Whispers about "Detox" have leaked out over the years, with producer/multi-instrumentalist Mike Elizondo telling Billboard.com in 2005 that Dre was perfectly content to take his time finishing the effort.
The iconic rapper/producer made his first major public appearance in recent memory last month at the MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas. He is devoting the next two months to working on Eminem's next album, and tells the Times anything unrelated to producing, weight training and time with his family is not on his agenda.
However, there is new business to report. Dre recently inked a multi-year production pact with New Line Cinema, under which he will join longtime collaborator, director Phillip G. Atwelll, to score and possibly direct films.