Hip-hop’s first billionaire will be releasing his first album in almost 16 years, as it was recently announced that Dr. Dre has recorded a soundtrack to accompany a film on his former band N.W.A., The AFP reports. Dre revealed the news earlier today (August 6) to Zane Lowe on the DJ’s Beats 1 Radio shot. “I’ve been working on something to make this album really special”.
As far as the actual album, Dre said he wrote most of it with his two new artists, Justus and King Mez, while inspiration came from the set of Straight Outta Compton.
The performing-arts center was already in development by Mayor Brown when Dre called, but when he heard about it he says he immediately jumped onto the project.
The album’s release on Apple’s streaming service is no surprise as Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics, was taken over by Apple last year and is now an integral part of Apple Music. The album will be up for three hours, until 9PM PT/12AM ET, so you don’t have a huge window of time to listen to it. You can also preorder the 16-track record on iTunes now for $13.99. I kind of look at music like it’s all about timing. Then there’s BJ the Chicago Kid, the crooner best known for his work with Top Dawg Entertainment’s Roster; Jill Scott, whose neo-soul tinged intonations you’ll recognize from Lupe Fiasco‘s “Daydreamin'”; and ex-Floetry-the British R&B group-singer Marsha Ambrosius, who signed with Aftermath in 2006. King Mez and Justus]. Anderson Paak and Marsha Ambrosius].
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