The project featured a host of stars such as Ice Cube, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, The Game, and Anderson .Paak.
Compton opened at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart with 295,000 first-week units moved, and it went on to earn Gold status from the RIAA.
Despite the commercial success, not everyone is a fan of Dre’s third LP.
Stat Quo, formerly of Dre’s Aftermath label, spoke to HipHopDX.
“Sh-t was wack. I love Dre to death but it was wack,” said Stat Quo about Compton.
The Atlanta native added, “It’s not that it wasn’t put together quality wise. It’s not that it wasn’t quality beats and sh-t like that. It just didn’t capture the attention of the world. The only reason it got where it was was because the movie [Straight Outta Compton] was so phenomenal. And that’s no diss. People think if you don’t like something you’re dissing it. I love Dre. He’s my everything. I helped him [with Compton] but that don’t mean it’s the sh-t just cause I helped. We f-cked up.”
Stat Quo also discussed why his own debut album Statlanta was not released via Aftermath.