Dr Dre to donate new album royalties to fund an arts centre

Fans didn’t forget about Dr. Dre: They’ve been waiting for new music from the hip-hop legend for 16 years!Compton: A Soundtrack will be released this Friday, August 7.


He told the radio station: “I’ve been working on something to make this album really special”. Compton Mayor Aja Brown said she looks forward to working with Dre. “I’ve been really trying to do something special for Compton and just couldn’t quite figure out what it was”.

Previously, Dre had spoken on various occasions that his third (and final) album would be titled The Detox, which had been in the works since 2001.

“I describe it as watching your son win the Super Bowl for the same team you won the Super Bowl with”, Cube said. “This disappointment follows after the not so shocking revelation that the Compton born rapper/producer had cancelled his plans to release another very highly anticipated album ‘Detox” which he first announced back in 2001; over a decade ago.

The money will go toward the creation of a performing arts center in Compton, a city he and N.W.A. bandmates forever imprinted into the pop culture memory with their 1988 debut “Straight Outta Compton“, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Dre’s album, which was released on August 7, 2015, coincides with the premiere of the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, starring Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre. “As a matter of fact, most of the lyrics are written by us three”.

Now apart from so many artists being a part of this album the people out there love it. Twitter has blown up with positive reviews and even the critics have come up good remarks for the album.

However, two years passed and the album was still no closer to being finished. “I don’t think I did a good enough job”, he added.


Dr. Dre also taps younger artists including the relatively unknown LA rapper Anderson.Paak, British soul singer Marsha Ambrosius, and especially 28-year-old hip-hop sensation Kendrick Lamar, who also hails from Compton.

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