Dr. Dre’s first album in 16 years will premiere on Apple Music on Thursday night, Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe has revealed.
The first play of Compton: A Soundtrack will play uncensored between 6pm and 9pm PDT (that’s from 2-5am UK time) on Apple’s new streaming service.
In the tweet (via The Verge) published on Tuesday, Lowe wrote:
There are two somewhat surprising elements to consider here. The first is the relaxing of Apple’s censorship rules, given it’s no-naughty-language policy on Beats 1.
Secondly, given Dre’s status as an Apple employee, his role in bringing Apple Music to life and his Beats 1 show The Pharmacy, it’s a little surprising the period of exclusivity doesn’t last beyond the night.
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The album, which confusingly isn’t the soundtrack for the forthcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, is said to be inspired by the rapper and producer’s memories of the LA district.