Kendrick Lamar Says Dr. Dre's "Detox" Is Basically Done, Will Drop Soon

Compton's own, K Dot, speaks about his introduction with Dre, another Compton artist, and says "Detox" will drop "soon."

Compton emcee, Kendrick Lamar's rise within Los Angeles Rap has been one to watch in recent times. Running from obscurity to running with the elite veterans of left coast Hip Hop, Kendrick Lamar has been getting co-signs left and right. One of those co-signs came from Dr. Dre. The Good Doc didn't just see the potential in him; he also made him a part of the Detox project, according to several sources. In a recent interview with The Masked Gorilla, Kendrick spoke about his relationship with Dre and said that Detox is basically done. 

"Paul Rosenberg, Eminem's manager, reached out to Dr. Dre and said, 'This kid on the net, right now, is killing it. He has a crazy sound, a nice sound. You should mess with him.'

From there, Dre's attention was grabbed. The Compton vet quickly reached out to the Compton up-and-comer and their relationship has grown from that day forward. 

"Dre heard me that minute and got in contact with my peoples the next day. It's been on since. We've been trying to finish up this project, Detox. Well, it is basically [done]." 

When pressed for more details, Kendrick was quick to say he couldn't divulge too much information on the project. 

"I'm not going to give no time, no dates. Everybody looking for dates. I'll say soon." 

The video can be seen below. 

UNMASKED: Kendrick Lamar (TheMaskedGorilla.com Video Interview) from MASKED // GORILLA on Vimeo.

RELATED: Kendrick Lamar Speaks On His Relationship With Dr. Dre 

44 Comments

  • JFranks

    "You got a better chance of getting a copy of Detox"

  • @Deknowz

    You people are STILL waiting for Detox to come out? I guess you guys believe in Santa Clause too. I stopped caring 8 years ago! lol

  • XL DICK

    i agree completely. this album is gonna b strictly radio hits and Dre's career will forever be tainted by this inevitable disaster

  • fsdfsdf

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  • fsdfsdf

    Original Instrumentals/Beats 1 Instrumental - $30 2 Instrumentals - $46 3 Instrumentals - $60 4 Instrumentals - $75 5 Instrumentals - $85 6 Instrumentals - $93 7 Instrumentals - $100 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzd1EuVfGNY Original Instrumentals/Beats 1 Instrumental - $30 2 Instrumentals - $46 3 Instrumentals - $60 4 Instrumentals - $75 5 Instrumentals - $85 6 Instrumentals - $93 7 Instrumentals - $100 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzd1EuVfGNY Original Instrumentals/Beats 1 Instrumental - $30 2 Instrumentals - $46 3 Instrumentals - $60 4 Instrumentals - $75 5 Instrumentals - $85 6 Instrumentals - $93 7 Instrumentals - $100 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzd1EuVfGNY Original Instrumentals/Beats 1 Instrumental - $30 2 Instrumentals - $46 3 Instrumentals - $60 4 Instrumentals - $75 5 Instrumentals - $85 6 Instrumentals - $93 7 Instrumentals - $100 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzd1EuVfGNY Original Instrumentals/Beats 1 Instrumental - $30 2 Instrumentals - $46 3 Instrumentals - $60 4 Instrumentals - $75 5 Instrumentals - $85 6 Instrumentals - $93 7 Instrumentals - $100 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzd1EuVfGNY

  • Anonymous

    its been basically done for like 5 years now. this album will NOT live up to the hype and Dre is gonna get ridiculed like crazy. he should've came out with a good album sooner or just left his solo projects as the chronic and 2001 and quit

  • Anonymous

    Lauryn Hill will drop the following week!

  • Phil A

    'Basically' done? Must be another year or 2 away from being released

  • Ho Hum

    Any more news on Detox should be consiered Spam mail. I'm sick of it...

  • Leo Tavarez

    Yea, yea, yea that shits been dropping since 2004 with yearly push backs, people who have been waiting for this have grown up, and now the crowd listening to most hip hop probally wont feel the vibe Detox was suppost to intend. Its gonna be a big let down, one reason only....the push backs plus high-high expectations.

  • Victor Cruz Perez

    I'm sure in one form or another we've already heard several versions of Detox, either through leaks or beats originally intended but given away to other artists on the label(Busta's The Big Bang comes to mind)

  • Ramnjit Singh Boparai

    Hiiipower

  • Jason

    The smartest date would be either Black Friday or the tuesday before x-mas for maximum sales over the weekend.

  • Detox will never drop

    Detox will NEVER drop. how many times have you heard "it's done, or it's coming"!? since 2005!!! I honestly think it's NOT worth the time. especially with Jimmy being boss, he's gonna want a Pop album! Let's Just listen to Kendrick, Em, Jay rock, Glasses, Nipsey, Cube, WC & Game. because Detox is a Myth. always been a Myth..

