Compton (also known as Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre) is the third and final studio album from self-made corporate billionaire and hip-hop recording artist Dr. Dre. This highly anticipated release was put together throughout the filming of the critically acclaimed movie, Straight Outta Compton.
Dre's self-described "grand finale" album was made possible by the collaborative efforts from a large and wide array of artists and musical producers alike. This extensive guide goes through every individual who received any kind of credit for the album and assesses their contribution as well as their past and future and much more. If you happen to see an error or would like to submit any missing information, use the 'Contribute' button above.
|1||Intro||Dr. Dre||Dr. Dre, Focus...||1:15|
|2||Talk About It (feat. King Mez & Justus)||Dr. Dre||Dr. Dre, DJ Dahi||3:16|
|3||Genocide (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay)||Dr. Dre||Dr. Dre, Dem Jointz||4:27|
|4||It's All On Me (feat. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid)||Dr. Dre||Dr. Dre, Bink||3:48|
|5||All In a Day's Work (feat. Anderson .Paak & Marsha Ambrosius)||Dr. Dre||Dr. Dre, DJ Dahi||5:14|
|6||Darkside/Gone (feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar)||Dr. Dre||Dr. Dre, Best Kept Secret||3:54|
|7||Loose Cannons (feat. Xzibit, COLD 187um & Sly Pyper)||Dr. Dre||Dr. Dre, Focus...||4:14|
|8||Issues (feat. Ice Cube, Anderson .Paak & Dem Jointz)||Dr. Dre||Dr. Dre, Focus...||3:42|
|9||Deep Water (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Justus & Anderson .Paak)||Dr. Dre||Dr. Dre, Cardiak, Focus..., Dem Jointz, DJ Dahi||5:12|
|10||One Shot One Kill (feat. Snoop Dogg)||Jon Connor||Dr. Dre, Focus...||3:26|
|11||Just Another Day (feat. Asia Bryant)||The Game||Dr. Dre||2:22|
|12||For the Love of Money (feat. Jill Scott, Jon Connor & Anderson .Paak)||Dr. Dre||Dr. Dre, Cardiak||4:09|
|13||Satisfiction (feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez)||Dr. Dre||Dr. Dre, Dem Jointz||4:25|
|14||Animals (feat. Anderson .Paak)||Dr. Dre||Dr. Dre, DJ Premier||3:48|
|15||Medicine Man (feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson .Paak)||Dr. Dre||Dr. Dre, Dem Jointz, Focus...||4:15|
|16||Talking To My Diary||Dr. Dre||Dr. Dre, DJ Silk, Mista Choc||4:24|
Credits: 6 Features ("All in a Day's Work", "Issues", "For the Love of Money", "Animals", "Medicine Man")
Anderson .Paak is a young L.A. based drummer/producer/vocalist/singer/songwriter from Oxnard, California. He is credited with features and production alongside several notable artists; Shafiq Husayn, Tiron & Ayomari, Wax, Dumbfoundead, and Watsky. Anderson .Paak and Knxlwledge have worked together as NxWorries. His debut EP and present release "Cover Art", offers an innovative sound to the explosive Los Angeles music scene. His latest solo album, Venice dropped late last year on Steel Wool/OBE, and has just been pressed on double LP. It is no surprise that "Breezy Lovejoy gets a incredible 6 credits on The Doctor's new album.
It's rare that you work wt an artist that literally plays a part in your artist DNA. Chronic was the soundtrack of my adolescence #Compton— Anderson .Paak (@BreezyLovejoy) August 6, 2015
To be a part of something this important to hip hop history is mind blowing. I use to recite this dudes music for show and tell. #compton— Anderson .Paak (@BreezyLovejoy) August 6, 2015
Credits: 1 Feature ("Just Another Day")
This extraordinarily talented Atlanta based singer is not at all new to the spotlight in the musical world. She has worked with world-renowned artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Ludacris, Quincy Jones, and Killer Mike, among others. Her Facebook page highlights her phenomenal vocal range, worldly songwriting perspective, humble aura, and the complex simplicity of her records.
