Dr. Dre’s Detox has been over a decade in the making, but fans of the rap mogul may get their Christmas wish this year. Dre is hoping to release the long-awaited project by the end of 2010.
When asked at Wednesday’s Beats by Dr. Dre fall presentation when the follow-up to The Chronic 2001 would arrive, the Doc said, “That’s a good question. In a perfect world, you know I’m really trying to make Christmas, but we’ll see,” adding, “Something will definitely be out.”
The hip-hop pioneer has been recording non-stop. “I’m actually working on it every day.” He is making sure to take his time so he doesn’t disappoint fans. “I just have to make sure I don’t accomplish this word: anticippointment.”
Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine seemed less confident of the drop date, joking that Christmas may have to move for Dre. “I feel that if it comes down to it, Dre will move Christmas. We support him 1000 percent.”
In a hopeful sign, Dre previewed some new music from Detox for a lucky few backstage at the event. “He just played something for us back there,” shared Iovine. “He’s got two new songs that are just incredible.”
Dr. Dre was on hand to announce his new Beatbox digital sound system and headphone lineup, including a product collaboration with Justin Bieber, at the Beats by Dr. Dre press conference at the Best Buy Theater in New York City.