50 Cent Shares Why He Thinks Dr. Dre Delayed "Detox" For So Long

50 Cent also shares some advice he gave to Dr. Dre about the elusive project.

Dr. Dre has kept fans patiently waiting for the follow up to 1999’s The Chronic 2001, and has given false hope by dropping some singles over the past few years. During an interview with WGCI’s The Morning Riot (via FSD), 50 Cent explained why he thinks Detox is still not in stores and how it relates to Dre’s wavering love of music.

“He been working on that project for so long that he falls in love with music, and then he falls out of love with it. He’s got a lot of good stuff playing in the studio and it comes in and out, plus that.”

Fif shared some advice that he gave to Dre about the elusive project. The G-Unit general told him that he doesn’t have to keep changing the LP, because if it’s even remotely similar to The Chronic, then fans will be satisfied.

“You know what I said to him? I said, you don’t have to change anything. Because the period of time you haven’t put out.. Like Sade, it reminds me of the record that I’d like from him. And I’m like, yeah, play that, that’s the new one. And it feels like the last one. So Dre, he doesn’t have to create a formula because he was gone so long that if he gives us something that feels like The Chronic, we’d be absolutely happy.”

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73 Comments

  • Austin

    the reason why the chronic was such a big hit, is because that oldschool\west coast\low riding vibe suited that certain period and time. It was the perfect album for 2001. An album couldnt of done better. Now with the detox it can go two ways. It can flop, but people will still buy it cause the delay on this album has got people curious as F*ck. Or, It will take off. But in order for the album to be as good as the chronic, it has to be diffrent from the chronic but still keep it Dre. Cause the chronic is in the past and no one wants to be stuck in the past. So this detox album has to be new, unique, and Dre. and still live up to the legacy of the chronic. So i think he is scared to drop it. and i dont blame him. Expectations are high. Personally i hope he doesn't drop the album. Cause if its been that much of an issue that you had to wait so long to drop the album, then its not worth the risk in my opinion. but then again it could be even bigger than the Chronic. So its kinda stuck in rough position.

  • SMH

    oh shut up 50, live by your own advise your albums suck balls...if i want Chronic 2001, i will bump chronic 2001..we want something new, diff and innovative While Nas is scared to invite lyrical rappers on his albums, Dre is scared to drop Detox coz it won't match his last offering then you call these shook people legends?

  • Truth

    I just think Dre is Afraid its gonna flop thats why he never released detox...honestly i don't care for it anymore he might as well release it out of nowhere

  • Notorious H.A.T.E.R.

    If he spent as much time making quality music as running his mouth then maybe 50 Cent wouldn't be a has-been. 50 milked the game for what it was worth during his short reign on the top and made millions but I think his personality had a negative affect on his music. 50 became identified more with his antics and character than his music. That's why he can still get pressed whenever he speaks but barely a pin drop when he makes music. STFU already.

    • fred

      maaan i love all that he has done and im still a die hard fan. but what u said was absolutly right, not a single thing wasnt smart

  • fifty full of it

    Why the fuck would anyone take advice from 50? The only hot album he ever put out is get rich or die tryin', and I suspect that eminem ghost wrote a lot of those lyrics while dre produced the beats

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Detox will be released. There's just no sense of urgency because Dre isn't feeling the process. For the first time, the music isn't coming as easy to him like it did before.

  • FURYAN

    ITS 2012 AND WE STILL BUMPING THAT 2001 TOO BAD WE'LL NEVER HEAR AN ALBUM LIKE THAT NOR A DOCTERS ADVOCATE BY GAME MABY A GODS SON FROM NAS NAS IS GONA BLOW YOUR MINDS WITH THAT NEW ALBUM. !!

  • SLick

    There is no detox fools, It's a rumour to keep you forever interested in aftermath,while there leader sits his lazy ass down and do nothing.

  • SLick

    If Dre wants detox to be so perfect, he should write his own fucking music.

    • Lyrically I'm Supposed To Represent

      no, it's the other way around, if the wants it to be good, he should get ghostwriters like Jay cause he's a wack ass songwriter.

  • SLick

    When are we gonna get a new Jay-z , Eminem, 50 cent,tupac or biggie, never!

    • Fuck

      don't live off the past. Those are dead and one, ain't no need for you to want someone that sounds like them. We need new bangin' shit.