  • fuckblogs

    first off, its been coming soon for way longer than a couple years, member game's documentary on the higher track, dre says "watch out for detox" that shit was i dont even know howwww long ago, years. He wants to make a classic, he has pressure to, and this fucked up thing we consider hiphop changes every single day, so he has to make it perfect. i personally think it well never be released, but if it does, it will be worth the wait.

  • Anonymous

    Producers, artists & everyone are saying Detox is almost done. The only one not saying that is Dre himself & that's really all that matters.

  • Doug Nichols

    Detox is the Duke Nukem Forever of hip hop. Takes over a decade to complete, and by the time it drops you really don't care about it anymore and aren't really upset when it isn't that good.

  • Anonymous

    if HHDX runs one more "Kendrick Lamar talks about Dr Dre" story, i am going to throw up. Search for "Kendrick Lamar" on this website and see how many stories they've published already saying the exact same thing. Its beyond old and yall are starting to make Kendrick look wack. It's not like he is interviewing with HHDX so I dont fault Kendrick. but HHDX keeps looking u KDot interviews just to report the same thing. ARE YALL KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR STORIES, HHDX? Get out of here, pimp.

  • Anonymous

    Basically done my ass? that shit bout as done as a baby mama and baby daddy first break up!

  • Anonymous

    Pigs will fly before Detox is released. Fuck Dr. Dre.

  • J

    People been saying 'soon' for like a year now! Will believe it when I see it.

  • G-zus

    I'll see the Chupacabra before Detox.

  • Sensaye252

    This has become the biggest joke in hip-hop. Let's face it man...Dre doesn't have his crew of co-producers anymore, and he knows he can't live up to the legendary reputation he has or the 10 years worth of anticipation that 'Detox' has built up. Every two weeks someone comes out and says "it's basically done". I bet you none of these niggas have any clue about the progress of the album. If you listen to Dre's beats over the last several years without his ghost producers, all the beats sound the same. Clanky piano, heavy bassline, hard snare. I like that style of his beats, but don't expect any of the live instrumentation or diversity in his beats like he had before.

  • R.E.D.

    As far as i'm concerned, fuck Detox! We've been waiting for that shit too long. WTT just dropped, RED Album is coming next week, J.Cole's album is coming, Thug Motivation 103 is coming. So i'm good for this year. If Dre drop Detox, cool. If not, i got plenty of new albums i can bump in my ride.

  • Anonymous

    didnt kendrick just meet dre this year? now hes speaking on the album? LOL

  • colw world

    Dr Dre has given us some of the best beats and tracks in hiphop...especially 2001, marshal mathers lp and n.w.a shit. yes detox shoulda dropped time ago and its gettin on everyones tits but i dont understand why people are sayin dre has sold out, hes wack, 'hes a troll'..... dre will have beats hes saved over the years and they will be sik, i hace faith detox still...dre will prove all you 'once dre fans' wrong and detox will be CLASSIC (prob not as good as 2001 as thats one of the best lp's in hiphop detox would be sik if dre got these features kurupt hopsin tyler snoop dogg kendrick lamar game frank ocean j. cole jay electronica (no eminem you ask?) slim has only made 4 albums in my eyes, and they wer all classic slim shady lp marshal mathers lp the eminem show infinate i dont want eminem on detox, i need a doctor and die hard wer weak as fuk, never the less, eminem will most likely feature on detox red album cole world detox

  • None of Your Bidness

    aye...who cares anymore? really...the wait for this album has been past the point of obnoxious. WTT dropped roughly within a year of it's announcement and this guy couldn't put together 15 to 20 tracks in 10 years? While he's winning in terms of his business ventures musically that equals a fail IMO.

  • Eddy

    The best thing Dre could do is get this kid all over Detox, he is insane, he dropped the best verse on R.E.D, has album of the year right now and deffinately has a classic or two in him.

    • beatrixkid

      i agree. if kendrick lamar is spittin like he does on just one track on R.E.D. then detox will be ill. Dre is no dumby. with lamar he gets the respect of the hardcore hip hop fans and with eminem he gets the mainstream fans.

    • Anonymous

      your pussy sounds wet like shit cant take you serious brah. you need more people.

  • Anonymous

    Detox has been "coming soon" for the past four years. Literally. We're all getting trolled. There's no album coming. Dr. Dre is the world's greatest troll. Who would have expected it, too, since he's black? It's perfect.

  • wu4lyf

    Fuck Dre and his no-show album. Stop doing Dr Pepper ads and promoting headphones and drop an album with some worthy beats. Live by your reputation.

    • Doug Nichols

      He's making a killing off those damn headphones. Probably gonna make more money in the audio business (headphones, speakers for computers, whatever) than he will from dropping Detox.

  • Anonymous

    Dre's son died so he's lookin at kendrick as his son now

  • Anonymous

    this shit been coming soon for the last 10 years

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