Kendrick Lamar Says Dr. Dre Delayed "Detox" For "good kid, m.A.A.d city"

Kendrick Lamar says that Dr. Dre wanted to focus on recording his major label debut instead of his own LP.

Dr. Dre has kept Detox in limbo for years and failed to deliver on its release after a string of promises. During an interview with Puna.nl, Kendrick Lamar says that the two linked up with one another to start working on some music, which led to the inevitable delay for Detox so that they could record more tracks.

"Detox got pushed ot the back just because my album, Dre really found interest in my music. Wanted me to go forward and push that immediately. That's a great thing. I've heard the records on Detox, they're insane, and the opportunity to be on that is a privilege and an honor."

Watch out the interview below (via YHTN).

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114 Comments

  • HipHoplove

    Dre need to come out with that album, I know it'll be great. Problem is that he focuses on helping other artists these days and now he will help Em with hes new album that comes out in 2013. So Detox probably won't come out before the end of 2013, or maybe the start 2014. If it's not coming in that period, I really doubt it will come out. And that would be a shame cause Dre still know how to produce great songs! Cmon, Dre...

  • Jay GoShin

    Detox isn't coming back; Kendrick's project didn't delay it one bit.

  • Anonymous

    I'm gonna wait n watch how many of u kendrick dickriders including hiphopdx are going to actually buy this overrated album...men lie women lie numbers don't!

  • Malone

    Malone--- PLAADOWWW!!!! Sincerely Yours - Malone

  • J.Ski

    keep Detox on tha shelf Doc...no one will miss it

  • Malone

    Malone is on top of his game again. Thank god!! Sincerely Yours -Malone

  • Anonymous

    what Jacqueline said I am blown away that a mother can make $9074 in one month on the computer. have you read this link R e d 9 7.c o m

  • non-sterile

    yall still posting on this detox scam, that nigga dre done deal. fuck a kendrik lamer swagfag too.

  • Malone

    You have Kendrick Lamar... and then you have Malone. Which one would you rather choose Sincerely Yours -Malone

  • GBtha G

    I reckon tha Good Doc wanted 2 make sure dat boy lamar follow in his footsteps so he built his career up.But there's nuthin better than the muthafuckin Detox and I think lamar iz soft like common.

  • Anonymous

    there's always something dre , to me this kendrick lamar album was a waste of fuckin time

  • where da fuck iz mah detox

    i pre-ordered detox like few years back

  • Anonymous

    detox will be the definition of a classic, whenever it comes. remember that hey young world snippet

  • TUMI

    another rapper talking about the mythical Detox which wo't ever come out. Is it me or is almost every rapper is going to appear on Detox? sounds like a DJ Khaled compilation.

  • Austin

    Detox was supposedly finished and just needed mastering as of February. Dre's just going to keep putting this off as long as he can. I'm going to illegally download that shit on purpose when it comes out.

  • ATTN AFTERMATH ARTISTS

    Stop making albums so Dre can finally release the dang "Detox"!!

  • Anonymous

    really delayed for kendrick that like going to mcdonalds on the way to the keg

  • Anonymous

    kendrick made dteox delayed shitty

  • showcase

    Kendrick is wat Dre been looking for Detox will be coming and now Dre might be in the video with 50 for his song if a video for that happens

  • Malone

    Straight man can't be serious.. given the benefit of the doubt even I wouldn't say something so retarded. Sincerely Yours -Malone

  • STRAIGHT MAN

    DR. DRE AND KENDRICK LAMAR ARE THE BIGGEST LOSERS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ESPECIALLY THAT JOKE WE CALL KENDRICK LAMAR. HE MADE A SONG WITH WACK ASS DRAKE AND EVEN WANTED TO COLLAB WITH LADY GAGA. DR. DRE WAS A SELLOUT MAKING SONGS WITH SNOOP BITCH AND EMINEM. THE REALEST NIGGA IN THE INDUSTRY IS CHRIS BROWN. HE'S THE BEST SINGER AND RAPPER OF ALL-TIME. MICHAEL JACKSON AND TUPAC ARE A DISGRACE COMPARED TO CHRIS BROWN. THEY TRY TO TEAR DOWN HIS IMAGE BUT CHRIS BROWN CAME BACK AND DESTROYED THE COMPETITION SELLING MILLIONS OF RECORDS. HE BROUGHT A OG GANGSTA RAP LEGEND JUSTIN BIEBER ON HIS TRACK AND MADE SEVERAL SUCCESSFUL COLLABS WITH A REAL BLOOD LIKE LIL WAYNE. CHRIS BROWN IS NOW BACK WITH RIHANNA WHICH HE DESERVES AND ANYONE WHO HATES ON CHRIS BROWN LIKES MEN. TEAM BREEZY!

