Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg and Akon, "Kush" (2010)
Before Dre abandoned plans to drop his long-delayed Detox – a project that he eventually ditched despite spending nearly a decade of work on it – he released two pre-release singles. "I Need a Doctor" was the most successful of the two, climbing as far as Number Four on the Billboard charts. But "Kush" was arguably the better track. Produced solely by DJ Khalil, it found Dre reunited with his greatest protégé Snoop Dogg, as well as a baritone hook by Kobe Honeycutt that invited comparisons to the late Nate Dogg. "We roll shit that burn slow as fucking molasses," rapped Dre as Khalil crafted a resonant bass-and-piano arrangement that recalled the good doctor's work. Despite bad timing and the Detox debacle, "Kush" is a solid effort.