Dr. Dre doesn’t surface often — Our last encounter with the N.W.A former member was a surprise appearance at the 2013 ASCAP Song Writers Awards in Los Angeles. He has only released just two albums and supervised one compilation — but when he does, he exudes what feels like decades’ worth of tension.
Dr. Dre’s first new album in 16 years, Compton, is now available for preview streaming on Apple Music. (Listen here.) This new sound track is only available on Apple Music/I Tunes. <- However we have a snippet …
Beats By Dre released a short promotional clip on Twitter tonight featuring interview footage with YG,Boogie, DJ Quik, and more and there’s a conspicuously new track playing along in the background.
A recurring theme of Dr. Dre’s lyrics and self-selected narrative is sacrifice. He walked away from Death Row Records, leaving behind his 50 percent ownership stake, worth millions of dollars, to secure his creative freedom and security. On his albums, he labors hard behind the scenes as a producer but is generally reluctant to hog the spotlight, instead showcasing others on his coattails.- New York Times
The great thing about this album is that Dr. Dre announced that he will donate his royalties earned from the sale of “Compton” to help fund a new performance arts center in the city the record is named after.
— Dr. Dre (@drdre) August 2, 2015
“Compton” can be streamed exclusively on Apple Music starting Friday. Dre called the album his “grand finale.
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