Andre Romelle Young, better known as Dr. Dre, has dropped his new album “Compton”. The release came like a thief in the night, with minimal promotion and fanfare, just before the movie “Straight Outta Compton” hits theaters.
The founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, Young’s music and business ventures, have been a driving force in hip-hop and pop culture for over 25 years. Rap music lovers are sure to enjoy the new tunes from the genre’s first billionaire. Subtitled “A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre”, the CD features MCs Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Xzibit, Snoop Dogg and singers Jill Scott and Marsha Ambrosius on four tracks. Not an actual soundtrack for the F. Gary Gray directed film, based on the group N.W.A., Dre expressed on his Apple radio show “The Pharmacy” that it was inspired by the movie. The last hip-hop album of note that took this route, was Jay-Z’s “American Gangster”, that dropped in 2007.
Dre also describes the record as his “grande finale”. For years, fans were anticipating his much talked about opus “The Detox”, but it appears that it may never see the light of day. On one hand it kinda sucks, as it’s undoubtedly been produced, but for only reasons Dre knows – shelved. On the other hand, it’s just dope, that Dre has finally released another joint (pun intended) after 16 years.
‘Talk About It’ [feat. King Mez and Justus]
‘Genocide’ [feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius and Candice Pillay]
‘It’s All on Me’ [feat. Justus and BJ The Chicago Kid]
‘All in a Day’s Work’ [feat. Anderson Paak and Marsha Ambrosius]
‘Darkside/Gone’ [feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius and Kendrick Lamar]
‘Loose Cannons’ [feat. Xzibit and COLD 187um]
‘Issues’ [feat. Ice Cube and Anderson Paak]
‘Deep Water’ [feat. Kendrick Lamar and Justus]
‘One Shot One Kill’ [feat. Snoop Dogg]
‘Just Another Day’ [feat. Asia Bryant]
‘For the Love of Money’ [feat. Jill Scott and Jon Connor]
‘Satisfaction’ [feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius and King Mez]
‘Animals’ [feat. Anderson Paak]
‘Medicine Mane’ [feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay and Anderson Paak]
‘Talking to My Diary’
for the LOVE of Hip-Hop and Dr. Dre