The legendary rapper/producer has been working on the project for over a decade, but he has suffered a string of setbacks and had to scrap a collaboration with Jay-Z, titled "Under Pressure," from the tracklist after part of the song leaked onto the internet. He then had to rush-release another tune, "Kush," in 2010 due to similar issues.
However, it now appears he's gearing up for the big release after featuring in a brief video with producer pal Just Blaze.
In the 17-second clip, Blaze teases fans with news about a special release next year, asking fans, "Guess what else comes out (in 2013)?" before turning the lens on Dre, who says, "4/20 baby, 4/20, I'm comin'!"
The date seems unlikely as it falls on a Saturday, and traditional U.S. releases hit retailers on a Tuesday, but it's the closest rap fans have come to getting an official announcement in recent years.
Detox is the follow-up to Dre's last album, 2001, which was released in 1999.
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