Dr. Dre’s Detox may be shrouded in mystery, but fans can be certain of yet another artist whose contribution may end up on the finished product.
Rapper Nas has confirmed his involvement with Detox as he expressed his desire to do more projects with Dre.
“I did a joint. I think it’s crazy,” Nas told Billboard regarding his Detox collaboration with the chart-topping beatsmith.
“He’s someone I’d love to do a whole album with one day. He’s incredible. I think he’s the best producer of all time.”
With his work on Detox, Nas becomes the latest entertainer to lend his talent to the highly-anticipated project, which is slated to hit stores this year.
To date, 50 Cent, Eminem, Devin the Dude Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, the Game, Lloyd Banks, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z are reportedly attached to Detox along with producers Denaun Porter, Hi-Tek, Focus and DJ Khalil.
The Detox collaboration comes as Nas ponders his next musical venture.
The lyricist, who is nominated for two Grammy awards, admitted to coming up with a few ideas while alluding to having “a couple of special things up my sleeve that should be unveiled in the next few weeks,” including one project that he promised would be “history.”
As for the Grammy recognition, the honor can be considered nothing less than a plus for Hip-Hop, according to Nas.
“In all honestly, the fact that Hip-Hop is even at that stage now, for a guy like Lil Wayne to even be nominated for the best album Grammy and me to be nominated, it’s just a blessing,” said the rapper, who received a best rap album nod for his latest album, Untitled.
“Whether I win or lose, I’m happy Hip-Hop made it that far.”