Published Aug 06, 2015Having finally ditched the endlessly delayed Detox, Dr. Dre is going to be releasing a new album called Compton A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre tomorrow (August 7). Now, he has revealed that his royalties from Compton will be donated towards the city that the album is named after.
Dre confirmed the news on Zane Lowe's show on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station. The rapper and mayor Aja Brown will be working together to build a performing arts and entertainment centre for kids in the Compton community.
Listen to the interview below. It also features Dre talking about how Compton came together, and revealing that he did some last-minute cramming in order to finish the mixes on the album. He also said that he was on-set every day during the making of the new N.W.A. biopic.
Compton features Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Xzibit, Jill Scott, BJ the Chicago Kid and more. It will be released on Aftermath/Interscope Records and will be exclusive to iTunes/Apple Music. A week after its August 7 release, the N.W.A. film Straight Outta Compton will arrive in cinemas on August 14.