Dr. Dre News

  • #TBT: AZ's Early Cuts
    #TBT: AZ's Early Cuts
    Dec 4, 2014 at 12:20pm
    Brooklyn-born Anthony Cruz isn't one of the 10 greatest rappers of all time. He hasn't released a platinum record and most of his accolades are due to a relationship with Nas. However, most critics who know their stuff will tell you that AZ is vastly underrated, and even albums like Illmatic would have suffered had he never picked up the mic.
  • Classic Rotation: Dr. Dre's "2001"
    Classic Rotation: Dr. Dre's "2001"
    Nov 16, 2014 at 02:06pm
    It was 15 years ago today that Dr. Dre released 2001, his 20-track, star-studded, cinematic LP.  “It's a movie, with different varieties of situations. So you've got buildups, touching moments, aggressive moments…It's got everything that a movie needs,” Dre said of the album.
  • NFL Bans Beats Headphones From Appearing On Camera
    NFL Bans Beats Headphones From Appearing On Camera
    Oct 5, 2014 at 06:38pm
    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. 
  • #TBT: 10 Killer Death Row Records Cuts
    #TBT: 10 Killer Death Row Records Cuts
    Oct 2, 2014 at 01:52pm
    Death Row Records had quite the run in the 90s. Picking up where N.W.A left off, Suge Knight assembled an all-star crew that would come to epitomize the West Coast hip-hop sound, along with bringing it to popularity. 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and others dropped classic after classic on the controversial label. The label dominated in the early 90s, but when Tupac Shakur was murdered, it began to take a downward spiral. The label filed bankruptcy in 2006 before being auctioned off to WIDEawake Entertainment Group, Inc. for $18 million in 2009.
  • Forbes Releases Hip-Hop Cash Kings List, Dr. Dre Tops List
    Forbes Releases Hip-Hop Cash Kings List, Dr. Dre Tops List
    Sep 23, 2014 at 11:32am
    Forbes unleashed their annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list today, and although Diddy topped the 2013 list last year, he's been dethroned by Dr. Dre in a big way.
  • Apple To Reportedly Shut Down Beats Music Streaming Service
    Apple To Reportedly Shut Down Beats Music Streaming Service
    Sep 22, 2014 at 05:24pm
    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.
  • Dr. Dre's "Detox" May Not Actually Be Titled "Detox"
    Dr. Dre's "Detox" May Not Actually Be Titled "Detox"
    Sep 18, 2014 at 04:56am
    Well, it looks like Detox isn't coming after all -- at least not with the title. According to longtime Aftermath producer Dawaun Parker, "He scrapped Detox a couple of years ago and came up with another title. I won’t say what the title is cause I haven’t seen that online or anything yet."
  • Kendrick Lamar Speaks On New Album, Has "A Bunch Of Tracks" With Dr. Dre
    Kendrick Lamar Speaks On New Album, Has "A Bunch Of Tracks" With Dr. Dre
    Sep 15, 2014 at 01:42pm
    We've been scraping up every detail about Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated follow up to good kid, m.A.A.d city, as the details have been scarce. Last week Kendrick's TDE label mate SZA spoke briefly on the album, but as far as the rapper himself, he's keeping everything tightly under wraps.
  • Jim Jones Says Dr. Dre Produced Four Unreleased Dipset Songs
    Jim Jones Says Dr. Dre Produced Four Unreleased Dipset Songs
    Sep 14, 2014 at 06:48pm
    Jim Jones is on a press run for his brand new EP We Own The Night Pt. 2: Memoirs Of A Hustler. Sitting down with Power 105.1's "The Breakfast Club," the Harlem emcee took some time to talk about the project among other topics. Most notable of that alternative category, is this little tidbit:
  • Trunk Bangers
    Trunk Bangers
    Aug 27, 2014 at 02:43pm
    The age-old question under which almost all hip-hop music is scrutinized: does it pass the car test? There isn't a precise recipe for passing the car test. What goes in the living room, livens up an elevator, or tears the roof off of a nightclub, may not be suitable for the cabin of your automobile. If you asked me, I would say that passing the car test requires a certain bold, yet uninvasive presence, allowing you to balance your attention between the rhymes, the rhythm, and the road. 
  • Paul Giamatti Cast As Jerry Heller In N.W.A. Movie
    Paul Giamatti Cast As Jerry Heller In N.W.A. Movie
    Aug 17, 2014 at 01:59pm
    The long-awaited N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton finally began filming last week, but it's already suffered what could have been a tragedy on set, when crew members were caught within a drive-by shooting. Thankfully, only one civilian was hurt, and is said to be making a good recovery. 
