Dr. Dre may delay his third studio album, “Detox,” indefinitely. In a recent interview with Fader Magazine, the California super producer said he was going to take a sabbatical from music making.
While at a release event for a new series of headphones, the emcee said “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…I’m never gonna stop music, it’s like air to me. I’m gonna take a little bit of a break, enjoy some time with the family.”
Besides improving and expanding his famed “Beats by Dr. Dre” headphone line and spending time with the family, Dre added that he would focus on mentoring Slim The Mobster and Kendrick Lamar, a pair of his protégés, until “I get that itch to get back in.” Two singles, “Kush” and “I Need A Doctor” featuring fellow Aftermath artist Eminem, have been released from the former NWA rapper’s supposed final LP since production began in 2002.
Check out Dre’s interview below.