Dr. Dre On Meeting The Actor Who Portrayed Him In Straight Outta Compton: "It Freaked Me Out"
Straight Outta Compton is a certified hit, but its also a critical success -- with plenty of praise for the new faces who played the iconic group. It's one thing to impress fans through a portrayal of a beloved icon, but if you're "freaking out" the artist themselves with your likeness, you're definitely doing something right.
"Straight Outta Compton" Garners $24.2 Million In Opening Day Sales
"Straight Outta Compton" had a strong opening day, garnering $24.2 million in ticket sales in 2,754 North American theaters. Thursday night screenings raked in an estimated $4.96 million alone. The film is now projected to net $59.4 million over the course of its opening weekend, according to Deadline.
Quiz: Which N.W.A. Member Are You?
Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella made up one of the most important rap acts of all time, but if you've seen the new biopic, Straight Outta Compton, you know they all had very strong individual personalities. Everyone has a favorite member of the group, but today, we're giving you the chance to see which rapper or producer you're the most similar to. Our quiz will determine whether you're an Eazy-E or an Ice Cube through a few simple questions (Hint: the fitted caps are a good way to find your way to the right member).
Dr. Dre's First Week Sales Numbers For "Compton: The Soundtrack"
First week sales numbers are in for Dr. Dre's Compton: The Soundtrack. The album moved 278,558 units, slightly surpassing the projected number of 260,000-275,000 units.
Boogie Speaks On Signing With Interscope
Yesterday, news circulated that our good homie Boogie had officially inked a deal with Interscope-- only the label that houses soon-to-be rap legends like Kendrick Lamar, as well as veritable-legends like Dr. Dre and Eminem. It's safe to say, it's an exciting move for the West Coast rapper on the rise.
N.W.A.'s 5 Most Influential Tracks
It seems as though it is always the short-lived groups that incite the most influence in their respective genres. Between 1965 and 1970, squeaky clean rock-and-roll music was changed forever by The Beatles who, in a five-year span, took over all of pop culture-- changing it forever. Less than two decades later, the equally pristine and adolescent genre of hip-hop music was met by the bravado and gangsta machismo of N.W.A.
Kendrick Lamar Interviews N.W.A For Billboard Magazine
Here goes yet another magazine cover, with Dr. Dre and Ice Cube featured prominently.
Quiz: N.W.A. Knowledge
With the upcoming N.W.A. biopic coming out on Friday, we're testing your knowledge on the veteran gangsta rap crew. N.W.A. is responsible for basically creating a new division within rap music, gangsta rap, while also leading the movement on the West Coast. While they've long received their due credit within hip-hop culture, they're finally getting respect from the mainstream with this major motion picture. Take a quick quiz below to see if you know these N.W.A. #facts. How many did you get right? Catch "Straight Outta Compton" in theatres on August 14th.
Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Cover Rolling Stone
After appearing on the cover of the Hollywood Reporter alongside "Straight Outta Compton" rappers, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube nab the cover of Rolling Stone together. The duo have been busy promoting the "Straight Outta Compton" movie through various outlets-- whether it's radio interviews, text interviews, or Dre's album inspired by the film, Compton. They're covering all the bases. In the new issue of Rolling Stone, they discusses the lack of Detox, the N.W.A film, and more.
Review: Dr. Dre's "Compton"
For over fifteen years fans of Dr. Dre awaited the follow-up to 2001. Detox was rumored to drop basically every year that followed, but was ultimately sidelined as Dre turned his attention to Eminem and 50 Cent, and later, the success of Beats headphones.
7 Artists We Discovered On "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.
First Week Sales Projections For Dr. Dre's "Compton: The Soundtrack"
Dr. Dre's Compton: The Soundtrack dropped Friday, his first album in 16 years and his "grand finale," and as you might expect it is projected to do huge numbers its first week.
Classic Rotation: N.W.A's "Straight Outta Compton"
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"
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.
Stream Dr. Dre's "Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre"
At long last, Dr. Dre's new album is upon us. Compton is now streaming exclusively on Apple Music. Make sure you have iOS/iTunes updated to the most recent version.
Dr. Dre To Donate "Compton" Soundtrack Royalties For New Performing Arts Center
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
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.
Dr. Dre's "Compton" To Premiere On Apple Music
Words we thought we might never read: Dr. Dre has a new album on the way. The album is affiliated with/inspired by the N.W.A.
Everything Dr. Dre Has Produced Since His Last Album
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.