Hip hop super star and business mogul Dr. Dre has announced that he will be releasing his first album in over 15 years and that this will also be his last album release ever, calling it his “grand finale“.
— Dr. Dre (@drdre) August 2, 2015
The hip hop heavy-weight made the announcement on his Beats 1 Radio show, The Pharmacy, on Saturday and stated that it will be available from 07 August 2015. He also stated that this new album was inspired a movies called “Straight Outta Compton”, and is called Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre. Straight Outta Compton sets out the history of how this mega hip hop legend rose to fame in the music industry. Dre went onto confirm that his new album features artist like Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Snoop Dogg. The new album will obviously be exclusive to iTunes and Apple Music.
This will be Dre. Dre’s first album he has released since his album called 2001 which was released in 1999. Dre also confirmed that this will be his last album release ever and that:
I was leaving the set, going to the studio, and I felt myself just being so inspired by the movie that I started recording an album. I kept it under wraps, and now the album is finished. It’s an ‘inspired-by’ album, it’s inspired by Straight Outta Compton. All of my friends came in and we all worked together to build this thing and it’s gonna be my grand finale and the record is bananas.
Check out the album cover and the full track list for Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre:
- Talk About It [ft. King Mez & Justus]
- Genocide [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay]
- It’s All on Me [ft. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid]
- All in a Day’s Work [ft. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius]
- Darkside/Gone [ft. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar]
- Loose Cannons [ft. Xzibit & COLD 187um]
- Issues [ft. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak]
- Deep Water [ft. Kendrick Lamar & Justus]
- One Shot One Kill [ft. Snoop Dogg]
- Just Another Day [ft. Asia Bryant]
- For the Love of Money [ft. Jill Scott & Jon Connor]
- Satisfaction [ft. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez]
- Animals [ft. Anderson Paak]
- Medicine Mane [ft. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak]
- Talking to My Diary