Fun side note, he also said he was busy in the studio producing for Truth Hurts, Rakim and Shaunta, which is essentially a one sentence edition of "what happened to?"
This week we finally dropped the instant classic Detox Isn't Dropping shirts, but to my surprise, I've gotten a good amount of email and tweets from people insisting I'm wrong and that Dr. Dre's magnum opus will indeed one day be coursing through our (Beats by Dre) headphones. Oh. really? Finding out there are people who think this album's still coming out is like finding a lost tribe in the Amazon who have never had contact with the outside world.
August 2004 : Dr. Dre announces that he's putting Detox on hold to focus on producing for his own artists, most prominently focusing on Game's debut album, "Documentary", as well as Busta Rhymes and Eve. (Oh yeah, Busta and Eve were signed to Aftermath, I almost forgot.)
January 2004 : Aftermath confirms that the now "late" (Dre first said it would drop summer of 2003) album will actually drop at the end of 2004. Scott Storch, who worked extensively on the album because in 2004 having Scott Storch produce a large part of a mega album was a thing that totally happened, said that Detox will be, "the most advanced rap album musically and lyrically we'll probably ever have a chance to listen to."
At this point, if you have even the slightest, faintest glimmer of hope that Detox will ever drop, I don't know what to tell you, you're an insane person. Listen, I understand. I'm a rap nerd, I'd lose my fucking mind if this album ever came out, and it's hard to completely give up on that dream. But at some point, we have to grow up and face reality.
Side Note : I just realized "Under Pressure" was co-produced by Scott Storch. Does that mean that beat was originally made during the original 2004 sessions?
"The version I heard is the sequel to Compton ," Lotus explained, referencing Dre's 2015 solo album, Compton. "It makes sense after Compton , I think. It makes sense, but I like it better than Compton ."