Compton: Dr. Dre’’s first album in 16 years will be an Apple Music exclusive, debut this Friday

“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.


  1. Oh my. I hope the lyrics from this Apple Exec continue to write thrilling lyrics like:

    Bitches ain’t shit but hoes and tricks
    Lick on these nuts and suck the dick
    Get the fuck out after you’re done
    And I hope in my ride to make a quick run…

    or the incredibly lyrical:

    Now listen up and lemme tally how I did it
    Yo, I tied her to the bed, I was thinking the worst
    But yo, I had to let my naggers fuck her first yeah
    Loaded up the forty-fo’, yo
    Then I straight smoked the ho
    Cause I’m a real nigga, but I guess you figure
    One less bitch you gotta worry about
    She’s outta here and that’s how it turns out.

    I wonder if they will play it at the next developer conference!

    1. There is a proper way to speak English. For a culture trying to be treated fairly and equally, it seems counterintuitive to purposely or absentmindedly break every rule possible in the native language of the people with whom you wish to be equally compared. Why do so many black people in America speak English in an incorrect manner? Do they even realize that they’re shooting themselves in the foot?

  2. This is very exciting. I am hoping he will do even better than he did with The Next Episode, my favorite Dre song. When I am down and not sure about the meaning of life, I listen to this with my Beats headphones and try to take in all he has to say.

    “La da da da dah
    It’s the motherfuckin’ D O double G
    La da da da dah
    You know I’m mobbin’ with the DRE
    You know who’s back up in this motherfucker
    What what what what?
    Blaze it up, blaze it up

    Top dogg, bite me all, nigga burn the shit up
    DPGC my nigga turn that shit up
    CPT, LBC, yeah we hookin’ back up
    And when they bang this in the club baby you got to get up
    Thug niggaz drug dealers yeah they givin’ it up
    Lowlife, yo’ life, boy we livin’ it up
    Takin’ chances while we dancin’ in the party fo’ sho’
    Slip my hoe a forty-fo’ and she got in the back do’

    Bitches lookin’ at me strange but you know I don’t care
    Step up in this motherfucker just a swangin’ my hair
    Bitch quit talkin’, crip walk if you down with the set
    Take a bullet with some dick and take this dope from this jet
    Out of town, put it down for the father of rap
    And if yo’ ass get cracked, bitch shut yo’ trap
    Come back, get back, that’s the part of success
    If you believe in the X you’ll be relievin’ your stress

    La da da da dah
    It’s the motherfuckin’ DRE
    La da da da dah
    You know I’m mobbin’ with the DO double G

    Straight off the fuckin’ streets of CPT
    King of the beats you ride to ’em in your fleet
    Or Coupe Deville rollin’ on dubs
    How you feelin’ whoopty, whoop nigga whut?
    Dre and Snoop chronic’ed out in the ‘llac
    With Doc in the back, sippin’ on ‘gnac
    Clip in the strap, dippin’ through hoods
    Compton, Long Beach, Inglewood
    South Central out to the Westside

    It’s California love, this California bud got a nigga gang of pub
    I’m on one, I might bail up in the Century Club
    With my jeans on, and my team strong
    Get my drink on, and my smoke on
    Then go home with, somethin’ to poke on
    Loc it’s on for the two triple oh
    Comin’ real, it’s the next episode

    Hold up, hey
    For my niggaz who be thinkin’ we soft
    We don’t, play
    We gon’ rock it ’til the wheels fall off
    Hold up, hey
    For my niggaz who be actin’ too bold
    Take a, seat
    Hope you ready for the next episode
    Smoke weed everday

    Read more: Dr. Dre – The Next Episode Lyrics | MetroLyrics

  3. All of the soon to be posted on MDN semi-racist, ‘Rap / Hip-Hop isn’t real music’, hate-on-the-black-dude-who-happens-to-be-an-Apple Exec epithets aside…

    …given that ‘The Chronic’ is considered one of the greatest Hip-Hop albums of all time, Dre’s new album is a pretty big deal. Total no-brainer that it’s an Apple Music exclusive.

    1. You moron. Crap music is crap and it has nothing to do with race. It has everything to do with a culture that prides itself on being willfully separate from the mainstream and doing everything in its power to appear violent and frightening. Garbage is garbage and the biggest racists are people who see race and racism in everything.

