Waiting On Detox: Music Inspired By The Sound Of Dr. Dre

Let's enjoy some good music inspired by Dr. Dre while we continue to wait on the heavily anticipated Detox album! Enjoy the tracks below by emerging and established music artists who have lent The Doc's influence to their sound.

LA-based producer Chris Reed brings the energy in his hard-hitting Detox-inspired instrumental. This beat combines elements of soulful musicianship and a dark, sinister vibe of Hip Hop beatmaking as Chris brings the head-nod combined with powerful guitar, drum and piano arrangements.


Aftermath staff producer Focus provides the West Coast bounce on "Crenshaw & Slauson". This track sets the tone of a California summer vibe with a mellow groove and signature synth sound which flows beautifully throughout the track.


Jazz musician Larry Ellis Jr. reworks the 1993 classic "Nuthin But A G Thang" to a whole new vibe of smoothness. The beauty of this cover is in the instrumentation he brings with an interplay of beautiful soloing on guitar, horns and Rhodes which builds upon Dr. Dre's original groove.


Drop The Bone gets funky with a cover of Labi Siffre's "I Got The", a song which Dre sampled to create Eminem's debut single on Aftermath/Interscope "Hi My Name Is". This cover has a special touch that one might not expect as the band adds Em and Dre's presence into the funky instrumentation by singing the chorus to "Hi My Name Is" toward the end.

Hip Hop meets Classical music on "Crewnshaw Classics", the 2008 album by The Vitamin String Quartet who perform epic interpretations of Dr. Dre's best work through elaborate string arrangements and intensity. The Vitamin String Quartet is a musical group from Los Angeles, California that is widely known for its series of tribute albums to rock and pop acts.

More Music:

Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Miticos Del Ritmo - Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang (Dr. Dre cover)

Dr. Dre - Compton Sirens Detox Instrumental 2012 (Produced by DJ Khalil)

!llmind - Freshh Instrumental

"California Love" (BTS Mix) by Balance and the Traveling Sounds

Nuthin' But A G Thang (Lullaby Bell Rendition For Children) by Jammy Jams

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