Dr. Dre Says Eminem/Jay-Z Shows ‘Inspired’ Him To Work On Detox

When Dr. Dre surprised the crowd at Eminem and Jay-Z’s historic first Home and Home Tour stop in Detroit, fans greeted the elusive rap king with epic chants of “Detox!” after he spit memorable bars from his last LP, The Chronic 2001. During a recent sit-down, Dre said the warm response motivated the beatmaster to hit the lab and get his much-anticipated and long-delayed follow-up into the hands of those screaming fans.

“Being on the stage with Eminem and Jay-Z was one of the most incredible feelings I’ve felt in a long time. It inspired me, it made me want to hurry up and get back in the studio and put more effort and more work into my own project,” Dre told MTV2’s “Sucker Free” on Wednesday during an event for his latest successful venture, Beats by Dre.

The much-lauded producer said rocking the stage with his protégé-turned-pop phenomenon, Eminem, and his “Under Pressure” collaborator, Jay-Z, validated his current efforts and demonstrated that more than 10 years into the wait for Detox, hip-hop heads are still hungry for more Dre-helmed bangers.

“The response from the people out there was just incredible,” Dre said. “It let me know that I still got love out there and I’m not wasting my time in the studio with what I’m doing, with the music or with all the Beats product that we’re putting out.”

After stacking hip-hop hits for decades, nurturing the careers of superstar MCs such as Snoop Dogg, Em and 50 Cent, releasing two almost undeniably classic solo efforts, 2001 and 1992’s The Chronic, and shaping the way the latest generation of rap lovers hears music with his Beats by Dre headphones, the Doc has crafted a game-changing legacy. Even boasting that singular résumé, the deafening shouts from die-hard Dre acolytes still excite the rap icon.

“I can’t explain it,” he said. “It’s an incredible feeling. It’s not something that can be bought. You have to earn it, and it just made me feel just amazing.”

What do you think Dr. Dre’s Detox will sound like? Sound off in the comments!

Eminem, Lil Wayne Turn Mutual Respect Into ‘No Love’

Eminem fans have plenty of love for their beleaguered hero. But that won’t stop him from premiering the highly anticipated video for his Lil Wayne-assisted single, “No Love,” at 7:56 p.m. ET on Thursday night (September 30), on MTV, mtvU, MTV Hits, MTV Jams and MTV Tr3s. The song, from his double platinum-selling LP, Recovery, is set to be released October 5.

On the 30-second teaser for the video, Eminem sings the chorus to the song while in a recording studio. Just Blaze, who produced the track using vocal samples of Haddaway’s 1993 dance hit “What Is Love,” looks on. The accompanying narrative finds a young student being picked on by bullies in what appears to be a school cafeteria.

Lil Wayne, who is still serving out his sentence at Rikers, doesn’t appear in the teaser. But the two have co-starred in music videos before, most notably “Forever,” with Kanye West and Drake, and “Drop the World,” the third single from Lil Wayne’s Rebirth LP.

The two lauded lyricists have somewhat of an awkward relationship. Back in 2008, during an interview with BBC radio personality DJ Semtex, Wayne alluded to Eminem being scared to collaborate with him on Tha Carter III. “I’ve never done a song with Eminem,” Wayne said. “I sent him a song, and he ain’t do it. I didn’t like that, but it’s all good. People be busy and stuff, or a.k.a. just scared to get on a song with me.”

This past June, as Em prepped Recovery for release, he admitted to Spin’s Jonah Weiner that during his time away from rap, he considered dissing Weezy. “I thought, ‘Man, I can do that sh–, he ain’t that dope,’ ” Em said. “I’m hearing this dude say some clever, witty sh– and I’m not doing it, so I feel f—ed up. [But] it would have been career suicide. They would have f—in’ murdered me.”

The proposed Wayne dis track never saw the light of day, and the rivalry gave way to mutual admiration. “I’ve always respected what Wayne does,” Eminem said in an interview with Paris’ Skyrock FM, also in June. “Wayne to me is definitely one of the greatest in the game right now.”

In August, Wayne shared a similar sentiment. “Em is him, and he’s back in a major way,” he told Funkmaster Flex, on a call from prison. “He’s a great dude. He’s been keeping up with me since I’ve been in here, and I appreciate his support.”

Are you looking forward to the new video? Let us know in the comments!