Dr. Dre News

  • Apple Music Officially Launchs, Pharrell Releases "Freedom" On It
    Apple Music Officially Launchs, Pharrell Releases "Freedom" On It
    Jun 30, 2015 at 11:51am
    Apple Music has arrived. The service officially launched today, and simultaneously nabbed a big exclusive, with the release of Pharrell's new single "Freedom" on the platform.
  • Dr. Dre Files Cease & Desist Letter Against Site That Claims He Has A Mistress [Update: Website Responds In Sarcastic Letter]
    Dr. Dre Files Cease & Desist Letter Against Site That Claims He Has A Mistress [Update: Website Responds In Sarcastic Letter]
    Nov 29, 2013 at 10:18am
    Dr. Dre is the latest victim of TheDirty.com, a gossip site which is known for posting (often blatantly untrue) rumors about various celebrities. The site has accused Dre of having an affair with a video vixen, reporting that the west coast legend has bought her many expensive gifts, and is even planning to leave his wife for her. Dre and his team are denying all allegations, filing a cease and desist letter to have the alleged falsities scrubbed from the site, and threatening legal action.
  • Forbes Names Dr. Dre The Highest Paid Musician of 2014
    Forbes Names Dr. Dre The Highest Paid Musician of 2014
    Dec 10, 2014 at 01:55pm
    Dr. Dre hasn't come out with any new music in quite a while (although he did co-produce Kendrick Lamar's 2013 Good Kid m.A.A.d. City and had a verse on the hit-song, "The Recipe") but that hasn't stopped him from swimming in cash.
  • 11 Hip-Hop/R&B Stars Made Forbes' List Of The 100 "Most Powerful Celebrities"
    11 Hip-Hop/R&B Stars Made Forbes' List Of The 100 "Most Powerful Celebrities"
    Jun 30, 2014 at 02:46pm
    Today, Forbes Magazine released their annual list of the 100 "World's Most Powerful Celebrities," and eleven stars in the Hip-Hop/R&B worlds were included. Four made the top ten, and the other seven were also all in the top 50. For starters, Beyoncé was, unsurprisingly, number one, followed by Dr. Dre at three, Jay Z at six and Rihanna at eight. The other seven were Bruno Mars (13), Kanye West (20), Justin Timberlake (26), Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs (31), Justin Bieber (33), Jennifer Lopez (33, tie) and Pharrell Williams (38). 
  • Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" Will Be Available To Stream For First Time On Apple Music
    Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" Will Be Available To Stream For First Time On Apple Music
    Jun 29, 2015 at 05:00pm
    Taylor Swift has been reluctant to join streaming services in the past, but as we saw recently, T-Swift got Apple Music to pony up royalties for artists during it's three-month trial period. Taylor returned the favor by allowing the streaming service to have the sole stream of her album 1989 which she famously refused to put on Spotify.
  • Dr. Dre's $3 Million Lawsuit Against Death Row Records Rejected
    Dr. Dre's $3 Million Lawsuit Against Death Row Records Rejected
    May 10, 2014 at 11:43am
    Dr. Dre's filed a lawsuit against Death Row records a few months back, requesting $3 million from the now bankrupt label. Dre was apparently looking for compensation for "mechanical royalties, artist-producer royalties, digital sales, and bonus pay", though he had successfully sued the label in 2011 on similar grounds. Since the Beats Mogul had already collected from Death Row, the judge agreed to throw out the suit at the request of the label's Bankruptcy Trustee.
  • Eminem's Top 5 Songs From Movie Soundtracks
    Eminem's Top 5 Songs From Movie Soundtracks
    Jun 2, 2015 at 06:09pm
    Eminem's lengthy career has been littered with various endeavors, but the projects he attaches himself too always seem to make sense-- he's not out here making frivolous moves just 'cause. From producing for select artists, to forming his own label Shady Records, to working on movies like "8 Mile," it's usually something that hits home for Em. It was announced the other month that the rapper would be executive producing the upcoming film, "Southpaw," which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whittaker and Rachel McAdams.
  • Snoop Dogg's Funkiest Moments
    Snoop Dogg's Funkiest Moments
    May 14, 2015 at 03:59pm
    With the release of his newest album Bush this past week, Snoop Dogg dived into the funk world alongside producer Pharrell, but funk is hardly a new look for the California MC. Along with help from OGs like Stevie Wonder and Charlie Wilson and MCs like Kendrick Lamar, T.I. and Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg was able to deliver 40 minutes of straight funk, which happens to be the music that influenced his entire career.
  • #TBT: 10 Killer Death Row Records Cuts
    #TBT: 10 Killer Death Row Records Cuts
    Oct 2, 2014 at 01:52pm
    Death Row Records had quite the run in the 90s. Picking up where N.W.A left off, Suge Knight assembled an all-star crew that would come to epitomize the West Coast hip-hop sound, along with bringing it to popularity. 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and others dropped classic after classic on the controversial label. The label dominated in the early 90s, but when Tupac Shakur was murdered, it began to take a downward spiral. The label filed bankruptcy in 2006 before being auctioned off to WIDEawake Entertainment Group, Inc. for $18 million in 2009.
  • N.W.A To Reunite For Performance In L.A.
    N.W.A To Reunite For Performance In L.A.