So Hype and humbled to be a featured Artist/writer on drdre new soundtrack "COMPTON" available August… https://t.co/6iq1wcbCP7— ✨ Asia Bryant ✨ (@AsiaBryant) August 1, 2015
Credits: 1 Production ("It's All on Me")
Bink is a Grammy award winning producer and musician. He is well known for his work with popular music label, Roc-A-Fella Records. More specifically, Bink is credited for producing 3 tracks on Jay-Z's The Blueprint. He has also worked with big-time names such as Beanie Sigel, J Dilla, P. Diddy, LL Cool J, and Busta Rhymes, among others.
WELL IT'S OFFICIAL!! I MADE THE ALBUM FOR THE COMPTON MOVIE SOUNDTRACK...#4...GOD IS GOOD!! S/O to my… https://t.co/fBhEgZhlVX— Bink Harrell (@sommeave) August 3, 2015
Credits: 1 Feature ("It's All on Me")
BJ the Chicago Kid is a young R&B/neo soul Motown artist who has worked with some of the best in the industry. BJTCK has worked with high-profile artists such as Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Chance the Rapper, and ScHoolboy Q. He independently released his debut studio album, titled Pineapple Now-Laters shortly before being signed by Motown.
BJ gave a small hint on Twitter about being involved with this record in early July. Dre uses BJ's smooth vocals on the song "It's All on Me" for the intro and hooks.
Credits: 2 Features ("Genocide", "Medicine Man"); 1 Writing ("Genocide")
Candice Pillay is a very talented pop artist and writer with killer vocal potential. The South African native dropped her debut studio album last year and has experience working with big name producers Bangladesh and Alex Da Kid. She has also done some writing for Rihanna.
Along with the head writing credit for "Genocide", Ms. Pillay delivers an upbeat first verse and can be heard contributing to the outro. She also appears in the intro/outro and "Stan-like: hook in Medicine Man.
Credits: 2 Production ("Deep Water", "For the Love of Money")
Platinum Grammy Award winning producer Cardiak has been working with big name artists for much of his career he first surfaced with a production credit on Joe Budden's third album, Halfway House. Since then he has compiled quite a production discography working with artists such as Eminem, 50 Cent, Rick Ross, T.I., and Swizz Beatz, among others.
Cardiak shared on twitter that he made the beat for "For the Love of Money" within the first month he moved to L.A. last year.
Credits: 1 Feature ("Loose Cannons")
Rapper/producer and lead act of the rap group Above the Law, Big Hutch began working with Dre in 1989 when they were both signed to Ruthless Records. The two went their separate ways when Dre left Ruthless to start up Death Row Records. In mid-1999 Big Hutch was brought in by Suge Knight to replace Daz Dillinger as head producer for the now booming Death Row. After his tenure with Death Row, Hutch continued his career touring with the Insane Clown Posse and later signed to Psychopathic Records to release his fifth studio album.
Cold 187um appears on verse 3 of the 7th track of Compton as well as the interlude/skit at the end of the song. In this dark interlude Cold 187um shoots a woman to death and eventually chooses to bury the body with Dre and Xzibit.
Credits: 1 Feature ("One Shot One Kill")
Craig Owens is the lead singer of the post-hardcore band Chiodos. He has also recorded as a solo artist and appeared in the 2012 film K-11.
Owens appears on the song 'One Shot One Kill' alongside Snoop Dogg & Jon Connor. While he might possibly be one of the most surprising credits on the album for some, he is good friends with Jon Connor (both from Flint, Michigan) and has worked on 2 of Connor's past releases.
Credits: 4 Production ("Genocide", "Deep Water", "Satisfiction", "Medicine Man"); 1 Feature ("Issues")
Dwayne Abernathy (also known by his stage name Dem Jointz) is a producer and songwriter from Compton, California. He worked with Candice Pillay as the executive producer for her debut studio album last year. Developing...
Credits: 3 Production ("Talk About It", "All in a Day's Work", "Deep Water")
California native DJ Dahi has been producing big-time records for big-time names for quite some time. He is most known for producing Kendrick Lamar's Money Trees and Drake's Worst Behavior. He has also worked with Freddie Gibbs, Lupe Fiasco, Mac Miller, and Ty Dolla $ign, among others. Dahi's consistency and impressive track record earned him 4 big production credits on The Doctor's album.