      1. Amen to that TM. It’s usually & mostly the idiot young that are fooled by these crap lowlife & cynical artists aiming to please the gutter brain types with blatantly commercial anti-human & antisocial garbage. And laughing all the way to the bank at the fools who buy their tripe. My guess is they sit and laugh as they write ever more outrageous lyrics at what the gullible fools out there will lap up nest.

        All part of that new generation desire to “have their own music.” Problem is after rock ‘n roll & heavy metal the only direction they can go is way downward, racist and even more misogynistic with sophomoronic & profanity-laced lyrics. BORING. Nothings shocks anymore and transparently blatant attempts to shock are met with yawns. Dr. Dre is hardly a “Bill Shakespeare.” Just another hack fartist trying to (successfully) pull the wool over the doofus music types eyes, who don’t have a clue. You have low standards, then that is what you will receive.

      2. 1. You already lost the argument with “you moron”

        2. ‘crap music’ is a matter of OPINION, not FACT. Music from The Beatles, Elvis, Michael Jackson, everything Motown, and Mozart were all considered ‘crap’ when they came out, yet all have devoted fans. In music, one man’s ‘crap’ is another man’s gold. (And just know that I’m a pro musician, classically trained singer with degrees in voice and music theory from Berklee School of Music, and I’m an instructor of voice and music history at one of Western Europe’s most renowned academies for popular music. I live and breathe music, so this isn’t a debate you will win. Just saying.)

        3. For you to insinuate that I – a black man married to a white (German) woman and father of two incredible mixed-race kids – am a racist is as ridiculous as it is sad. The biggest racists are those who are too ignorant or blind to see the racism in their own statements (for the record, I never implied that anything you wrote was racist.) Your statement sounds pretty Fox News-ey to me…

        1. You, sir, are a liar. EVERYONE who went to Berklee knows that it is not “school” of music, but “COLLEGE” of music.

          Moreover, no one at Berklee would assert that Mozart was ever considered to be “crap” in Mozart’s time or any other time, nor would they laughably make a favorable comparison of hip-hop street garbage with the transcendent beauty of Mozart.

          1. Sir, If the only argument you have is COLLEGE vs. SCHOOL, then you need help.

            You also need to brush up on your reading comprehension skills; no where did I say that anyone from Berklee considered Mozart’s work crap. I guess the point about music being a matter of taste / perception was too much for you to grasp. Oh, well…

            1. I caught you in a blatant lie.

              It is a quite simple fact that an authentic Berklee student – whether current or former – would never call it Berklee School of Music, because THAT’S NOT IT’S NAME!

              It’s actual, known, official name is Berklee College of Music.

              You’re a liar. You misrepresented yourself.

              And in presenting your absurd qualitative equivalency between Mozart and someone named “Dr. Dre,” you tried to add gravitas to it by lying about going to Berklee. But since no one from Berklee would spout such utter crap, you further expose yourself a liar.

              You are the one that connected Berklee to your jackassical assertion, and I was therefore quite correct in cramming it back down your lying mouth.

        2. Hey GeeOne, instead of talking about yourself could you please explain the merits of the lyrics quoted above by Thelonius Mac and kent?

          You’re certainly not the only highly trained musician here, and I – as one of them – can hardly wait to hear what you come up with.

        3. I just caught another sign of your lie and I don’t know why I didn’t catch it the first time: Berklee does not have, and has NEVER had, a degree in music theory.

          Next time you lie, do a little research first.

          And by the way, in addition to your lying, how in the world did you concoct this notion that there was nobody on this forum who is an actual – REAL – expert on music? As in, the kind that DOESN’T have to lie about their music credentials?

    2. If an album that denigrates women and promotes violence, disrespect and thug culture is the “greatest Hip-Hop album” then it is safe to say that Hip-Hop is worthless rubbish that can’t get tossed into the garbage bin of history soon enough. It needs to go away the same way that Slavery, rape, and concentration camps need to go away.

  4. Rap music and Dr. Dre serve as a marketing department for the Drug Dealer industry, the Prostitute industry, the Federal Prison industry as a place live, the Anti Grammar- Anti Intelligence industry, the Tattoo Industry, the Violence Against Women Industry, the Let’s Maintain the Ghetto So We can I sure the Drug and Prostitute Industries.

    That is pretty much what urban music is about now.

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