  • SLick

    Kush was not bad,We just needed nate dogg instead of akorn

  • Anonymous

    if any of it sounds remotely like "kush" I never want to hear detox

  • well

    detox is gonna suck when it comes out brand new, i mean some of the tracks we gonna hear on there (if it ever comes out) would have been recorded years prior to the albums release

  • BLACK

    HEY CURT... YOU LOOKING PRETTY IN THAT PIC NIGGA.

  • Anonymous

    who cares for your thoughts 50. how many times rappers involve with detox gonna speak about detox. stfu release the rocord then talk

  • Anonymous

    50 is right though. A hip-hop album can only be so good, and I'm damn sure people bitter about Detox, yet still expecting it to be some sort of mythological musical savior, forget that too because it puts Dre in a no-win situation. Dre doesn't want to put it out because of that since Detox is probably his last solo LP ever and he's much more comfortable not committing to anything, always "perfecting" it, and not having to cross that point of no return. In the end though, Dre just has to call it a day, put it out, and leave it be. It's just a hip-hop album, even if it's a damn good one, and Dre is such a perfectionist with the bar set too high on everyone's impossible ass expectations that in his fucked up head it can always be better and so what he's got now just ain't good enough. Simple answer but after all I've followed on Detox, I'm sure that's the biggest reason he refuses to put it out. Dre has all the writers, producers, talent, money, and reach in the world, and it can only come down to whether he wants to put it out or not. It's all on him and that's it. Also to the guy comparing Brian Wilson's struggle to put out Smile with Detox, I get the comparison, but that shit is in its own galaxy. Smile was and is some next level shit way ahead of its time made by a genius at his creative (and mentally deteriorating) peak, but he didn't finish it to put it out for a lot of different reasons. One was the fact the rest of the Beach Boys thought it was too far out, fucked with the simple summer song formula, and they didn't get it. Another was the fact it was composed in a million little pieces like an unfinished symphony, and the limited studio technology then made it near-impossible for one to edit shit over and over as he'd need to since they had to physically cut and tape reels together to piece a track together. Dre don't have those problems. Dre is making too much money using his name and rep as a brand to sell headphones and other shit, and he's afraid to put out his last album because it can't reach the hype and the disappointment from it will fuck with Dre's brand name.

    • Playboy Modle Lexxie Ryan

      Looking at all these articles, it's pretty apparent that Dre passed the "perfect time" for the album. Im sure it will still give him a platinum plaque even if he put it out tomorrow, but after recoding probably 150 songs for the LP (that probably 100 could have been album material). JUST PUT IT OUT! Then release the other 8 albums worth of music that's collecting dust INSIDE your computers. Make your money Dre, you can fart on a track and still get 4 mics because of your legacy... Can't believe 50 Cent's advice was actually on point. Follow me @lexxieryanpbliv or check out my sexy hip hop related Youtube channel :)

    • Bigg Homie Locc Dogg

      Dre is SCARE-D... He knows the music has changed, and hes waiting waiting for that NWA movie to come out so he can release it at the same time and get some record sales offa that...

    • Anonymous

      Ur life must be SO sad and boring that u gotta write a novel on a c-section. It aint that hard homie. Kill urself ma nig

  • Mortis

    Detox is to Dre what Smile was to Brian Wilson. Except Dre aint on LSD he's on HGH

  • Corey Gunz is Young Money

    wow! more detox spam articles. detox is just a term now for everything and anything that's an idea toyed around with, but never coming into fruition.

  • Red Diamond

    50 is becoming shockingly humble in these recent interviews. He's on a rebuilding PR campagin.

    • iMCX

      I don't think its about being humble as much as it is about growing as a person. 50 MAINTAINED his spot on Forbes list of RICHEST rappers right? That tells me doesn't need a new PR campaign to return to music. You can tell he loves hip hop/ rap music & he wants people to listen to his NEW MUSIC instead of any supposed NEW "beef".

  • Mortis

    I forgot about Dre

  • Anonymous

    50 Cent giving Dr. Dre advice? Does anyone else think that's a bit, well, ridiculous?

    • IDK

      Co-sign @ iMCX and ETK. It's not like Dr. Dre is hearing his fans out about what they wanted him to put out. He's not a deity. It's real straight (and not ridiculous) that someone like 50 Cent is offering Dr. Dre a bit of advice. Dr. Dre helped 50 greatly on bringing him into the hip-hop map, so why not 50 give back and offer some help with some advice, whether Dre agrees or considers the advice or not.

    • ETK

      Considering a bunch of people here think they know what a rapper needs to do or what the hip-hop game needs or doesn't need, itsnot that ridiculous.

    • HUH?

