Dr. Dre News

  • Dr. Dre's $3 Million Lawsuit Against Death Row Records Rejected
    Dr. Dre's $3 Million Lawsuit Against Death Row Records Rejected
    May 10, 2014 at 11:43am
    Dr. Dre's filed a lawsuit against Death Row records a few months back, requesting $3 million from the now bankrupt label. Dre was apparently looking for compensation for "mechanical royalties, artist-producer royalties, digital sales, and bonus pay", though he had successfully sued the label in 2011 on similar grounds. Since the Beats Mogul had already collected from Death Row, the judge agreed to throw out the suit at the request of the label's Bankruptcy Trustee.
  • Apple May Be Looking To Acquire Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion [Update: Dr. Dre Confirms]
    Apple May Be Looking To Acquire Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion [Update: Dr. Dre Confirms]
    May 9, 2014 at 11:09am
    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. 
  • Dr. Dre Buying Tom Brady's Los Angeles Mansion
    Dr. Dre Buying Tom Brady's Los Angeles Mansion
    May 8, 2014 at 02:08am
    When you come in at #2 on Forbes top Hip Hop earners list at $550 million dollars, you can pretty much purchase any home you like. And that’s what Dr. Dre just did, as he and his wife just purchased Tom Brady’s multi-million dollar mansion in Los Angeles.
  • Q-Tip & Dr. Dre May Be Working On "Detox"
    Q-Tip & Dr. Dre May Be Working On "Detox"
    Apr 17, 2014 at 04:10pm
    Dr. Dre's on-again, off-again album Detox has become a bit of a punchline in the hip hop community. The proposed follow up to 1999's Chronic 2001 has been in the works for years, and has even had a few false-start singles. 
  • "Forbes Five" Lists Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists
    "Forbes Five" Lists Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists
    Apr 16, 2014 at 11:47am
    Once again, Forbes comes through with that information we're all dying to know: just how rich are these hip-hop industry moguls? Names you might expect top the five-spot list, including Diddy, Jay Z and 50 Cent.
  • 50 Cent Thanks Eminem For Giving Him A Shot, Describes Him As One Of His Favorite People
    50 Cent Thanks Eminem For Giving Him A Shot, Describes Him As One Of His Favorite People
    Apr 6, 2014 at 08:45pm
    In case you hadn't noticed, it's been a slow news day, folks. As such, we thought we'd bring this moment of homage to light, given Ferrari F's recent departure from Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope / Shady Records.
  • How Hip-Hop Has Permeated Pop Culture
    How Hip-Hop Has Permeated Pop Culture
    Mar 22, 2014 at 05:06pm
    Emerging from the ghettos of New York City, specifically the Bronx, in the '70's, Hip-Hop became the voice for a people who had been ignored for too long. It echoed the conditions African- Americans were living in - and still are, to an extent - and their daily struggles. Acts like Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five laid down the roots for what would become, slowly, the genre that permeated global society; Hip-Hop, over time, became the method that people of all religions, cultures, socio-economic classes could speak through. Hip-Hop became a voice for the ignored.
  • Rick Ross' "Mafia Music III" Instrumental Was Originally Intended For Dr. Dre's "Detox"
    Rick Ross' "Mafia Music III" Instrumental Was Originally Intended For Dr. Dre's "Detox"
    Mar 21, 2014 at 11:15am
    Yesterday evening, Rick Ross sent out a revelatory tweet concerning a cut from his new album Mastermind: "'Mafia Music III' track was originally for Detox which @DrDre gave me for #Mastermind in a session."
  • 50 Cent Reveals New Single Off "Animal Ambition" Has Dr. Dre Production [Update: Track To Feature Trey Songz]
    50 Cent Reveals New Single Off "Animal Ambition" Has Dr. Dre Production [Update: Track To Feature Trey Songz]
    Feb 24, 2014 at 10:34pm
    50 Cent is back on track with the release of new music, and specifically, the release of his forthcoming album Animal Ambition. Following his new independent deal with Caroline, the rapper already let go a new visual off the LP, "The Funeral" which had Jake One production and gave us high hopes for what's to come.
  • Classic Rotation: Eminem's "The Slim Shady LP" 15 Years Later
    Classic Rotation: Eminem's "The Slim Shady LP" 15 Years Later
    Feb 23, 2014 at 02:02pm
    In early 1999, a white rapper came out of relative obscurity and pissed off a lot of people. He was a white kid from Detroit, backed by a legend in Dr. Dre, and savvy music -industry heavyweight Jimmy Lovine. Who was this bleach blond asshole liberally speaking about slitting his father’s throat and stuffing his baby’s Mama into the trunk of his car? The answer was in the record’s first single. The album was definitely one of a kind. Love it or hate it, it was a pivotal moment in the annals of Hip Hop.
