Dr. Dre has a new album called ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ coming out on August 7th; making it his first album in 16 years.
While the album supposedly is inspired by the new NWA movie soon to be out in theaters, Dre claims the album has absolutely nothing to do with the movie soundtrack itself besides garnering a bit of creative inspiration.
Sidenote: if you haven’t witnessed the trailer for N.W.A. – Straight Outa Compton, then you haven’t seen the best trailer of 2015.
After the movie finished shooting, Dr. Dre said that he was so inspired by the project that he had to get into the studio immediately. Turning over an album that quickly takes more than just a creative drive and ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ just might represent an entirely new form of movie marketing and creative ingenuity in the making.
Here’s what Dr. Dre had to say about the album’s inception:
More than any other rapper/producer, Dr. Dre was responsible for moving away from the avant-noise and political stance of Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions as well as the party vibes of old-school rap. Instead, Dre pioneered gangsta rap and his own variation of the sound, G-funk.
Highlight collaborations include tracks with Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and songs produced by the likes of Jon Connor and The Game.
Official Track Listing
“Talk About It” (feat. King Mez & Justus)
“Genocide” (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay)
“It’s All On Me” (feat. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid)
“All In a Day’s Work” (feat. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius)
“Darkside/Gone” (feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar)
“Loose Cannons” (feat. Xzibit & COLD 187um)
“Issues” (feat. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak)
“Deep Water” (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Justus)
“One Shot One Kill” (feat. Snoop Dogg) [by Jon Connor]
“Just Another Day” (feat. Asia Bryant) [The Game]
“For the Love of Money” (feat. Jill Scott & Jon Connor)
“Satisfiction” (feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez)
“Animals” (feat. Anderson Paak)
“Medicine Man” (feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak)
“Talking To My Diary”
(All songs by Dr. Dre unless otherwise noted.)