DJ Yella Says He Wouldn't Release "Detox" If He Was Dr. Dre

DJ Yella speaks on Eazy-E's only unreleased song, says it's a diss record he won't release.

As one of the original members of legendary, Compton-based rap crew N.W.A, DJ Yella had a lot to share in regards to the group’s past during a recent interview with Montreality.

While speaking on N.W.A’s past, DJ Yella revealed that “Fuck Tha Police” was a record that almost didn’t make its way onto the group’s debut album, Straight Outta Compton. He says that despite the lack of enthusiasm there was for the record’s placement on Straight Outta Compton, he’s glad “Fuck Tha Police” did make its way onto the LP.

“I don’t think it was gonna make the album,” DJ Yella said. “It was kinda up in the air, so we just like ‘ehh.’ Then they harassed us. Harassed Dre a little bit more. So, it just—‘Okay, put it on there.’ First, we wasn’t really gonna put it on there because people back then just would not say that, but we just went ahead. And I’m glad we did too.”

DJ Yella also addressed N.W.A.’s fallout, attributing the group’s breakup to N.W.A being too perfect before stating that N.W.A is the only group he’s familiar with that broke up while they were at number one.

“The funny thing is when the group broke up we was #1 on the charts,” he said. “I’ve never heard to this day, I don’t know personally of a group that broke up at #1. They break up when they last or not selling, but we broke up at #1. And I don’t think—It might have been just too big to keep that group together. It was too perfect. So, it was just meant to be…Once we finished mixing Niggaz4Life album, the group was over. People didn’t know that, but the group was over.”

Although DJ Yella says he hasn’t spoken to MC Ren in years or Ice Cube since last year, he revealed that he’s still good friends with Dr. Dre. According to the West Coast deejay, he was with Dre in the studio while he was working on an Eminem record and has even heard the rapper-producer’s much-delayed Detox album.

“Me and Dre we go back to the beginning of all this stuff. Me and Dre as deejays,” DJ Yella said. “So, we had that chemistry from way back then, so when we got into doing the music, the Wreckin’ Cru music, we did that. You know? Kinda corny. Kinda wack, these days’ standards. And then we got into the Eazy-E album, J. J. Fad album. You know, The D.O.C., the N.W.A. I did Eazy’s last album. I mean, me and Dre were just—we was a team. So, he said ‘left,’ he said ‘right,’ we just did it. It was no big thing. We just made that music…I seen Dre a couple of months ago at a studio. He was working on Eminem’s new song. I just went there, hung out a little while. We supposed to hookup in Paris next month…Me and him are still cool.

“He let me hear songs from the album,” he added. “It’s a great album. From the ones I heard, but you know, he’s such a perfectionist, so it’s hard—I mean, to me he don’t have to come out with it. I wouldn’t. But if he want to it’s gon’ be perfect.”

Lastly, DJ Yella addressed the late Eazy-E and informed those watching that aside from one song, which happens to be a diss record, there are no unreleased Eazy-E songs left.

“There is no Eazy-E songs left. Trust me,” DJ Yella said. “No, actually I got one song, but it was a diss song. And I just said—And that’s why I didn’t put it on his album. I’m like ‘Nah, I’ll stay away from that.’ And no, I’m not gonna tell you who he’s dissing. So, I’ll just leave that dead. It’s dead. It’s gone.”

Along with Arabian Prince, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube, DJ Yella was one of the original members of N.W.A. After releasing two studio albums, which included Straight Outta Compton and Niggaz4Life, the group disbanded in the early ‘90s.

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  • Old Skool

    Wow! Y'all Mutha Fuckaz are weird! If you don't know who Yella is? You gotta be a young Ass! I read these bad comments that you fucks put on here, that are really a waste of time. Peep game! Dre don't have to put out Detox if he don't want to, just to make you fucks happy! If he do, he do! If I were him, I'll charge y'all $200 - $300 just for the CD, just like his headphones. Since you want it so much! People do put the shit on the net for other people! So what I see, is pirates complaining, because they wanna put the shit up, so other people could get it for free, and to make you look good on Kickass/Pirate bay/Isohunt.. etc... To build up your Seeders!!! And that goes for the Eazy song too! Get a grip, you Bitches! I bet most of y'all wasn't even born yet, to know about Turn Of The Lights/ Surgery(records,mixers,turntables,speakers) If y'all had heard! You watched it on YouTube!!! I'm 42yrs and I know Wuddup! I went to an N.W.A show back then, here in Seattle, when I was younger, they performed at the Paramount, downtown Seattle back then when they was a group, even tho the break up! I still bump the Shit! That's all I bump, is old skool! The New shit, sounds the same, a rapper first! Then, next, a Bitch end up singing of the same repetitive bell sounding loop, but with hella 808's in it! Oh, yeah! Can't forget about the finger snap or clap for the verse w/808... Shit's Old! Think of some different shit! That's why I never listen to the Fuckin Radio! Old skool Soul n Hip hop! My Level!!!

  • aids

    Yella has credited himself with "producing over 150 adult films"

  • Teh REAL Rik Rozz

    TRUE STORI: *50 Shadez Of Drake* Chapter 3: She wanted an golden shower, I gav her chocalate rain. Im on teh roll like cottonelle.

  • DJ Yella Ain't Shyt

    "I need that unreleased Eazy E Song...Wenever eazy dissed a nigga,He fuckin murked em" He clearly didn't "fuckin murk" Dre and Snoop since The Chronic and Doggystyle are constantly called classics while nobody gives a shit about Eazy other than his six hundred some delusional fans.

