Last week, rumors swirled around the web about an apparent new track from Jay-Z and Dr. Dre. But since the story dropped close to April 1 and, last we heard, Dre’s Detox LP was pushed back to 2011, we figured it was a lame hoax at best.
But according to a NESN interview with Dre and his Interscope boss Jimmy Iovine, the song exists and it’s called “Under Pressure” (via You Heard That New). You can watch the chat– which mostly involves Dre shamelessly plugging his custom Red Sox headphones– below. (A plea: The world at large should collectively boycott those headphones until Detox actually comes out.)
No word on whether “Under Pressure” is one-off thing, tied to Dre’s forever-delayed album, or even when it’s supposed to come out, but at least it’s not just a figment of rap bloggers’ imaginations. The last time these two got together, on Jay’s ill-fated Kingdom Come album, we got the woeful “30 Something” and “Lost Ones” along with underrated tracks “Trouble” and “Minority Report”, so all bets are off. Also, we’re not sure how Dre cozying up to the Red Sox is going to sit with Jay, who kinda likes the Yankees.