A brief run-down of seven artists that Dr. Dre put on with his new album, "Compton."
Dr. Dre's Compton has hit most hip hop-lovers speakers by this point, and one of the most defining characteristics of the album are the largely unknown artists that make up the features.
Of course, heavy hitters like Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Ice Cube, The Game and Kendrick Lamar are there. There's also some notable up-and-coming artists that we're already familiar with like King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius, BJ the Chicago Kid, and Jon Connor. But Dre wasn't going to simply remake The Chronic or 2001 with this album, and he chose to put on a variety of underground rappers alongside the well-known cats.
We wanted to shine the light on these MCs: Candice Pillay, Anderson .Paak, Asia Bryant, Justus, Dem Jointz, Cold 187um, and Sly Paper. We discovered them through listening to Compton. If there's one thing you can do with the type of notoriety Dre has, it's put on some young studs, and the great Doctor did just that with the release of his first album in fifteen years.
Who did you discover?