For over a decade, Dr. Dre has been teasing the release of an album called ‘Detox’, an LP pushed back so many times and so hotly anticipated, the word ‘detox’ has become synonymous with almost mythical occurrences or occasions procrastinated on for so long, the odds of them happening are slim to none. From Jay Z to Akon, high-profile rappers and pop artists over the years have been linked to Dr. Dre’s follow-up to to the multi-platinum 2001, but an actual album hasn’t materialized. That is, until now.
On Dre’s The Pharmacy show on Apple Music’s Beats Radio 1, the richest man in Hip Hop admitted that he’d scrapped ‘Detox’ in favor of a fresher album, one inspired by the energy he’s been surrounded with during the filming and promoting of ‘Straight Outta Compton’, the F. Gary Gray directed N.W.A. biopic film hitting theaters August 14th.
“I was leaving the set, coming to the studio, and I felt myself just so inspired by the movie that I started recording an album,” said Dre during his Pharmacy radio show on Beats 1. “I started recording a soundtrack. I kept it under wraps, and now the album is finished”.
Dre was clear, this isn’t the soundtrack to the movie, but rather, the soundtrack to the city, that he’s crafted with some very important colleagues in mind, including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and more. The exact caliber of collaborators most were looking forward to seeing on ‘Detox’.
Ice Cube hinted at the release during an interview on Power 99, but was wrong about the release date, the The 16-track album was officially released last Friday, exclusively on iTunes.
Compton: The Soundtrack Track list:
2) Talk About It (feat. King Mez & Justus)
3) Genocide (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay)
4) It’s All On Me (feat. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid)
5) All In a Day’s Work (feat. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius)
6) Darkside/Gone (feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar)
7) Loose Cannons (feat. Xzibit & COLD 187um)
8) Issues (feat. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak)
9) Deep Water (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Justus)
10) Jon Connor – One Shot One Kill (feat. Snoop Dogg)
11) The Game – Just Another Day (feat. Asia Bryant)
12) For the Love of Money (feat. Jill Scott & Jon Connor)
13) Satisfaction (feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez)
14) Animals (feat. Anderson Paak)
15) Medicine Man (feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak)
16) Talking To My Diary
Dr. Dre will donate his royalties from Compton to help fund a new performing arts and entertainment facility for kids in his hometown.