Kurupt's Brother Scoe Details Dr. Dre "Detox" Writing

Exclusive: Formerly known as Roscoe, Scoe says Dr. Dre told him that, "Your ego is not your amigo."

Drake, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar and Game are among the rappers who have said they’ve written material for Dr. Dre’s Detox album. In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, Scoe, Kurupt’s younger brother and the rapper formerly known as Roscoe, shares his own story about working with the acclaimed producer and how it inspired him to make his own street album, Tha Influence, which is slated to be released on DJBooth.net tomorrow (October 17).

The Philaphornia emcee recalled being introduced to Dre by Kurupt in about 2010, around the time when it seemed Scoe was on hiatus.

"I spent like two years writing for Detox," Scoe says. "That's why I started working on this album, Tha Influence, 'cause it's just all the influence that's been around me, the influence that I came up under. When you get up there with the Doc, you finally up there at the top of that influence."

Scoe also spoke about the lessons he learned from Dre during the process.

"Dre told me your ego is not your amigo...and he taught me to think bigger," Scoe says. "Always think bigger. Never ever stop thinking about how big something can be. As much time as you have to think about it, use every single second you can. He taught me that there's a thing called a ceiling. A lot of people say ‘no ceilings.’ Lil Wayne says ‘no ceilings.’ And they talking about just no ceilings, just on they lifestyle. You know, to the sky, to the moon, to the stars. Dre was thinking really, as far as talent goes. We sat down and we talked about a few different artists. He let me know, which artists he had what he called, a ‘ceiling’ on their talent. There is only as high as you can go before they're as good as they can get. You got to be the type of person that constantly gets better.

"So when I wake up in the morning after working all night and I'm in the kitchen, I'm making bacon and eggs and shit, and Dre is already up running laps around the house and shit," Scoe continues. "Swimming laps around the pool and this nigga old enough to be my daddy. That's how you understand where the success come from. It comes from the drive and the push. I think the most important thing he taught me about the business, is about to never stop. To be the last man to go to sleep and the first one to wake up."

On Tha Influence, Scoe’s new street album, has a song featuring Kendrick Lamar where both artists pay homage to the veterans of the game before them who helped pave the way. Dr. Dre is one such figure who is mentioned in the song.

"We can never pay you back,” Roscoe says on the song’s chorus. “All the shit you did for Hip Hop and Gangster Rap, for that (Thank you darling) / Without further adieu / Diggy Doc this one is for you."

Scoe explained the songs intentions.

"It was more like all my influences at once," he said. "Dre is the influence that has put out all my influences, from Eazy-E all the way down to ‘Pac. For me it was like graduating out of the ultimate class. I finally graduated with my masters. Really my doctorate."

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  • Anonymous

    will not see the person for .....

  • Anonymous

    Without 'further ado' meaning without further TALK, 'adieu' is French for good-bye or farewell, usually when you will never see the person for a long period or never at all. dumb fucks

  • Anonymous

    Either drop this overhyped album or stop talking about it.

  • wdwd

    you konw what you niggas can put all this poetic shit on the back of the album when u press and ship that shit.

  • wdwd

    so much tough talk but aint no albuim so shut hte fuck up

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  • Anonymous

    lol even this dude got a song with Kendrick

  • Yung Gotti

    this virgin-lungs ass nigga finally woke up from that wax hit?

  • Anonymous

    Ja Rule - Fuck Fame Tracklist: 1. King Of The Nile - Ft Chrisette Michele & Andre 3000 (produced by. Cool & dre ) 2. Never Gone (Produced By. Kanye West) 3. My Brother's Keeper - Ft Rick Ross & Kanye West (produced by. 7) 4. Freedom - Ft. The Dream (produced by. Chink Santana) 5. What We Gon' Do (produced by. Street Runners) 6. Prime Time- Ft. Jay Z & DMX ( produced by. Irv Gotti ) 7. All Of This - Ft. Drake (Produced by. Noah "40") 8. The Rules (Produced By. Just Blaze) 9. Queens Kings Ft. Action Bronson (Produced By Harry Fraud) 10. My Baby Ft Ashanti ( Produced By. 7) 11. Dangerous Minds Ft. A$ap Rocky ( Produced by. Hit Boy ) 12. The World Ft. Scarface, Nas & Jadakiss (Produced by. Irv Gotti ) 13. No Limits ( Produced by Justice L.E.A.G.U.E ) 14. On The Run Ft. Fat Joe & N.O.R.E ( produced by. 7) 15. Fuck Fame (produced by. No I.D) 16. Our Life Ft. Mary J Blige( produced by. 7) 17. Ride With Me (produced by. Irv Gotti ) 18. Bill Gates Ft. Lil Wayne, Birdman & Master P (produced by. Irv Gotti ) 19. My Dreams Ft. LLoyd ,Black Child , Cadillac Tah, Vita , Charlie Baltimore & Ashanti ( produced by. Malay)

  • Anonymous

    He called Dre darling

  • RGeezy

    That Influence just caused him to pass-out on video. LMFAO

  • Jason

    real shit!!! drive is sooo important in life and never letting hope die. I have a homie who continues to push and pursue the music biz despite how hard and full of nepotism it is. my goal is to have more drive and try to believe in chance.

  • deez

    haha dre is a workout fiend

  • dubs

    Hyped for Scoes album, all the leaks have been fire.

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  • Anonymous

    Tomorrow on DX: - Snoops Uncle explains writing for Dr Dre's Detox. We know the stories that all you niggas write and produced for Detox. But it means nothing.

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