Stream Dr. Dre's Full Beats 1 Show, "The Pharmacy"
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'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
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
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
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.
Dr. Dre, Ice Cube & N.W.A Actors Cover The Hollywood Reporter Magazine
With the anticipated film about N.W.A, "Straight Outta Compton," hitting theatres on August 14th, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and the actors who play them grace the cover of the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
Dr. Dre & DJ Premier Spotted "Putting In Work" Together
DJ Premier recently posted an Instagram photo of him posing with none other than Dr. Dre in an undisclosed location. "PUTTIN' IN WORK...#premierwuzhere," read Premier's caption.
5 Beats 1 Radio Shows For Hip-Hop Fans
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.
Daz Dillinger Hints At Tha Dogg Pound Sequel To N.W.A. Movie
Upcoming N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" will have a sequel based on Tha Dogg Pound, said Daz Dillinger in a recent interview with VladTV. Daz said the sequel is tentatively called "DPG For Life."
The Streaming "Game Of Thrones": Drake & Apple Music Vs. Jay-Z & TIDAL
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.
The Game Says Dr. Dre Called "The Documentary 2" The Best Rap Album In 5 Years
While The Game has been promising The Documentary 2 for a while, it seems that it's actually on its way for an August release, and the rapper hasn't stopped boasting about on Instagram over the last few days.Most recently, he posted an onslaught of Dr. Dre content, proving he's got the co-sign from the Compton legend. In one clip, Dre excitedly tells the camera "right now, Compton is hip-hop!", while another post quoted super-producer as calling Doc 2 the best hip-hop album in some time.
Dr. Dre's Beats 1 Radio Show Debuts Today
We knew something big was in the cards when Apple purchased Beats (both the headphones and the streaming service), and this week we finally got to see the plans unveiled with the debut of Apple Music. While the service in general is nothing we haven't seen on Spotify, Rdio, or Tidal before, the introduction of Beats 1 Radio has served us a little more excitement. Yesterday, Killer Mike and El-P launched their Run The Jewels radio show, and we know that Drake, Pharrell, and more will be acting as hosts on the station sooner or later.
Natural Born Hustlers: Top 5 Rapper CEOs
The rap game is filled with natural born hustlers, that much is undeniable. It is truly astonishing, looking at how so many MCs, since the inception of the genre itself, have successfully used hip-hop as a platform to become titans of multiple industries. Even though Jay Z (spoiler alert: he’s on this list) was the one who coined the phrase “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man,” he has not been the only rapper to make it a reality.
Apple Music Officially Launchs, Pharrell Releases "Freedom" On It
Apple Music has arrived. The service officially launched today, and simultaneously nabbed a big exclusive, with the release of Pharrell's new single "Freedom" on the platform.
Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" Will Be Available To Stream For First Time On Apple Music
Taylor Swift has been reluctant to join streaming services in the past, but as we saw recently, T-Swift got Apple Music to pony up royalties for artists during it's three-month trial period. Taylor returned the favor by allowing the streaming service to have the sole stream of her album 1989 which she famously refused to put on Spotify.
The Game Says "Documentary 2" Is Coming In August, Reveals Huge Producers Involved
It's difficult to do release a worthwhile sequel to a classic album 10 years removed, but it has been done. Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 is one of the few projects of it's kind to live up to the title, but Game's Documentary 2 seems poised to do the same.
5 Things We Want From The Game's "Documentary 2"
In the past few weeks, we've been stoking our curiosity about rappers' new albums by coming up with wish lists of the various things we'd think would ensure dopeness. We've already dreamed up idealized versions of Childish Gambino's upcoming project and Lil Wayne's quickly approaching Free Weezy Album, and now it's time to tackle a long in-the-works sequel to one of Cali's most celebrated albums of the 2000s.
Drake, Pharrell, Jaden Smith, Dr. Dre To Host Beats 1 Radio Shows
It's been rumored for a while that Drake and Pharrell would be contributing to Apple Music in one way or another, and the popular theory was that the artists would be contributing to a radio service provided by the company. This has all truned out to be true, as Zane Lowe (who made his way from BBC1, and will also host his own show) has revealed that Drake, Pharrell, Dr. Dre, Elton John, Disclosure and the one and only Jaden Smith will all have their own programs through Beats 1 Radio.
Eminem To Appear On Zane Lowe's First Beats 1 Radio Show
Zane Lowe and Eminem have created some good dialogue in the past, and they'll join forces once more for the inaugural Beats 1 show on the newly-launched Apple Music streaming service. Zane Lowe's radio show is slated to go live this coming Tuesday, and Lowe teased fans about his Eminem interview with a picture on Instagram. Em will reportedly discuss the forthcoming film "Southpaw."
Snoop Dogg Back In The Studio With Dr. Dre
Snoop Dogg posted an Instagram picture Wednesday of him and Dr. Dre in the studio, confirming that the rapper-producer duo that made Doggystyle, "Nuthin But A G Thang," and "Still D.R.E." is once again in business. “Guess who bAcc,” wrote Tha Doggfather, followed by shining stars, a microphone, explosions, a gun, and a stack of cash in emoji form.