Dr. Dre Announces His First New Album in 16 Years

The new N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, has been getting rave early reviews, but regardless of reception it should now be eternally remembered for precipitating Dr. Dre’s long-awaited third album. On Saturday, during his weekly Beats 1 radio show, Dre announced that he’d release Compton: A Soundtrack on Aug. 7, marking his first new record in 16 years. Here’s a clip from the show, in which the rapper credits Straight Outta Compton with inspiring him to make the album:

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