Kendrick Lamar On Dr. Dre's "Detox": "Y'all Will Get It When You Get It"

Kendrick Lamar weighs in on when Dr. Dre will release the fabled "Detox."

It's been over a decade since the fabled Detox was supposed to hit stores, and at this rate, it looks like fans will have to wait another decade before Dr. Dre is ready to release it. Now, in a recent interview with Power 98 FM, Dre's protege Kendrick Lamar speaks on the album.

Lamar, who was promoting his own impending LP good kid, m.A.A.d city, couldn't give a timetable on Detox's release. Rather, the Compton emcee said that when Dre's ready to drop it, that's when it'll be released.

“Dre is definitely a perfectionist,” he said. “I’m going to say this, y’all will get it when you get it. When he feels it’s time, then it’s time.”

Kendrick also spoke on his latest single off his widely anticipated studio debut titled "Swimming Pools (Drank)." He explained that the song was inspired by growing up in a household where there were a lot of parties in which he witnessed both the positive and negative effects of alcohol.

"['Swimming Pools'] really just comes from the experience of being in a household where there's a lot of alcohol," he explained. "I was growing up in a household where we had lots of house parties and stuff like that, just taking the lifestyle and putting it into a song and getting advice out there [that] you can be a drunk, or you can drink casually.” 

Check out the full interview over at Power 98 FM's website.

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72 Comments

  • HMIYC (HateMeIfYouCan)

    But WhatTF is Detox? And WhoTF is that "doctor drey"? I listened to hip-hop when I was a little boy, but now I always see the same ol sh*it in this music: Retarded guys beefing with each other like they're still childish men. Hip-hop is definitely not my sh*t anymore. All that "swaaag", "beef", "cash money", "b*tches-n*ggas", "blah-blah" talk is definitely not a lifestyle for nowadays' grown men... I don't see rappers anymore, I only see clowns / childish caracterial men.

    • The Solution

      You really need to hear this album then. And you should know who Dr. Dre is; it's kinda sad you don't. He's been a legend since the late 80s

  • Anonymous

    lol "you'll get it when you get it" Yah ALL

  • hypestyle

    I hope lamar's album has some of those Detox beats.. in any case, "perfectionism" is another excuse for being anal. Artists create art, creative people create, then it is released, either people like it or they don't. All of this stalling just makes the general audience more ambivalent as the years go by. the culture is moving on.

  • Anonymous

    "No, it wouldn't have sold 2mil" So you're saying it might have tanked?

  • Anonymous

    I feel sorry for Chief Keef's parents.

  • suomynona

    L.A. nfl team or Detox? Which one will come first?

  • anon

    I lost interest in detox yrs ago. Im gone burn it n e way

  • Jason

    Should be a double cd with one disc old fans and one disc new to not dissapoint anyone. I too grew up in a drunken household and saw alot of immature crazy antics. I love that we have a new intelligent artist in hip-hop talking about issues and not just money and pussy. I hear Cubes next album is full of more political shit and angry issue talk which is what this country needs in this economy.

  • Anonymous

    where the fuck is the recipe video?

  • Anonymous

    You will get it when you get it - you may be dead by then of old age, but you'll get it.

  • YEBO

    DETOX WILL BE RELEASED POSTHUMOUSLY IN THE YEAR 2086. AND YEAH, IT WILL FLOP. THE CHRONIC IS THE CLASSIC BUT DRE SHOULD'VE DROPPED DETOX YEARS AGO. AND DON'T TRY TO AGRUE WITH THAT "DRE IS A PERFECTIONIST" SHIT, HOW MANY YEARS IS IT IN MAKING? 10? DRE IS JUST LAZY NOWADAYS, NOBODY WORKS ON ALBUM OVER 10 YEARS... IF HE WANTED TO WORK ON THAT 10 YEARS LONG, HE SHOULD JUST WORK, SHUT UP AND DON'T ANNOUNCE THE FAKE RELEASE DAYS SINCE EVER. AND I'M NOT LOOKING FORWARD, LIL JON'S CRUNK ROCK WAS DELAYED YEARS AS WELL AND IT WAS NOT AS GOOD AS THE LIL JON ALBUM SHOULD BE.

