Dr. Dre News

  • Eminem, Dr. Dre, Odd Future & Danny Brown Take Over Wembley Stadium
    Eminem, Dr. Dre, Odd Future & Danny Brown Take Over Wembley Stadium
    Jul 13, 2014 at 11:57am
    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.
  • Apple Officially Announces Purchase Of Beats Electronics
    Apple Officially Announces Purchase Of Beats Electronics
    May 28, 2014 at 05:04pm
    It's official. After plenty of reports a few weeks back about Apple purchasing Beats Electronics, the news has been confirmed and officially announced in a press release today.
  • Apple To Reportedly Shut Down Beats Music Streaming Service
    Apple To Reportedly Shut Down Beats Music Streaming Service
    Sep 22, 2014 at 05:24pm
    Last week, we learned that Dr. Dre's veritable unicorn of an album, previously thought to be titled Detox, will probably arrive under another title, and today comes the news that you may not be able to stream said album on Dre's own streaming service.
  • Charts Don't Lie: August 22
    Charts Don't Lie: August 22
    Aug 22, 2015 at 08:56pm
    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.
  • Rick Ross' "Mafia Music III" Instrumental Was Originally Intended For Dr. Dre's "Detox"
    Rick Ross' "Mafia Music III" Instrumental Was Originally Intended For Dr. Dre's "Detox"
    Mar 21, 2014 at 11:15am
    Yesterday evening, Rick Ross sent out a revelatory tweet concerning a cut from his new album Mastermind: "'Mafia Music III' track was originally for Detox which @DrDre gave me for #Mastermind in a session."
  • Forgot About Dre: Tracking Dr. Dre's Last Five Years
    Forgot About Dre: Tracking Dr. Dre's Last Five Years
    Mar 27, 2015 at 05:27pm
    "How nigga? My last album was The Chronic." Sure, it took Dre almost seven years to follow up his classic debut with another album, but along the way, he became one of the industry's biggest moguls. He discovered Slim Shady and built an empire around him with Aftermath (and Shady) Records. 
  • 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.
  • Dee Barnes Pens Essay Addressing The Exclusion Of Her Assault From "Straight Outta Compton"
    Dee Barnes Pens Essay Addressing The Exclusion Of Her Assault From "Straight Outta Compton"
    Aug 18, 2015 at 07:22pm
    If you've followed Dr. Dre's career, you probably know something about his assault of hip-hop artist and Pump It Up! host Dee Barnes, but as these things tend to get buried, you probably don't know the whole story. 
  • 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!
  • 7 Artists We Discovered On "Compton"
    7 Artists We Discovered On "Compton"
    Aug 10, 2015 at 02:27pm
    Dr. Dre's Compton has hit most hip hop-lovers speakers by this point, and one of the most defining characteristics of the album are the largely unknown artists that make up the features.
  • Chance The Rapper Auditioned For The Dr. Dre Role In The N.W.A. Biopic
    Chance The Rapper Auditioned For The Dr. Dre Role In The N.W.A. Biopic
    Feb 11, 2015 at 07:23pm
    At this point, the N.W.A. biopic, "Straight Outta Compton", is pretty much under wraps. An extended trailer was just released this week, with actor Corey Hawkins playing the all-important role of Dr. Dre. Generally, the cast is pretty low-profile, with Ice Cube's son, O'Shea Jackson Jr., being the only instantly-recognizable name in the group of actors playing the five members.
  • The Greatest Album That Never Was: A Eulogy For "Detox"
    The Greatest Album That Never Was: A Eulogy For "Detox"
    Aug 7, 2015 at 10:26am
    This room has been silent for sixteen years. For sixteen years, this hip-hop fan has waited for this hallowed space to be filled with the sounds of a classic that was promised-- Detox. The ultimate follow up to Dr. Dre’s only other solo albums, The Chronic, and its sequel, 2001. Instead, it’s a summer night in 2015 and Compton is being blasted through my Beats speakers.
  • 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.    
  • Stream Dr. Dre's Full Beats 1 Show, "The Pharmacy"
    Stream Dr. Dre's Full Beats 1 Show, "The Pharmacy"
    Aug 1, 2015 at 11:29pm
    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.
  • Eminem, Dr. Dre, Nas & More Perform At Beats By Dre Grammy Party
    Eminem, Dr. Dre, Nas & More Perform At Beats By Dre Grammy Party
    Jan 25, 2014 at 10:24am
    Beats Music just launched last week, and they celebrated the occasion (as well as the upcoming Grammy awards) last night at the Belasco Theater in LA. It was a star-studded event to say the least, with Dre seemingly calling in just about all his connectiosn to perform at the event.
  • #TBT: Eminem's Early Deep Cuts
    #TBT: Eminem's Early Deep Cuts
    Dec 18, 2014 at 01:54pm
    Marshall Mather's career has been a roller-coaster ride of success, drug abuse, WTF moments and undeniable talent. Widely regarded as one of the best MCs of all time, Eminem has no shortage of recognizable tunes and hits.
  • Dr. Dre's Assault Of Dee Barnes Was In Original "Straight Outta Compton" Script
    Dr. Dre's Assault Of Dee Barnes Was In Original "Straight Outta Compton" Script
    Aug 20, 2015 at 12:33pm
    Dee Barnes' recent op-ed in Gawker revisited her 1991 assault at the hands of Dr. Dre and raised questions about the incident's omission from "Straight Outta Compton." It was a reminder that, however popularly and critically acclaimed, the film is a subjective history and does not present a comprehensive account of N.W.A.'s rise to stardom.
  • Director X Explains Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta" Music Video
    Director X Explains Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta" Music Video
    Apr 3, 2015 at 07:54pm
    Toronto's Director X is now one of the most successful music video directors around. He's directed multiple Drake videos, as well as recent videos for T.I., Iggy Azalea, and Wiz Khalifa. His latest vid is Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta", and its some of his best work yet. 
  • Dr. Dre Shares Release Date & Promotional Photo For N.W.A Biopic
    Dr. Dre Shares Release Date & Promotional Photo For N.W.A Biopic
    Jun 18, 2014 at 03:11pm
    The actors who will portray Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E in the upcoming N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, were revealed earlier this week, and now Dr. Dre has given us the official release date for the film.
  • Trunk Bangers
    Trunk Bangers
    Aug 27, 2014 at 02:43pm
    The age-old question under which almost all hip-hop music is scrutinized: does it pass the car test? There isn't a precise recipe for passing the car test. What goes in the living room, livens up an elevator, or tears the roof off of a nightclub, may not be suitable for the cabin of your automobile. If you asked me, I would say that passing the car test requires a certain bold, yet uninvasive presence, allowing you to balance your attention between the rhymes, the rhythm, and the road. 
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