Kendrick Lamar reveals that Detox is in the mixing stages

In an interview with Shade 45’s Sway Calloway, Kendrick Lamar claimed that Dr Dre’s Detox is being mixed.

Detox is one of the most anticipated albums possibly in hip hop history, and certainly of the year. So any news about the Good Doctor’s third album is eagerly received. Lamar has spoken in the past about his contributions to the legendary album, and working with Dre, but his most recent comments could suggest a release date in the not-too-distant future.

Detox is getting mixed. That’s all I can say,” he said, “It’s getting mixed. I could say anything about Detox, nobody would ever believe me. I got a few [songs]. I don’t know what’ll stick, as of yet. The creative process is so crazy as far as going in there and narrowing down all these songs. Thousands of songs.”

Kendrick also spoke on Dr Dre’s impeccable production and work ethic, describing him as “the ultimate perfectionist.” Despite Dre’s awe-inspiring reputation as a hip hop producer, he apparently made Lamar feel entirely “comfortable” in the studio.

Dre’s third, and reputedly final, album should be well worth the wait.

Keep up with Detox’s progress here.

Words by Fiona Guest