  • Mar G. Style

    Detox will drop on da 30th yr anniversary of the first Chronic album. Jus wait and watch.

  • BPSN

    This record not selling more than 500k units unless the record label buys alot of them back. If he finally does drop the detox I will be downloading that shit for free. There's a difference between buildin hype and bein arrogant and thinkin people will still jump for joy when you finally drop your album after a decade of waitin.

  • GBtha G

    Yep thats right.I bet when Detox comes out (and it will) yall muthafuckaz will be the 1st ones 2 buy it. what the fuck the media want from The Good Doc????????? shit.

  • Anonymous

    Detox will drop 2015 lol

  • LeaveIt

    Come on now, who really cares about Detox anymore. I been a fan of Dre for years but this album has had so much anticipation that it will never live up to the hype and that's providing that it ever comes out, which I doubt anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Yo guys, Dre dropped a new Detox track today. Its called: Listen To My headphone.

  • Anonymous

    first of you a dumb motherfucker if you be waiting since 2005 , better check other artists out. when it comes out it should be good dre was probably not satisfied and at least he got D.O.C. working with him. We ll see

  • Anonymous

    Dre aint working on Detox.. Dre woking on Bigcox

  • Anonymous

    detox aint coming anytime soon. i dont give a shit about that project anymore

  • joe

    detox? dog, if he got beats from WWW.YUCBEATS.COM it wouldnt come out lol

  • Anonymous

    the difference from j.cole's debut to Lamars debut will tell me where the mainstream sound is going

  • Anonymous

    detox could be like D.O.A but a whole albums worth

  • Anonymous

    hip pop will die with nikki she gets booed of the stage at summer jam come on shits gotta change

  • Anonymous

    how many times has dre changed the game? ..

  • Anonymous

    i have a feeling that detox is going to change shit so hes gotta wait till people are done cashing in on hip pop i dont think that shit will last much longer

  • ACIDRAP

    LOL What is this weak ass nigga wearin?!! Fuck Dre,he aint got that spark no more and its silly to keep askin bout this album.He barely produce anymore anyways.Look at his output from the last 3 years.

  • I'm At Work And Bored

    There's people out there still waiting for Detox? Really?

  • rich breezy

    Yo Detox ppl been waiting on that album since before 05. He actually started telling people he would put it out soon back in 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 2012 NOW. Holy Shit... he's always putting out these other artists like maybe if you put out an album with them featured on it they would get that CLASSIC status we've been waiting for but now the hype has passed it's climax and people are just bored thinking about it. It's a miracle Eminem even put out two and two half albums. Becuase 50 Cent was about to straight up abandon the whole Shady Aftermath team bcuz none could get their shit together. Youd think it'd be easy right... when you're going through hard times you put that into your music, you have all the tools and power to create any sized project you want. People are just lazy or they're scared of the spotlight. Scared to be real artists. Losing respect by the day for them... and it will effect how people see their legacy and what they feel when they listen to old music... BETTER TO BURN OUT THAN TO FADE AWAY. BITCHES

  • Anonymous

    Nobody is checkng for detox anymore. The singles that have dropped have been sub par

  • Anonymous

    "hes gonna drop it and go on one last tour then dudes done, he'll be set up for the rest of his life" That makes no sense. He's already set for life, and could walk away tommorrow. Point being, he talked about Detox coming months ago. He should have just dropped it. Even if it sounded like Slaughterhouse's album, I bet it still would have done 2 million easy. Everybody was talking about it.

    • Anonymous

      2001 - 6x Platinum That's a GREAT seller if you ask me But I agree, he wouldn't even sell 2 mill today. Not even Kanye can push more than Platinum these days.

    • Anonymous

      No, it wouldn't have sold 2mil... Look at today's climate of record sales and Dre hasn't been a GREAT seller. And that's when he was more popular.

