16 Songs, 1 Hour 1 Minute

EDITORS’ NOTES

The parting shot from a master, Compton showcases the strengths that have kept Dr. Dre at the centre of the game for three decades: genius production, singular perspective, and visionary collaborative instincts. This ode to Dre’s hometown is filled with intoxicating future-soul hooks and jaw-dropping cameos (recent protégées, like Kendrick Lamar and Jon Connor join longtime associates like Snoop and Ice Cube). But Dre himself is always centre stage; when he takes the mic with older-and-wiser observations about the empire he built, they're delivered with a mix of simmering frustration (“Talk About It”) and warm nostalgia (the Marvin Gaye-inspired soul of “It’s All on Me”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

The parting shot from a master, Compton showcases the strengths that have kept Dr. Dre at the centre of the game for three decades: genius production, singular perspective, and visionary collaborative instincts. This ode to Dre’s hometown is filled with intoxicating future-soul hooks and jaw-dropping cameos (recent protégées, like Kendrick Lamar and Jon Connor join longtime associates like Snoop and Ice Cube). But Dre himself is always centre stage; when he takes the mic with older-and-wiser observations about the empire he built, they're delivered with a mix of simmering frustration (“Talk About It”) and warm nostalgia (the Marvin Gaye-inspired soul of “It’s All on Me”).

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