Dr. Dre is releasing his third studio album, Compton, his first in sixteen years. Since his 2001 album (released in 1999), Dre's been busy producing other artists (Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, the Game, Xzibit) and making millions with his Beats Electronics, which Apple bought for $3 billion.
On Compton, Dre addresses the state of hip-hop in the album's 16 songs including "Genocide" and "All in a Day’s Work." Though Dre hasn’t released much material of his own over the span of his career, as The New York Times sees it, Dr. Dre’s reputation is “seemingly bulletproof.” He's securing his reputation by donating all of his artist royalties earned from Compton to help fund a new performing arts facility in the city.
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