Dr. Dre ‘Compton’ (Album Stream)

STREAM Dr. Dre ‘Compton’ here (iTunes or iOS)

Dr. Dre’s first album in 15 years! Featuring Eminem, Kendrick Lamar (multiple times!), DJ Premier, Snoop Dogg, and much more!

I pressed play instantly. The album goes up as one giant 3 hour stream before it’s scheduled premiere tonight and release for retail on Apple Music. Compton actually clocks in at a little over an hour. When you click the link, you can sift through to find when a desired song starts. For instance, you can skip right to the Eminem song at the 53 minute mark.

It’s Dre Day! Enjoy.

1) Intro
2) Talk About It (feat. King Mez & Justus)
3) Genocide (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay)
4) It’s All On Me (feat. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid)
5) All In a Day’s Work (feat. Anderson .Paak & Marsha Ambrosius)
6) Darkside/Gone (feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar)
7) Loose Cannons (feat. Xzibit & COLD 187um)
8) Issues (feat. Ice Cube &Anderson .Paak)
9) Deep Water (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Justus)
10) Jon Connor – One Shot One Kill (feat. Snoop Dogg)
11) The Game – Just Another Day (feat. Asia Bryant)
12) For the Love of Money (feat. Jill Scott & Jon Connor)
13) Satisfaction (feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez)
14) Animals (feat. Anderson .Paak) (prod. DJ Premier)
15) Medicine Man (feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson .Paak) (starts at 53:10)
16) Talking To My Diary

For those on the go…

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1st Listen Impressions:

  • Very positive. The album bangs from beginning to end, with layers like horn solos that enter the overall sound too. Definitely a Compton/west coast sound that you’d expect, and it’s definitely modern too. Also: don’t even listen if it’s not loud. High volume adds to the experience, for sure.
  • It’s tough to find a drawback in tracks 1-9. The first half of the album is strongest, brought in properly by the intro + first real track. This stretch also has features 3 (!) Kendrick Lamar features in this stretch. All of them are on point and I liked his work on “Darkside/Gone” and “Deep Water” a little more than “Genocide”.
  • The beat drop for Xzibit and his subsequent energy was new/classic. That definitely worked.
  • Cube’s feature + the murder fantasy on that track took the album a dark direction for a couple songs that I feel longtime fans will definitely appreciate. Reminds me of the 90s.
  • Dre himself is flowin with more rhythm than some of his random, rare appearances in the past few years.
  • Singers doin it justice too, specifically Marsha Ambrosius, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Anderson .Paak. Dap to Asia Bryant on “Just Another Day” too.
  • Wait, can you imagine this album live? It flows really well and will definitely jump another level if the rumored Straight Outta Compton Tour with N.W.A. and Eminem comes to fruition. Whoo!
  • Ran back “Medicine Man” twice in a row. Dre and Em definitely feels right and both delivered. How bout Dre disgusted at today’s rap game?! The eerie, and explicit female hook from Candice Pillay works. Then Eminem kept getting better and better and even had some shock value lines along the way. Lots of songs will make the rotation for awhile to come, this is one of them.
  • R.I.P. Eazy-E. Dre appropriately paid homage to him throughout, especially to close it out on “Talking To My Diary”. *applauds*

What are your first impressions?! Let me know @gowherehiphop

UPDATE: Lots of speculation of Kendrick sub-dissing Drake in “Deep Water”, namely the beginning and end bars of his. Also on “Darkside/Gone”:

But still I got enemies giving me energy I wanna fight now
Subliminally sent to me all of this hate
I thought I was holding the mic down…

I dunno, part of me feels like this is a stretch. (In fact, Mickey sums it up well.) But whatever the case, the bars are hot and if it snowballs into an even greater competition, I’m all for it.

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ICYMI: Dr. Dre talks Compton with Zane Lowe

Marsha Ambrosius f/ Dr. Dre “Stronger”

A new Dre verse?? Yup, you better believe it. Marsha Ambrosius was able to get a feature from the Doc as the relationship centric “Stronger” must’ve struck the right chord to get Dre to rhyme about a serious lady situation. Marsha takes it home from there with some fitting vocals with the jazzy, hip hop influenced… almost throwback R&B production. At least it has that feel of everything for me – an updated version of her “Stronger Than Pride” record. Real nice track all around and a strong promo single for Marsha’s upcoming album, Friends & Lovers, due out July 15th.

*Tibs Fav.

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Marsha Ambrosius “Run”

Marsha Ambrosius delivers an appropriate visual for a *Tibs Fav. from back in April, “Run”. Watch above and stay tuned for what’s next from Marsha this year: her upcoming album, Friends & Lovers.

OutKast Headlining BET Experience

As stated in their promise to perform at 40+ music festivals this year, OutKast keeps the news flowing as the duo has just announced they will be headlining the BET Experience this summer at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The 3-day musical extravaganza will see the duo on the 2nd day which will feature performances from OutKast, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, & August Alsina, among many more. Hosted by DJ Khaled, other performers over the 3-day period will include Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Trey Songz, Marsha Ambrosius, K. Michelle, & many others in the world of Hip-Hop & R&B.

The BET Experience kicks off Friday June 27 & will end after the BET Awards on Sunday of that same weekend. Single day ticket prices range from $60.00 – $150.00 while 3-day packages start at $200.00.

Marsha Ambrosius “Run”

Marsha Ambrosius follows up her new Fxck & Love EP with a brand new single! “Run” is a slow and sweet slow jam with a piano and background vocals acting as the perfect complimentary background for Marsha’s voice and delivery to shine through. The ladies will love this and I can’t help but appreciate it from the male perspective. Furthermore, I can see “Run” translating well to a live audience after seeing how a House of Blues crowd reacted to Marsha’s songs like this a couple years ago. You can expect to see this one on Friends & Lovers — her upcoming album with a TBD release date.

*Tibs Fav.

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