Much has been said (and repeated) by the dozens of artists that have had a hand in recording in preparation for Dr. Dre’s long-awaited project, Detox, but the vast majority has come from emcees. On this project, Dre has also enlisted the help of other producers, including high-profile beatsmith Just Blaze.
“The work on Detox, it’s been a long process, I been going back and forth to L.A. for like eight years,” said the “Public Service Announcement” producer on MTV Rap Fix Live. “Well, 2002, so it’s been nine years years, actually. I’ve seen the album through different phases. I’ve heard near-complete versions of the album, then he turns around and scratches it and does the same thing two or three times over.”
Just revealed that Dre’s initial Detox announcement wasn’t meant to actually be a grand introduction. “When he first talked about it, people took it as an announcement, and it wasn’t that. It was more so, ‘This is just something that I’m thinking about doing.’”
The producer continued, explaining that the situation snowballed. “So from there, the word kept spreading and he starting working on it, not necessarily because he wanted to, but because he felt like he had to because it had morphed into an announcement that Dre is working on an album called Detox.”
Watch the interview below: