Dr. Dre Announces 'Bananas' New Album, His First in 15 Years - NBC Connecticut

Dr. Dre Announces 'Bananas' New Album, His First in 15 Years



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    Rapper Dr. Dre performs during the Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Miguel and SchoolBoyQ concert during the 2013 BET Experience at Staples Center on June 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

    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."