Fans might actually see the release of Dr. Dre’s highly anticipated album, Detox.
Pictures of Dre and Snoop Dogg in the studio apparently revealed a tracklisting for the project, which appears to be outlined on a whiteboard in the background. Twitter user @ranoutofmeds wrote, “If you look in the background of the new pictures @SnoopDogg minted w/ him and Dre you can see the tracklist for Detox!!”
These photos follow an Instagram post that Snoop shared on March 31 of him and Dre in the studio. “The Chronic is bac home,” Snoop wrote. Based on the rapper’s outfit, it seems that all the images are from the same recording session.
Dre first announced Detox back in 2002, but it never came to be. Over the years, there were various updates made about the album. In 2015, the rapper and producer seemed to share the final nail in the coffin for the project: he explained on his Beats 1 radio show, The Pharmacy, why Detox never came to be.
“This is something you’re not gonna hear many artists say: the reason that Detox didn’t come out was because I didn’t like it. It wasn’t good. The record, it just wasn’t good… I mean seriously, I worked my ass off on it, but I didn’t think I did a good enough job. I couldn’t do that to my fans, I couldn’t do that to myself, to be honest.”
He also announced the arrival of his next impending album, Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre for the film of the same name. That would become his third studio album and the follow-up to 1999’s 2001, in lieu of Detox.
However, there has still been some back-and-forth with the project. In 2018, Dre sparked a new wave of rumors about Detox’s release, reportedly telling ESPN reporter Chris Haynes during a Golden State Warriors practice, “I’m working on a couple songs right now. We’ll see.”
While rumors have abounded, it’s unclear where Dre is with the album at this point. Perhaps his performance with Snoop, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige at the Super Bowl LVI Half Time show was reinvigorating for the storied producer.