I did 2,5,9— Dj Dahi (@DjDahi) August 7, 2015
Thanks @drdre— Dj Dahi (@DjDahi) August 7, 2015
Credits: 1 Production ("Animals")
Premier is one of the most prominent producers in the industry to-date. He made up half of the influential hip hop duo Gang Starr as well as the currently active PRhyme. Premo's remarkable consistency since the mid 1980s have led to many music outlets to name him as one of the greatest producers of all time.
Credits: 1 Production ("Talking to My Diary")
In-house Aftermath producer DJ Silk appears on the closing track on Dre's new record. Silk has worked with the likes of DMX, Method Man, Too Short, and E-40, among others. The California native also has relatively extensive experience producing music in the neo soul and R&B genres.
Credits: 1 Feature ("Medicine Man")
Iconic hip-hop/rap emcee Marshall Mathers aka Eminem needs no introduction. His fifteen Grammy Awards and countless "best rapper of all-time" nominations speak for themselves. He began working with Dr. Dre and Interscope Records after the recording company received a copy of his debut EP, (the Slim Shady EP) and immediately signed the artist to their label.
Em appears on the 15th track of this record spitting the second verse while being backed up by pop vocalist and writer, Candice Pillay.
Credits: 6 Production ("Intro", "Loose Cannons", "Issues", "Deep Water", "One Shot One Kill", "Medicine Man")
Focus... is a Los Angeles-based record producer who first rose to fame when signed to Dr. Dre‘s Aftermath Entertainment in 2001. Over the course of his career he has produced Platinum and Gold selling records for artist including Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé Knowles, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Bishop Lamont, Tony Yayo, Stat Quo, Outlawz, The Game, Jay Rock and many more. His impressive credit count on this album comes as no surprise.
I had the honor of working on Dr. Dre's "Compton" lp. The credits circulating are not 100% correct… https://t.co/F45gsK0pOC— Focus... (@Focus3Dots) August 11, 2015
Credits: 1 Performing ("Just Another Day")
Compton native Game has been putting out music since the early 2000s. He has released 6 studio albums as an emcee, his most recent being the 2014 Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf drop. Game is well known as one of Dre's most notable protégés. On March 18, 2015, The Game announced that The Documentary 2 would be his next project release. The album is currently set to drop August 28, 2015.
The Game lays down 2 well received verses for Dre's album on the song "Just Another Day" alongside of a very talented Ms. Asia Bryant.
Credits: 1 Production ("All In a Day's Work")
Hi-Tek is an in-house producer for Aftermath Entertainment. He is best known for his work with Talib Kweli on their Reflection Eternal album and on Black Star.
While Tek isn't mentioned in any official credits, it is said (and he claims) to have worked on All In a Day's Work
All In a Day's Work— Hi-Tek (@HiTek) August 9, 2015
Credits: 1 Feature ("Issues")
Actor and rapper Ice Cube was born in South Central Los Angeles in 1969. With fellow rappers Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren, he rocketed to fame in the late 1980s as a member of the hard-hitting gangsta rap group, N.W.A. After breaking off on his own in '89, Cube has put together a successful recording and acting career, having appeared in the films Friday (1995), Barbershop (2002) and 21 Jump Street (2012).
Cube appears on the first verse on track eight of Dre's record and delivers a solid verse that touches on his past and reputation as well as his relationship with Dre.
Credits: 1 Feature ("For the Love of Money")
Jill Scott is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist who's also a poet and actress, known for roles in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and Steel Magnolias. Her 2000 debut project, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, went platinum, and the followups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 both went gold.
She appears on track 12 of Dr. Dre's record and beautifully sings the intro and outro as well as the hook. She also delivers the melodic semi-jazzy bridges after the intro and before the outro.
Credits: 1 Performing ("One Shot One Kill"); 1 Feature ("For the Love of Money")
Jon Connor makes up most of the new generation of artists signed to Aftermath Entertainment. After getting the Dre co-sign in 2013, Connor released a well received mixtape and was chosen for the 2014 XXL freshman class. His gritty lyricism has earned praise from rappers such as Busta Rhymes, The Game, Scarface, Nas, Rick Ross and fellow Michigan-native Big Sean.
On this record, Connor is all over his first feature alongside of Snoop on "One Shot One Kill." On this track, Connor is responsible for the whole second half of the song. He delivers the hook, a verse, and then the outro. For his second feature on "For the Love of Money", he can be heard spitting the first verse.