  • True Talk

    Headline 2035: Dr. Dre delays detox to work on Kendrick Lamar Jr's album. Dr. Dre says " His father was one of the pioneers of the west-coast movement, I feel obligated to post-pone my project"... Man Dre knows he has OCD, its a serious illness...

  • Anonymous

    Dre has 0 records on Kendrick's album and 2 of his records were Detox records. Dre just needs to stop slacking. Detox would have been a much better set up for Kendrick

  • youngsta

    grandpa dre knows that no one cares about his urban legend detox anymore so he helps out kendrick. good on his part, but kendrick still outshined his ass on the recipe and compton.

  • Anonymous

    just coz dre didnt have any beats on the album doesnt mean he didnt help make it

  • Rain

    I DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT DRE or the Detox, why do people still talk about Dre like this album gonna be the best album ever. I'm tired of hearing about this album. Me personally I don't want to hear him rap either because someone else is gonna write his crap like Lamar did. I honestly think Dre is made overrated including his beats.

    • Fuck Compton

      Cosign. If you take 12 years to drop an album you didn't even write, don't even bother calling yourself a rapper.

  • SCHWARZ

    IF U R MAD BECAUSE A CD OF MUSIC HASN'T COME OUT U LOST IN LIFE ALL THE HYSTERIA & WEB COMMENTS OVA THE YEARS? SMMFH

    • Anonymous

      Dre himself said the album was coming this year. Ok, so some are really anticipating it. Good for them. They don't need to be criticized by some Diet Coke drinking pansy with obvious Dad issues.

  • w h o k n o w s

    LMAO.. this title is dumb AF.. so Dr Dre delayed Detox since 2005 for an album from an artist he didn't even know at the time? Dre just been lookin' for that new ghostwriter to pen that classic for him signed Snoop = made Chronic signed Eminem = made 2001 signed Game = announced Detox but Game & 50 Cent started plexin' and that fucked those plans up now he signed Kendrick = Detox WILL be ready 2013 lol

  • Former Drefan

    We don't get Detox becuz insecure Dre doesn't have the inspiration anymore to produce classic tracks. He can't even produce 1 track for Kendrick?!?!?! He needs inspiration bad!

  • truth

    Dre is being very inconsiderate towards his fanbase at this point

  • Anonymous

    lol, every artist that comes out under aftermath says this.

  • IRISHWHITE&PROUD

    THIS KENDRICK DUDE IS THE TRUTH, DUDE IS SICK MARSHALL GAME 50 BISHOP LIL GAYNE MAKE WAY....... THE GAME NEEDS KENDRICK

    • Anonymous

      kendrick is a master lyricist but his style ain't that good seriously prefer Game Nas and Eminem over K.Dot....no hate

  • Anonymous

    i fuken hate malone

  • Malone

    ALL is well... Sincerely Yours - wait... who am again?

  • Anonymous

    yo i knew it was coming i even said awhile back he was waiting for kendrick's album

  • John

    That doesn't make sense. How come Dre only produced one song on the album. You think he was that busy on Kendrick album

  • Malone

    All the shine this world has to offer... Sincerely Yours -Malone

    • Malone

      I wish you good tidings as for me.... a cup of hot chocolate never seemed to do the trick.. My I revel in the most dawning establishment.. Its a mystery however that even I know what I'm saying half the time... perhaps you would join me for tea.. Sincerely Yours -Malone

    • Anonymous

      get a life you faggot you are worse than the ja rule lovers and the lil wayne stans

  • Ivan187

    Dre put "Detox" on hold for Game in 2005, then for Busta in 2006, then for Eminem in 2009. Now he put in on hold for Kendrick's album and he ain't even got any production on that shit! What a bunch of bullshit! That shit ain't comin' out! The world is going to end and there will be no "Detox"!