  • Eminem, Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Cover XXL
    Eminem, Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Cover XXL
    Feb 18, 2014 at 03:05pm
    XXL are preparing for a big issue this month, as they've got Eminem, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine gracing their new cover, which is a first. The magazine is celebrating all things Beats Electronics for the upcoming isssue.
  • J. Cole Discusses How The Dreamville Imprint Came About
    J. Cole Discusses How The Dreamville Imprint Came About
    Feb 11, 2014 at 03:43pm
    J. Cole made the announcement of his Dreamville imprint on the day of his birth, January 28th, the same day he delivered his compilation Revenge Of The Dreamers, to immediately set things off.
  • Dr. Dre Suing Death Row Records For More Than $3 Million
    Dr. Dre Suing Death Row Records For More Than $3 Million
    Feb 11, 2014 at 02:40am
     The rich keep getting richer. That saying couldn't be any more true in the case of Dr Dre recently. Aside from his Beats By Dre company receiving a $500 million dollar investment a few months ago, the super-producer is trying to obtain a few more million for himself from his ex-record label Death Row Records.
  • Eminem, Dr. Dre, Nas & More Perform At Beats By Dre Grammy Party
    Eminem, Dr. Dre, Nas & More Perform At Beats By Dre Grammy Party
    Jan 25, 2014 at 10:24am
    Beats Music just launched last week, and they celebrated the occasion (as well as the upcoming Grammy awards) last night at the Belasco Theater in LA. It was a star-studded event to say the least, with Dre seemingly calling in just about all his connectiosn to perform at the event.
  • Beats Music Streaming Service Launches Today
    Beats Music Streaming Service Launches Today
    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:04am
    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. 
  • Dr. Dre's Beats Music Streaming Service To Launch In January [Update: Launch Date & Interface Pics Revealed]
    Dr. Dre's Beats Music Streaming Service To Launch In January [Update: Launch Date & Interface Pics Revealed]
    Jan 12, 2014 at 04:20pm
    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".
  • Classic Rotation: Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    Classic Rotation: Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    Dec 15, 2013 at 02:30pm
    The importance of an album can be measured in several ways. Some are deemed iconic because of sale figures, others by the creativity and artistic integrity of the work, others still by their cultural influence. Although it's very rare for an album to nail all of these criteria, Dr. Dre's debut solo project did just that and then some. Now, 21 years after its release, let us roll some green and nod our heads in celebration of a pivotal album in the history of both hip-hop and music in general - Dr.
  • Dr. Dre Says He Doesn't Listen To His Music After It Gets Released
    Dr. Dre Says He Doesn't Listen To His Music After It Gets Released
    Dec 12, 2013 at 12:47pm
    Dr. Dre has been central in several rap careers blowing up, and given the fact that he's been doing this for more than 25 years, he's definitely got some gems of knowledge and interesting experiences to share with the younger generation. He did just that for Esquire this past summer, with his very own "What I've Learned" column, ranging from his music to business to family.
  • The Game Raises Funds For Funeral Of Murdered 7-Year-Old, Spearheads "Cease-Fire L.A." Campaign
    The Game Raises Funds For Funeral Of Murdered 7-Year-Old, Spearheads "Cease-Fire L.A." Campaign
    Dec 5, 2013 at 01:37pm
    7-year-old Talib Pecantte of Los Angeles was shot in the chest on Monday night while sitting in a parked vehicle with his mother and an unidentified man in the Mid-City area. Tragically, he succumbed to his wounds the following evening.  After learning of the incident, Compton native The Game, who's become known for his charity work as of late, has called on local members of the Bloods, Crips and Spanish gangs in L.A. to raise enough money to cover the cost of the boy's funeral.
  • Dr. Dre Files Cease & Desist Letter Against Site That Claims He Has A Mistress [Update: Website Responds In Sarcastic Letter]
    Dr. Dre Files Cease & Desist Letter Against Site That Claims He Has A Mistress [Update: Website Responds In Sarcastic Letter]
    Nov 29, 2013 at 10:18am
    Dr. Dre is the latest victim of TheDirty.com, a gossip site which is known for posting (often blatantly untrue) rumors about various celebrities. The site has accused Dre of having an affair with a video vixen, reporting that the west coast legend has bought her many expensive gifts, and is even planning to leave his wife for her. Dre and his team are denying all allegations, filing a cease and desist letter to have the alleged falsities scrubbed from the site, and threatening legal action.
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