Dr. Dre Compton on 180g 2LP
It's official, the Doctor is back with a masterful body of work, dedicated to the people of the city where he came from: Compton, California. Marking the hip-hop legend's first new album in over 15 years, the 16-track effort that's musically "ornate and grand-scaled," as noted by the New York Times, is rich with imagery and ideology about life in the infamous southern Los Angeles neighborhood.
It has been heralded – via Rolling Stone, who remarks Compton "contains some of his most ambitious, idea-stuffed production ever," the Guardian, who names Dre's "gift for rejuvenation remarkable," and Grantland who calls it "the first undeniably earth-shifting and socially abstract eyes-wide-open moment in a solo career" – as offering a unique new view of the city's evolution over the last several decades, since Dr. Dre and N.W.A. put Compton on the cultural map with the 1988 release of their classic record, Straight Outta Compton.
Featuring production assistance from Focus, DJ Dahi, Free School, DJ Khalil and DJ Premier plus guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Cold 187um, The Game, Ice Cube, Xzibit, and Jill Scott among others.