(AllHipHop News) Dr. Dre has verified the leak of his Detox first single Under Pressure is unmastered and remains a work in progress.
A little over 2 minutes in length, Under Pressure leaked Wednesday (June 16) and featured a noticeable sample of Kraftwerks Trans Euro Express, no chorus, two Dre verses and one from Jay-Z.
I want to set the record straight for everybody whos been waiting to hear my music, Dre posted on Interscopes official website. The song thats on the internet is an incomplete song that Im still working on. When its ready, youll be hearing it from me.
In April, Dr. Dre and Interscope CEO Jimmy Iovine confirmed the song would be Detoxs lead single. Under Pressure was also expected to debut by the end of that month, but was pushed back to make way for Eminems upcoming Recovery LP.
Renowned by his production work on classic albums like The Chronic and Doggystyle, Dr. Dre revealed the German-based band Kraftwerk as a strong inspiration for his latest album.
Kraftwerk songs have been sampled consistently since Hip-Hops inception, ranging from pioneers such as Afrika Bambaata (Planet Rock) and the Fearless Four (Rockin It), to De La Soul (Ghetto Thang) and Jay-Z (Its Alright).
I’m just keeping my ear to the concrete, Dre explained this past Spring. I’ve been listening to a lot of old 60s and 70s music. Things like Kraftwerk and Parliament Funkadelic. I’ve really been listening to a lot of Kraftwerk Kraftwerk had a really big inspiration on the beginning of Hip-Hop. My tastes change with the season. Right now it’s Kraftwerk. I’ll see what happens this summer.”
At press time, Detox is still tentatively scheduled to be released this year.