DJ Yella Says He Wouldn't Release "Detox" If He Was Dr. Dre

posted Wednesday March 05 ,2014 at 01:05PM CST | 69 comments

DJ Yella Says He Wouldn't Release

DJ Yella speaks on Eazy-E's only unreleased song, says it's a diss record he won't release.

As one of the original members of legendary, Compton-based rap crew N.W.A, DJ Yella had a lot to share in regards to the group’s past during a recent interview with Montreality.

While speaking on N.W.A’s past, DJ Yella revealed that “Fuck Tha Police” was a record that almost didn’t make its way onto the group’s debut album, Straight Outta Compton. He says that despite the lack of enthusiasm there was for the record’s placement on Straight Outta Compton, he’s glad “Fuck Tha Police” did make its way onto the LP.

“I don’t think it was gonna make the album,” DJ Yella said. “It was kinda up in the air, so we just like ‘ehh.’ Then they harassed us. Harassed Dre a little bit more. So, it just—‘Okay, put it on there.’ First, we wasn’t really gonna put it on there because people back then just would not say that, but we just went ahead. And I’m glad we did too.”

DJ Yella also addressed N.W.A.’s fallout, attributing the group’s breakup to N.W.A being too perfect before stating that N.W.A is the only group he’s familiar with that broke up while they were at number one.

“The funny thing is when the group broke up we was #1 on the charts,” he said. “I’ve never heard to this day, I don’t know personally of a group that broke up at #1. They break up when they last or not selling, but we broke up at #1. And I don’t think—It might have been just too big to keep that group together. It was too perfect. So, it was just meant to be…Once we finished mixing Niggaz4Life album, the group was over. People didn’t know that, but the group was over.”

Although DJ Yella says he hasn’t spoken to MC Ren in years or Ice Cube since last year, he revealed that he’s still good friends with Dr. Dre. According to the West Coast deejay, he was with Dre in the studio while he was working on an Eminem record and has even heard the rapper-producer’s much-delayed Detox album.

“Me and Dre we go back to the beginning of all this stuff. Me and Dre as deejays,” DJ Yella said. “So, we had that chemistry from way back then, so when we got into doing the music, the Wreckin’ Cru music, we did that. You know? Kinda corny. Kinda wack, these days’ standards. And then we got into the Eazy-E album, J. J. Fad album. You know, The D.O.C., the N.W.A. I did Eazy’s last album. I mean, me and Dre were just—we was a team. So, he said ‘left,’ he said ‘right,’ we just did it. It was no big thing. We just made that music…I seen Dre a couple of months ago at a studio. He was working on Eminem’s new song. I just went there, hung out a little while. We supposed to hookup in Paris next month…Me and him are still cool.

“He let me hear songs from the album,” he added. “It’s a great album. From the ones I heard, but you know, he’s such a perfectionist, so it’s hard—I mean, to me he don’t have to come out with it. I wouldn’t. But if he want to it’s gon’ be perfect.”

Lastly, DJ Yella addressed the late Eazy-E and informed those watching that aside from one song, which happens to be a diss record, there are no unreleased Eazy-E songs left.

“There is no Eazy-E songs left. Trust me,” DJ Yella said. “No, actually I got one song, but it was a diss song. And I just said—And that’s why I didn’t put it on his album. I’m like ‘Nah, I’ll stay away from that.’ And no, I’m not gonna tell you who he’s dissing. So, I’ll just leave that dead. It’s dead. It’s gone.”

Along with Arabian Prince, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube, DJ Yella was one of the original members of N.W.A. After releasing two studio albums, which included Straight Outta Compton and Niggaz4Life, the group disbanded in the early ‘90s.

