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Classic Rotation: N.W.A's "Straight Outta Compton"
Classic Rotation: N.W.A's "Straight Outta Compton" Aug 8, 2015 at 11:38am
On this day, 27 years ago, N.W.A released their indisputable classic, Straight Outta Compton. Selling over 750,000 copies before they even gained notoriety on tour, N.W.A recieved immediate controversial attention from the media for their lyrical content, which was often violent and/or focused on dissatisfaction with police. Yet, the album apprehended its classic status from the insurmountable cultural influence and anthems it provided to a distinct period of time, which continues to be represented today.   
The Greatest Album That Never Was: A Eulogy For "Detox"
The Greatest Album That Never Was: A Eulogy For "Detox" Aug 7, 2015 at 10:26am
This room has been silent for sixteen years. For sixteen years, this hip-hop fan has waited for this hallowed space to be filled with the sounds of a classic that was promised-- Detox. The ultimate follow up to Dr. Dre’s only other solo albums, The Chronic, and its sequel, 2001. Instead, it’s a summer night in 2015 and Compton is being blasted through my Beats speakers.
Dr. Dre To Donate "Compton" Soundtrack Royalties For New Performing Arts Center
Dr. Dre To Donate "Compton" Soundtrack Royalties For New Performing Arts Center Aug 6, 2015 at 02:44pm
Dr. Dre called into Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show this afternoon to discuss his forthcoming Compton: A Soundtrack. Dre told Lowe that he plans to donate all his royalties from the album to build a new performing arts center in Compton. He also expressed the desire for people to forget about Detox once the album drops and mentioned that the album's lyrics were primarily written by him and two of his new artists, Justus & King Mez.
8 Rappers Who Had Their Careers Ruined By Diss Tracks
8 Rappers Who Had Their Careers Ruined By Diss Tracks Aug 4, 2015 at 05:43pm
Some of the more brutal memes that sprung up in the wake of Drake's Meek Mill diss tracks were the ones shouting "R.I.P." or insinuating that Meek's career was dead. With a recent number one album, a good record deal and (most importantly) a ton of talent, Meek doesn't seem like he's going anywhere anytime soon, but people claiming that "diss songs can't ruin careers" in the wake of "Back To Back" are somewhat off the mark.
Everything Dr. Dre Has Produced Since His Last Album
Everything Dr. Dre Has Produced Since His Last Album Aug 4, 2015 at 01:32pm
On Friday, Dr. Dre will drop Compton: The Soundtrack, his first project since 1999's 2001. He's kept busy in the 16 years inbetween, executive producing hip hop classics like Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP, 50 Cent's Get Rich Or Die Tryin', & The Game's The Documentary and contributing to the making of hundreds of other projects. He hasn't done it all by himself -- credit must be given to his frequent co-producers, such as Mark Batson, Mel-Man, & Mike Elizando -- but Dr.
DJ Rhettmatic Confirms Dr. Dre X DJ Premier Collab
DJ Rhettmatic Confirms Dr. Dre X DJ Premier Collab Aug 3, 2015 at 12:51am
DJ Premier recently posted a cryptic but promising Instagram picture of him posing with Dr. Dre, "PUTTIN' IN WORK, according to Premier's caption. As is turns out, he really was putting in work with The Good Doctor. According to an Instagram post authored by DJ Rhettmatic. the two got together to produce one of the songs on the upcoming Compton: The Soundtrack.
Stream Dr. Dre's Full Beats 1 Show, "The Pharmacy"
Stream Dr. Dre's Full Beats 1 Show, "The Pharmacy" Aug 1, 2015 at 11:29pm
Much to Meek Mill's delight, Drake and Co. opted out of their OVO Radio show on Beats 1 tonight due to OVO Fest, so in their place, Dr. Dre hosted a show of his own. Entitled "The Pharmacy," this week's edition had Ice Cube and "Straight Outta Compton" director F. Gary Gray guesting, and the announcement of Dre's upcoming album Compton: The Soundtrack.
Dr. Dre Says "Detox" Is Scrapped, "Compton: The Soundtrack" Out Next Week
Dr. Dre Says "Detox" Is Scrapped, "Compton: The Soundtrack" Out Next Week Aug 1, 2015 at 07:12pm
Dr. Dre's currently hosting a Beats 1 radio show called "The Pharamacy," and as expected, he used the occasion to announce something about the upcoming soundtrack to Straight Outta Compton. More surprising, though, was some news about his mysterious, long-gestating album Detox. 
5 Things We Want From Dr. Dre's "Straight Outta Compton" Soundtrack
5 Things We Want From Dr. Dre's "Straight Outta Compton" Soundtrack Jul 30, 2015 at 01:01pm
Tomorrow, Dr. Dre is dropping... something. Ice Cube said as much in an interview earlier this week, calling the release in question "an album inspired by the "Compton" movie," referring to the August 14th N.W.A. biopic that he, Dre and director F. Gary Gray have been working on. But will this be just another "music inspired by the film"-style soundtrack? Or something bigger?
Ice Cube Says The "Straight Outta Compton" Soundtrack Is Dropping This Week
Ice Cube Says The "Straight Outta Compton" Soundtrack Is Dropping This Week Jul 29, 2015 at 12:17pm
Long in-the-works N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" is finally scheduled to drop two weeks from Friday (on August 14th), but what about its almost equally-hyped soundtrack? Earlier this month, we got word from director F. Gary Gray that Dr. Dre would be executive producing, and it would feature Eminem and Kendrick Lamar, which only made for more anticipation. Yesterday, Ice Cube let slip that the album will arrive on Friday.
10 Rappers Who Have Used Ghostwriters
10 Rappers Who Have Used Ghostwriters Jul 23, 2015 at 01:44pm
Early yesterday morning, Meek Mill revealed to the world that Drake's verse on "R.I.C.O." was co-written by a guy named Quentin Miller.
5 Beats 1 Radio Shows For Hip-Hop Fans
5 Beats 1 Radio Shows For Hip-Hop Fans Jul 14, 2015 at 02:52pm
Since launching earlier this month, Apple Music has swept the rug from under TIDAL’s feet and made a markedly successful splash, delivering a diverse catalogue of options for their new Beats Radio 1 feature. Providing 24/7 entertainment and quality-listening for such a large market can be challenging, but Apple has pulled it off-- especially when it comes to options for hip-hop fans.
The Streaming "Game Of Thrones": Drake & Apple Music Vs. Jay-Z & TIDAL
The Streaming "Game Of Thrones": Drake & Apple Music Vs. Jay-Z & TIDAL Jul 7, 2015 at 04:18pm
It all seemed like fantastic, luxurious, one-percent-y fun and games during the initial TIDAL press conference. Music mogul Sean “Jay-Z” Carter’s launched his rebranding of the year-old streaming service he had recently acquired by strutting out stars of meteoric magnitude, both young and old, shuffled out like battling champions in a proverbial game of thrones. Like a "Song of Ice and Fire," the words burned like an effigy as the music industry (critics, artists, and fans alike) were urged to brace themselves for something new.