Dr. Dre News

  • 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.
  • Suge Knight Says Daz Dillinger Ghost-Produced Most Of "Doggystyle" For Dr. Dre
    Suge Knight Says Daz Dillinger Ghost-Produced Most Of "Doggystyle" For Dr. Dre
    Nov 26, 2013 at 02:15pm
    It's no secret that Dr. Dre has had some help with his production in the past. Scott Storch, Mel-Man, and Colin Wolfe are a few of those at least partially responsible for some of the rapper/producer's biggest tracks. Another name who has appeared in the writing credits of Dre's albums is Dat Nigga Daz aka Daz Dillinger. It's documented that Daz played a pretty large role in the production on Doggystyle, with writing credits on 6 tracks, but according to a new interview with Suge Knight, he may have not been given the credit he deserved.
  • Diddy, Jay Z & Dr. Dre Make Forbes' "World's Highest-Paid Musicians 2013" List
    Diddy, Jay Z & Dr. Dre Make Forbes' "World's Highest-Paid Musicians 2013" List
    Nov 24, 2013 at 06:24pm
    Two months ago we saw Diddy top Forbes' Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artists list, and now the Bad Boy label head returns on the World's Highest-Paid Musicians of 2013 list, although this time at #12 with $50 million. Other hip-hop acts make this list, including Jay Z, who ranks at #19 with earnings of $42 million and Dr. Dre below him at #21, with $41 million, according to Forbes.
  • Snoop Dogg Has Never Listened To "Doggystyle"
    Snoop Dogg Has Never Listened To "Doggystyle"
    Nov 23, 2013 at 01:59pm
    Snoop Dogg's classic debut album, Doggystyle celebrates its 20th anniversary today, and while this date will be an invitation to many to revisit the project, Snoop himself will likely not be among them-- considering he's never once listened to it through!
  • Nicki Minaj Launches "Pink Pro" Headphones Through Beats By Dre
    Nicki Minaj Launches "Pink Pro" Headphones Through Beats By Dre
    Nov 22, 2013 at 02:35pm
    Nicki Minaj has already been named one of top hip hop earners of the year, and she hasn't shown any signs of stopping on the business front. Following her successful audio ventures with the Pink Pill speakers and urBeats in-ear buds, Nicki has decided to team up with Dr. Dre once again to launch her very own line of Beats Pro Headphones.
  • Jon Connor Talks About Signing With Dr. Dre's Aftermath
    Jon Connor Talks About Signing With Dr. Dre's Aftermath
    Oct 16, 2013 at 10:12am
    During the time when the BET Hip-Hop Awards were being filmed in Atlanta, a few weeks ago, reports started circulating that Flint, Michigan native Jon Connor had signed to Dr. Dre's Aftermath label.
  • Kendrick Lamar's Grammy Interviews, Talks Influence Of Dr. Dre & Tupac
    Kendrick Lamar's Grammy Interviews, Talks Influence Of Dr. Dre & Tupac
    Oct 13, 2013 at 07:23pm
    Kendrick Lamar sat down for a series of one minute interviews with the Grammys speaking on various subjects.   The Compton rapper talks about the meaning of his debut rap opus good kid, m.A.A.d city, maintaining focus, dealing with tragedy and converting it to art, and the influence that seeing Dr. Dre and Tupac as a kid had on him.   You can watch the 10 one minute clips below.    
  • Mike WiLL Made It Wants His Triple Disc Album To Have The Same Impact As Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    Mike WiLL Made It Wants His Triple Disc Album To Have The Same Impact As Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    Oct 12, 2013 at 04:41pm
    Mike WiLL Made It is having a big year. In a short span, the Atlanta producer has gone from an in-house beatmaker for Gucci Mane to working with some of the biggest names in the pop world. One landmark achievement that came in 2013 was working with Jay Z, though their collaboration was a bit of a tease. WiLL spoke of wanting to release the full-length version of "Beach Is Better" (which appeared on MCHG as an interlude) on his own album. "I need to sit down with Hov," he said to MTV.
