Fans didn’t forget about Dr. Dre: They’ve been waiting for new music from the hip-hop legend for 16 years! When Dre announced he was releasing ‘Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre,’ fans hit up Twitter to freak out over his first album since 1999!
It’s been 16 years since Dr. Dre, 50, released his last album, 2001. Since then, Dre’s been busy making Beats headphones instead of dropping beats, and fans have been wondering if he’d ever make music again! The wait is over. Dre will finally release a brand new record and that has people hyped!
Dre announced his new album, Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre, during the Aug. 1 episode of his Beats 1 radio show, The Pharmacy, reports Rap-Up.com. Though, Dre was scooped by his fellow N.W.A. member, Ice Cube. Cube leaked the information during a July 29 interview with Philadelphia radio station Power 99, reports Entertainment Weekly. Though Cube said that the album would drop on Aug. 1, Dre came correct and said the record will come out on Aug. 7. He also said it would be available exclusively on Apple Music. According to the album’s track listing, Compton will also feature Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Ice Cube. Nice!
The album is a soundtrack inspired by the upcoming biopic, Straight Outta Compton. Dre said that he was “so inspired by the movie that [he] started recording an album.” During Dre’s radio show, he also put to rest his long-anticipated album, Detox. Fans had been waiting for Detox’s release ever since 2001, but Dre said that Detox is dead because he “didn’t like it. It wasn’t good.”
Dre announced Compton as his “grand finale,” which means this may be the last music that Dre ever makes! Never say never, but this might just be it for Dre. Fans were excited to finally get some new music from him, saying they were “hyped” and that nothing could “shade” their good mood.
However, some were bummed that they weren’t getting Detox, though others were glad Dre came forth with why it’ll never see the light of day. Overall, fans can’t wait until Aug. 7 to finally hear some fresh tracks from Dre.
— Dr. Dre (@drdre) August 2, 2015
“Dr Dre announces first album in 16 years” YASSSSSSSSS 💯✊🏽🔊
— ☯livia (@_LiveHow) August 3, 2015
— Cha Du-Ri (@Zainchawdry) August 3, 2015
Dr. Dre album drop Friday 😳
— Gyptian (@sincere1990_) August 3, 2015
I’m hype for this Dr. Dre album mane it’s been over 15 yrs
— Rell (@RelloLee72) August 3, 2015
This new Dr. Dre album dropping on Friday better be volcanic fire. Waited 10 years for that “Detox” album only for him to scrap it.
— Brendan C. Hall (@BHallESPN) August 3, 2015
Glad Dr.Dre admitted why Detox never dropped hope his Compton album is as dope as he says it is
— #BREEZY #M.DOT (@BlackGoldBreezy) August 3, 2015
what I’m looking forward to in August; Dr Dre’s Finale Album NWA: Straight Outta Compton movie Van Halen live
— Boris (@its_boris703) August 3, 2015
Are you going to get the brand new album from Dr. Dre, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited for the new music?
— Jason Brow