It’s been 16 years since Dr. Dre released an album, and his newly released LP ‘Compton’ is sure to be something serious; so serious that Dre will be donating his royalties to the city of Compton. According to Dre he’s been working with the mayor of Compton, Aja Brown, to figure the best way to give back to his roots.
“I feel it’s the right thing to do and I hope everybody appreciates the work I put into this album,” Dre said. “I’ve been really trying to do something special for Compton and just couldn’t quite figure out what it was. She [Ava brown] actually had this idea and she was already in the process of working on it. I said, ‘Boom, this is what we should do.'”
The album was released Friday, August 7, and has 16 tracks including features with Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube and others. ‘Compton’ is subtitled “A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre” and serves as a companion piece to the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, which will hit theaters August 14. The release of this LP signals the end to the speculation of ‘The Detox’ coming out. Dre abandoned that project, feeling as though it wasn’t “good enough”. The music mogul must be leaving in all on this one, calling ‘Compton’ his “Grand Finale”.