The Game Says Dr. Dre Can’t Finish Detox Without Him

By Ronnie Gamble  |  08/20/2008

The GameDetox is Dr. Dre's long overdue third solo album. While it may come by the end of the year, as Dre said recently, who will be the featured guests?

The good doctor has mentioned possible collaborations with Jay-Z, Nas and Lil Wayne, but what about his protege The Game? According to the Compton rapper, via an interview with Complex, he hasn't spoken to his mentor in months, so the possibility of him being featured on the highly anticipated project is minimal at the present time.

"I spoke to Dre a few months ago, and he was just calling to check in," Game said. "It wasn't really about nothing. Nothing worth talking about. I wish him well with Detox, but I don't need Dre or anybody to make my sh** come to life."

Although Game isn't worried about making the project, he does say that without him, he doesn't think Dre can even finish the project.

In fact, the rapper's lack of involvement would be an injustice to the album, in Game's eyes.

"I don't really care about being on Detox. I don't think Dre can finish Detox without having me on it, man," he said. "I'm the West Coast -- I am the West Coast. You can't do anything on the West Coast without involving myself, my name, or my brand. For me not to be a part of Detox, Dre would be doing himself an injustice, not me."

Who ends up making the final tracklist is yet to be seen, and at press time, there was still no confirmed release date for the project, despite Dr. Dre revealed, back in July, that he was "shooting for a November or December release for Detox.