Maybe Dr. Dre needed to go all Kanye by storming the VMA stage in a cognac-fueled rage and stealing the spotlight during one of Justin Beibers acceptance speeches. In a perfect world, it mightve been the key to getting him to stop doing things like talking about American Idol, dissing Ice Cube, and composing instrumentals about planets. Unfortunately for us, Dres too cool for that. Hes apparently also to cool to actually finish making Detox (one of our 35 more albums to buy in 2010 or 2011 or never).
Just check out this commercial he did with LeBron James for a new line of Beats headphones geared towards the ultimate athlete. The two-minute clip (via HypeTrak) shows Dre and the former Cleveland Cavalier pumping what looks like fake iron while a fellow fitness enthusiast harasses them. The funniest scene happens as Dre works on his curls while the commercials antagonist says, Doin a whole lot of workin out, Dr. Dre. Bout time you do a little workin out on that album. The doc responds by telling him the he needs to work on shutting the f*** up!
The exchange speaks truth to the fact that the 45-year-old rapper has made the world spend the last eleven years begging for the follow up to 1999s Chronic 2001. Instead of giving us the goods, Dre has spent the last few months working on other rappers songs and actually launching his own cognac. We even tried to leak a potential Detox track, but Dre just ended up shooting us down, telling humanity that The song thats on the internet is an incomplete song that Im still working on. When its ready youll be hearing it from me. Oh well, I guess well just have to obey the doctors orders.
Dre promises we’re getting “new music” at Christmas time, but we’ll believe it when we hear it. Heres that commercial if youre still interested.
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