Dr. Dre Responds to ‘Under Pressure’ Leak

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Dr. Dre has spent six years recording Detox, only to have an incomplete version of his first single surface before its intended release. The hip-hop pioneer is speaking out about the unauthorized leak.

An unfinished version of “Under Pressure,” Dre’s collaboration with Jay-Z, made its way online Tuesday, June 16. Dre released a short statement on his official website in response to the song’s early appearance.

“I want to set the record straight for everybody who’s been waiting to hear my music,” wrote the super-producer. “The song that’s on the Internet is an incomplete song that I’m still working on. When it’s ready, you’ll be hearing it from me.”

The leaked version of the Scott Storch production is missing a chorus and clocks in at only two-and-a-half minutes.

Dr. Dre will be honored with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award at the 23rd Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 25 in Beverly Hills.

Dr. Dre Statement

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  1. Pinoy

    That’s a great news cause damn the incomplete version wasn’t at all those years worth waiting.


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  3. Adwiin

    Yeah dre great lets wait another 50 years before you actually drop that mastered and final version *shrugs*


  4. Khel G

    When i heard it I was upset man, how does somebody spend 9yrs on an album an have that to show for it??? If the rest of the album soun similar, u can’t expect alot of attention man.


  5. ...

    i hope his album flops. if he had just taken a break like maxwell or sade, that would be one thing, but to continuously string your fans along with no real hope of an album release is a douchebag move.



    i don’t see how the ‘mastered’ or ‘final’ version of the song can sound so much different to what i heard the other day, so i don’t have much hope for the new record. shame really, cause i, like most people, was hoping for something much better after a 6 year wait! it needs completely new verses from both dre and jay imo.


  7. Matt

    At this point, what does Dr. Dre have to offer the hip-hop community that other artists don’t? I just don’t get the hype anymore.


  8. Marco

    final version is up on aftermath.com, with hook by kanooby, doesnt sound much better


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