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Dre to go on hiatus

By | Published on Thursday 17 November 2011

Dr Dre

You might think that, having spent almost ten years not completing work on his third studio album ‘Detox’, Dr Dre has been on something of a hiatus already. But you would be wrong. He has been very busy, and he doesn’t appreciate your hounding of him, thank you very much.

Well, maybe, he didn’t actually say that. But he has said that he’s been far too busy for far too long with this music malarkey, and he reckons he deserves a break once his current two projects (neither of which are ‘Detox’) are complete.

Here’s what he actually said to WENN: “I’m working on Slim The Mobster and Kendrick Lamar. I think [when those are done] 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. So, yeah, I feel like I’m gonna take a little bit of a break. I’m never gonna stop music, it’s like air to me. [But] I’m [going to] take a little bit of a break. Enjoy some time with the family til I get that itch to get back in”.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that ‘Detox’ is on the back burner though. After all, Snoop Dogg recently said it was nearly finished, and he seemed quite sure of it. He told the NME: “I ain’t never said it was almost finished. [Dre] might [have said that], but that’s my first time I ever said it. I was always saying it was taking too long to get done. It feels good now. We’ve been working on it. It’s almost finished. So that’s coming out soon”.