Dr Dre says ‘Detox’ will be his final album

Producer and rapper to step away from the microphone

Dr Dre has said that his forthcoming ‘Detox’ album will be his last.

The producer and rapper said that after its release in February next year he would be concentrating on finding new talent, leaving rapping to younger performers.

“As far as me going into the mic booth, that shit is over,” he told XXL magazine. “I’m getting older… I’m always going to talent-scout and try to find new artists to work with. But, yeah, that’s it.”


It was recently announced that ‘Detox’, in the works since 2003, will finally come out in early 2011. Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Akon, Jay-Z, La Roux and The Game all feature on it.

Speaking more on why he was keen to step away from performing, Dre added: “New artists… [can] say some of the things I won’t say. It’s been a little tussle in that area also, just because of age and being able to identify with the younger audience.”

‘Kush’, the first single from ‘Detox’, is available to hear online now.


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