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Dr. Dre announces release of first album in 15 years

Hip hop super-producer Dr. Dre says the wait is finally over — he's going to release his first album in 15 years.

Album was inspired by the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton

Dr. Dre said on his radio show, Dr. Dre's The Pharmacy, that his new album "Compton a Soundtrack by Dr. Dre" will be available Aug. 7. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)

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."

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