The Grand Finale has ultimately arrived. Inspired by the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre releases his third and concluding solo album with guest features from rap heavyweights and emerging artists whom listeners should watch for. Soundtrack is ruthless, realistic and reminiscent. In 16 tracks that are consistent with the times, Dre beautifully or- chestrates the good, the bad and the violent from the Hub City. From “Talk About It” to “Talking to My Diary,” he leaves no stone unturned. And with a strong ensemble of musicians/producers to help deliver this concluding anthology, one can only be left feeling bittersweet.
Score: 9 out of 10
Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre