Dr Dre to stream new album ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ on Apple Music ahead of official release

Album will be available to stream for three hours before August 7 release

Dr Dre’s new album ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ is to be streamed on Apple Music ahead of its release this week.

The album will be available to stream for a three-hour period on Thursday prior to its official release on Friday.

‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ will stream exclusively on Apple Music from 6-9pm PT on Thursday (August 6). This is 2-5 am on Friday morning in the UK.

The album will feature guests Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Xzibit and Snoop Dogg among others and has been described by Dre as his “grande finale”.

Speaking on his Beats 1 show The Pharmacy on Saturday (August 1), Dre clarified that the album is not strictly a soundtrack, but is inspired by the upcoming NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton.

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The rapper also said he will not release long-awaited third album, ‘Detox’ because “it wasn’t good.” Explaining why the album was scrapped after 16 years in the making, Dre added: “I didn’t like it.”

‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ tracklist:

‘Intro’
‘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’

You can see the official trailer for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ below. The film is released in the UK on August 28, and stars O’Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr Dre and Eazy-E. The film is directed by F Gary Gray.

Dre announced the release via his ‘The Pharmacy’ show on Apple Music. Keeping the show topical, he also played Meek Mill, and gave a shout out on Snoop Dogg’s recent border problems (“Italy Why you gotta do my homie Snoop like that”).

Dre’s last two full album releases – ‘The Chronic’ and ‘2001’ – came seven years apart. Since ‘2001”s release in 1999 Dre has released two singles, ‘Kush’ and ‘I Need A Doctor’, and featured on numerous other tracks.