Dr. Dre says “Yes, Detox is coming” on the cover of the new December 2010/January 2011 issue of XXL Magazine.

“I’m really feeling it now. My energy has been back and forth with the record, tussling with doing it out of obligation, as opposed to doing it because I really feel it. My feelings about it have been going up and down. Now I’m in that place where I’m really feeling it, and it’s coming out right. It’s like, Yeah, I’m excited about it.

“The only part that has been pushing me back is just the fact that I’m getting older, and certain things to talk about… But I can incorporate other artists, new artists with this record, to say some of the things I won’t say. It’s been a little tussle in that area also, just because of age and being able to identify with the younger audience.” (XXL)

The 45-year-old rapper’s first album in over 10 years has no solid release date just yet (it’s scheduled to drop in Q1 2011), but you can read all about it, along with features on Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and more, in the new issue of XXL, which hits newsstands December 14th.