Dr. Dre To Drop ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ Next Week!

blame it on Patrick Glynn August 1, 2015

Straight Outta Compton, the N.W.A. biopic, is set to come out August 14. To promote, Ice Cube and director F. Gary Gray stopped by Dr. Dre’s Apple Music’s Beats 1 show, The Pharmacy.

During the chat, Cube and Gray discussed why they wanted to make the movie – to focus on “why” the members formed N.W.A. together in the first place.

Dr. Dre also had some news to share: Detox is dead. And the reason it was never released? It just “wasn’t good.” He didn’t want to disappoint fans with a poor product after all the hype. Instead, Dr. Dre will be releasing Compton: The Soundtrack – an album he revealed was inspired while being on set – on August 7th!

“This is something you’re not gonna hear many artists say. The reason why ‘Detox’ didn’t come out is because I didn’t like it. It wasn’t good. The record, it just wasn’t good. I’ma keep it all the way 1000 with you. Seriously, I worked my ass off. 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.”

You gotta respect that. And with a tracklist like this? Man, listen… it’s a perfect blend of O.G.’s (Eminem, Snoop, Cube, Xzibit), current stars (Kendrick, Game) and a talented group of up-and-comers (King Mez, Anderson .Paak, Candice Pillay).

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