Dr. Dre Enlists Help of Curators for Website
Dr. Dre‘s ‘Detox’ — arguably the most anticipated album of all time, next to Guns N’ Roses ‘Chinese Democracy’ — is one step closer to seeing the light of day. With Dre promising ‘Detox’ in stores on April 20, the good doctor relaunched his website — DrDre.com — in anticipation of his decade-in-the-works LP.
The website is Twitter-centric. Curators — including Dr. Dre, ‘The Big Payback’ author Dan Charnas, his label Interscope and journalist Jerry Barrow — will be pulling in #detox memes from Dre’s fans and “Twitterati,” the latter which already includes the likes of Questlove and Snoop Dogg.
Some of the first things up on the site’s Twitter blog include a post by Dre, which encourages fans to donate to the Nate Dogg Memorial Trust, with all proceeds going to the late rap pioneer’s family. There’s also a behind-the-scenes look at Dr. Dre’s ‘I Need a Doctor’ music video, where a stuntman totals a Ferrari Modena. The car’s street value: a cool $100,000. Ballin’.
The website is still in its early stages. While it relaunched at the end of January, the interactive Twitter vehicle still has few users. To be apart of Dre’s Twitterati, one must login via a social networking platform.
With ‘Detox’ being repeatedly delayed over the years, activity on his website is suggesting that all vital signs on the album’s release this spring are good. So far Dre has released two official tracks from the album — ‘Kush’ feat. Snoop Dogg and Akon and ‘I Need a Doctor’ feat. Skylar Grey and Eminem.
To stay plugged in on Dr. Dre’s ‘Detox’ head to DrDre.com.