Dr. Dre has been recording and fine-tuning tracks for the forever-delayed Detox album, but earlier this year, its much-hyped first single leaked … way ahead of time, and not complete.
Fans flocked to the Internet to download an MP3 or stream of Dre’s Jay-Z-assisted “Under Pressure,” even without a hook in place. Then two month later, another supposed Detox track leaked.
That early taste of the album won’t actually be on the album, the good doctor said recently. According to the legendary producer the unauthorized leaks won’t make the cut, because he’s been recording brand new material to take its place.
“There’s no leaks that came out that’s gonna be on the record,” Dre told DJ Iroc backstage at the historic Eminem/Jay-Z concert at Yankee Stadium. “I got hard new sh**, had a little bit of leak in my security and what have you, but I got new sh** coming and trust me, it will not be anticippointment, you know what I mean? Y’all n****s gonna love this sh**.”
He told Vibe last month that the music leaks hit the net due to a hacker getting into emails from his camp … which has made him up his security.
“Somebody actually hacked into our emails, so that made our red flags go up. We’re in a new age and that’s a sign: Wake up motherf***er. You have to be more careful with your sh**. That’s all there is to it. I know what’s up now,” Dre said.
Despite all the hard work Dre’s camp has done to keep his music under wraps, it doesn’t seem that the long-awaited Detox record is anywhere closer to getting released.
At press time, there wasn’t a release date… stay tuned.