Dr. Dre News

  • Stream Dr. Dre's "Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre"
    Stream Dr. Dre's "Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre"
    Aug 6, 2015 at 07:25pm
    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
    8 Rappers Who Had Their Careers Ruined By Diss Tracks
    Aug 4, 2015 at 05:43pm
    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]
    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's First Week Sales Numbers For "Compton: The Soundtrack"
    Dr. Dre's First Week Sales Numbers For "Compton: The Soundtrack"
    Aug 14, 2015 at 07:21pm
    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.
  • Dr. Dre On Meeting The Actor Who Portrayed Him In Straight Outta Compton: "It Freaked Me Out"
    Dr. Dre On Meeting The Actor Who Portrayed Him In Straight Outta Compton: "It Freaked Me Out"
    Aug 16, 2015 at 01:00pm
    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 Reportedly Leaves Waitress $5,000 Tip
    Dr. Dre Reportedly Leaves Waitress $5,000 Tip
    Jun 18, 2014 at 12:03pm
    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.
  • First Week Sales Projections For Dr. Dre's "Compton: The Soundtrack"
    First Week Sales Projections For Dr. Dre's "Compton: The Soundtrack"
    Aug 9, 2015 at 12:32am
    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.
  • Listen To Dr. Dre "2Nite" Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jeremih  Leak
    Listen To Dr. Dre "2Nite" Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jeremih Leak
    May 24, 2015 at 05:38pm
    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!!
  • The Game Says Dr. Dre Called "The Documentary 2" The Best Rap Album In 5 Years
    The Game Says Dr. Dre Called "The Documentary 2" The Best Rap Album In 5 Years
    Jul 6, 2015 at 08:06pm
    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 Says "Detox" Is Scrapped, "Compton: The Soundtrack" Out Next Week
    Dr. Dre Says "Detox" Is Scrapped, "Compton: The Soundtrack" Out Next Week
    Aug 1, 2015 at 07:12pm
    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. 
  • 10 Rappers Who Have Used Ghostwriters
    10 Rappers Who Have Used Ghostwriters
    Jul 23, 2015 at 01:44pm
    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: Dr. Dre's "Compton"
    Review: Dr. Dre's "Compton"
    Aug 11, 2015 at 04:50pm
    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. 
  • Kendrick Lamar Speaks On New Album, Has "A Bunch Of Tracks" With Dr. Dre
    Kendrick Lamar Speaks On New Album, Has "A Bunch Of Tracks" With Dr. Dre
    Sep 15, 2014 at 01:42pm
    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
    Kendrick Lamar Says Dr. Dre Is Working On His Album, Responds to Troy Ave's "Weirdo" Comment
    Jun 10, 2014 at 12:42pm
    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.
  • "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.
  • Quiz: Which N.W.A. Member Are You?
    Quiz: Which N.W.A. Member Are You?
    Aug 15, 2015 at 02:29pm
    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
    Forbes Names Hip Hop's Five Wealthiest Artists Of 2015
    May 5, 2015 at 11:28am
    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.
  • Dr. Dre Signed A Rapper Named Justin Mohrle
    Dr. Dre Signed A Rapper Named Justin Mohrle
    Jan 27, 2015 at 03:20pm
    Dr. Dre took Kendrick Lamar under his wing in 2012 when the then-rising rapper signed to Aftermath, and now K. Dot is veritable rap star and hip-hop darling. Although Dre's musical output may not be what it once is, he's still keeping his foot firmly within the rap game by forever signing the next best thing.
  • The Game Says "Documentary 2" Is Coming In August, Reveals Huge Producers Involved
    The Game Says "Documentary 2" Is Coming In August, Reveals Huge Producers Involved
    Jun 27, 2015 at 03:13pm
    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.
  • Kanye West Says Dr. Dre's Apple Deal Couldn't Have Happened Without Jay Z's Samsung Deal
    Kanye West Says Dr. Dre's Apple Deal Couldn't Have Happened Without Jay Z's Samsung Deal
    Jun 17, 2014 at 02:11pm
    Kanye West, who is scheduled to speak at the Cannes Lions Music Festival later this week, also participated in a panel discussion yesterday with Steve Stoute and Ben Horowitz. The discussion covered topics such as Dr. Dre's deal with Apple, Kanye's desire to redesign Instagram, his need to always work with '#1', and the perfectionism that went into his wedding photo (the most 'liked' Instagram photo of all time). Read some choice excerpts from the characteristically quotable Kanye below. On spending 4 days shooting his wedding photo:
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