Dr. Dre delivered what we consider some sad news this week. The legendary studio maverick said that he's taking a sabbatical from music after 27 years of crafting hits.

In an interview with Fader TV (via The Hollywood Reporter), Dre revealed that once he's finished working on projects with Los Angeles rap upstarts Slim the Mobster and Kendrick Lamar, he's stepping away from the mixing board. “I’ve been working on music for 27 years now, and the longest I’ve ever been out of the studio in 27 years has been two weeks,” he said. “I’m never gonna stop music, it’s like air to me. I’m gonna take a little bit of a break, enjoy some time with the family.”

While we fully support Dre's decision to take a break from music to be with his family, we are still waiting with abated breath for his 'Detox' album to drop. As it looks now, we won't see a follow-up to his stellar 1999 effort '2001' in the near future. That's a bummer, we know.

In the meantime, if you are in the New York area, check out his Beats by Dre pop-up store during the holiday season. The outlet will have in stock a selection of Beats by Dre headphones in various colors including four new colorways pink, blue, grey, orange and purple.

Watch the 'FADER TV' Interview With Dr. Dre