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Tuesday April 6, 2010 6:19 pm

Dr. Dre ready to release “Under Pressure”

Dr. Dre has confirmed his comeback single will be released in the next few weeks. The rapper announced the track, “Under Pressure,” which features Jay-Z is complete and will be released soon, as a precursor to his new album Detox , which has been ten years in the making, which Dre has also confirmed will be released this year.

Dre told CNBC, “Hopefully, we’ll be releasing ‘Under Pressure’ in the next two weeks or so, and I’m definitely gonna be putting the album out this year, finally. I think everyone is gonna be happy with it. I’m just trying to finish this record, finally get it done, get it out and start promoting it.”

Aside from the lead single featuring Jay-Z, currently the world’s biggest rap star, Detox is said to boast an impressive guest cast, including contributions from artists that include Nas, T.I., Lil Wayne and R. Kelly. Dre has previously said about the long gestation period for his third album, “I’m on my slow creep right now, but then I’m gonna come hit ‘em with the tsunami.” Dre has also previously stated the record will be his final album.

I, along with many other hip hop heads, cannot wait for Detox to hit and considering the line-up of guests, this is going to be a ridiculous album with Dre coming back hard after being out of the game for so long.  Dre, however, has been keeping busy, putting out his own line of headphones, such as some customs for red LeBron James Beats, pink Charles Hamilton Beats, white Ron Harmon Beats, as well as your standard Beats.  Of course these have been hot sellers, but this is Dre we’re talking about.  It seems everything he touches turns to gold… or, in some cases with his albums, platinum.

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