Hello everyone! You might be wondering why there’s been no Indie Buzz/PALM posts for the past few weeks. The reason being is well… quite honestly there hasn’t been much of anything we’ve wanted to review, and not too many interesting enough new artists. However, this review should satisfy your cravings.
Dr. Dre released his first album in 14 years entitled Compton: A Soundtrack in conjunction with the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton which is in theaters now. The film is wonderful and we urge all of our readers to go see it. To spite what you may think, Compton: A Soundtrack is not the official soundtrack to the movie Straight Outta Compton. Think of it as a culmination of all the work Dr. Dre has recently done. This album is a star studded work of art with features from past and present Dre collaboraters from Snoop Dogg to Kendrick Lamar.
As a whole, Compton: A Soundtrack is a highly well-executed record. There is an interesting balance of experimental tracks along with typical Dr. Dre crafted bangers. The third track “Genocide” featuring Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius, and Candice Pillar has a smooth and unique sound. The dopest song on the record would have to be “Satisfiction” featuring Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius, and King Mez. Of course this review would be incomplete without mentioning the final track which is sort of the single, “Talking to My Diary.”
Outside of the tracks mentioned, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Eminem, Xzibit, and The Game all come onto this record to deliver some pretty solid verses. The amount of creativity and growth Dr. Dre has shown is vast. Compton: A Soundtrack is a very enjoyable record. 4/5 flies!