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.
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.
Apple May Be Looking To Acquire Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion [Update: Dr. Dre Confirms]
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 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.
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.
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.
Review: The Game's "Documentary 2"
The Game is a man of contradictions. His long-awaited follow-up to 2005's The Documentary begins with the Compton rapper hopping out of his car to bust some heads, and ends with a cheery hook sung by will.i.am and Fergie that sounds like it belongs in a Mary Kate & Ashley movie set in Los Angeles. In between, he's all over the place, sometimes slipping up with his lyrics, collab choices, or subject matter, but more often than not giving us some of his best material in years.
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 Reportedly Leaves Waitress $5,000 Tip
Here's some news you most definitely need this Wednesday morning. According to gossip site Radar Online, Dr. Dre was feeling uber generous during a night out the other week, so much so that he left a waitress a $5,000 tip for some tequila shots.
Listen To Dr. Dre "2Nite" Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jeremih Leak
We've been waiting all day for Dre to consecrate a legit version of "2Nite" feat. Kendrick Lamar and Jeremih. Doesn't look like that'll happen anytime soon, and a song of this magnitude cannot be ignored long, so here it is!!
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.
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.
Ice Cube Talks N.W.A. Documentary, Relationship With Dr. Dre
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.
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.
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).
Forbes Names Hip Hop's Five Wealthiest Artists Of 2015
In recent times, Forbes' annual list of hip hop's five wealthiest artists has become less of a race and more of an established pantheon, and this year's no different. With the exception of two artists switching between the fourth and fifth spots, 2015's list is identical to last year's. With the exception of Birdman (who moved from fourth to fifth place on the list), everyone is worth more this year.
Kendrick Lamar Speaks On New Album, Has "A Bunch Of Tracks" With Dr. Dre
We've been scraping up every detail about Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated follow up to good kid, m.A.A.d city, as the details have been scarce. Last week Kendrick's TDE label mate SZA spoke briefly on the album, but as far as the rapper himself, he's keeping everything tightly under wraps.
Kendrick Lamar Says Dr. Dre Is Working On His Album, Responds to Troy Ave's "Weirdo" Comment
While he didn't actually release an album last year, Kendrick Lamar managed to put the rap game in a stir. "Control" kept the rapper in the conversation throughout 2013, but in the new year, the rapper has been a little more low-key. One would assume that this is because K.Dot is getting ready to drop his highly anticipated follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city.
Stream The Game's "The Documentary 2"
The Game has been promising The Documentary 2 all summer, and while it may have taken a little longer than expected, the project has been made available today.
"Forbes Five" Lists Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists
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.