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5 Likely Reasons Why Dr. Dre Will Never Release ‘Detox’

5 Likely Reasons Why Dr. Dre Will Never Release ‘Detox’

dr-dreDr. Dre has a reputation for being an obsessive, meticulous perfectionist who isn’t satisfied until the take meets his high standards. He once locked Eve in the booth for 40-plus takes, and another time obliterated Gwen Stefani’s self-confidence until she talked to 50 Cent, of all people. But every time an artist relays a story about how tough Dr. Dre was on them, they always end it with how grateful they were that he pushed them to their artistic limits.

But what about his own artistic limits? Does Dr. Dre have anybody to push him to test his? Everybody who steps into the studio with him comes out singing his praises. Most recently, Rick Ross was effusive when describing his experience making “3 Kings”, and the beat (from Jake One, not Dre) didn’t disappoint. But go through Dr. Dre’s work over the past years; there isn’t a HIT among them. “Crack a Bottle” charted well, but chalk that up to the assembled star power. Otherwise, the track has no longevity. When was the last time you played it? Exactly.

The last single that Dr. Dre really put his weight behind was that lukewarm supposed Detox single “Kush” which had that abominable faux Nate Dogg. I’m going to assume you haven’t played that song since the week it was released, either. Dr. Dre has actually produced some good-to-great album cuts over the past few years, but nothing that comes even remotely close to capturing the “it” factor that makes a hit single. Does he still have the mojo (or ghostproducers) to make a smash? Possibly, but with all his other ventures popping off, he may not care either way. And THAT is what scares/disappoints us the most.

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8 Comments

  1. Stefan
    Apr 03, 2014 @ 18:32:00

    Its because Dre’s time is up. He has no more samples to go through . Can’t anyone just except that. There have been more progressive and polific producers out there since him. And they don’t have it anymore and they are younger than him. Timbaland and Pharrell to be named too me he isn’t even better than they were. People should really stop acting like this man is a God is something because he is not. He helped build an era and that is about it. His last two tracks weren’t even his productions. And since his last album he hasn’t don’t a full body of work for anyone but emninem and it was dated.

  2. The Game
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 13:15:00

    Dre, I see dead people.

  3. SMILES
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 16:13:00

    I need a doctor? I play that almost everyday

  4. Jumi
    Mar 25, 2013 @ 14:24:00

    …”DRE SMASH” sounds funnier so I’ll go with that reason.

  5. Afan
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 06:58:00

    The reason is because hip hop is weak at the moment. You need something to inspire you. The problem with dre is that he roles in the wrong circles. Jimmy Iovine and Eminem are not a good influence on him. Eminem made that terrible recovery album that did so well so what did dre do he released that I need a doctor song which sounded like an eminem song. Dr dre needs to be in a studio with snoop, d.o.c, doggpound, warren g, dj quik, etc even the game and xzibit. These guys will help dre get his creativity back. Call Knocturnal and hittman up. This is what your fans want. As soon as he mentioned working with T.I and lil Wayne and Rick Ross it went downhill. My favorite joint he produced recently is that likwid crew track with king t xzibit and the liks. That’s west coast that’s hip hop. No one wants to hear that eminem, b.o.b, lupe fiasco sounding album. With sklyer grey or whatever her name is.

  6. JayDub
    Mar 13, 2013 @ 18:06:00

    it’s actually because it will not live up to Chronic… doesn’t anyone else see that? It’ll be disappointing because Chronic was massive because all the stars were aligned, hip hop was changing… that won’t happen again, that’s what made Chronic great, not JUST Dre…

  7. Hassan Fvckry
    Mar 13, 2013 @ 10:32:00

    HAHA! ‘Dre SMASH!’ Someone must make this a real sound soon…

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