It's [article id="1602142"]"Crack a Bottle"[/article] all over again.
Fans are so thirsty for [artist id="1061"]Dr. Dre's[/artist] Detox that they are bootlegging tracks before the Doc even gets to lay down his vocals. On Wednesday (February 18), another Dre song hit New York airwaves. DJ Envy played a song called "Topless" that sounded like it was supposed to feature [artist id="1000"]Nas[/artist] and [artist id="1225081"]T.I.[/artist] when finished. The song — obviously not mastered or fully recorded and released without Dre's permission — sounds fresh out of the studio.
Tip starts the song with a reference to the Doc. "It's the D.R.," Tip raps. "Made the West side worldwide, no PR/ Gangsta-rap god, I'm the end all, be all/ California love from the Bloods to the C-Dogs."
The King of the South's rhymes go on to suggest that Dre's track record is unblemished.
"Face it, you'll never be greater than the Doc, ask 'Pac," he raps. [article id="1604612"]Tip was recently in the studio with Dre[/article] during Grammy weekend.
There's no question about Nas' raps on the record. He explodes on the beat with vintage Nasty Nas lines: "Your skin's a travelling bag of your existence/ Yours is shabby and scabbed while mine's glistening/ Vivid on my skin how many continents I visit then/ You can journey with me to different places by listening."
Dre's Detox LP has been promised for years now. A few weeks ago, the song "Crack a Bottle" hit mixtapes, and people wondered whether it would be on Detox or [artist id="502642"]Eminem's[/artist] upcoming Relapse. The track will actually be featured on [artist id="860639"]50 Cent's[/artist] Before I Self Destruct.