Snoop Dogg is sounding off about Dr. Dre's oft-delayed Detox project. The West Coast veteran claims that he knows exactly what Dre's hold up is and shared it in an interview with UK disc jockey Tim Westwood.
"It's a formula," he told Westwood. "I was trying to explain to you earlier when we made records in the past it was an environment, an atmosphere. It was always girls. It was always parties. It was always the right atmosphere to create that kind of album that sounds like the albums that you've heard in the past. If there's not that atmosphere you can't create that kind of album. So that's what's happening right now. The songs don't match the atmosphere and the atmosphere don't match the songs."
According to Snoop, there are two key elements missing, himself and D.O.C.
"I'mma say this and I don't know if it's gonna ruffle any feathers. I just think the wrong people is in the environment. When he made records that were hit records in the past: D.O.C., Snoop Dogg, RBX, Kurupt," said Snoop. "It's like it's pieces that's not there that need to be there. And I'll say D.O.C. and Snoop Dogg is the backbone. When you take those… out of the equation it's not gonna work. You need to put them two back into the situation and let us mastermind and head the project like we did The Chronic in 2001. That's what's missing."
Dr. Dre's Detox album has been almost a decade in the making and his most recent planned due date April 20, 2011, has come and gone without word of any new expected release date.