Dre announced the imminent release of his third album, Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre, which came with the news that he’s ditched the long-brewing full-length Detox.
Dr. Dre, who released the album first on the new Apple Music streaming platform, has pledged to donate all his royalties to build a performing arts center in Compton.
Dre (whose real name is Andre Young) surprised fans when he announced recently that he was scrapping his long-awaited “Detox” album in favor of “Compton“.
According to Complex, Dre called into Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show to talk about the soundtrack, which drops this Friday, August 7, a week before the NWA bio-pic hits theaters.
Compton is now set to be released on the Australian iTunes store on Sunday, 9th August.
The six times Grammy award victor also revealed that the new album was inspired by the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton“.
“So swallow my pride, you’re lucky just to follow my ride / If I let you run alongside the Humvee / Unless you’re Nicki, grab you by the wrist, let’s ski / So what’s it gon’ be?” King Mez & Justus]. Now a 50-year-old Dre – with a reported nine-figure net worth – returns to present us with his self-described “grand finale”, Compton, named for his hometown.
It’s safe to say we’re all loving your work, Dre!
Ice Cube’s appearance on “Issues” is somewhat underwhelming.
09 Deep Water [feat. The Chronic had Snoop riding shotgun, with Tha Dogg Pound and RBX heavily featured throughout the G-Funk opus, while 2001 marked the impending dominance by the Aftermath roster, swapping Snoop for Hittman as the album’s copilot and seeing heavy involvment from the likes of Eminem and Xzibit. Kendrick Lamar and the “Lose Yourself” entertainer are examples.
“For the Love of Money” [feat. Most notably, Aftermath Entertainment’s Flint, Michigan MC Jon Connor appears.
Medicine Mane [ft. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak]. The head of the studio that’s releasing Straight Outta Compton said that she wants the band to do a promotional tour in Europe, with Shady stepping in for the late Eazy-E.