The long-awaited follow-up to Dr. Dre’s 2001 has been delayed for so long that most people have likely forgotten that it was even in the works. The wait, though, is finally over. This coming Thursday, Dre’s third full-length album, appropriately titled Compton, will finally be made available to the masses.
Given that Dr. Dre is now an Apple employee, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the album’s debut will be an Apple Music exclusive. Per an Apple Music tweet sent out earlier today, Compton will be available for your streaming pleasure between 6 PM and 9 PM Pacific Time.
The album’s full release is slated to take place one day later on Friday, August 7 whereupon it will be an Apple Music and iTunes exclusive.
The album will feature 16 tracks in total and includes an eclectic assortment of guest stars, from Eminem and Snoop Dogg to Jill Scott and Kendrick Lamar. Without question, the album, simply by virtue of Dre’s earlier two releases, has big shoes to fill. Both The Chronic and 2001 are bona fide classics, and seeing as how Compton has been subject to rumors and speculation for well over a decade, the expectations will naturally be exceedingly high.
The album’s track list reads as follows:
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