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Dr. Dre, Jay-Z: "Under Pressure" f. Jay-Z (Tags)

June 17 Update: Just as I suspected, this is not the final version of the track. Dre released the following statement on the leak:

"I want to set the record straight for everybody who's been waiting to hear my music.  The song that's on the internet is an incomplete song  that I'm still working on.  When it's ready, you'll be hearing it from  me."
- Dr. Dre

Well, shit, man, when are we going to hear it, then?


June 16 Update: "Under Pressure" was supposed to drop two weeks from Dr. Dre's appearance at a Red Sox game back in April. But it just wouldn't be a huge hip-hop event if it didn't face more and more delays. But today, his Detox collaboration with Jay-Z is finally here. And, well, it's slightly disappointing, as I'd be hard pressed to not compare the beat on here to a Scott Storch or Swizz Beatz joint. That does make sense, though, considering Storch co-produced it. But "Still D.R.E.," one of several 2001 tracks Dre and Storch worked on together, this is not.


April 4 Update: I also have a difficult time thinking this is the final version as the hook is nowhere to be found, unless you consider those distorted synths a chorus. Dre and Jay's verses are mostly on-point, but Jay's references - like when anyone refers to pop culture - sound kind of dated. Tiger Woods, FEMA, and Gilbert Arenas? Those would have worked a lot better two months ago. You know, when this track was originally due out.


You can download "Under Pressure" over at 2DopeBoyz.


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April 5 Update: Dr. Dre has confirmed that the first single off Detox is "Under Pressure" featuring Jay-Z. The news was announced before the Red Sox season opening game against the Yankees at Fenway Park. Dre and Jimmy Iovine were in the city to promote Dre's Beats headphones and spoke of the new song in an interview with New England Sports Network.


We will update this post with the song once it becomes available online.



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After ten years, Dre should've come out of the gate fiercer than this. I'm really not liking this at all.

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For whatever reason, I like the verses. I just think they work well. The beat is pretty garbage, though.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Andrew_Martin/me.jpg Andrew_Martin

Even Jay jacking the Drake flow a couple times? Meh-rific.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/LongestWinter/moonjpg.jpg CraigJenkins

Yeah, but he does it without the whole pausing thing, so it at least sounds a lil' natural.

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After some more thought, OK, you're right, LW, but I still don't mind it as long as Jay doesn't start doing this all the time.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Andrew_Martin/me.jpg Andrew_Martin

We already got two instances in one song. Be afraid.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/LongestWinter/moonjpg.jpg CraigJenkins

yo 4 reaaalll nicca dre get the ---- outta here man....jesus 10 years 4 dis ---- cant beleive that nicca




Updated the post with an official statement from Dre.

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