  • Stream Marsha Ambrosius' "Friends & Lovers"
    Stream Marsha Ambrosius' "Friends & Lovers"
    Jul 14, 2014 at 04:37pm
    British R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius is all set to release her sophomore album, Friends & Lovers, tomorrow (July 15th), and one day ahead of time, she's released a full stream. The 14 track project is now available for listening, courtesy of SoundCloud.
  • Eminem, Dr. Dre, Odd Future & Danny Brown Take Over Wembley Stadium
    Eminem, Dr. Dre, Odd Future & Danny Brown Take Over Wembley Stadium
    Jul 13, 2014 at 11:57am
    This weekend Eminem made history by becoming the very first rapper to headline Wembley stadium. In fact, he performed two sold out dates in a row at the 90,000-capacity venue, and he made sure to bring some friends along for the ride. The biggest news from the show was Dr. Dre's surprise appearance, showing up to perform a medley of hits, including "Still D.R.E.," "Next Episode," "Nuthin’ But A G Thang" and “Forgot About Dre." The stadium show also boasted opening slots from fellow Detroit rapper, Danny Brown, and students of Em's early horrorcore records, Odd Future.
  • Dr. Dre Suing Chinese Beats Counterfeiters For Potential Billions Of Dollars
    Dr. Dre Suing Chinese Beats Counterfeiters For Potential Billions Of Dollars
    Jul 11, 2014 at 05:09am
    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. Sold through a number of websites based in China, the fake headphones have reportedly raked in 135 billion dollars in venue (yes, you read that number correctly).
  • 11 Hip-Hop/R&B Stars Made Forbes' List Of The 100 "Most Powerful Celebrities"
    11 Hip-Hop/R&B Stars Made Forbes' List Of The 100 "Most Powerful Celebrities"
    Jun 30, 2014 at 02:46pm
    Today, Forbes Magazine released their annual list of the 100 "World's Most Powerful Celebrities," and eleven stars in the Hip-Hop/R&B worlds were included. Four made the top ten, and the other seven were also all in the top 50. For starters, Beyoncé was, unsurprisingly, number one, followed by Dr. Dre at three, Jay Z at six and Rihanna at eight. The other seven were Bruno Mars (13), Kanye West (20), Justin Timberlake (26), Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs (31), Justin Bieber (33), Jennifer Lopez (33, tie) and Pharrell Williams (38). 
  • Warren G Recalls Getting Production Lessons From Dr. Dre
    Warren G Recalls Getting Production Lessons From Dr. Dre
    Jun 21, 2014 at 04:19pm
    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. In fact, it was Dre who was responsible for Warren getting into the production game, revealing in an interview with SkeeTV that the legendary west coast beatmaker gave him his first lesson on the MPC.
  • Ab-Soul Wants Dr. Dre To Let Black Hippy Make "Detox"
    Ab-Soul Wants Dr. Dre To Let Black Hippy Make "Detox"
    Jun 19, 2014 at 04:22pm
    Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Jay Rock are all forces to be reckoned with on their own, but when they come together like Voltron to form Black Hippy, it's something truly special. A full length project from the group has always been hinted at, but it seems things are still up in the air at this point. In a new interview with SkeeTV, Ab-Soul spoke of how Black Hippy came together, as well as his idea that the group could take the reigns on Dr. Dre's long-delayed album, Detox.
  • Dr. Dre Shares Release Date & Promotional Photo For N.W.A Biopic
    Dr. Dre Shares Release Date & Promotional Photo For N.W.A Biopic
    Jun 18, 2014 at 03:11pm
    The actors who will portray Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E in the upcoming N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, were revealed earlier this week, and now Dr. Dre has given us the official release date for the film.
  • Dr. Dre Reportedly Leaves Waitress $5,000 Tip
    Dr. Dre Reportedly Leaves Waitress $5,000 Tip
    Jun 18, 2014 at 12:03pm
    Here's some news you most definitely need this Wednesday morning. According to gossip site Radar Online, Dr. Dre was feeling uber generous during a night out the other week, so much so that he left a waitress a $5,000 tip for some tequila shots.
  • Kanye West Says Dr. Dre's Apple Deal Couldn't Have Happened Without Jay Z's Samsung Deal
    Kanye West Says Dr. Dre's Apple Deal Couldn't Have Happened Without Jay Z's Samsung Deal
    Jun 17, 2014 at 02:11pm
    Kanye West, who is scheduled to speak at the Cannes Lions Music Festival later this week, also participated in a panel discussion yesterday with Steve Stoute and Ben Horowitz. The discussion covered topics such as Dr. Dre's deal with Apple, Kanye's desire to redesign Instagram, his need to always work with '#1', and the perfectionism that went into his wedding photo (the most 'liked' Instagram photo of all time). Read some choice excerpts from the characteristically quotable Kanye below. On spending 4 days shooting his wedding photo:
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