DR. DRE SAYS DETOX WILL BE HIS LAST ALBUM!!!
Say it isn’t so? The OFFICIAL word on the street is that Detox will be Dr. Dre‘s last album! The producer/rapper told XXL magazine in their upcoming December issue that he will rap no more after Detox. Although the long-awaited sequel to Chronic 2001 (which will be 12 years as of 2011) will be his last studio album, he will continue to produce and develop artists through his Aftermath label.
Approaching his 46th birthday, Dre has decided to put the mic down and slow it up a bit. In the article he was quoted as saying “The only part that has been pushing me back is just the fact that I’m getting older, and certain things to talk about,” continuing with “”I can incorporate other artists, new artists with this record [Detox], to say some of the things I won’t say. It’s been a little tussle in that area also, just because of age and being able to identify with the younger audience.”
I would assume the RIPE age of 46 is a good year to retire if you’re a rapper, but what gets me is, despite his 30 years in the game, Dre only has 3 studio albums to his credit! I feel like he strung us along between albums ESPECIALLY with the release of Detox, so much to the point that I wasn’t interested anymore. Now that the date is near you spring this on us? One thing I will give to his credit is that he is one of the BEST producers in the game and his presence will still be felt even if he doesn’t pick up a mic!
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