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Dr. Dre Reviving “Detox” Working On New Music




Dr. Dre is reportedly working on new music and plans to revive his shelved album Detox.

The last time that we heard anything about Detox was back in 2015 when Dr. Dre officially announced that the long-delayed concept album is dead, meaning it will never see the light of day. Now it’s 2018 and there are fresh reporting about the nearly two-decade old project. On Tuesday, ESPN reporter Chris Haynes reported on Twitter that he spoke directly to the legendary producer/rapper about the shelved album and he confirmed that he is working on a couple new songs.

That is some great news for Dre’s fans considering that he might have fans now who weren’t even born yet when he released his last album. It appears that Dr. Dre and his longtime friend and business partner, Jimmy Iovine, were at the Golden State Warriors practice yesterday when Haynes asked him about the album. “I asked Dr. Dre if Detox is permanently shelved and he replied, “I’m working on a couple songs right now. We’ll see,’” Haynes tweeted.

Here is a bit of a history about Detox. Dr. Dre first announced the album in 2002 and in the years following his announcement there have been numerous delays. It appears that he wasn’t too happy with the final product and constantly revamps it until 2015 he decided to leave it on his hard drive possibly. In 2009, Dre played the first official single in a Dr. Pepper commercial and announced that he would be dropping the project in 2010.

I asked Dr. Dre if Detox is permanently shelved and he replied, “I’m working on a couple songs right now. We’ll see.”

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 9, 2018

Fast forward to 2010 we got an announcement from both Dre and Jimmy Iovine that “Under Pressure” featuring JAY-Z will be the first official single off Detox. That year they dropped two more singles, “I Need A Doctor” featuring Eminem and Skylars Grey and “Kush.” In 2011, a few songs were leaked online including a song titled “Syllables featuring 50 Cent, Eminem, and JAY-Z. Between 2011 and 2014 a few songs popped up that were linked to Detox but was never confirmed. In 2011, 50 Cent did an interview where he said, the project might just be released as an EP. In 2014, Ice Cube said in an interview that the album would be released in August that year but that never happened.

The following year, Dr. Dre officially announced that Detox is dead because he just doesn’t like it. Seems he is now reviving the project.

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine attending today’s Warriors practice. pic.twitter.com/D2tlpVJieN

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 9, 2018

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Diddy & Drake Are Hip-Hop’s Highest Earners Over Last Year




Diddy and Drake made a lot of money over the last year, more than $220 million combined and are undoubtedly the Hip-Hop Cash Kings.

The two rap titans are by far the highest earners in hip hop this past year, according to Forbes magazine. Sean “P. Diddy” Combs made a whopping $130 million, Drake made $94 million, JAY-Z made for himself $42 million, Dr. Dre raked in $34.5 million, and Chance the Rapper made $32 million who round out the top five. So you can see Diddy is leading the pack by far and is one step closer to being hip hop’s first billionaire with a current net worth of over $800 million.

Diddy is undeniably the Hip-Hop Cash King of the last decade and this year he added a lot more cash to his pocket thanks to his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, his ownership stake in Diageo’s Ciroc vodka, and the sale of a third of his Sean John clothing line. That sale alone raked in $70 million for the hip hop mogul. Drake has had a hugely successful year both on the road and on digital media. He was the most streamed artist on Apple Music over the past year and he also made a lot of money from endorsement deals with Apple, Nike, and Sprite. The bulk of his $94 million was made touring for his Summer Sixteen Tour with Future and his Boy Meets World Tour in Europe.

JAY-Z and Beyonce are the first billionaire couple in hip hop but JAY-Z is pulling the most weight thanks to his $200 million deal with Live Nation and Sprint investing $200 million in TIDAL. Dr. Dre significantly increased his net worth when he and his business partner Jimmy Iovine sold Beats by Dre to Apple. That deal alone earned the rapper/producer a whopping #620 million back in 2014 which is the highest payday for any musician in history. Over the past 12 months, he made $34.5 million from royalties from his vast catalog and ongoing payment from Apple. Chance the Rapper banked a cool $33 million despite being an independent rapper who never sold physical copies of his albums. He distributes his music solely digitally. He also made some big bucks from endorsement deals with Apple and Kit Kat.

Check out the full list.

