We may be approaching a decade since we first heard about Detox, but progress is being made. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young has released an official single in “Kush, ” complete with a video. Shortly after “Kush” leaked, another track called “I Need A Doctor ” featuring Eminem leaked as well. In his upcoming interview in XXL magazine, Dre revealed that he’s spent some time in Detroit with Em trying to finish the album.
“Yeah, that’s the only reason why I’m here” Dre said when asked if Detox was actually coming. “I’m out here in Detroit, getting some work done with Em on the project. I’ve been out here for about two and a half months. Yeah, that’s it. I’m tryna get it done. I’m really feeling it now. My energy has been back and forth with the record, tussling with doing it out of obligation, as opposed to doing it because I really feel it. My feelings about it have been going up and down. Now I’m in that place where I’m really feeling it, and it’s coming out right. It’s like, Yeah, I’m excited about it.”
Dre continued to talk about his caucasian protege, and the risk of signing a white emcee. “Yeah, throughout my career, I’ve always tried to take certain risks. Even at the beginning, with “Fuck Tha Police.” I’ve always tried to take certain risks, and as far as Em goes, I always felt like nobody can deny it’s good. I feel like, if I hadn’t met Em or we hadn’t linked up, he would eventually have become a success anyway. Because he’s so talented. I was just fortunate enough to meet him first and open the door for him. As far as the race thing goes, when I heard Em for the first time, I didn’t even know he was White. I just knew I wanted to work with him. And that kind of actually made it better for me, because it was so different. As a creator and innovator, nothing can beat that, and that’s all I was looking at. It was a new and creative thing that sounds different and looks different, and we got along. We had fun making those records in the early days, and still. We still have the same energy today that we had the first day we went in the studio. And we still have that level of passion for it.”