In a recent interview with Montreality, west coast veteran Kurupt sat down to discuss a slew of topics, including Dr. Dre’s long-delayed Detox and memories of Tupac.

“It was a great experience working with Dr. Dre on the first Chronic, and especially [2001] because I was already established…” said Kurupt of his time working with the legendary producer.

“[Detox] is coming,” assured Kurupt. “Dr. Dre is working real hard on it. There’s a lot of good records on that album, but he keeps switchin’ ’em up. Dr. Dre’s a stickler for perfection. He’s just trying to make it the best for his fans and everybody else.”

Kurupt also shared memories of former Death Row label-mate Tupac. “A lot of people don’t know, we knew ‘Pac before he got on Death Row. He was a longterm friend…that’s why it was such a big thing to us when he did come to us.”

“We always used to say, ‘Man, if ‘Pac was with us, we’d have the ultimate squad,'” explained Young Gotti. “When it did happen, it was a dream come true. I remember ‘Pac came to Death Row…one incident in New York, we used to kick it at his house in Atlanta…He gave me the name ‘Young Gotti.’ That’s why I’ll never change it.”

Kurupt also revealed that he is working on an album with production by Pete Rock.

Watch the interview below: