Stream Dr. Dre’s New Album ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’
The wait is over.
Dr. Dre's long-awaited new album is here. After a 16-year long hiatus since his last studio album 2001, the 50-year-old hip-hop legend returns with Compton. The new LP features appearances by Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, YG, the Game and Xzibit, among others. Dre also said he, King Mez and Justus wrote a majority of the project’s lyrics. You can bump the entire album for free right now over at Apple Music. Compton officially goes on sale at midnight eastern time. Stream the album in full Here.
Dre joined Apple Music’s Zane Lowe for a quick phone teaser to discuss the making of the album and revealed that he will donate the project’s royalties to a new performing arts center in Compton. “I’ve been working on something to make this album really special,” he said. “I reached out to Compton’s Mayor Asia Brown and I decided to donate all of my artist royalties from the sale of this album to help fund a new performing arts and entertainment facility for the kids of Compton.”
The upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, which was executive produced by Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E's widow Tomica Woods-Wright, is finally set to hit theaters in just over a week on August 14. DJ Yella spoke to XXL about the movie and why is was eerie for him to watch it.
"The weirdest part was seeing my character for the first time," he said. "I had to pinch myself, like, "Am I dead or something?" It was weird seeing him, 'cause he'd studied me so much that he does everything I did. The way I do my hands, he said, "When you're in interviews you do this, you lean this way," and all this. I'm like, wow, that's kind of weird. It's like somebody was stalking me or something."