  • DJ Yella Ain't Shyt

    LOL at this white person calling himself a "nigga"

  • Anonymous

    who's yella? wack

  • Anonymous

    It amazes me that people are such stans that they will attack anyone that even MENTIONS another artist. He in no way dissed Dre, he praised him and stated that the rest of the group is still cool. Today's stans (fans) are a bunch of sword swallowing followers, SMH...

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  • Robizle

    Good to see Yella getting back out there....time takes its toll but its nice to see a OG share his opinions

  • Anonymous

    Yella look like them NWA niggaz ran dick up his high yellow ass allday. so sad!!! Queer

  • j

    "Ive never heard to this day of a group that broke up at #1." Beatles, Pink Floyd, Creed, Fugees, technically OutKast... This motherfucker doesn't get out much

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  • Kizman

    don't car what anyone says, 2001 is better than 90% of rap albums nowadays!

  • A Trillionaire

    Clearly, DJ Yella, you are not Dr. Dre. Those aint Beats by Yella you got on.

    • YellaSucks

      DJ Yella BROKE! He couldn't sell an album if his life depended on it. RELEASE THE EAZY E TRACK FOOL! DRE RELEASE DETOX!

  • eric wright

    i jus wished that they didn't release any of eazy-e song after his death including the one on bone thugs, eric sermon,gbm and saved it to make a whole new n.w.a album ..go on tour with a hologram version of eazy-e

  • ruthless propaganda

    RIP EAZY-E Eazy-ECPT. com

  • stalky

    As the owner of I can confirm this is SR8 bullshit.. Sylk E Fyne has other unreleased Eazy E tracks (One called shoot em up on a Sunday) .... Fuck yella for not releasing the track to be honest... The most useless member of NWA!!! And Dre should drop Detox cause it will sell more units than Yella will ever sell...

  • Anonymous

    fugees broke up after the grammys a d 17 million sold fool

  • RHX

    And im sick of this 'Dre's a perfectionist' that's why detox aint dropped. That's bullshit he's just puffin to much herb and lazy as fuck when it come to music these days...

  • dope

    Best DETOX reference trackBishop Lamont - Who's Your DaddyThat would have been perfect for DETOX with Dre's vocals. Damn shame Dre is a bitch

    • hiphop

      Yeah Bishop Lamont's Who's Your Daddy would have been amazing on DETOX! Topless is a dope record too! I can only imagine the classic records that Bishop worked on for Dre. Bishop's catalog alone is crazy so just think of whats in the vaults after 3 years writing for him.

    • Anonymous

      True still it just shows how much quality music Dre has sitting in the vaults OG's Theme Ludacris did for him and Nas Topless get paid for n nothing happens to them

    • Jason27

      The Throne Is Mine was a reference track for 2001 not Detox.

    • Its never gettin released

      Track is nice good lookin on that. Royce da 5'9 The Throne Is Mine was a dope detox reference track too

  • RHX

    Why these muthafukas rocking beats in these vids all the time knowin they aint shit to what they should be especially if ur a fuckin DJ.... I know yella aint getting paid to promote

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  • molly poppins

    any rapper need free beats.?

  • molly poppins

    any rapper need free beats?????

  • molly poppins

    any rapper need free beats????

  • molly poppins

    any rapper need free beats???

  • molly poppins

    any rapper need free beats??

  • molly poppins

    any rapper need free beats?

  • imho

    i think dre fucked up anyway bc underpressure was fire and would of went in.. jayz and dres verses were killer that song is on my ipod now.. and topless was crazy with ti and i think nas too dre has some bangers hes just afraid of being rejected..but when u have too many yes men on your team you dont know whats hot and what most rappers these days.

  • Anonymous

    fuck Dr.Dre & his Detox project, real talk!

  • Will $teel

    Its obvious its another diss 2 dre. The reason Yella wont say who n release it is bcuz he doesnt want 2 lose his only friend from NWA left. Regardless I wanna hear dat shit!!!

  • J

    Thats the homie, I'm glad he's getting back in the public eye, he also produced for the love of money for Bone. This dude right here is a good guy.

  • J Dirty

    I need that unreleased Eazy E Song...Wenever eazy dissed a nigga,He fuckin murked em

  • Anonymous

    Lord Jamar blames the white man for bootlegging music which robs black men of money. That said, he downloaded Detox last night from Yelawolf's house.

  • Fuck Outta Here

    Detox will come out when Lord Jamar marries a white woman.

  • Anonymous

    Dr. Dre aint in no hurry because he knows it doesnt matter anymore. Even if people love it, which is next to impossible considering the delay, it'll just get downloaded for free anyway. Why waste your time releasing and promoting an album everybody will steal when you could be making money hand over fist through the beats thing?? I still remember when the Napster thing happened back in the day, Dre was one of the main people bitching about it, and I dont think its a coincidence that he hasnt released an album since, he keeps looking for ways to off set the piracy and once he found out that you cant he put it on the back burner and started concentrating on other ventures. You cant illegally download them $400 headphones.

    • LOX

      Yea u got a point. But even if it sold 10 million that aint shit compared to the money he making off them headphones. It would be crazy if he just said fuck it and released all the tracks and different versions of detox (at least 4 apparently) he's been working on the last 15 years that would make up for the delay

  • Tony

    Damn , still bumpin young world

  • BR!CK$

    Does every shirt he owns have NWA on it?


    Just release the fuckin song not like dre or pac or whoever gon give a fuck his fans should get to hear every bit of material he made its the niggas legacy (I aint a eazy e stan he wouldn't make my top 30) Detox lmao ima find big foot smoking crack in the hallway b4 that shit ever gets released

  • Anonymous

    hes wrong theres still unreleased songs that his wife tomica owns.. he did a song with notorious b.i.g and another with guns n roses check it.

  • Anonymus

    Yella's the black Larry Flynt.

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