Dr Dre confirms details of ‘Compton A Soundtrack’, to be released next week

Album will feature guests Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Xzibit, Snoop Dogg and be exclusive to iTunes/ Apple Music

Dr Dre has announced plans to release a new album via his Beats 1 radio show.

‘Compton A Soundtrack’ will be released on August 7 exclusively via Apple Music/ iTunes and will feature guests Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Xzibit and Snoop Dogg among others.

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

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:

‘Talk About It’ [ft. King Mez & Justus]
‘Genocide’ [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay]
‘It’s All on Me’ [ft. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid]
‘All in a Day’s Work’ [ft. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius]
‘Darkside/Gone’ [ft. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar]
‘Loose Cannons’ [ft. Xzibit & COLD 187um]
‘Issues’ [ft. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak]
‘Deep Water’ [ft. Kendrick Lamar & Justus]
‘One Shot One Kill’ [ft. Snoop Dogg]
‘Just Another Day’ [ft. Asia Bryant]
‘For the Love of Money’ [ft. Jill Scott & Jon Connor]
‘Satisfaction’ [ft. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez]
‘Animals’ [ft. Anderson Paak]
‘Medicine Mane’ [ft. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak]
‘Talking to My Diary’


You can see the official trailer for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ below. It’s 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. It’s directed by F. Gary Gray (previously Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job).

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. A follow up initially given the working title ‘Detox’ has long been rumoured. In the meantime, Dre has released two singles, ‘Kush’ and ‘I Need A Doctor’, and featured on numerous other tracks.