Not only has he found critical and commercial success with his own back catalogue, but also he helped pave the way for emerging artists like Eminem to rise to the top - all while producing for the likes of 2pac , Snoop Dogg, Nas , Ice Cube, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Gwen Stefani and even rockers Nine Inch Nails.
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2010: A series of events give rise to the hope that Detox is finally becoming a reality. In April, Iovine announces that Dre’s collaboration with Jay Z, “Under Pressure,” would be the album’s first single, and Dre confirms the news during an appearance on CNBC. But in June, an unfinished version of “Under Pressure” leaked. In frustration, he posted a “Message From Dre” on the Interscope website. “The song that’s out on the Internet is an incomplete song that I’m still working on,” he wrote. An official version has yet to appear.
Meanwhile, a TV commercial for Beats by Dre Powerbeats found Dre working in the gym with LeBron James as a pre-release instrumental of “Kush” boomed on the soundtrack. “You’ve been doing a whole lot of working out, Dr. Dre,” riffs comedian Affion Crockett. “It’s ’bout time you do a little working out on that album!”
Detox: The Third 'Most Advanced' Dr Dre Album That Never Was.
But now it may be back according to Flying Lotus who says “it exists.” In an interview with Billboard , FlyLo spoke about meeting one of his inspirations, Dr. Dre and getting in the studio with him.
“I don’t think [Dre] understands his power sometimes,” he said in an interview with Vlad TV . “[But] I don’t think that. I think he’s gonna win no matter what because he’s Dre! Just drop that bitch!
He carries on in the interview, noting how good a producer Kendrick Lamar is and that his song "Thank You Malcom" on Flamagra , coming this Friday, is an ode to Mac Miller.