Dr Dre has confirmed he will be releasing a brand-new album inspired by the work he’s done on the forthcoming biographical film ‘Straight Outta Compton’ on August 7.
One of the longest running album sagas in hip hop is Dr Dre’s ‘Detox’ – the follow-up to Dr Dre’s seminal album, ‘2001’ – Dre has been working on and off on the follow-up for 14-years, actually released two songs from it – ‘Kush’ and ‘I Need a Doctor’ – and has now confirmed he’s completely scrapped it.
“I didn’t like it. It wasn’t good. 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,” explained the rapper on his Beats Radio show.
‘Detox’, then, is no more, but this week the rapper will release a different album, ‘Compton: The Soundtrack’, which is inspired by the forthcoming biographical film, ‘Straight Outta Compton’, that charts the meteoric rise of NWA.
The album features a huge list of collaborators including Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem, and is already up for pre-order on iTunes.
It might not be ‘Detox’, but we are getting a brand-new Dre album this week, and that’s something we’ve waited for a very long time.
— Dr. Dre (@drdre) August 2, 2015
02 Talk About It [ft. King Mez & Justus]
03 Genocide [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay]
04 It’s All on Me [ft. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid]
05 All in a Day’s Work [ft. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius]
06 Darkside/Gone [ft. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar]
07 Loose Cannons [ft. Xzibit & COLD 187um]
08 Issues [ft. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak]
09 Deep Water [ft. Kendrick Lamar & Justus]
10 One Shot One Kill [ft. Snoop Dogg]
11 Just Another Day [ft. Asia Bryant]
12 For the Love of Money [ft. Jill Scott & Jon Connor]
13 Satisfaction [ft. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez]
14 Animals [ft. Anderson Paak]
15 Medicine Mane [ft. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak]
16 Talking to My Diary