16 years have passed after Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, has released his last studio album. His fans have been demanding more information since it was announced this Tuesday that Compton would be obtained today with the help of iTunes and Apple Music.
The album’s release happens at the same time with the staging premiere of Straight Outta Compton. It is a biopic of gangster rap outfit N.W.A. which was in the works for a long time. Dr. Dre is a founding member of it. It is necessary to say that, besides the title, Compton features several familiar names, such as Eminem, Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg. The thing is that the album has got a modern sound and it does not sound restrained in the past one bit.
As it was mentioned above, the star was silent for 16 years. 2001 came with gangster rap which was not in fashion at that time. Though, there was no any clear style which could replace it. Detox, his 2001’s follow-up, was much gossiped about. This one had a lot of real stops and false stars, but it could not get out from the studio.
Speaking about the Detox saga in his Compton statement, Dr. Dre said that he did not like it and that is why it was not out. The star acknowledges himself that the work on this piece was not made good enough and he could not let it go to his fans.
It looks like Dr. Dre had enough time and will to get his effort right.