1. Diddy – $130 million
2. Drake – $94 million
3. Jay Z – $42 million
4. Dr. Dre – $34.5 million
5. Chance the Rapper – $33 million
6. Kendrick Lamar – $30 million
7. Wiz Khalifa – $28 million
8. Pitbull – $27 million
9. DJ Khaled – $24 million
10. Future – $23 million
11. Kanye West ($22 million)
12. Birdman ($20 million)
13. Swizz Beatz ($17 million)
14. Snoop Dogg ($16.5 million)
15. Nicki Minaj ($16 million)
16. Lil Wayne ($15.5 million)
17. J. Cole ($14 million)
18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ($11.5 million, tie)
18. Rick Ross ($11.5 million, tie)
20. Lil Yachty ($11 million)


The Lox – What Else You Need To Know (Filthy America… It’s Beautiful Album)


[Hook: Sheek Louch & Styles P]
I’m a G on these streets, the hammer gon’ blow
The hood fucking with us but what else you need to know
I was gonna pull over, she was telling me go
I ain’t even wanna fuck her but what else you need to know
If my niggas looking for you, ain’t no where that you can go
Got shooters in every hood, what else you need to know
Houses, cars, weed, a lotta dough
LOX nigga, but what else you need to know

[Verse 1: Sheek Louch]
Puff played me the Benjamins I thought it was wack
Wrote a verse, next day I bought New York back
I was cool with that LOX shit, no solo plans
That’s why every song you heard was just my mans
I miss J-Lo, John Blaze, a whole lotta dough
I was with Whitney on projects, what else you need to know
Moms died from cancer, I felt like stopping
Still a couple of rap niggas that I feel like poppin’
Wasted a lot of money on the shit that I bought
Back then me and 50 would’ve Conan near fought
How they still spiting fire it’s killing them slow
‘Cause we loyal and y’all not, what else you need to know

[Hook: Sheek Louch & Styles P]
I’m a G on these streets, the hammer gon’ blow
The hood fucking with us but what else you need to know
I was gonna pull over, she was telling me go
I ain’t even wanna fuck her but what else you need to know
If my niggas looking for you, ain’t no where that you can go
Got shooters in every hood, what else you need to know
Houses, cars, weed, a lotta dough
LOX nigga, but what else you need to know

[Verse 2: Styles P]
Went and got kilos with that Bad Boy advance
Me and ‘Zino was cool but I stabbed some of his mans
Trick Trick homies, almost cleaned my clock
Them Detroit niggas crazy, but I love that Ahk
Yeah, I came from the ghetto so I like shit rough
So I sorta spazzed out and threw that chair at puff
We had beef with the Roc, I was riding with the strap
Hov, Sigel, and Free could have all got clapped
But they was doing the same cause shit was like that
But these new niggas soft they don’t even fight back
But now I sell juice but I used to sell blow
Shot niggas, stabbed niggas but what else you need to know

[Hook: Sheek Louch & Styles P]
I’m a G on these streets, the hammer gon’ blow
The hood fucking with us but what else you need to know
I was gonna pull over, she was telling me go
I ain’t even wanna fuck her but what else you need to know
If my niggas looking for you, ain’t no where you can go
Got shooters in every hood, what else you need to know
Houses, cars, weed, a lotta dough
LOX nigga, but what else you need to know

[Verse 3: Jadakiss]
Before taking rap serious I had that work
Wrote a few songs for Diddy, yeah I got jerked
Just a young kid thinking that life ain’t fair
But I was mad cool with Biggie so I ain’t care
We was still selling blow, we ain’t like champagne
After that we did the ‘Let the LOX go’ campaign
That coulda went the wrong way, that woulda made that bad
Ruff Ryders, Jimmy Iovine paid that tab
Freestyles all the Clue tapes, we had that lock
Still hard for us to shine, X had that slot
Yeah, nigga the streets love us we still getting dough
Five kids, three baby mommas what else you need to know

[Hook: Sheek Louch & Styles P]
I’m a G on these streets, the hammer gon’ blow
The hood fucking with us but what else you need to know
I was gonna pull over, she was telling me go
I ain’t even wanna fuck her but what else you need to know
If my niggas looking for you, ain’t no where you can go
Got shooters in every hood, what else you need to know
Houses, cars, weed, a lotta dough
LOX nigga, but what else you need to know