Detox is a unicorn to longtime hip-hop fans at this point. For years, the story has been told that Dre has been working on the follow-up to his 1999 release, 2001. That may or may not be the case, but it looks like at the very least, it won’t be called Detox.
If anyone would be in the know about the elusive album’s status, it is former Aftermath producer Dawaun Parker, who says that Dre dumped the idea of Detox a few years back. While talking to Jeff Weiss and MC Nocando on the Shots Fired podcast, Parker explained:
“He scrapped Detox a couple years ago, and came up with another title. I won’t say what the title is because I haven’t seen that online or anything yet. He was like, ‘I’m gonna call it this, and we’re gonna put it out this way and this way and this way.’ And he told a couple of people and we kinda knew that that’s just the thing we were working on… I’m under the impression that it’s still that one.”
So there you have it. Detox will almost definitely never see the light of day. Then again, is that even a surprise at this point? Watch video of Parker on the podcast below.