Could Detox really be around the corner? The long-awaited, almost mythical album by music legend [artist id=”1061″]Dr. Dre[/artist] sounds like it is officially starting up. Last week, E! News correspondent Michael Yo tweeted that Dre and [artist id=”1269″]Jay-Z[/artist] had a new single coming that Interscope was very excited about, and a photo of the two timeless hip-hop kings in the studio surfaced on the Net. Then on Sunday night, during the Red Sox’s opening night at Fenway Park in Boston, Dre confirmed the new song and revealed the title.
The Doc and Interscope head Jimmy Iovine participated in a little batting practice, promoted the Sox-themed Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and spoke briefly about the new single, “Under Pressure,” to sports network NESN.
When reporter Heidi Watney asked what his at-bat song would be, Iovine responded, “The new song Dre has in his pocket, called ‘Under Pressure.’ It’s a brand new single by Dr. Dre and Jay-Z. That’s the song I would use.” (At press time, a release date for the song had not been announced.)
“Absolutely, that would be it,” agreed Dre, who told MTV News back in October Jay had been writing something for Detox. ” ‘Under Pressure.’ It’s so fitting.”
When Dre was asked who from the Red Sox he would want to use “Under Pressure” as their at-bat theme, the production great said it wasn’t even a question: David Ortiz. “Absolutely, Big Papi.”
And how are Dre’s hitting skills? Doc, who wore a Red Sox jersey with the number “808” on it, told Watney that he would be OK, though he was “a little bit nervous.”
“I was cool until I walked on the field,” he said. “Now, it’s a little intimidating. I played a little bit as a kid. But I did go the batting cage a couple of times before today, so I’ll think I’ll be all right.”
Are you still eagerly awaiting Dr. Dre’s Detox? Can it possibly live up to the build-up? Share your thoughts and predictions in the comments below.