In a video clip in circulation on the Internet that features Dre, the producer and his protégé Bishop Lamont reveal that the album will be released in September of 2007.
The pair are in a recording studio and the camera pans to show some of the sophisticated equipment. Dre and Lamont share a couple crass jokes before the clip finishes.
Fans have waited several years for an announcement such as this.
While there are no confirmations why the album has taken so long, many speculate that Detox's tracks have gone to the likes of Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes and The Game, who have all benefited from the productions of the incomparable beat maestro.
The album was initially announced around 2002, planned for 2004 and people have been waiting since.
Even The Game, one of Dre's affiliates quipped, "I might just put out Detox myself" on "Compton" from Doctor's Advocate.
The album boast appearances, production and assistance from several top artists like Eminem and producers like Kon Artis, Nottz, Mahogany, and Hi-Tek.
Dr. Dre's last album 2001, came in 1999 and was a phenomenon on a pop level as well as amidst the Hip-Hop community.