Oops: That New Dr. Dre Track You Bought on iTunes Probably Isn’t By Dr. Dre

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Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre attend the Universal Music Group Chairman & CEO Lucian Grainge's annual Grammy Awards viewing party on February 10, 2013 in Brentwood, California.

Is it F–k Wit’ Dre Day? That’s the only logical explanation for the song that was uploaded to iTunes and credited to The Chronic rapper, when it’s quite clearly by someone else.

The new track “Ten Times Outa 1”, which was released on iTunes (not Beats Music) on Feb. 13 (as spotted by SPIN)  is attributed to Dr. Dre — but one cursory listen makes it obvious that iTunes either forgot about Dre‘s real sound (he has been absent from the scene for awhile now) or Dre has really changed his flow since “B–ches Ain’t Sh–,” or even back when he was with N.W.A.

The supposed new “single” features a drop-and-play rap beat with a bumbling bassline and lyrics that make references to “the number one gun” and even give Dre’s collaborator Snoop Dogg a literal shout-out: “S-N-double-O-P.” But Dre is still Dre, and this song is clearly not by him.

Sure, we’re all waiting for Dre’s near-mythical Detox, album, but we’ll just have to keep our heads ringin’ with something besides this fake-out track while we wait for the next episode. Save you 99 cents, because we’ve been there, done that. (And that’s enough with the Dre puns for one day.)

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