Dr. Dre Taking a Break From Music

November 15, 2011 By:
Dr. Dre Taking a Break From Music
Dr. Dre has been rapping for almost 30 years and after a while, things start to get a little repetitive. He's been doing this for so long, he thinks its time to take a little break from the spotlight and the studio and actually enjoy life.

Dre confesses that once he's finished producing material for two and up and coming rappers, he's taking an indefinite break.

He says, "These are the next two artists I'm working on, Slim The Mobster and Kendrick Lamar. I think that's when I'm gonna just wrap it up for a minute because I've been working on music for 27 years now and the longest I've ever been out of the studio in 27 years has been two weeks.

"So, yeah, I feel like I'm gonna take a little bit of a break. I'm never gonna stop music, it's like air to me. (But) I'm (going to) take a little bit of a break. Enjoy some time with the family 'til I get that itch to get back in."

And that break is sure to lead to a full retirement. He recently confessed that as soon as he releases his long awaited solo album 'Detox' he's planning on retiring for good.

But at this point fans have been waiting so long for 'Detox' it's almost become an urban legend. It's been 11 years in the making, and it looks like that number is only going to grow.

Meanwhile, if he never releases that album, he has his standalone store, Beats By Dre store in New York to fall back on. He recently opened it and is surprised by how well its doing.

"I'm shocked myself as to how well they're doing, we're going to keep the exciting product coming," Dre said. "We're trying to be second to Apple and I don't think that's a bad position."

Dre said he began in the industry, learning the bare bones of production.__ "I started out on a mixing board first when I was 15 or 16 years old," Dre recalled. "I had the opportunity to go in this guy's garage that had a mixing board so I learned that technic first before I touched a drum machine or was even interested in producing … which I think gave me an edge over the other producers out there."_