“Over the weekend, Dr. Dre announced on his Beats 1 show ‘The Pharmacy’ what, for long-time hip-hop fans, may be the most exciting exclusive of all: his first album since 1999’s The Chronic 2001 is debuting on Apple Music and iTunes this Friday, August 7,” Luke Dormehl reports for Cult of Mac.
“Describing it as ‘my grand finale,’ Dre says the album was inspired by the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which hits theaters this month,” Dormehl reports. “‘I felt myself being so inspired by the movie that I started to record an album,’ Dre said on his radio show.”
Dormehl reports, “The new album, entitled Compton, is going to be a 16-track, guest appearance-heavy album with verses from Dre himself (natch!), but also Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, The Game, Snoop Dogg, and others.”
More info, including the full track list, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Another exclusive debut for Apple Music, even if it is one you’d expect to be an Apple Music exclusive.