Dr. Dre Announces Release Of First Album In 15 years

Hip hop super-producer Dr. Dre says the wait is finally over – he’s going to release his first album in 15 years.

Dre said on his radio show, Dr. Dre’s The Pharmacy, that Compton a Soundtrack by Dr. Dre will be available Aug. 7.

He said Saturday that the album was inspired by the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” a Hollywood film that details his rise in the music industry along with members of one of the genre’s most well-known hardcore groups.

Dre said the album includes features from Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Snoop Dogg.

It’s his first album since 2001, which was released in 1999.

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He says it’s going to be his grand finale, “and the record is bananas.”