Rap pair accused of promoting domestic violence against women
Dr Dre‘s first album in 16 years has been released and some fans are accusing the record’s lyrics, which include graphic reference to violence against women.
The rapper/producer’s long-awaited new LP is inspired by new NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton and follows on last effort ‘2001’ in 1999. It features guest spots from Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Xzibit and more.
However, fans have criticised some of the record’s lyric content. During Eminem’s verse on the track ‘Medicine Man’, the rapper is heard rapping the line: “Ain’t no one safe from, non-believers there ain’t none/I even make the bitches I rape cum”.
Meanwhile, at the end of the song ‘Loose Cannons’ – which features Xzibit and COLD 187um – there’s a skit which seems to depict Dre murdering and burying a woman.
One Twitter user wrote: “How is eminem still making rape jokes in his verse though? You’re like my parents age, please grow up?”
Another said: “Another Eminem line about rape. The man is disgusting and so are the people that listen to him.”
On the song ‘Loose Cannons’, a user posted: “Wait. So on “Loose Cannons” does Dr. Dre kill a woman? Is that what is happening?”
See a collection of tweets below.
Stream the entire album at Apple Music.
The ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ tracklisting is:
‘Talk About It’ [feat. King Mez and Justus]
‘Genocide’ [feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius and Candice Pillay]
‘It’s All on Me’ [feat. Justus and BJ The Chicago Kid]
‘All in a Day’s Work’ [feat. Anderson Paak and Marsha Ambrosius]
‘Darkside/Gone’ [feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius and Kendrick Lamar]
‘Loose Cannons’ [feat. Xzibit and COLD 187um]
‘Issues’ [feat. Ice Cube and Anderson Paak]
‘Deep Water’ [feat. Kendrick Lamar and Justus]
‘One Shot One Kill’ [feat. Snoop Dogg]
‘Just Another Day’ [feat. Asia Bryant]
‘For the Love of Money’ [feat. Jill Scott and Jon Connor]
‘Satisfaction’ [feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius and King Mez]
‘Animals’ [feat. Anderson Paak]
‘Medicine Mane’ [feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay and Anderson Paak]
‘Talking to My Diary’
Dr Dre recently announced that he will donate royalties earned from ‘Compton’ to the funding of a new performing arts and entertainment facility in the city of Compton.
“I feel it’s the right thing to do and I hope everybody appreciates the work I put into this album,” Dre told Zane Lowe, revealing that he’ll be working with Compton Mayor Aja Brown on the project.
“We’ve reached out to Aja Brown quite a few times in the last month or two. I’ve been really trying to do something special for Compton and just couldn’t quite figure out what it was. She actually had this idea and she was already in the process of working on it. I said, ‘Boom, this is what we should do.'”