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"It's hard to argue when you won't stop making sense."
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Posted on November 28, 2006 10:46 PM in Music
Warning: This blog entry was written two or more years ago. Therefore, it may contain broken links, out-dated or misleading content, or information that is just plain wrong. Please read on with caution.

Let's all get a little gangsta for a minute.

Dr. Dre last released a solo album (Chronic 2001) over seven years ago. Since then, he's been rumored to be working on a follow-up called Detox. However, that album has yet to hit stores, and it's been obvious that Dre has been focusing his attention on all the great artists that have signed to his Aftermath label.

Almost completely by chance, a few days back I ran across Get Right Music, a site dedicated to rap mixtapes. It was there that I ran across a mixtape called Dretox. I've been listening to it on repeat ever since.

If you're a fan of classic Dr. Dre beats and enjoyed the high-caliber collaborations on Chronic 2001, you will love this mixtape. From what I've read about the compilation, it's basically composed of a bunch of Detox material that Dre apparently didn't think was up to par? As I've been telling everyone I know that listens to rap music, the stuff Dre chooses not to release is better than the stuff most rap artists these days are putting on their flagship albums.

If you're interested in checking out the mixtape, you can download it directly here via Get Right Music. Once you've done that, be sure to add numbers to the beginning of the filenames so you play the mixtape in the proper order, according to this tracklisting. And if you're really a stickler (like I am), rename the "We Up To No Good" track with the "2" at the end to "Hard Liquor" (track 3), since that's the proper title for the track. Oh, and track 15 is actually titled "Finer Thangzzz," and Eve is featured on track 11 (in addition to Mary J. Blige).

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.


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