Fans waited over 15 years for Dr. Dre to drop Detox, his oft-delayed, endlessly hyped third solo album. But that day never came, and it never will.
Luckily, though, the production legend offered one hell of a consolation prize: His Compton album, which dropped last week, just days ahead of the release of the N.W.A biopic, "Straight Outta Compton."
So how did Detox go from one of the most talked about albums -- everyone from Eminem to Kendrick Lamar and most people in between hinted at its existence over the last decade-and-a-half -- to a scrapped project?
"I had between 20 and 40 songs for Detox, and I just couldn't feel it," Dre explained to Rolling Stone for their new cover story. "Usually, I can hear the sequence of an album as I'm going, but I wasn't able to do that. I wasn't feeling it in my gut. So I really thought I was done being an artist."
Clearly, he wasn't. And it seems to be paying off.
Not only are fans and critics praising the album, but HitDailyDouble is predicting that it will sell almost 300,000 copies in its first week.