      I agree - it's ridiculous that Fif is giving Dre advice. 50's only good albums (two) were because of Dre. The trash he has released consistently makes me laugh that he is telling Dre what is successful. And regarding 50's wealth - he's not even close to the richest (see Jay-Z and Diddy). He made money on Vitamin Water. He isn't making money on those lyrics....at least not his.

    • iMCX

      ONE hand WASHES the other TWO hands WASHES the FACE!

  • Dee "iMCX" Havior

    From a fans stand point, I would like to see a double disc from Dre! From an exec stand point I feel like Disc one "Detox" could feature artists like Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T, & J.Cole, YOU KNOW DETOX "fresh new talent"! Then disc two could be called "Kush"!, That would allow him to make a whole NEW version of the "Chronic" series if he wishes to continue with that theme in the future! He could work with Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Curren$y(not a new artist, but still virtually new to the masses & the boy music is just getting better) & any of the older artists he's worked with & so forth, that way he could introduce a new sound I know Dre is dying to give people. See what I'm saying? I think that would help break the mental shackles of trying to deliver something similar to "Chronic" in my humble opinion. Each disc would only have to contain 10 songs, plus those "infamous" funny ass skits! POW quick platinum project, ppl would eat that $hit UP!!! Like the OG Ferrari F 50 stated "We the people/fans'music lovers gone rock with whatever the Mighty Dre puts out". At a point in time where music sales are in a decline, we the artists just need to put out dope music & really work over OUR fan bases & show why we got into this artform. If you really LOVE what you do as a musician it will show, & if the people were ever really fans then their gonna rock regardless! I thought the project was a go, once they dropped "I need a Dr." & "Kush" two dope ass songs! Personally I feel like its some people some where within Interscope that feel like maybe the project won't go "platinum" or some technical BS that has NOTHING to do with dropping dope music! If that is the case check this out... during the hippy movement wasn't WEED a big part of that thing??? You know being care free & having fun? Now imagine Dr. Dre & Interscope setting the tone for the rest of the MAJORS & leading the movement of NOT caring about numbers & returning to feel good music! WE THE PEOPLE WANT DRE TO DROP THAT PROJECT!!!! DRE I WAS 13 WHEN CHRONIC 2001 DROPPED I JUST TURNED 26 C'MON SON QUIT PLAYING WITH MY MUSICAL EMOTIONS!! I JUST HAD CHRONIC 2001 IN THE CD DECK FOR A MONTH STRAIGHT IN MARCH. You can smoke to that cd, F*ck to that cd, With the track "The message" that was enough introspectiveness for that ENTIRE album! You could go smack a B*TCH or a N*gga to that album & NOT feel wrong about it, YOU could hit the club in ur JEANS to go grab something to POKE on, and feel like a G riding down the street listening to that album! Dre you got it in you!!! In the words of The Great White Hope Eminem... "Nowadays EVERYBODY wanna talk, like they got something to say, but NOTHING comes out when they move their lips...just a bunch of gibberish, & M*thafuckas ACT like they FORGOT about DRE!!- Dee "iMCX" Havior p.s Rozay didn't ether 50, he got with Diddy, that N*gga Puff will Diddy Bop & dance until the checks get cut fool! & plus you can tell Rozay in a zone. Thats what I mean when I said show the people why U got into the artform & the ppl(ur fans) will rock with what you put out! The whole CO thing only showed Rozay was human. Didn't y'all see the end of "Hustle & Flow" when the CO's gave DJ their cd? You know how many ppl want to become successful entertainers/rappers who have 9-5's? Shit even in "Get Rich Or Die Trying" 50 had the white CO's bobbing their heads listening to "When It Rains It Pours". A person's past & private business shouldn't affect their occupation as an entertainer. So for those of you who looked to be raised by an entertainer or a rap album stop & re-asses ur thinking, Teach the kids the difference between entertainment & R.E.A.L. life! If we do that than it doesn't matter what we see on tv or hear on an album, when we go out into PUBLIC we'll KNOW how to act & treat ppl. My father is the person who INTRODUCED ME INTO HIP HOP & I turned out half way decent. Well $hit I know how to treat ppl & act in PUBLIC! FMOT @DeeHavior

    • IDK

      @ Dee "iMCX" Havior You made some interesting points, such as the double disc proposal and even that last portion where you talked about people like C.O.'s who listen to hip-hop, even though their occupation or some other part of them doesn't really reflect or relate to some of the subject matter associated with hip-hop. However, you really need to proofread your comment and to trim down some of that fat in it. We can't have any more of those poorly written comments in here. Too bad I'm always coming across them every time I read the comments section in every article in HHDX.

