Dr. Dre to release first album in 16 years

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After almost two decades and the promise of the long-rumoured release of Detox, Dr. Dre will be releasing an album, Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre.

The album is Dre’s first since his 1999 album, 2001 and was inspired, he said, by the N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton.

Dre announced the album’s release during his Beats 1 show, “The Pharmacy.” “It’s an ‘inspired by’ album, it’s inspired by Straight Outta Compton,” he said. Fans can expect collaborations from a number of guest artistes including, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and former N.W.A. bandmate, Ice Cube.

The album will be released this Friday, August 7 and is already available for pre-order. Until otherwise indicated, it will only be available on iTunes and Apple Music.

In reference to the long-promised album, Detox, Dre said, “I didn’t like it. It wasn’t good. The record, it just wasn’t good.” Although there is no Detox, Dre did release two singles, “Kush” in 2010 and “I Need a Doctor” in 2011.

Dre also recently announced that Apple Music would be the first service to stream the rapper’s landmark solo debut, The Chronic.

source – loopjamaica.com