When Slim appeared on “RapFix Live” Wednesday, the Aftermath rapper said, “For the past time that I’ve been around, I know for a fact that [Dre] hasn’t been out the studio long. Let him have a break.
“He gave us Eminem and 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Game, he gave us so many different things in his time. There are some rappers who haven’t gave us nothing. So, let the man have fun now.”
At the opening of the Beats by Dre pop-up store in Manhattan, New York, the hip-hop icon told Fader TV, “I’ve been working on music for 27 years now, and the longest I’ve ever been out of the studio in 27 years has been two weeks. I’m never gonna stop music — it’s like air to me. I’m gonna take a little bit of a break, enjoy some time with the family.”
But can we at least get Detox before he goes? “I’m hoping,” said Slim, who recently released his War Music mixtape. “That’s what we’re shooting for, right?”
Several years in the making, there hasn’t been a hip-hop album shrouded in as much mystery as Dre’s third solo affair. Even Slim, who is in the Doc’s camp, isn’t sure which songs will make the final track list, though he has heard several, including a song with Jay-Z and another with Drake.
“It’s a process, so I don’t even know what songs are really on the album and what songs aren’t on the album,” Slim said, before noting that, ultimately, Dre isn’t too concerned with high-profile features. “He’s picky; he don’t care about that name stuff. It’s gotta be appeasing to him and what he likes.”
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