Dr Dre’s long-awaited new album will not be called ‘Detox’

The title for the delayed follow up to the rapper and producer's 1999 album '2001' has been scrapped

Dr Dre‘s much-delayed new album may not now be called ‘Detox’.

According to Dr Dre affiliate, Aftermath producer Dawaun Parker, Dre scrapped the title two years ago and came up with a new one.

Speaking on the ‘Shots Fired’ series, which you can watch above, Parker refused to reveal what the new title is. “I won’t say what the title is ’cause I haven’t seen that online or anything yet,” he said.

Work on what would have been ‘Detox’, which Dre has claimed will be his last studio album, is believed to have begun after the release of the rapper and producer’s seminal 1999 album ‘2001’.

Speaking about the album earlier this year, rapper Kendrick Lamar said he didn’t know when it would be released. “I couldn’t give you that word. He’ll have to give you that word, but I know that he’s still a creative genius in there,” he said.

Lamar is currently working with Dre on the follow up to his 2012 album ‘Good Kid, MAAD City’. “Dr Dre is focused like he always been. He focused on music, man,” he said.

“One thing about Dre, you can’t take the music away. No matter how much money he has, he’s always gonna be right there in that studio,” added Lamar of Dre’s recently signed $3 billion deal with Apple for his Beats headphone and entertainment company. “That’s before the deal, after the deal. He’s always locked in there. That’s something that I know personally.”