As the movie Straight Outta Compton, which is a N.W.A. biopic, is being set to release Dr. Dre announces that he will be releasing a matching album called Compton: A Soundtrack. Dre is finally giving us a new project as he also let’s it be known that Detox will never be releasing.
The new project from Dre was conceived when he was on the set of the movie and inspired. The project has a crazy tracklist that includes O.G.’s such as Eminem, Snoop, Ice Cube & Xzibit while also showcasing current stars (Kendrick Lamar) while also showcasing rising stars such as King Mez, Anderson.Paak & Candice Pillay. Peep the full tracklist after the jump and expect the album to arrive August 7th.
Last nights reports surfaced that Apple was closing in on a deal to purchase Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. Yes that is billion with a B. The deal, which will in turn make Dr. Dre the first Hip-Hop billionaire, has now been confirmed although the exact price of the deal has not been confirmed. We do know that it is in the billions based on a video from Tyrese, who happened to be in the studio last night with Dre when the reports surfaced. Congrats to Dr. Dre on becoming Hip-Hop’s first billionaire and now we can expect a new Forbes list to be updated real soon and it’s obvious who is now on top.
See the clip from Tyrese after the jump if interested.
Lil Wayne talks with MTV and reveals that he’s recorded close to 90 songs with Dr. Dre. He’s unsure of the ones that will be released though. Watch out for his upcoming album I Am Not A Human Being II.