  • oro

    FUCK DR DRE, FUCK YOU I'm so pissed at dre for postponing detox AFTER releasing not one, but TWO SINGLES, with VIDeos FUCK YOU DRE

  • FRITO

    This guy is a joke. Alongside with Lupe Fiasco he is just another hypocritical asshole rapping about Swimming pools, Bad Biches and Lamborghinis... Fuck him and whole Black Hippy. And fuck Detox too.

  • Anonymous

    anyone seen a picture of dre lately? he lookin like steve jobs before he passed, fragile as hell looking ass

  • Anonymous

    detox aint ever coming out regardless

  • yourright

    When 2pac was alive he done up to 1 to 3 songs a day. Today they do one from week to a month or more....smh. Hip-hop/Rap Artists today will never match up to him.

  • 2pacRulesAll

    That is all was complete bullshit fed to the media. Lazy ass porch monkeys!.

  • Gs

    Bishop lamont was suppose to be dres next protege. But it flopped. Now hes got kendrick and blackhippy. Fresh talent. Lyricists. Kendrick is going to explode tonthe mainstream with gkmc. The younger cats will appeal to him. Younger cats werent into detox. Some of them havent heard "the chronic" Now u got kendrick catapulting into stardom. Flood the album with kendrick features. Now its extremely marketable To young kendrick fans and 80's babies that have been waiting for detox since chronic 2001 dropped..

  • Anonymous

    This is just a whole stunt. Imagine if he ever actually releases it. itll go diamond without a doubt

  • R U SERIOUS MY BOY?!

    Dr. Dre put Detox on hold for Eminem's Relapse too... THAT WAS 3 FUCKIN YEARS AGO!!! WHAT A BUNCH OF BULLSHIT. FUCK YOU DRE!

  • Anonymous

    Dre already said he aint releasing it why do all his artists feel the need to keep it alive?

  • Brando

    It's called keeping shit hyped so he stays relevant, it's obviously working, And the hating on Kendrick Lamar is by far the dumbest thing i've seen because he is becoming one of the best rappers out right now.

  • Heez Magnif

    Dr. Dre will delay the release for any damn reason... He's got a cold, he stubbed his toe, his tummy hurts, etc... He's never gonna put it out & probably shouldn't, with all the expectation thats built up. Do kids even know who Dr. Dre is anymore?

  • JJ

    Yeah right, we believe you Kendrick *Sarcasm*

  • YEBO

    THESE ARTISTS WITH NO TALENT SHOULD STOP DICKRIDING OTHER AND MORE FAMOUS PEOPLE. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN KENDICK'S NAME WITHOUT DR. DRE IN THE ARTICLE OR SLAUGHTERHOUSE ARTICLE WITHOUT EMINEM'S NAME IN HEADLINES? THESE CLOWNS DON'T KNOW HOW TO RAP AND THEY TRY TO GAIN SOME FAME DICKRIDING EM AND DRE. IT WILL WORK FOR A WHILE BUT IN 5 YEARS NOBODY WILL KNOW WHO KENDRICK IS, LIKE NOBODY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT DMX RIGHT NOW. AND I'M SURE GOOD KID MAD CITY WILL BE GARBAGE AS ALL OF HIS SONGS (EXCEPT THAT ONE WITH ASAP ROCKY, DRAKE AND 2 CHAINZ).

  • jerryc

    lol remember when kendrick said he had 30 tracks with dr dre???? So funny how they play us for fools.

  • Anonymous

    Beats Headphones are over rated. $200-300 for headphones that sound just as good as $70 headphones....People are paying about $150 just for the name on their headphones....How the fuck is he ever gonna do an album if hes selling these crackedout headphones.......$300 FOR HEADPHONES!!! THATS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN COCAINE...LOL

    • Renzo rollin

      Cuz peopele are dumb ass followers who buy anything that's hot. People get rich of dumb ass sheep followers.