RELATED: DJ Yella, Big Hutch & BG Knocc Out To Perform At Eazy-E Tribute Show

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  • aids
    Yella has credited himself with "producing over 150 adult films"
  • Teh REAL Rik Rozz
    TRUE STORI: *50 Shadez Of Drake* Chapter 3: She wanted an golden shower, I gav her chocalate rain. Im on teh roll like cottonelle.
    • Anonymous
      FUCK back then, we the shit right now!!!
  • DJ Yella Ain't Shyt
    "I need that unreleased Eazy E Song...Wenever eazy dissed a nigga,He fuckin murked em" He clearly didn't "fuckin murk" Dre and Snoop since The Chronic and Doggystyle are constantly called classics while nobody gives a shit about Eazy other than his six hundred some delusional fans.
  • DJ Yella Ain't Shyt
    LOL at this white person calling himself a "nigga"
  • Anonymous
    who's yella? wack
    • ETK
      A white person claimin to be a "nigga".
  • Anonymous
    It amazes me that people are such stans that they will attack anyone that even MENTIONS another artist. He in no way dissed Dre, he praised him and stated that the rest of the group is still cool. Today's stans (fans) are a bunch of sword swallowing followers, SMH...
  • Anonymous
    I SEE YOU YELLA BOY, TRYNNA THREATEN CUBE, DRE, AND SNOOP ON THE SLIDE. RELEASE THE EAZY-E DISS TRACK. YOU FUCKING SKIN-FLICK DIRECTING FOOL!!
    • Anonymous
      I still wonder why the hell did they allow a white man like yella to join n.w.a
  • Robizle
    Good to see Yella getting back out there....time takes its toll but its nice to see a OG share his opinions
  • Anonymous
    Yella look like them NWA niggaz ran dick up his high yellow ass allday. so sad!!! Queer
    • COCA
      HOW DOES A PERSON LOOK LIKE THAT? YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS IS WHAT'S REALLY SAD.
    • Lyonnel
      ^^ LMAAAOOOO COCA straight BEASTIN on these nikkkkkazzzzzzz
  • j
    "Ive never heard to this day of a group that broke up at #1." Beatles, Pink Floyd, Creed, Fugees, technically OutKast... This motherfucker doesn't get out much
    • K
      Congratulations for your Googling expertise!
    • l
      Smh shit's pretty much a common fact, to me anyway
    • C
      Imm Ralf
  • KatzScan
    RELEASE THE EAZY E SONG YELLA YOU FOOL!
  • Kizman
    don't car what anyone says, 2001 is better than 90% of rap albums nowadays!
    • COCA
      IN 2050, 2001 WILL STILL BE BETTER THAN MOST ALBUMS.
    • AlecDawesome
      Try better than 100% of albums nowadays.
  • A Trillionaire
    Clearly, DJ Yella, you are not Dr. Dre. Those aint Beats by Yella you got on.
    • YellaSucks
      DJ Yella BROKE! He couldn't sell an album if his life depended on it. RELEASE THE EAZY E TRACK FOOL! DRE RELEASE DETOX!
  • eric wright
    i jus wished that they didn't release any of eazy-e song after his death including the one on bone thugs, eric sermon,gbm and saved it to make a whole new n.w.a album ..go on tour with a hologram version of eazy-e
  • ruthless propaganda
    RIP EAZY-E Eazy-ECPT. com RuthlessLegacy.com
  • stalky
    As the owner of EazyE.org I can confirm this is SR8 bullshit.. Sylk E Fyne has other unreleased Eazy E tracks (One called shoot em up on a Sunday) .... Fuck yella for not releasing the track to be honest... The most useless member of NWA!!! And Dre should drop Detox cause it will sell more units than Yella will ever sell...
  • Anonymous
    fugees broke up after the grammys a d 17 million sold fool
  • RHX
    And im sick of this 'Dre's a perfectionist' that's why detox aint dropped. That's bullshit he's just puffin to much herb and lazy as fuck when it come to music these days...
    • Cmacccc
      Dre don't smoke and he barely ever did
    • Chronic ?
      I never even seen dre smoke weed
    • Anonymous
      Hey fuckfaggot, Dre don't smoke no weed
    • COCA
      YEA I DOUBT THAT HE SMOKES OR DRINKS
  • dope
    Best DETOX reference trackBishop Lamont - Who's Your DaddyThat would have been perfect for DETOX with Dre's vocals. Damn shame Dre is a bitch
    • Its never gettin released
      Track is nice good lookin on that. Royce da 5'9 The Throne Is Mine was a dope detox reference track too
    • Jason27
      The Throne Is Mine was a reference track for 2001 not Detox.
    • Anonymous
      True still it just shows how much quality music Dre has sitting in the vaults OG's Theme Ludacris did for him and Nas Topless get paid for n nothing happens to them
    • hiphop
      Yeah Bishop Lamont's Who's Your Daddy would have been amazing on DETOX! Topless is a dope record too! I can only imagine the classic records that Bishop worked on for Dre. Bishop's catalog alone is crazy so just think of whats in the vaults after 3 years writing for him.
  • RHX
    Why these muthafukas rocking beats in these vids all the time knowin they aint shit to what they should be especially if ur a fuckin DJ.... I know yella aint getting paid to promote
    • COCA
      HE SAID THEY'RE STILL FRIENDS... IF YOUR FRIEND HAD SOME TYPE OF PRODUCT POPPIN, HE WOULD NEED TO PAY YOU TO PROMOTE IT??
  • molly poppins
    any rapper need free beats.? youtube.com/watch?v=DmwaVwWUr-g
  • molly poppins
    any rapper need free beats????? youtube.com/watch?v=DmwaVwWUr-g
  • molly poppins
    any rapper need free beats???? youtube.com/watch?v=DmwaVwWUr-g
  • molly poppins
    any rapper need free beats??? youtube.com/watch?v=DmwaVwWUr-g
  • molly poppins
    any rapper need free beats?? youtube.com/watch?v=DmwaVwWUr-g
  • molly poppins
    any rapper need free beats? youtube.com/watch?v=DmwaVwWUr-g
  • imho
    i think dre fucked up anyway bc underpressure was fire and would of went in.. jayz and dres verses were killer that song is on my ipod now.. and topless was crazy with ti and i think nas too dre has some bangers hes just afraid of being rejected..but when u have too many yes men on your team you dont know whats hot and what isnt..like most rappers these days.
  • Anonymous
    fuck Dr.Dre & his Detox project, real talk!