Dr. Dre Plans to Take a Break from Music

Dr. Dre

Detox will have to wait. Dr. Dre is planning to take a brief break from recording, once again delaying his long-awaited album.

“I’m gonna just wrap it up for a minute because I’ve been working on music for 27 years now and the longest I’ve ever been out of the studio in 27 years has been two weeks,” the hip-hop icon told FADER TV.

But that doesn’t mean he’s hanging up the mic. “I’m never gonna stop music. It’s like air to me,” he added. “I’m gonna take a little bit of a break, enjoy some time with the family, until I get that itch to get back in.”

While Detox is not on his priority list, the business mogul has been spending his time promoting his Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and working on developing his artists Slim the Mobster and Kendrick Lamar.



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62 Comments

  1. Yeah

    LOL

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    Word Reply:

    @Yeah, WTF i though he was already on break :/ lmfao..it would of make more sense he said he’s back from his long tired asss break to make a new album..pff washedup.

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    Valhalla Reply:

    @Word, Haters gonna hate. The man deserves as much of a break as he wants. If you don’t like him, then don’t buy his albums.

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  2. DRB

    *avoids saying “Isn’t that what you’ve been doing for a decade and a half?”…*

    Alrighty.

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    Cameo Reply:

    @DRB, Ya… last thing he needs is another break. lol… Taking a break is a lame excuse, he probably realizes that his music is outdated and won’t survive in the market… he is probably going back in the studio to re record it haha

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  3. SunshineHaze

    Jesus will be back before detox comes out.

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    joey Reply:

    @SunshineHaze, LMAO

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    ri Reply:

    @SunshineHaze, Halarious But true :)

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    daniel Reply:

    @SunshineHaze, LOL SO TRUE. The more he waits the more expectation from the album. Another break- hes got to be kidding

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    rinho Reply:

    @SunshineHaze, u just made my day!!!!

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  4. BigSean&CiaraFan

    Stop making excuses, its obvious that he knows that after like 10 years in the making, most of Detox is dated and he knows it wont survive in this music market. He couldve chose a better excuse though, I mean a break, he’s was gone from 2001-11

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    Cameo Reply:

    @BigSean&CiaraFan, Agreed

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  5. Cameo

    Sad because there were a lot of people out there looking forward to the new CD… maybe he should release it and then take a break… I mean come on man where have you been in the last 10 years, not in the studio making your own music! Life must be really hard for him, millions of dollars, amazing head phones (listening to songs on them now), good business, great songs.

    Release the album then take a break. This is probably one of his dumbest career choices.

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  6. Deangelo R.

    The world will end before this album comes out. He’s full of bs and excuses. All we want is the damn album. Just keep making your earphones dude, seriously. #AnnoyedFan

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  7. Webster

    “Dre told me he ain’t doing Detox, this his only run” -The Game “No more fun and games” -2005

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  8. Mercedes

    He needs to be careful waiting to long. people gonna lose intrest and not care anymore.

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  9. o_O

    *in Kanye voice*

    HUAHHHHH?!?

    Who does this guy think he’s fooling?

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  10. MaZ

    Yeah man! Take a break! You’ve been so busy lately! -___-

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  11. Breezy

    The Game – Documentary – 2004 – “Detox coming soon!”

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  12. pandaduo

    lyrics from we made you!dr.dre!2020!yeah!

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  13. SEKinG

    What music?

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  14. DrakeTakeCare

    he might be a legend, i never really liked his music although i definetly would check it out…but everytime there’s an article about him it’s about detox pushed or something like that and that shit isn’t funny anymore this guy is stupid…announce a releasedate or tell the people it will never come out instead of doing shit like that…that’s like playing with feelings lol

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  15. Neon

    What a joke.

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  16. Antony Packer

    Wow ha. I hope he never releases that album. We knew from the start this album could never live up to the hype. Kush was mediocre, I need a Doctor was Eminem and Skylar Grey’s song. Don’t bother coming out of retirement Dre

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  17. Ice

    Nobody was checking for Detox anyways.

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  18. Sharp Tongue

    Who cares.

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  19. it's murda

    in other news, i too am taking a break from music.

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  20. AH

    “DR. DRE IS GONNA TAKE A BREAK FROM MUSIC” LMFAOOOO THIS MUST BE AN OLD POST FROM 12 YEARS AGO…

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  21. T.Idaking

    Good i was worried he was working too hard with all that music he was putting out

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  22. MONKEY

    After hearing Watch The Throne and Take Care he feels his music is not good enough at this stage… Makes sense :)

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  23. Joyams

    I lost my interest. I am done with this shhhh

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  24. @WillNomNoms

    I guess there was nobody to ghostwrite his shit anymore.

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  25. Bee

    this is a fucking joke!

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  26. Zee

    Y nt release a kendric lamar project? …BTW detox ain’t never coming lol

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  27. Mr Nice Watch

    @Zee – kendrick lamar will realize Dre ain’t gonna put his shit out like Bishop Lamant and every other guy Dre has ‘promoted’ for and leave soon enough too lol Only artist dre will stick his dick out there for is Eminem.

    his creativity is fucked. At least he’s making some proper ass headphones.

