Dr. Dre announces release of first album in 15 years

Dr. Dre
FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2015, file photo, Dr. Dre performs at HOT 97's "The Tip Off" at Madison Square Garden in New York. Hip hop super-producer Dr. Dre said Saturday, Aug. 1, that he is going to release his first album in 15 years. Dre said on his radio show, Dr. Dre's The Pharmacy, that "Compton a Soundtrack by Dr. Dre" will be available Aug. 7. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — Hip hop super-producer Dr. Dre says the wait is finally over — he’s going to release his first album in 15 years.

Dre said on his radio show, Dr. Dre’s The Pharmacy, that “Compton a Soundtrack by Dr. Dre” will be available Aug. 7.

He said Saturday that the album was inspired by the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” a Hollywood film that details his rise in the music industry along with members of one of the genre’s most well-known hardcore groups.

Dre said the album includes features from Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Snoop Dogg.

It’s his first album since “2001,” which was released in 1999.

He says it’s going to be his grand finale, “and the record is bananas.”

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