Timing is everything. What a better time than ever for Dr. Dre to release his first album in sixteen years. Entitled Compton, the sound track vividly pars up with the feature film biography on rap group, N.W.A in the 1990’s.
Exceeding expectations beyond compare, Straight Outta Compton debuted over the weekend bringing in $56.1 million and did so in the favor of Dr. Dre boosting his first week of album sales.
According to the official report by Billboard, the iconic producer’s LP hit hard ranking in at No. 2 with 295,000 equivalent album units. Out of that 295,000 copies 276,000 of those units were purely album sales. On the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums list Compton came in at No.1 making it Dr.Dre’s third chart-topper behind The Chronic and 2001. Among the list of elite albums this year, Compton comes in third place to Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly and Drake’s If Your Reading This, It’s Too Late. Finishing off his show stopping week, the paramount Apple employee’s newest project streamed 25 million times on Apple Music.
It’s clear that Dr. Dre hasn’t lost his touch at all proving his relevancy among the new-age rap generation.
Check out the track list below and bonus footage of Dr.Dre’s and Ice Cube’s Introduction to Straight Outta Compton.
02 Talk About It [ft. King Mez & Justus]
03 Genocide [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay]
04 It’s All on Me [ft. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid]
05 All in a Day’s Work [ft. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius]
06 Darkside/Gone [ft. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar]
07 Loose Cannons [ft. Xzibit & COLD 187um]
08 Issues [ft. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak]
09 Deep Water [ft. Kendrick Lamar & Justus]
10 One Shot One Kill [ft. Snoop Dogg]
11 Just Another Day [ft. Asia Bryant]
12 For the Love of Money [ft. Jill Scott & Jon Connor]
13 Satisfaction [ft. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez]
14 Animals [ft. Anderson Paak]
15 Medicine Mane [ft. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak]
16 Talking to My Diary