This week’s Sonic Breakdown covers Dr. Dre’s new album, Compton. I grew up listening to Dr. Dre, starting when he was part of the rap collective N.W.A. This album is his first in sixteen years since 2001, the follow up to The Chronic, and both are certified classic albums. This album is inspired by the making and release of the movie Straight Outta Compton, which chronicles the formation and maturation of N.W.A. I will follow the same format, giving a breakdown of each track followed by a conclusion on the album as a whole.

The album begins with the cinematic sounds associated with watching the beginning of a movieContinue reading