It’s “Crack a Bottle” 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. Tip was recently in the studio with Dre 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.