Forgot about Dre? He's Releasing His First New Album in 16 Years...
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Dr. Dre, the iconic hip-hop producer, has a new album coming out. Really. He’s been teasing an album called Detox, the follow-up to 2001 and his seminal The Chronic, for years. Now we finally have confirmation, viaBillboard, that a separate new Dre album will come out this week. It’s called Compton: A Soundtrack, released in tandem with the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. Dre didn’t join the recent N.W.A. reunion, leading some to wonder what was up (he had introduced the film’s initial trailer back in February). Turns out he’s just been busy prepping the album. Dre said the album, which drops on August 7, will be his “grand finale.”
"I was leaving the set, coming to the studio and I felt myself just being so inspired by the movie that I started recording an album,” he says in the clip below. “And I kept it under wraps. And the album is finished.”
Regarding the aforementioned, now-never-to-be-released Detox, Dre explained that it didn't come out because "it just wasn't good," adding, "I don't think I did a good enough job, and I couldn't do that to my fans and I couldn't do that to myself, to be perfectly honest with you. I just wasn't feeling it."
Dre really said Detox was no good?! Wow.
I guess it's good he moved on.
Nowadays everybody talk like they got something to say.
Dre probably got the idea for Compton: A Soundtrack after taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Tim Cook was the one who challenged him!