  • Jon Connor May Have Signed To Dr. Dre's Aftermath Imprint
    Jon Connor May Have Signed To Dr. Dre's Aftermath Imprint
    Sep 29, 2013 at 02:09pm
    During his cypher at the taping of the BET Hip-Hop Awards last night, Jon Connor apparently announced his signing with Dr. Dre's Aftermath imprint. The Flint, Michigan emcee alluded to the possibility in a recent interview, and photos of him and Dre in the lab recently surfaced as well.  That's all we have for now, folks. Stay tuned for updates, and catch the awards on Tuesday, October 15th at 8 p.m. EST.   Peep photos of Connor in the studio with Dre in the gallery above, as well as a live tweet from Karen Civil below. 
  • Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Receives $500 Million Investment
    Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Receives $500 Million Investment
    Sep 28, 2013 at 05:19pm
    Beats Electronics refuses to stop growing. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's headphone brand already has a monopoly on the headphone game, but they are far from hitting a plateau.  According to the New York Times, the company has received a $500 million investment from the Carlyle Group. With that in tow, Beats is now valued at over $1 billion. Beats will also buy out HTC, who previously owned a 25% stake in the company for $265 Million, and Carlyle will now occupy two seats on the Beats board.
  • Diddy Tops Forbes' Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists List, Jay Z Follows
    Diddy Tops Forbes' Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists List, Jay Z Follows
    Sep 24, 2013 at 11:26am
    Forbes recently let go their list of the Highest-Earning Celebrity Couples, which Jay Z and Beyonce topped. Now they've released their annual list of Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists, and while Hov doesn't top this list too, he comes pretty close at #2.
  • Eminem Announces New Album Title & Release Date
    Eminem Announces New Album Title & Release Date
    Aug 25, 2013 at 09:30pm
    Eminem has finally given us some details on his upcoming album, which he has now announced will be a sequel to the seminal Marshall Mathers LP. MMLPII will be executive produced by Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin, and the first official single "Berzerk" will see release this tuesday. The album will be released November 5, 2013. Watch a brief promo clip below, which includes an excerpt of the new single.
  • Dr. Dre Presents Kendrick Lamar With ASCAP's Vanguard Award
    Dr. Dre Presents Kendrick Lamar With ASCAP's Vanguard Award
    Jun 29, 2013 at 08:57pm
    Dr. Dre presented Kendrick Lamar with the Vanguard Award at this year's ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards, which took place last Thursday evening. The Compton emcee earned the distinction for his impact on "musical genres that help shape the future of American music."
  • Dr. Dre Being Considered To Score Nina Simone Biopic
    Dr. Dre Being Considered To Score Nina Simone Biopic
    Jun 8, 2013 at 04:46pm
    While it's anyone's guess if and when Detox will surface, there could be some new Dr. Dre material headed our way soon. There is a Nina Simone biopic currently in the works, and it's been reported that Dre has been asked to provide its original score.
  • Dr. Dre Talks On New Academy At USC & Being Inspired To Get Back In Studio
    Dr. Dre Talks On New Academy At USC & Being Inspired To Get Back In Studio
    May 17, 2013 at 10:00am
    A few days ago it was announced that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine would once again team up for a new venture, donating $70 million to USC for a new academy, the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. The academy will educate students who want to break in to the music industry, offering them an undergraduate degree.
  • Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine To Donate $70 Million To USC For New Academy
    Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine To Donate $70 Million To USC For New Academy
    May 15, 2013 at 10:06am
    It's no secret that Dr. Dre has built a vast fortune off his work in the music industry, whether it's Beats by Dre or actual beats by Dre. In Dre's lucrative business ventures, such as Beats Electronics, he partnered with the co-founder of Interscope, Jimmy Iovine.
  • Ice Cube Talks N.W.A. Documentary, Relationship With Dr. Dre
    Ice Cube Talks N.W.A. Documentary, Relationship With Dr. Dre
    Apr 24, 2013 at 04:27pm
    There has been talk of an N.W.A. documentray in the works for some time. While few details are known even now, Ice Cube has confirmed that both he and Dre are overseeing the process. In an interview with L.A.
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