It took more than a decade, but the seemingly impossible has happened: The new Dr. Dre single “Kush” featuring Snoop Dogg, Akon & Sly has officially arrived. The track now available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.com.
“It’s about weed smoking, and I don’t want people to think that’s what my album’s about,” Dr. Dre 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.”
“Kush” feels like vintage Dr. Dre, with a heavy low end, a cinematic piano riff, a parade of buzzing synths and, perhaps most important of all, a lyrics sheet devoted entirely to marijuana. Plenty of songs have been devoted to the wacky weed over the course of music history, but “Kush” immediately jumps onto the list of the best ever (which is no small feat, especially considering the number of songs both Dre and Snoop have written about the joys of the sticky icky).