Dr Dre to release new album this year

'Detox' is set to his the shelves this winter

Dr Dre‘s long-awaited new album, ‘Detox’, should be finished by the end of 2008.

The rapper/producer’s third studio LP will be the belated follow-up to the multi-platinum selling record ‘2001’ which, despite its name, came out in 1999.

Speaking to USA Today Dre said: “I’m just now – over the last couple of months – starting to feel that it’s going to be right and it’s something I can be proud of, and everybody is going to love it.

“In a perfect world I’m shooting for a November or December release. I’m going to put this record out, promote it, tour and then become a hermit. I’m going to stay in the studio and produce.”