Credits: 3 Features ("Talk About It", "It's All on Me", "Deep Water")
Justus (born Justin Mohrle) is an American rapper, signed to Aftermath Entertainment. He is a bit of a mysterious credit for those whom have never heard of him and haven't been following the new generation of Aftermath artists closely, however Dre sees something in this 23-year-old white rapper that he couldn't help but snatch up for this record. For more on Justus, read this article.
It takes 5 years to blow up over night— Justus (@officiallovejt) August 9, 2015
Credits: 3 Features ("Genocide", "Darkside / Gone", "Deep Water")
King Kindrick is also among those artists that need no introduction. Kendrick never fails to impress on almost every track he is a part of and the same can certainly be said about this album. His raw emotion and remarkably appropriate flows wreak of sonic perfection and unison.
Kendrick delivers the third verse on "Genocide", the fourth verse on "Darkside / Gone", and pairs up with Justus on the "Deep Water" hook.
THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER DR.DRE— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) August 7, 2015
Credits: 3 Features ("Talk About It", "Darkside / Gone", "Satisfiction")
King Mez is an upcoming american rapper born on a military base in Fort Campbell, KY. He grew up in Southeast Raleigh, NC and has collaborated with fellow North Carolinians J. Cole, Rapsody, and Drique London, as well as producers 9th Wonder and Khrysis. Mez has dropped a few acclaimed mixtapes including his most recent, “Long Live the King."
His first official co-sign from Dr. Dre came about during the airing of 'The Pharmacy' on Beats 1, via a freestyle Mez rapped over a beat produced by Cardiak, with Dr. Dre on the ad-libs.
Credits: 4 Features ("Genocide", "All in a Day's Work", "Darkside / Gone", "Satisfaction")
Mrs. Ambrosius released her debut solo album Late Nights & Early Mornings in March 2011 after her breif stint as a member of the R&B group Floetry. Ambrosius was approached to sign to Dr. Dre's record label, Aftermath Entertainment, as a solo musician/songwriter/producer. Ambrosius released her second studio album, titled Friends & Lovers, in July 2014. The album received two MOBO Award nominations for the album.
GOLD... 💛 I've been a part of some INCREDIBLE albums, with and without credit. Some with aliases lol you'll NEVER know what I really did, just the things I tell you or whatever is made public! "Satisfiction" MY PERSONAL FAVE! "Genocide" "All In A Days Work" "Darkside/Gone" operatic moment in "Loose Cannons. Being present in almost every session, watching genius work! The work is evident! Too many to name but I LOVE ALL OF Y'ALL!!! We did this!!! THANK YOU @DRDRE 💛 #CertifiedGOLD
Credits: 1 Production ("Talking to My Diary")
Mista Choc, born Mario Johnson was signed to Death Row as a rapper and producer at the height of the label's popularity. He’s now signed to Dr. Dre’s label Aftermath Entertainment & Gang Module as a producer.
Credits: 1 Feature ("Loose Cannons"); 1 Writing ("Genocide")
Sly Pyper's sparse appearance on Compton comes with a single vocal feature. Sly is an American Hip-Hop/R&B singer from St. Petersburg, FL. He has worked with Dr. Dre, Aftermath ENT, Eminem, Jessica Simspon, Keyshia Cole, Jo Jo, Sean Kingston and many more.
Support one of the best movies of the decade, "Straight Outta Compton". I've seen it 4 times already. BUY THE SOUNDTRACK!!! #feedmybabeez— SlyPyper (@SlyPyper) August 14, 2015
Credits: 2 Features ("One Shot One Kill", "Satisfaction")
Quite possibly the most high-profile feature on the whole project, Snoop Dogg provides 2 vocal features for his old-school Death Row partner. Snoop was prominently featured throughout Dr. Dre's solo debut album, The Chronic in 1992 and has since then sold over twenty-one million albums in the United States and thirty-five million albums worldwide.
Credits: 1 Feature ("Loose Cannons")
Xzibit entered the hip-hop scence with his acclaimed debut album At the Speed of Life, which garnered chart success along with his follow-up albums Restless, Man vs. Machine and Weapons of Mass Destruction. He has worked with high-profile artists such as Eminem, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Knoc-turn'al, and Timbaland.