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Dr Dre's new album Compton to arrive on August 7

NWA founder and veteran rapper Dr Dre's first album in 16 years, Compton, will release on August 7. His third solo album, Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr Dre, will be released exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music.

music Updated: Aug 03, 2015 19:47 IST
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NWA founder and veteran rapper Dr Dre's first album in 16 years, Compton, will release on August 7.

The rapper announced on his Apple Beats radio show that his third solo album, Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr Dre, will be released exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music, reported Aceshowbiz.

He said the album was inspired by the upcoming NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, which arrives in theatres August 14.

"I was leaving the set, going to the studio, and I felt myself just being so inspired by the movie that I started recording an album," said Dre.



Watch Straight Outta Compton here:

"I kept it under wraps, and now the album is finished. It's an 'inspired-by' album, it's inspired by Straight Outta Compton."

He also revealed why he never released his long-awaited album Detox.

"It just wasn't good," he said, adding, "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."

Dre's last solo effort was 2001.