Wow. After over 16 years since Dr. Dre released “2001”, the Dr. is back in the house with a new album.
CNN reports that Dr. Dre announced Saturday that he will be releasing his first album since 1999’s “2001.” “Compton: A Soundtrack” will be released on iTunes and Apple Music on Friday.
The rapper revealed on the Beats 1 radio show that the new project was inspired by the upcoming film “Straight Outta Compton,” a biopic that documents the rise of his group N.W.A.
“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 said. “And I kept it under wraps. And the album is finished.”