Dr. Dre News

  • Classic Rotation: Eminem's "Slim Shady LP"
    Classic Rotation: Eminem's "Slim Shady LP"
    Feb 23, 2015 at 04:26 PM
    "In my entire career in the music industry, I have never found anything from a demo tape or a CD. When Jimmy played [Eminem’s demo], I said, 'Find him. Now.'” -Dr. Dre
  • Dr. Dre Selling Former Mansion For $35 Million
    Dr. Dre Selling Former Mansion For $35 Million
    Jun 10, 2014 at 07:01 PM
    Despite being one of the richest rappers in the game for some time, Dr. Dre is moving up. The legendary producer sold his partially owned company, Beats By Dre, to Apple for 3 Billion dollars earlier this year, and it seems a $35 million dollar mansion simply isn't enough for him anymore.
  • 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 02:15 PM
    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.
  • RIP Nate Dogg: A Look Into The Work Of The Hook King
    RIP Nate Dogg: A Look Into The Work Of The Hook King
    Mar 15, 2015 at 04:27 PM
    On March 15, 2011, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, who we know better as Nate Dogg, passed away from complications of multiple strokes. He left behind a body of work that includes the best hooks rap has ever seen.
  • Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Receives $500 Million Investment
    Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Receives $500 Million Investment
    Sep 28, 2013 at 05:19 PM
    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.
  • Monster Sues Beats By Dre Co-Founders Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine
    Monster Sues Beats By Dre Co-Founders Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine
    Jan 7, 2015 at 11:17 AM
    As you most likely know, Dr. Dre became hip-hop's first billionaire this past spring when his uber successful headphone company Beats By Dre was bought out by Apple for a hefty sum. Dre wasn't alone in figuring out the recipe for success for Beats By Dre, Jimmy Iovine co-founded the line alongside him, and Monster also helped them design Beats By Dre headphones in the early stages of the company.
  • Dr. Dre Suing Chinese Beats Counterfeiters For Potential Billions Of Dollars
    Dr. Dre Suing Chinese Beats Counterfeiters For Potential Billions Of Dollars
    Jul 11, 2014 at 05:09 AM
    According to a new lawsuit posted by TMZ on July 10th, Dr. Dre wants to stop cheap Chinese-made knockoffs of his headphone brand from jacking his company's logo and ruining its reputation. Sold through a number of websites based in China, the fake headphones have reportedly raked in 135 billion dollars in venue (yes, you read that number correctly).
  • 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 02:40 AM
     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.
  • Dr. Dre And Jimmy Iovine Targeted In New Lawsuit By A Co-Founder Of Beats
    Dr. Dre And Jimmy Iovine Targeted In New Lawsuit By A Co-Founder Of Beats
    May 23, 2014 at 02:40 PM
    Recently, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine both became billionaires after their Beats Entertainment company was bought by Apple for $3.2 billion, but as anyone who's been watching HBO's Silicon Valley knows, there are always those who think they deserve a piece of that new money pie.
  • Dr. Dre Reportedly Made $20 Per Second In 2014
    Dr. Dre Reportedly Made $20 Per Second In 2014
    Jan 8, 2015 at 02:55 PM
    Dr. Dre is really getting money like no one else in the rap industry right now. While various Forbes lists have already proven this to us many times over, a new list on the site Sky Range has broken down the money data in a very shocking manner.
  • 10 Classic, One-Producer Albums
    10 Classic, One-Producer Albums
    Dec 5, 2014 at 11:51 AM
    Many of hip-hop's most classic albums have one thing in common: they were all produced (mostly) by one man. Dr. Dre, J Dilla, the RZA, Kanye West, Madlib, and many more have all laced MCs with a collection of beats that create a cohesive aesthetic through which full LPs can thrive. Singles and one-offs are cool, but to compile 10+ tracks and keep it dope the whole way through makes you a master of hip-hop.
  • Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Suing Yamaha For Copying Headphone Design
    Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Suing Yamaha For Copying Headphone Design
    Feb 12, 2013 at 10:13 AM
    Dr. Dre is no stranger to a lawsuit, usually on the receiving end though. This time the music mogul is on the other side-- his company, Beats Electronics, has filed a lawsuit against Yamaha for copying their famous headphone design.
  • Q-Tip & Dr. Dre May Be Working On "Detox"
    Q-Tip & Dr. Dre May Be Working On "Detox"
    Apr 17, 2014 at 04:10 PM
    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. 
  • 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 04:41 PM
    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.
  • Gospel Songwriters Sue Rick Ross, Dr. Dre & Jay-Z Over "3 Kings"
    Gospel Songwriters Sue Rick Ross, Dr. Dre & Jay-Z Over "3 Kings"
    Feb 8, 2013 at 10:59 AM
    Rick Ross' celebrity personae has gotten him into quite a bit of trouble throughout his career.
  • It's Yo Birthday: Dr. Dre's Top Tracks
    It's Yo Birthday: Dr. Dre's Top Tracks
    Feb 18, 2013 at 02:12 PM
    It's hard to imagine that Dr. Dre, one of the pioneers of Gangster rap and former member of legendary N.W.A turns 48 today. The legendary rapper and beatmnaker has won six Grammy awards, three for his production on songs. A highly successful artist in his own right, Dr. Dre has also helped build the careers of several rappers including Eminem and 50 Cent.
  • Game Gets "Chronic" & "Documentary" Tattoos
    Game Gets "Chronic" & "Documentary" Tattoos
    Feb 6, 2013 at 10:55 AM
    Game loves to shout out the west coast classics. He has a tendency to heavily namedrop Dre, and other legends in his verses, and already has N.W.A.
  • 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 12:47 PM
    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.
  • Jon Connor Talks About Signing With Dr. Dre's Aftermath
    Jon Connor Talks About Signing With Dr. Dre's Aftermath
    Oct 16, 2013 at 10:12 AM
    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.
  • Eminem, Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Cover XXL
    Eminem, Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Cover XXL
    Feb 18, 2014 at 03:05 PM
    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.
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