Dr. Dre has been spending some time away from the Apple boardrooms and in the studio, and he's got a new album called Compton: A Soundtrack to show for it. The best part? It drops August 7th.
According to Dre, the idea to record new material came from all the time spent working on the upcoming biopic Straight Outta Compton. During his Beats 1 radio show The Pharmacy, Dre said "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." He goes on: "I kept it under wraps, and now the album is finished. It’s an ‘inspired-by’ album, it’s inspired by Straight Outta Compton."
Compton: A Soundtrack also marks the death knell for Detox, an album that was slated to see release four years ago now. More from Dre - "The record, it just wasn't good. ... I worked my ass off on it, and I don't think I did a good enough job ... I just wasn’t feeling it." Good on him for knowing when to pull the plug, although it sucks that there's so much material that'll never be heard.
The tracklist for Compton: A Soundtrack has some pretty impressive names on it, and it comes to us via The Verge. Check it out:
2. Talk About It [ft. King Mez & Justus]
3. Genocide [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay]
4. It's All on Me [ft. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid]
5. All in a Day's Work [ft. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius]
6. Darkside/Gone [ft. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar]
7. Loose Cannons [ft. Xzibit & COLD 187um]
8. Issues [ft. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak]
9. Deep Water [ft. Kendrick Lamar & Justus]
10. One Shot One Kill [ft. Snoop Dogg]
11. Just Another Day [ft. Asia Bryant]
12. For the Love of Money [ft. Jill Scott & Jon Connor]
13. Satisfaction [ft. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez]
14. Animals [ft. Anderson Paak]
15. Medicine Mane [ft. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak]
16. Talking to My Diary
Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Eminem? XZIBIT? Color us interested. And lucky us, we've only got four days to wait to hear it.