By Brad Wete
November 17, 2010 at 05:47 PM EST

Image Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty ImagesIt’s hard to keep excitement going when the promised product is as oft-delayed as Dr. Dre‘s Detox album. But slowly, rap’s iconic producer and sometime rapper is breathing life back into the bodies of fans who’ve held their breath for too long. Yesterday Dre’s first single from his forthcoming album leaked online. It’s called “Kush,” and features longtime partner in rhyme Snoop Dogg—fittingly so, since it’s about marijuana. With a whipping bass line and Dre’s trademark menacing keys, it feels like this time Dre may actually be prepping to drop the album.

In an interview with radio host Big Boy, the California titan explained that he didn’t intend for it to come out and he doesn’t want people to think that it’s a true representation of the album. But he’s rolling with it nonetheless. “It’s about weed smoking and I don’t want people to think that’s what my album’s about,” he said. “This is actually the only song with that type of content in it. But it seems that  everybody likes it. So we’re going to go ahead and push with it.”

Dre’s also on the cover of XXL‘s Dec./Jan. issue talking about Detox. The album’s expected to hit stores early in 2011.

Have you heard “Kush” yet? Are you excited for Detox again? Let us know.

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