Dr. Dre recently posted online the song "Kush", which features Snoop Dogg and Akon and will reportedly be featured on his anticipated third studio album "Detox".
"Kush" is a strain of marijuana, named after a mountain range in Afghanistan. The track is set to be sold on iTunes on Thursday, according to Billboard, which carried the report. It follows several unofficial leaks said to be from the rapper and producer's new album, whose release date has been delayed multiple times for the past few years.
"Detox" is now expected to be released in early 2011, Billboard said, although Dr. Dre has not confirmed this. Dr. Dre last released his own studio album in 1999. More than six million copies of the record, titled '2001', have been sold. Over the past few years, he has produced albums for artists such as Eminem, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent and Jay-Z.
"Kush" can be heard on his website, which features a cannabis leaf, which is used to make marijuana, as well as a lighter with an open flame.
"Roll up, wait a minute, let me put some kush up in it," the song goes. "Party all night / Yea its goin' down / Order rounds, we smokin' quarter rounds of that good stuff / Oh yeah, we smokin' all night / Yeah puff puff, pass that (expletive) right here."
"I Need a Doctor," a song featuring Dr. Dre and Eminem, leaked online recently as well although Dr. Dre has not said if it will be featured on "Detox".