Dr. Dre Announces 'Compton: A Soundtrack' Release Date & Pre-Order Details

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Dr. Dre performs during the 2013 BET Experience at Staples Center on June 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Dre has announced a release date for his new album, Compton: A Soundtrack. The rapper revealed details about the record on his Beats 1 radio show, The Pharmacy, on Saturday, Aug. 1. Compton: A Soundtrack will be available very soon: It will be released on iTunes and Apple Music on Aug. 7.

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The album, Dre says, is inspired by the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton and features Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and more.

"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 can be heard saying in the video clip below. “And I kept it under wraps. And the album is finished.”

“It’s gonna be my grande finale,” Dre added.

Compton: A Soundtrack can be pre-ordered on iTunes here. The film Straight Outta Compton is set to hit theaters on Aug. 14.

Dre also explained why he never released the long-awaited planned album Detox: "It just wasn't good."

“The reason Detox didn't come out was because I didn't like it,” Dre said. “ I don't think I did a good enough job, and I couldn't do that to my fans and I couldn't do that to myself, to be perfectly honest with you. I just wasn't feeling it."

Check out Dr. Dre's Compton: A Soundtrack tracklist:

1. “Intro” 
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. “Satisfiction” (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”


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