Dr. Dre Set For Hiatus

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November 15, 2011 | 11:30am EST

Legendary rapper/producer Dr. Dre has announced plans to take a break from making music.
The hip-hop icon, who shot to fame with rap group N.W.A., wants an extended hiatus after he finishes producing material for two up-and-coming rappers.

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.”

Dr. Dre has previously confirmed he will retire as a rapper after the release of his long-awaited solo project Detox, which is now rumored to be in the mixing process.