Dr. Dre Samples La Roux for ‘Detox’
Dr. Dre has been working on his elusive ‘Detox’ album for well over a decade, and the insider news keeps hopes up that the LP will finally be released. La Roux‘s Elly Jackson, who collaborated with Kanye West on the remix to their track ‘In for the Kill,’ revealed that the Good Doctor has sampled the Skream remix of the tune for the mythical release.
“He got really excited about the track which is obviously really complimentary. He did something with it and then sent it to us and said can he use or for his record and we said ‘yes,'” Jackson told BBC Radio One. “[He’s used] mainly the vocal and then he put his own beats on it. It’s supposed to be on the next record.”
Dre apparently heard the track when it was used on an episode of HBO’s ‘Entourage.’ “Apparently he and the Game were sitting watching ‘Entourage’ together. My manager always jokes that they were eating ice cream, under blankets and having a girls’ night in,” she said.
While Dre has released the lead single ‘Kush’ featuring Snoop Dogg and Akon and its follow-up ‘I Need a Doctor’ featuring Skylar Grey and Eminem, the album is yet to receive a solid release date. Rumored collaborators include Jay-Z and Beyonce on a track for the LP, which was originally slated for a spring release.