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Dr Dre to release companion album to NWA biopic, says Ice Cube

By | Published on Thursday 30 July 2015

Dr Dre

Dr Dre will release the long-awaited follow-up to his 1999 album ‘2001’ this weekend. Or so says Ice Cube. And the long-awaited record will reportedly be released as a companion to the new NWA biopic, ‘Straight Outta Compton’.

Appearing on US radio station Power 99’s ‘Rise & Grind Morning Show’, Ice Cube said: “Dre is dropping an ‘inspired by’ album. He’s dropping something on 1 Aug. It’s mega. It’s Dr Dre. It’s what everybody’s been waiting for, it’s definitely a dope record, and he’s dropping it all on the same day”.

Before you all set your alarms for Saturday morning, it is possible there have been some crossed wires here. What, a Dr Dre album not coming out when someone said it would? Perhaps, yes. According to Rolling Stone, sources have said that Dre will announce the album on his Beats 1 show on Saturday, though the actual release will come later.

It’s not clear if this record will include any material from Dre’s long in production third studio album, originally called ‘Detox’, because there was word he’d ditched that long postponed record. Perhaps instead he could do a rap explaining how you stop Apple Music charging you £10 on 1 Oct.