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Dr. Dre to Finish ‘Detox’ and Retire

Dr. Dre will retire in 2008. But first, he’ll release one final album, his first in eight years, called ‘Detox.’ And then there’s that little matter of two more months work on Eminem’s upcoming album. “I think it’s time to move on,” the 42-year-old rap icon told the Los Angeles Times, calling rhyming “a young man’s game.”

Dre isn’t abandoning the rap game entirely. He’s a self-professed studio addict. “Lots of producers have hits, but he does far more than that,
Interscope Records chief Jimmy Iovine said, “He’s a creator who has moved popular culture three times … with gangsta rap, G-funk and Eminem.”

Looking extremely buff, the gangsta rap pioneer surfaced at the VMAs earlier this month, where he talked about “being the best” and hinted at his new project before presenting Rihanna with the Video of the Year award for ‘Umbrella.’

He is still two or three tracks away from declaring ‘Detox’ finished, and there’s no firm date yet for its release, but fans can look forward to Dr. Dre’s swan song in early ’08.

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