Dawaun Parker Worked A Lot On Dr. Dre’s Detox. He Says The Concept Is Scrapped (Video)
Within Dr. Dre’s inner-circle at Aftermath Entertainment throughout the last 10 years, Dawaun Parker is a key member. The Boston, Massachusetts native who cut his teeth working with artists like T.I. on King would subsequently work alongside guys like Dre, J Dilla, and Eminem on albums by Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Game, and Raekwon.
In an interview with Jeff Weiss’ (Passion Of Weiss) Shots Fired Podcast, Dawaun goes into detail about what Heads are missing surrounding the decade-plus-delayed Detox. The most interesting thing Parker admits is that he believes, along with Marsha Ambrosius, that it’s not even “Detox” anymore. According to one of the guys who worked the longest on it (along with Self-Scientific’s DJ Khalil), Dre has another concept in mind—but Dawaun “ain’t one to gossip.”
He refers to Dre’s work in waves, and lists some of the songs that ended up on other artists’ albums that originated from Andre Young’s self-serving sessions.
The most hopeful thing out of this interview, is that Dawaun Parker believes that one day Dre will wake up, and just pull the trigger. If true, would that be Hip-Hop’s biggest surprise attack/news of all time? Could it logistically be pulled off, in a gossip/leak-driven industry?