Dr. Dre is about to do something all Hip-Hop fans have been waiting for, for some time now. This Friday, August 7, Dre will be releasing his first proper album in 16 years titled, Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre.
As exciting as this all is though, it doesn’t come without a catch. It’ll be exclusive to iTunes and Apple Music. That’s right, Dre is an Apple executive after all, so what better way to get people to join Apple Music or download your album from your company’s services than to have your album land on the service exclusively.
The album is inspired by the upcoming movie, Straight Outta Compton, which tells the story of rap group N.W.A. which Dre was a part of.
Fans of the rapper will of course put two and two together and realise that the long-awaited album, Detox, is no longer in the works. On that, Dre said on his Beats 1 radio show that “I didn’t like it. 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.”
The new album has 16 tracks, including an introduction and will have featured artists such as Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Xzibit, just like the 1999 hit, 2001.
You can check out the album art below: