On Thursday night, Compton-born rapper, Andre Young, unveiled his first album in 16 years: “Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre,” with16 tracks inspired by the highly anticipated N.W.A biopic, “Straight Outta Compton,” due to hit theaters Aug. 14.
Fans can now stream the album in its entirety on Apple.
The soundtrack includes tracks by Eminem, Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, the Game and Xzibit. Dr. Dre said that working on the movie gave him inspiration to make new music.
“During principal photography, I felt myself going to the studio and being so inspired by the movie that I started recording an album,” said Dre.
Dre also announced his plans to donate all proceeds from the sales of the soundtrack to Compton youth.
Said Dre: “I reached out to the Compton mayor’s office, got in touch with the mayor, Aja Brown, and I’ve decided to donate all of my artist royalties from the sale of this album to help fund a new performing arts and entertainment facility for the kids in Compton.” He added, “I’ve been really trying to do something special for Compton and just couldn’t quite figure out what it was. [Brown] actually had this idea, and she was already in the process of working on it. I said, ‘Boom, this is what we should do.’”
Dr. Dre – multi-platinum artist, producer, label boss and Beats Music co-founder – pioneered west coast rap, and introduced such hit makers as Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent, among others. He continues to help drive hip hop and pop culture and serves as the example, that even after achieving your goals, you can continuously be inspired to launch new history-making projects.