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Dr. Dre unveils a bit -- tiny bit -- of 'Detox' in TV spot

May 28, 2009 |  6:47 pm

After Eminem had his five-month marketing blitz -- which saw the gradual release of multiple tracks and a partnership with Fox series "Family Guy" -- producer-rapper Dr. Dre appears ready to start receiving similar treatment.

The rap impresario will appear in an ad for a major soda company -- one that has some experience with long-awaited albums that can never possibly live up to your expectations. The clip will start airing on national television June 1, Billboard tells us.

The ad features a bit of "Detox," but don't get too excited. It's only about eight seconds of a slow groove, and the crowd seems more interested in getting down with the soda than Dr. Dre.

You can view the ad below, but we suggest just waiting until "Detox" sees release, so you won't forever associate the long-awaited album with some soda pop.

On and off release schedules since about 2004, "Detox" will supposedly be out by the end of 2009.

--Todd Martens

Related: Dawaun Parker on the making of 'Relapse' and what he’s learned from Dr. Dre
Related: Bishop Lamont is holding his breath for 'Detox' and 'The Reformation'

Photo credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times