.

  • o.k./gutter man

    and oh yeah- i feel like kush isnt really a leak and that dre is trying to feel people out- to see what to actually release as detox(Sasquatch)lol

  • Best Rappers

    Thomas, it aint about a weed song, he shouldn't put it on the album cause its not tight.

  • o.k.

    o.k., knowing the industry and dre's obsessiveness -it seems like we wont see detox till at least may 2011. cause 3 more songs can take a month. mixing a week. mastering a few days, but the record company is gonna have to get its shit together and all that will take a couple months. i predict DETOX: Summer release.

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  • Best Rappers

    If dre is truly serious about making a classic, then Kush shouldnt be on thier, if not go ahead an put that crap on the album.

  • Best Rappers

    Dre shouldn't even put that crap on the album, a sane person like me can hear kush is not tight at all.

  • dillaDOOM

    i bet he has about a 100 songs that we the fans would find incredible but he over analyses, im not too happy with this song, the beat is insane but the song aint great. i really hope that jay z verse from under pressure gets used, "i should be ducking theese clubs, tiger woods" freaking awsome. cmon dreeeeeee detox us

  • Anonymous

    only three songs , so that will only take like another 3 years , get the fuck outta here , detox is a myth like the monster of loch ness it apears once in a while but when it comes down to proof ain't nobody seen nothing , no cd , no detox

  • yeahright

    Don't worry, Dre. I'm not expecting a Detox, let alone a song like "Kush".

  • merk

    no shit that dre will take a while to release his album. he takes like a week on his drums alone. why the fuck are people surprised by his pushbacks? jesus you people are stupid and ignorant as SHIT to hiphop

  • lukeknocks

    any of ya'll who miss that cali gangsta rap...real cali gangtsa rap just look up all them underground artist out north in cali. J Stalin Beeda Weeda Husalah Jacka G Malone Messy Marvin

  • lukeknocks

    and even if it takes another 10 years for it to come out im sure all ya'll fags are just gonna keep jumpin to the next "hottest" thing, fuckin mainstream commercial ass niggas

  • lukeknocks

    im sure it'll be a classic album even if it did take so long to come out.

  • FuckYoudre

    this shit aint gon drop...you been in the damn mixing process for abt a decade now...just retire fag

  • Grant

    Hopefully dre releases Kush as a single within the next few days.

  • D-Anonymous

    unless its a 4 cd set that makes my ears cum,i wont like it :) thanx dre for the wait...

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