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NWA's Dr Dre to come out with first album in 16 years

Veteran musician Dr Dre, among the founding member of the hip hop band NWA, is working on releasing his new album. The said album will also be the soundtrack of biographical film Straight Outta Compton.

music Updated: Jul 31, 2015 17:57 IST
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Veteran musician Dr Dre, among the founding member of the hip hop band NWA, is working on releasing his new album. The said album will also be the soundtrack of biographical film Straight Outta Compton.

The album will be the 50-year-old musician's first work since 1999's 2001 and although he was believed to be working on a new collection called Detox from 2001 to 2008, it was later scrapped after several songs were leaked.

Straight Outta Compton is based on the story of hip hop group NWA, which featured Dre as well as DJ Yella, Easy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren and Arabian Prince throughout the years.



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Ice Cube let slip the news during an interview, teasing the LP would be released on Saturday, reported Female First.

"It's mega. It's Dr Dre, it's what everybody's been waiting for. It's definitely a dope record, and he's dropping it all on the same day."

Earlier this year, Dre hinted his new music could play a key part in Straight Outta Compton, which he has produced alongside Cube, when he revealed he was working on something for the film.