    • supacrip

      I had a similar idea, 2 discs: Disc 1. Old school, features the entire old chronic crew (snoop, daz, kurupt etc) with that g-funk sound, perhaps with a new twist. Disc 2. Whatever new sound he is trying to create, features his new artists.

    • Bigg Homie Locc Dogg

      You act like rap music is real... The only reason it was successful is because the economy was BOOMING, and people were romanticising GANSTA fantasy music videos... Oh yeah, Im old enuf to be some grown ass mans FATHER, so I remember those days quite well... P.S. DRE CAN NEVER COME BACK... P.S.S. WORLD CLASS WRECKING CREW WITH LIPSTICK... P.S.S. dee barnes...

    • Anonymous

      @Dee "iMCX" Havior, u are one sad homosexual that has no friend. How in the world would u write that bullshit here. Nobody is reading that bullshit u queer ass nigga. Now go back to ur dad and let him fuck u in the ass.

    • murdock

      you my friend have alot of time on your hands to type that much.I like your dedication though even though I didnt read a single word.

    • Anonymous

      I lol'd at the comments and decided to read the whole thing. Though it's an interesting idea, I'd be more worried about being twenty six years old and typing like that...

    • Cynic

      Cool story bro

    • Anonymous

      noone is reading that fucking dissertation

  • Ricky Rozay

    Rozay already ethered this niggas career. Nigga instead of worryin bout why Dres album took long, this nigga need to worry about why he aint got a hit in years and why Dre has now decided to work with Ross rather than him. Reason bein, Rozay hotter nigga than the snitch now. GFID gon be a classic niggas! Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • DrewDiGGi

      Rick Ross is a bitch-ass porker! The Real Freeway Ricky Ross hates that poser ass bitch! LMAO@Ricky Rozay you sound like a chubby chaser/dick rider & you don't have a clue what you're talking about so go put that fat cops dick back in your mouth & STFU!

    • Anonymous

      None of Rick Ross albums ever went platinum! If u add up all his albums, the wack ass Maybach "Self-Made" album & Wale's album... it still don't equal up to 50 Cent! And u idiots say Officer Ricky ended 50's career? LOL! Bitch please!

    • murdock

      I just looked it up and get rich album sold 8 mill u.s.his curtis shit sold 1.2 mill and it was trash.rick will never even sell curtis numbers in fact never sell enough in his whole career to even get close to get rich album.plus he was a cop so you do the math

    • murdock

      rick hasnt come close to selling anything near 50 and im not even a 50 fan im just sayin...

    • Hip Hop Fan

      How did Ross end his career when he can't sell out stadiums but 50 can. Ross is like 4-5 albums deep and none of them are classics.

    • 50 Cent

      too bad i ended ur career already , officer rickyyyyyyyyyyyy #G UNIT

  • gdfg

    Detox is going to be dissapointing, full of eminem and other wack rappers.

    • Bangsta

      I hope so. Cause if that shit is full of 50/Eminem I'm killing myself.

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^^ Don't worry yall. It'll have Cube Kendrick Snoop and Game on it. That shit will make up for the rest of the bullshit featuring Five O and Feminem

    • Anonymous

      agree man in order for detox to be a classic, he should take merely west coast artists we already have enough east coast and dirty south music. it's about time to have some strong cali sound in this mothafucka

  • Anonymous

    HEEELL Y EEEZZZ NIKKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST BOUGHT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CRE-DIT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • ihatehoes

    Dies he really have to give his opinion on everything and everyone? Time to realize NO ONE CARES.

  • idntknow

    Am sick of people want to knoww when detox is coming out let me tell you something even it is wack it will still sell 300K in the first week cause the hype will make it do that! but dre make more money selling headphones then he does making music.... u do the math? he doesnt need an album - he will bring that album out when his money goes slow!

    • ummm ok

      Kush is sick completely left field. Doctor wasnt all that hot but em murdered it. dayum wtf do yall want from the man yall the reawon he wntncome out

    • dockevoc

      that i need a dr. shit killed all momentum...shit was yarbage

    • Anonymous

      co-sign shawn b's comment

    • shawn b

      wow sum 1 totally biting ice cube at least we know u hcan read who gives a fuck bout dre no one cares bout detox the shit he put out so far is horrible his leaks r wack as fuck kush was ehhh i need a doctors beat was so so he better stayin in the background like he said he was gonna do and btw monster beats and dre are no longer doin business together his beats line is on hiadus for a moment while he works a ne distribution deal

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