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  28. bknyhustle

    i ain mad at that he been had a good run

    chronic 2001 imo was/is classic status…

    Take Care (C)Drake

    *po’s up a 8*
    *mix a lil sprite*
    *drops sour apple jolly rancher*
    *puts Lord knows on repeat*

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  29. Jaypep

    Wow. Not even a free track or something? Or a mixtape to compensate? That’s pretty sad.

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  30. R.E.D.

    Fuck dre’s lazy ass & weedtox

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  31. OUTRAGE OUTZILLA

    Why can’t he get the album over & done I’ve been waiting foe this since I first heard he’s making another album

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  32. D

    How do you take a break from a break, lol. Am i the only one who has lost interest in this album @NamDeeMajor

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    OsO Reply:

    @D, Bahahaha, and not you ain’t the only one, I lost interest 4 years ago.

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  33. SMH

    “Look out for detox” he said on Game’s song ‘Higher’ almost 7 years ago…..

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  34. NikkiIsChillin

    At this point he needs to change the name of this phanthom album or scrap the project. Much love and respect to Dre, but its obvious he isn’t feeling it – for what ever reason….and at this point, neither am I.

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  35. Hugh

    After this disappointment, if he wants Detox to be a success, it will need to be the best album since MMLP!

    Heres the wierd thing. WHY ANNOUNCE A DELAY!?
    If he just waited another 6 months with no updates nobody would care.
    I think he’s trying to make HEADLINES!

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  36. Musicmusic

    LOL album push backs gone wild…

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  38. TRA

    I think Dr. Dre is one of the top 15 greatest hip hop producers of all-time, and arguably the greatest hip hop producer of all-time, but Dr. Dre fell off after he made two classic hip hop albums in The Chronic, and The Chronic 2001. Dr. Dre has been surpassed by Kanye West, The Neptunes, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, and a few others over the last nine years. I think Dr. Dre knows that he can’t produce another classic album that would fit with today’s mainstream hip hop. It’s sad to see that Dr. Dre is using an excuse, talking about taking a break from music when Dr. Dre hasn’t made an album since 1999. To be honest with everyone, Dr. Dre has been on a break for the last eleven years, and hasn’t released any new solo music. People have lost interest in Dr. Dre, he waited too long to try to put out new music, and he got older as the music industry changed, and Dr. Dre didn’t know how to change with the new times of the music industry. If I was Dr. Dre, I would produce other people’s songs, but I wouldn’t put out any new albums, since its pretty clear he can’t get passed the old times of his career.

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  39. Kairee

    Is anyone honestly even still really checking for ‘Detox’ though?

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  40. smile4Me

    first of all dre that’s wat u been doing

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  41. Vee

    *sign* What exactly is Dre’s definition of a break? smh

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    xxx Reply:

    @Vee, retirement

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  42. Speechless

    So he’d rather still promote some lame ass headphones like he has for the past 2 years that cost like $200 instead of actually making music?

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  43. ash

    damn, i wanted to listen to it soon. lazy ass dude.

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  44. BigSean&CiaraFan

    Detox:

    Genres: crunk, 90s gangsta rap,
    Features: Petey Pablo, Brooke Valentine, others who got lost in the 200s
    Release date: 2050
    Music Reviewer: Jesus Christ, who will mistake the album for one that was before his birth.

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  46. Celina

    check out Jessica Ashley doing her thing, jessicaashleyk on youtube. she sounds like mariah

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  47. xxx

    taking a break? from what?
    did he release something?

    guess he needs a “break” for taking some more anabolics

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  48. thecool

    THIS MAKES ME SICK LIKE WHAT THE F*CK ARE U TAKING A BREAK FROM, MAYBE THEM STEROIDS BUT NOT MUSIC. MAYBE U FOUND OUT UR FAN BASE WAS ACTUALLY HIP HOP HEADS AND NOT 19 YEAR OLD POP LISTENERS. GET REAL DRE I REALLY DONT THINK U HAVE A ALBUM TO GIVE US CAUSE NOBODY THERE OWN ALBUM BACK IF ITS A CLASSIC. STOP GIVING FANS THE RUN AROUND TOO NOBODY EXPECTS U TO SELL C4 NUMBERS CAUSE THAT ALBUM SUCKS AND U DONT WEAR JEGGINGS, I DONT EVEN THINK I SPELLED THAT S*HIT RIGHT BUT I DONT CARE JUST HOW U DONT CARE ABOUT UR FANS

    F*** U DRE

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  49. smouas

    LMAOOOOO DRE TROLLING US FOR A DECADE NOW!!! im seriously laughing out loud right now

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  50. Jay Whitney

    Nooooooooo Dre!!!!!!!

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  51. slicedbread

    His music is the shit. He could shove a mic up his ass and go to a chinese buffet and it would sound better than 3/4ths of radio shit

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  52. kristen

    His son died. He can take as much time as he wants/needs/DESERVES!!!!!! he is not washed up. you have no compassion. asshole

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