  • fcvs

    "Y'all Will Get It When You Get It" wow that's some smart statement I'm surprised how Lupe couldn't realize that

  • Anonymous

    fuck the fans all yall faggots gonna do is give it a low rating downlod the shit and say it was trash and how much it didnt sale

  • Anonymous

    ay ETK im gnna fuk ur mom i know were u live bitch

  • Anonymous

    What a way to mislead your fans!

  • showcase

    Lamar is most likely gonna be involved with Detox and Detox is coming probably after Em's next album within the same year or 2015

  • 54321

    Detox is an iniside joke. Dre will never detox... Blowin on that chronic all day

  • ETK

    Kendrick please. Dre is worth NINE motherfuckin digits right now. you might as well tell us when Jesus is coming

  • Anonymous

    kendrick turning into dres bitch

  • Anonymous

    no one even wants it anymore. so who gives a fuck?

  • Anonymous

    Dre has just announced that the official first single off Detox will be, "Keep Waiting".

  • Renzo rollin

    Dre on steroids can't produce classic tracks.

  • Anonymous

    your all retarded. if you listen at all to DRE and not websites or stupid ass rumours, you'd know that dre's droppin that shit when he retires. detox is literally gonna be dre's last "fuck you" to rap , hes gonna drop it and go on one last tour then dudes done, he'll be set up for the rest of his life. ONCE AGAIN, if you people paid attention to what the ARTIST was saying then you'd know this, but instead you rely on websites who only report on this kinda shit because it generates discussion and overall coverage.

    • Anonymous

      he blatently says that hes gonna make enough money to set himself and his SONS up for LIFE. so no, 300-400 million dollars isnt gonna set rich mother fuckers up for life, the diamond life costs money, and for some people thats the only way to live it.

    • Anonymous

      i actually watched an interview he did way back in the day, before the cronic, an he laid his whole fuckin plan out. so stfu, YOU have no idea what your talking about. have fun waitin on the next 2 chainz or mmg album you white sheep mother fucker. detox is gonna be classic, not because of hype or however long he CHOOSES to work on it, but because its fuckin dre. dudes a legend with the beats and the fact that he wont have any ACTORS on that shit will make it worth listenin too. you can talk all this shit about detox but remember that kush and i need a doctor are his first singles, think about how successful they were, the feel of those songs.

    • Anonymous

      Then tell people like Kendrick Lamar and other West coast artists to stop talking about it. How many months did Kendrick and others use detox "inside information" to stay relevant? He should have said THIS every time someone asked.

    • fuck u

      Dre's already making enouhg money of those beats headphones you really think he needs this album to retire. And where the fuck do you get your information from jimmy iovine GTOH you probably just read some stuff on mediatakeout now youre talking like you know shit. Please kill yourself before youre ignorance infects other

  • Sir Smoke-A-Lot

    i personally think that swiiming pool joimt was wack and fuck dre and his fairytail album

  • Anonymous

    This cornball. The last time he mentioned it, he said it was getting mixed.

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Boring! (Homer's voice) haha Seriously, like Slaughterhouse just "Move On"

  • Anonymous

    meaning we will never get it

  • Anonymous

    So... we ARE going to get it?

    • JC

      Maybe, maybe not. Dre's owes no one anything. If Detox happens, great. If not, tough shit. We all need to fucking get over it lol. I for one am not waiting for it anymore, or I'm trying not to, if it comes I'll be stoked but I'm not expecting it anymore.

  • Anonymous

    . If it doesn't drop this year or 2013 It will never come out. I hope dre drops that 'hey young world' track. That snippet sounds soo sick. Dre needs to get hopsin on detox and Tyler the creator. He has the perfect voice for a big dre beat

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick Lamar On Dr. Dre's "Detox": "Y'all Will Get It When You Get It .... BUT WE DONT WANT IT ANYMORE!!!!!

  • MJ

    Cant wait.. Kendrick is the man

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