[video] Dr. Dre Dr. Pepper Ad

When he’s not slinging The Chronic, the good Doctor is slinging Dr. Pepper and hopefully hyping the anticipation of Detox, which is quickly descending into the “Phantom of all Albums” category. Well, here is the world’s first listen to a Detox beat, courtesy of the good Doctor(s).

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Nas to Appear on Detox

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Nearly seven months after the release of his Grammy Award-nominated album, “Untitled,” Nas says he’s just “chilling out” these days, “trying to get myself together creatively [and] just [keeping] my head all straight to figure out what the next move is.” That said, the rapper tells Billboard he’s put down a few ideas for new songs on his Blackberry and that he has “a couple of special things up my sleeve that should be unveiled in the next few weeks.” That’s about all he’ll say about them, although he promises that one of the projects “is history.”

After guesting on records by Young Jeezy, the Game, DJ Khaled and Keyshia Cole in 2008, he has a couple of other features lined up for the new year — including a shot on Dr. Dre’s “Detox,” whenever it comes out. “I did a joint. I think it’s crazy,” Nas says of working with Dre. “He’s someone I’d love to do a whole album with one day. He’s incredible. I think he’s the best producer of all time.” Nas is up for two Grammys at the Feb. 8 ceremony in Los Angeles, including best rap album for “Untitled.” “In all honestly, the fact that hip-hop is even at that stage now, for a guy like Lil Wayne to even be nominated for the best album Grammy and me to be nominated, it’s just a blessing,” he says. “Whether I win or lose, I’m happy hip-hop made it that far.”

Coroner: Dr. Dre’s Son Died From Overdose of Heroin and Morphine

With all this talk of The Detox album people have forgotten that Dre just lost his son and is probably still grieving. How selfish of we, to not remember this tragedy.

via People

Dr. Dre's Son Overdosed on Heroin, Morphine

Dr. Dre’s son, Andre Young Jr., died from an overdose of heroin and morphine, the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner confirmed to PEOPLE on Friday.

“This case has been closed, it’s been ruled an accident due to morphine and heroin intoxication,” coroner spokesman Larry Dietz told PEOPLE. The drug test results had been pending for four months.

Young, 20, was found unresponsive by his mother, Jenita Porter, 40, in their Woodland Hills, Calif., home on the morning of Aug. 23.


Paramedics pronounced Young – who was remembered by friends as an optimistic young man – dead at the scene.

Porter told investigators that her son had been out with friends that night, and she recalled hearing him snoring around 5:30 a.m.

“Dr. Dre is mourning the loss of his son,” the rapper’s publicist Lori Earl previously said in a statement. “Please respect his family’s grief and privacy at this time.”

Paul Wall Jumps Into Tattoo Detox Business

via SOHH

Houston rapper Paul Wall has broke new ground by introducing the first ever tattoo detox geared to remove heavy metals in inks.

According to his press release, the new product “Tattoo Detox” is the latest addition to his Grills line specially formulated to combat heavy metals and cleanse the blood. Aiming to help eliminate the toxins found in tattoo ink, it is taken orally and is said to leave the tats in perfect condition.

“I love my tattoos, but I was really upset to find out tattoo ink contains toxic metals,” Paul said in the statement. “Fortunately I found Tattoo Detox, and it’s all good now. I can get as many tats as I want and a few drops of Tattoo Detox a day keeps me feeling great.”

The idea originally came from Wall’s father, Michael Slayton, who cautiously seeks alternative health methods. His research showed proved tattoo ink is not regulated which often mean heavy toxins are likely to show up in people’s blood system, ultimately leading the rapper to pursue a detox product.

More information on Wall’s new tattoo line may be found at www.tattoodetox.com.

Snoop Confirms Detox Is Finished and On Its Way…Dre To Helm Next Project

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via HellaFornia

Rapper Snoop Dogg recently left the recording studio, recording tracks for Dr. Dre’s highly anticipated album, Detox.

“That record is real it’s coming,” Snoop Dogg said during an interview today (June 25) on Big Boy’s Neighborhood. “You know me, I was starting to doubt it myself and then I went up in there and he played so much music for me it knocked my head off.”

Snoop Dogg confirmed the fabled, decade-long project was finished and that the Doctor was selecting tracks for the album.
“I see what he got them waiting for, it’s on and poppin,” Snoop Dogg said. “He got records, he got heat.”
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