"Chillin' "

The last leak from Dre's eternally forthcoming Detox was "I Need a Doctor," a hard-rocker featuring Eminem that made Dre's return seem not just imminent but urgent. With "Chillin' " (as yet unconfirmed for Detox), Dre returns to his laaaaaid-back comfort zone (à la late-2010's "Kush"). Riding a percolating groove, it's serviceably succulent loungin'-in-the-club funk. But, c'mon, Dre. "Kush"? "Chillin' "? We get it. You like to relax. But could you maybe crank it up a notch?

Listen to "Chillin' ":

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From The Archives Issue 1128: April 14, 2011
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