Hip-hop legend Dr. Dre has promised fans he will deliver his long-awaited DETOX album by the end of the year (10) - more than a decade after his last release.
The rap icon has been working on the follow up to 1999's 2001 on and off for years, but revealed last October (09) that he was unhappy with the tracks and was heading back into the studio to re-record the songs.
Dre further disappointed devotees earlier this year (10) when he confessed it was unlikely the project would hit music retailers until 2011.
He told the March (10) issue of Slam magazine, "Well, I'm working on it (Detox), but also I've been working on other people's projects; you'll probably hear something in a year or so."
But the Forgot About Dre star now reveals the album is almost complete and the first single from the disc, the newly-recorded Jay-Z collaboration Under Pressure, is expected to be released later this month (Apr10).
He tells CNBC News, "Yes, hopefully we'll be releasing (Under Pressure) in the next two weeks or so. And I'm definitely gonna be putting the album out this year. Finally, you know, and I think everybody is gonna be happy with it. That's it right now. I'm just trying to finish this record, finally get it done, get it out and start promoting it."