The moment we’ve all been waiting for folks, Dr. Dre’s album has finally dropped.
The rapper confirmed the news via social media late Thursday night, writing:
“The wait is over. #COMPTON out now.”
The project, which is available on Apple Music now, is complete with 16 new hits with features by Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott, Eminem, Ice Cube, the Game and of course, Snoop Dogg.
Dre’s anticipated album was also meant to go hand in hand with the release of his N.W.A biobic, Straight Outta Compton, in theaters on August 14. “During principal photography, I felt myself going to the studio and being so inspired by the movie that I started recording an album,” Dre, who also serves as the film’s prodder, said on The Pharmacy earlier this month. “I kept it under wraps, and now the album is finished. It’s bananas …. I’m really proud of this.”
And being the class act that the he is, instead of pocketing the artist royalties from the sure to be successful LP, the 50-year-old will be donating to help fund a new performing arts and entertainment facility in Compton. “I feel it’s the right thing to do and I hope everybody appreciates the work I put into this album,” the rapper told Rolling Stone.
He added that he’s been working with the city’s mayor, Aja Brown, on getting this off the ground. “I’ve been really trying to do something special for Compton and just couldn’t quite figure out what it was. She actually had this idea and she was already in the process of working on it. I said, ‘Boom, this is what we should do.'”
3 Shocking Truth’s About Angela Bassett: Favorite Screen Kiss, Oscars Controversy, Star She Would Shag!
Angela Bassett was a completely open book during her recent appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live and we LOVED every bit of it.
The beauty, who is currently pushing her new show, 9-1-1, opened up about a series of topics during the hit Bravo show, including her favorite onscreen kiss AND who she would marry, shag or kill between Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown and Daniel Kaluuya.
Here are three shocking confessions you never knew about the Black Panther star.
Best Kiss: When asked to rate her kiss with Lady Gaga, Bassett admitted that she remembered it “fondly” and that she had “good memories.” She then followed up by unveiling that some of her best onscreen kisses include Rick Fox and Taye Diggs.
Oscars Controversy: HipHollywood recently caught up with Bassett’s husband, Cortney B. Vance, who said his wife should have received an Oscar for What’s Love Got To Do With It. So when a fan said they felt she was robbed of the coveted Hollywood award, she said responded: “Yeah, me too.”
Marry, Shag, Kill: Although just a game, Angela was asked to choose who she’d marry, shag or kill between Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown and Daniel Kaluuya. Whelp, she didn’t have the heart to kill any of them, so she agreed to tie the knot with Whitaker and Brown. Angela then suggested she’d shag Daniel because he’s “wild.”
And we’d be remised if we didn’t include who she thinks is more of a “sex kitten in the bedroom” between Michael B. Jordan and Chadwick Boseman. Her answer: Michael B.
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