12 Self-Produced Hip Hop Albums to Hear
MCs and producers are traditionally two different people, but occasionally the hip hop world is blessed with an artist that can play both roles. Dr. Dre once claimed to be a "a producer who can rap and control the maestro," and when he said it, there weren't a whole bunch of dudes who were capable of doing it. Since then, artists like MF DOOM, Kanye West, and J. Cole have made some serious beats, and then blessed them with their own flow.
Suge Knight Says Daz Dillinger Ghost-Produced Most Of "Doggystyle" For Dr. Dre
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.
Dr. Dre Buying Tom Brady's Los Angeles Mansion
When you come in at #2 on Forbes top Hip Hop earners list at $550 million dollars, you can pretty much purchase any home you like. And that’s what Dr. Dre just did, as he and his wife just purchased Tom Brady’s multi-million dollar mansion in Los Angeles.
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.
6 Artists Who Cut Ties With Their (Former) Crews
In August, former Hustle Gang member Spodee ruffled more than a few feathers during his interview with DJ Smallz when he stated, "I have the potential to be bigger than Tip or if not, just as big." Grand Hustle chief T.I. didn't let this sit quietly, he took to Instagram to address Spodee’s claims of outgrowing the label and going against the Grand Hustle family.
Dr. Dre Offers Apology To The "Women I've Hurt"
Between the unmitigated success of "Straight Outta Compton" and of its soundtrack, Dr. Dre has had a huge month. But theses successes have stirred up memories of the grisly assaults on women he allegedly perpetrated in the early '90s, while he was a member of N.W.A.
Diddy Tops Forbes' Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists List, Jay Z Follows
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.
Kanye West & Dr. Dre To Appear On DMX's Next Album
It seems that there has been a renewed interest in the career of DMX after two of his classic songs were sampled on Drake's "U With Me?", a standout track off VIEWS. X released a new track last month, so it was thought that he might be prepping a full project.
Diddy, Jay Z, & Drake Among Forbes' 2015 Highest-Paid Musicians
In 2015, the big bucks come from touring. Just ask Katy Perry, who grossed over $2 million per show during her Prismatic World Tour. With $135 million earned in 2015, she is the year's highest-paid musician and the highest-paid celebrity of anyone not named Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao.
50 Cent Reveals New Single Off "Animal Ambition" Has Dr. Dre Production [Update: Track To Feature Trey Songz]
50 Cent is back on track with the release of new music, and specifically, the release of his forthcoming album Animal Ambition. Following his new independent deal with Caroline, the rapper already let go a new visual off the LP, "The Funeral" which had Jake One production and gave us high hopes for what's to come.
Dr. Dre And Jimmy Iovine Will Receive Senior Positions At Apple
On Friday, it was announced that Apple will buy Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's headphones-and-streaming company Beats Electronic for an estimated $3.2 billion.
NFL Bans Beats Headphones From Appearing On Camera
Dr. Dre's iconic Beats headphones have been banned from appearing on camera during any NFL broadcast, according to a new deal between the football league and Beats rival Bose.
Hip-Hop's 10 Best Surprise Projects
Ever since Beyonce’s eponymous album took the world, and subsequently the internet, by storm, the concept of the surprise release has been a trend that a wide span of artists have adopted. From David Bowie to Kanye West, the unexpected drop has proven to be beneficial for a buzzworthy artist to make a big splash. Not just a splash, either. Usually, these surprise releases wind up being incredible instalments of quality music.
"Straight Outta Compton" Garners $24.2 Million In Opening Day Sales
"Straight Outta Compton" had a strong opening day, garnering $24.2 million in ticket sales in 2,754 North American theaters. Thursday night screenings raked in an estimated $4.96 million alone. The film is now projected to net $59.4 million over the course of its opening weekend, according to Deadline.
Dr. Dre Wants To Tour Europe With Snoop Dogg, Eminem & Kendrick Lamar
Snoop Dogg guested on Dr. Dre's Beats 1 radio show "The Pharmacy" last night (Oct. 10), and as the legendary duo reminisced about their classic collaborations, Dre spoke of a wild concoction that he wants to employ in the future. European hip-hop heads will be happy to know that one of Dre's future dreams is to take a full live show to Europe and bring his most renowned collaborators with him -- Snoop, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar.
Dr. Dre & Ice Cube File Motion To Be Excused From Suge Knight's Wrongful Death Lawsuit
After Suge Knight ran over two men (killing one) while fleeing the "Straight Outta Compton" set earlier this year, a wrongful death lawsuit was levied against him, charging him with the murder of Terry Carter and the attempted murder of Cle "Bone" Sloan. Also named as defendants in the suit were Dr.
50 Cent Thanks Eminem For Giving Him A Shot, Describes Him As One Of His Favorite People
In case you hadn't noticed, it's been a slow news day, folks. As such, we thought we'd bring this moment of homage to light, given Ferrari F's recent departure from Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope / Shady Records.
Eminem, Dr. Dre, Odd Future & Danny Brown Take Over Wembley Stadium
This weekend Eminem made history by becoming the very first rapper to headline Wembley stadium. In fact, he performed two sold out dates in a row at the 90,000-capacity venue, and he made sure to bring some friends along for the ride. The biggest news from the show was Dr. Dre's surprise appearance, showing up to perform a medley of hits, including "Still D.R.E.," "Next Episode," "Nuthin’ But A G Thang" and “Forgot About Dre." The stadium show also boasted opening slots from fellow Detroit rapper, Danny Brown, and students of Em's early horrorcore records, Odd Future.
Dr. Dre's "Detox" May Not Actually Be Titled "Detox"
Well, it looks like Detox isn't coming after all -- at least not with the title. According to longtime Aftermath producer Dawaun Parker, "He scrapped Detox a couple of years ago and came up with another title. I won’t say what the title is cause I haven’t seen that online or anything yet."
Charts Don't Lie: August 22
This was Straight Outta Compton's week, and the sales reflect it. Dr. Dre's long-awaited third studio album made an impressive number one debut, becoming the third best rap sales week of 2015 behind Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Meanwhile, Future is still profiting from the support of the #FutureHive, sticking at 7, while Drake and Meek are still pretty neck and neck, despite the public's perception of things, placing at number 10 and number 13 respectively.