    • heez magnif

      when you're right, you're right... and you my friend are completely RIGHT. Those Beats by Dre's are crap compared to other headphones that are at a cheaper price. Shit is unexplainable.

    • acidrap

      Niggaz buy them things and they STILL aint got an ear for mixing lol!!

  • hustle812

    i hope dre knows that aint nobody checking for him on a album anymore i more so checking for him to produce do beats but i cant get enough of dre production but he dont put out enough you notice even 2pac complained about him not being active and not making beats and taking years to do one song im really shocked that kendrick lamars album got to come out on aftermath/interscope cuz dre dont put out anybody other than emimem and 50 cent but he can produce emimems entire relapse album but he didint do one track on good kid maad city

    • Trent

      Not trying to sound like I am jocking but.. Kendrick chose to use the producers he got for a reason. Dre and Em are longtime collaborators and partners, obviously.. Therefore your comparison of Relapse is kinda ridiculous. I am sure K.Dot will eventually rap over some Dre beats..

  • Anonymous

    FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR "DETOX" BUT WITH THE WAY DRE WORKS AND KEEPS PUTTING SHIT IN THE BACK BURNER SHOWS HE DONT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT THE FANS....SO MUCH TALK HERE AND THERE ABOUT DETOX. AT THIS POINT I CAN HONESTLY SAY FUCK DRE AND FUCK DETOX MMMMAAANNN KEEP THAT SHIT TO YOUR SELF. WERE TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT DETOX BEING DELAYED. NO LOVE FOR THE MUSIC ANYMORE JUST LOVE FOR THE MONEY!!!!

  • Anonymous

    FUCK DETOX i've been let down too many times by it dre has been eating steroids and making headphones while stringing his fans along

  • puna

    puna.nl Holland represent. I don't think detox will ever release. Dre make too much money with beats audio. So there is no motivation to make another good album.

  • Fosterakahunter

    Sure, kid. If Andre told Kendrick that was the reason his LP has been delayed, in addition to the already lengthy delay, I believe him. (*wink wink*) Honestly, who fuxxin' cares?

  • Anonymous

    Who cares, Dre doesn't owe hiphop anything it doesnt really matter if he releases it or not because no matter how good the songs are they will never live up to the hype created from the constant delays

  • FuKKK KKKendriKKK Lamar

    And it still will flop.

  • RR

    Dre produced ZERO SONGS on this album, lmfao at this story...

    • Horus

      Dre mixed all the records you dumbass nigga

    • dashing

      @Anonymous, you miss the point. Dre had his hand in EVERY track on the album. Ask any producer who's handed their project to Dr. Dre. Sounds like an entirely different track when he's done with it. Also, when you've been making hits for over 25 years, you don't need to make beats any more.

    • Anonymous

      im sure kendrick had more to do with the cohesive sound than dre and that neptunes track is the worst song on the album in my opinion

    • mr.kanye.west@gmail.com

      For you non-music makers out there, Dre executive produced the ENTIRE project. Listen to the beats on there. There are 12 different producers on there but it all sounds cohesive. Who do you think did that? Dre had a had in EVERY track. That's waaay more significant than just making 1 beat. Just listen to the track produced by the Neptunes and tell me if it sounds like a standard Neptunes track. Or listen m.A.A.d city and tell me you don't hear Dre's influence all over it.

  • meh

    0 songs produced by Dre on the album. (i know dre proabably mixed and mastered, but dammmn)

    • 2Pac

      Fuck all y'all!!!

    • Anonymous

      you say most successful i say most overrated in hip-hop history he dont write his rhymes and he takes credit for other peoples beats

    • Kanye West

      what have I got to do with this conversation????

    • dashing

      Lol@ calling the most successful producer in hip hop history lazy...smh

    • Anonymous

      lol @ defending dr dre lazy ass

    • dashing

      Yeah, Dre just basically ran the entire project, helped execute the concept, mixed and mastered the project, re-recorded half the beats that producers handed in with live with musicians, helped sequence the album, helped decides what was on the album and what wasn't and financed(via his label) the entire thing..... You're right though. Making 1 beat is much more important...smh

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