Could Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar be Working on ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Soundtrack?


Dr. Dre is working on new music and Kendrick says they “have a plan”


Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar were recently interviewed on Big Boy TV and The Breakfast Club, respectively. Comments made by both of them have led me to wonder whether the Compton natives could be working together on music for the Straight Outta Compton soundtrack.

On Big Boy TV, Dr. Dre spoke about working on new music for the film, saying: “I’m working on something right now. I don’t wanna put it out there just yet and say that ‘I’m definitely gonna put it out.’ But I’m really feeling what I’m working on right now,” adding “it would be a record that’s inspired by the movie.”

On Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club, Kendrick Lamar was asked whether he had recorded any more music with Dre and responded: “It’s a thing that we got going on, that we waiting on. It’s a strategic move,” he said with a grin on his face, adding “if I could speak on it, I would but that man is a scientist and we got a plan.”


While Charlamagne asked if more Dre production could be the direction of Kendrick’s third major-label LP – I have another theory.

Between Dre saying he’s really feeling the new music he’s working on and Kendrick calling the Dr. “a scientist” and revealing they have plan, I’m wondering if and hoping that all of this points towards collaborative efforts from the pair, on the Straight Outta Compton soundtrack.

If my guess is just a fantasy, then what a good one it is but if it turns out to be fact, we have so much more than just the film itself to look forward to this summer. Straight Outta Compton is set for release on August 14 and takes its name from hip-hop group, N.W.A’s debut album.

Produced by original N.W.A members, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, the biopic follows “the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A.” Telling “the astonishing story of how these young men revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.”

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