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Dr. Dre's 'Detox' Album Exists and It's a Sequel to 'Compton' LP

We’re still curious about Dr. Dre’s now mythical album 'Detox'. According to Flying Lotus, the project is very real and he actually heard it.

More than a decade removed from the day it was announced, Dr. Dre 'Detox' album occupies a space between rap game fable and the project people forgot they were waiting for.

Speaking to Billboard for a story published Monday (May 20), the acclaimed beatsmith reaffirmed the existence of Dre's long-rumored Detox LP while giving a baseline for comparisons to the Compton rapper's other projects.

"It's real, man. It exists," FlyLo offered in an interview that also included a discussion about his working with Kendrick Lamar. When asked if how the unreleased project compared to Dre's previous records, 'The Chronic' and '2001', Lotus offered up a surprising alternative.

“He’s still excited. That’s what I got from being around him. He’s just still excited about music. When I came to the studio, he played me Detox. He was like, ‘You f*ck with it or what?!’ I was like, ‘Yeah!’ He was just super hyped on it. We were listening to the shit and he was dancing around the studio with his wife and sh*t. He has that feeling like, ‘F*ck yeah. I’m rich as f*ck, but I’m having a great time still.’ It was really cool to see.

"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."



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