Newswire: Dr. Dre might be about to announce his first studio album in 16 years

Rumors are swirling that the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has lured Dr. Dre back into the studio to record his first full album in 16 years. Dre, whose actual creative output has tended more toward “headphone mogul” than “music producer” in recent years, is apparently working on a soundtrack album for the film, which, if true, would be his first release since 1999’s 2001.

Most of the rumors about the new album—which will apparently feature collaborations with Dre proteges like Kendrick Lamar and Eminen—come courtesy of his old group mate and current co-producer Ice Cube, who told a Philadelphia radio station that the new album is, “Mega. It’s Dr. Dre, it’s what everybody’s been waiting for.”

That’s presumably an allusion to just how long Dre fans have been waiting for a new album from the man behind 1992’s breakout …

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