Beats News

 
  • Cover of Hodgy Beats Announces "Dena Tape 2" Release Date
    Odd Future was a very unified force when they first hit the scene, but the collective has become increasingly disjointed in subsequent years. Hodgy Beats and Left Brain, who make up the duo Mellowhype, are and act that seems to have actively dodged the spotlight recently.
  • Cover of Jahlil Beats Lists His Top 10 Singles He Produced
    The other week we got producer Jahlil Beats to do some of our work for us, and list his Top 10 producers of all time.
  • Cover of Jahlil Beats Lists His Top 10 Producers Of All Time
    Jahlil Beats came through the office the other week, and sat down for a quick interview to let us know what exactly he's been up to these days, as he's been a bit absent on the producer circuit.
  • Cover of NFL Bans Beats Headphones From Appearing On Camera
    Dr. Dre's iconic Beats headphones have been banned from appearing on camera during any NFL broadcast, according to a new deal between the football league and Beats rival Bose. 
  • Cover of Apple To Reportedly Shut Down Beats Music Streaming Service
    Last week, we learned that Dr. Dre's veritable unicorn of an album, previously thought to be titled Detox, will probably arrive under another title, and today comes the news that you may not be able to stream said album on Dre's own streaming service.
  • Cover of 50 Cent's SMS Audio On The Verge Of New Partnership [Update: SMS Audio Reportedly Partners With Intel]
    50 Cent is a proven business man, but his SMS Audio venture has not been able to compete with bigger headphone brands like Dr. Dre's Beats. However, Fif has stuck with it, and has recently announced that the company will be partnering with a major tech brand in the near future.
  • Cover of Bobby Shmurda Claims Lloyd Banks Never Bought "Hot Nigga" Beat
    There has been a fair amount of outcry from Lloyd Banks fans over the past few weeks claiming that New York's Bobby Shmurda lifted the G-Unit rapper's "Jackpot" instrumental without giving due credit to the original emcee.
  • Cover of Top 10: Yeezy On The Beat, Hoe
    Following up last week's Top 10 of rappers who were bodied on their own shit, we're moving on to Yeezy's production. Expect a new Top 10 list each Monday going forward, and if there's a subject you want us to tackle shout it out in the comments.
  • Cover of Dr. Dre Suing Chinese Beats Counterfeiters For Potential Billions Of Dollars
    According to a new lawsuit posted by TMZ on July 10th, Dr. Dre wants to stop cheap Chinese-made knockoffs of his headphone brand from jacking his company's logo and ruining its reputation.
  • Cover of Warren G Recalls Getting Production Lessons From Dr. Dre
    Warren G is as adept behind the boards as he is on the mic, a rare quality he shares with the likes of Kanye West, J. Cole, and of course, his half-brother, Dr. Dre.
  • Cover of 12 Divergent Samples: Compare & Contrast
    The art of sampling is no easy feat. It takes a keen ear to hear what a track develop into from a borrowed sample. Any track can contain a number of useful elements for the producer to tackle.
  • Cover of Apple Officially Announces Purchase Of Beats Electronics
    It's official. After plenty of reports a few weeks back about Apple purchasing Beats Electronics, the news has been confirmed and officially announced in a press release today.
  • Cover of Dr. Dre And Jimmy Iovine Targeted In New Lawsuit By A Co-Founder Of Beats
    Recently, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine both became billionaires after their Beats Entertainment company was bought by Apple for $3.2 billion, but as anyone who's been watching HBO's Silicon Valley knows, there are always those who think they deserve a piece of that new money pie.
  • Cover of Dr. Dre Offered Key To The City Of Compton
    As if there weren't enough reasons to be envious of Dr. Dre right now, Compton Mayor Aja Brown has officially reached out to the rapper's camp to offer the new billionaire the key to his home city. This news comes on the heels of huge deal that went through with Apple and Dr.
  • Cover of Dr. Dre And Jimmy Iovine Will Receive Senior Positions At Apple
    On Friday, it was announced that Apple will buy Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's headphones-and-streaming company Beats Electronic for an estimated $3.2 billion.
  • Cover of Dr. Dre Is Not Buying The L.A. Clippers For $1 Billion Cash
    Parody headlines are getting a lot of mileage these days. Most recently an article which joked about Kanye West comparing himself to the late Nelson Mandela went viral after many took it literally.
  • Cover of Dr. Dre's $3 Million Lawsuit Against Death Row Records Rejected
    Dr. Dre's filed a lawsuit against Death Row records a few months back, requesting $3 million from the now bankrupt label.
  • Cover of Apple May Be Looking To Acquire Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion [Update: Dr. Dre Confirms]
    Dr. Dre recently surpassed Jay Z as the second richest rapper in the game, and it looks as though he could take the throne from Diddy if Apple successfully buys him out of Beats Electronics. 
  • Cover of Beats Music Streaming Service Launches Today
    Beats By Dre's foray into the world of music streaming has seen some transformations over the year, initially their streaming service was to be called Daisy but they've opted for a more recognizable and straight-forward name with Beats Music. 
  • Cover of Dr. Dre's Beats Music Streaming Service To Launch In January [Update: Launch Date & Interface Pics Revealed]
    There's been much talk about Dr. Dre's upcoming music streaming service, which began with the working title "Daisy". Back in March, the service received $60 Million dollars in funding, and as of today, the announcement has been made that the Spotify and Rdio competitor will launch next month as "Beats Music".
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Launches "Pink Pro" Headphones Through Beats By Dre
    Nicki Minaj has already been named one of top hip hop earners of the year, and she hasn't shown any signs of stopping on the business front. Following her successful audio ventures with the Pink Pill speakers and urBeats in-ear buds, Nicki has decided to team up with Dr.
  • Cover of Jahlil Beats Reveals "Legend Era III" Artwork, Features & Release Date
    Jahlil Beats released Legend Era II back in April, but he's already got plans for the third installment. Legend Era III is due out December 25th, 2013, and will feature plenty of high profile guests. 
  • Cover of Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Receives $500 Million Investment
    Beats Electronics refuses to stop growing. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's headphone brand already has a monopoly on the headphone game, but they are far from hitting a plateau. 
  • Cover of 50 Beats That Will Never Get Old
    There are some tracks you can listen to on repeat, for days on end, and you'll never get tired of hearing it. A track as a whole has many elements that come into play which gives it that timeless feel, including the rapper, the lyrics and the production.
  • Cover of Jahlil Beats Speaks On What To Expect From "Dreamchasers 3"
    Jahlil Beats has been Meek Mill's in-house producer for some time, and the two have crafted a very successful formula together, and scoring some pretty big hits with "I'm A Boss" and "Burn".
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