| 09 Jun 2023
Dr. Dre to donate royalties of 'Compton' soundtrack

MUMBAI: Dr. Dre's first album in over 15 years - ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ - has been making news and for all good reasons. The latest is that the ‘Guilty Conscience’ rapper will be donating his entire artist royalties earned from ‘Compton’ to a new community centre in Compton, California, where children will learn about arts and entertainment.

The news was announced on 6 August, on Beats 1 radio, DJ Zane Lowe's program.

“I reached out to the Compton mayor’s office, got in touch with the mayor, Aja Brown, and I’ve decided to donate all of my artist royalties from the sale of this album to help fund a new performing arts and entertainment facility for the kids in Compton,” Dre said during an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio.

The artist was quoted in an AP report as saying, “I have been really trying to do something special for Compton and just could not quite figure out what it was. Brown actually had this idea, and she was already in the process of working on it. I said, ‘Boom, this is what we should do.'”

The six times Grammy award winner also revealed that the new album was inspired by the N.W.A. biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’. The new LP will be out on 7 August.

Dre has also scrapped his much awaited album ‘Detox’ as he did not like the outcome.

Compton's tracklist include: ‘Talk About It’ (feat. King Mez and Justus), ‘Genocide’ (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius and Candice Pillay), ‘It's All on Me’ (feat. Justus and BJ the Chicago Kid), ‘All in a Day's Work’ (feat. Anderson Paak and Marsha Ambrosius), ‘Darkside / Gone’ (feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius and Kendrick Lamar), ‘Loose Cannons’ (feat. Xzibit and Cold 187um), ‘Issues’ (feat. Ice Cube and Anderson Paak), ‘Deep Water’ (feat. Kendrick Lamar and Justus), ‘One Shot One Kill’ (feat. Snoop Dogg), ‘Just Another Day’ (feat. Asia Bryant), ‘For the Love of Money’ (feat. Jill Scott and Jon Connor), ‘Satisfaction’ (feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius and King Mez), ‘Animals’ (feat. Anderson Paak) and ‘Medicine Man’ (feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay and Anderson Paak).