    Jun 8, 2015 at 11:25am
    The story of one of rap's most important crews, N.W.A, will be told on the big screen this summer. To celebrate the biopic, "Straight Outta Compton," the veteran rap group will reunite on stage for the first time in 26 years.
  • Classic Rotation: Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    Classic Rotation: Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    Dec 15, 2013 at 02:30pm
    The importance of an album can be measured in several ways. Some are deemed iconic because of sale figures, others by the creativity and artistic integrity of the work, others still by their cultural influence. Although it's very rare for an album to nail all of these criteria, Dr. Dre's debut solo project did just that and then some. Now, 21 years after its release, let us roll some green and nod our heads in celebration of a pivotal album in the history of both hip-hop and music in general - Dr.
  • J. Cole Discusses How The Dreamville Imprint Came About
    J. Cole Discusses How The Dreamville Imprint Came About
    Feb 11, 2014 at 03:43pm
    J. Cole made the announcement of his Dreamville imprint on the day of his birth, January 28th, the same day he delivered his compilation Revenge Of The Dreamers, to immediately set things off.
  • Jim Jones Says Dr. Dre Produced Four Unreleased Dipset Songs
    Jim Jones Says Dr. Dre Produced Four Unreleased Dipset Songs
    Sep 14, 2014 at 06:48pm
    Jim Jones is on a press run for his brand new EP We Own The Night Pt. 2: Memoirs Of A Hustler. Sitting down with Power 105.1's "The Breakfast Club," the Harlem emcee took some time to talk about the project among other topics. Most notable of that alternative category, is this little tidbit:
  • Warren G Recalls Getting Production Lessons From Dr. Dre
    Warren G Recalls Getting Production Lessons From Dr. Dre
    Jun 21, 2014 at 04:19pm
    Warren G is as adept behind the boards as he is on the mic, a rare quality he shares with the likes of Kanye West, J. Cole, and of course, his half-brother, Dr. Dre. In fact, it was Dre who was responsible for Warren getting into the production game, revealing in an interview with SkeeTV that the legendary west coast beatmaker gave him his first lesson on the MPC.
  • Classic Rotation: Eminem's "The Slim Shady LP" 15 Years Later
    Classic Rotation: Eminem's "The Slim Shady LP" 15 Years Later
    Feb 23, 2014 at 02:02pm
    In early 1999, a white rapper came out of relative obscurity and pissed off a lot of people. He was a white kid from Detroit, backed by a legend in Dr. Dre, and savvy music -industry heavyweight Jimmy Lovine. Who was this bleach blond asshole liberally speaking about slitting his father’s throat and stuffing his baby’s Mama into the trunk of his car? The answer was in the record’s first single. The album was definitely one of a kind. Love it or hate it, it was a pivotal moment in the annals of Hip Hop.
  • How Hip-Hop Has Permeated Pop Culture
    How Hip-Hop Has Permeated Pop Culture
    Mar 22, 2014 at 05:06pm
    Emerging from the ghettos of New York City, specifically the Bronx, in the '70's, Hip-Hop became the voice for a people who had been ignored for too long. It echoed the conditions African- Americans were living in - and still are, to an extent - and their daily struggles. Acts like Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five laid down the roots for what would become, slowly, the genre that permeated global society; Hip-Hop, over time, became the method that people of all religions, cultures, socio-economic classes could speak through. Hip-Hop became a voice for the ignored.
  • Classic Rotation: Dr. Dre's "2001"
    Classic Rotation: Dr. Dre's "2001"
    Nov 16, 2014 at 02:06pm
    It was 15 years ago today that Dr. Dre released 2001, his 20-track, star-studded, cinematic LP.  “It's a movie, with different varieties of situations. So you've got buildups, touching moments, aggressive moments…It's got everything that a movie needs,” Dre said of the album.
  • Dr. Dre Wants To "Inspire" People With "Straight Outta Compton" Biopic
    Dr. Dre Wants To "Inspire" People With "Straight Outta Compton" Biopic
    Mar 26, 2015 at 03:58pm
    Despite being out of the music game for some time, Dr. Dre's got quite a bit on his plate. The massive success of Beats By Dre has made him a near-billionaire, but he's still working with Apple to create new ideas, most recently announcing that the Beats streaming service would be re-envisioned and re-launched later this year.
  • #TBT: Nate Dogg Features
    #TBT: Nate Dogg Features
    Jan 15, 2015 at 01:28pm
    Nate Dogg left an incredible body of work before his time came to an end. He crushed it on his solo projects, alongside 213, and also on dozens and dozens of legendary features. The latter of which is what we're focusing on today. We wanted to take a look at 10 of Nate Dogg's rawest features. He's ran with the obvious likes of Eminem, Fabolous, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, but also with E-40, Shaquille O'Neal, Mos Def and Mobb Deep. He's a fascinating artist to get in to because he roots go back deep to the early 90s when he was doing his part in pioneering the g-funk sound.
  • Slim The Mobster Back In Studio With Dr. Dre
    Slim The Mobster Back In Studio With Dr. Dre
    Jun 17, 2015 at 02:51pm
    Slim the Mobster was once a promising protege of Dr. Dre, before the rapper's career was halted by a jail stint. Shortly after the rapper began working on his War Music follow-up, S.O.O.N. (Something Out Of Nothing), he was hauled off to jail on multiple charges. After spending the last two years behind bars, Slim is once again a free man, and reunited with his former Aftermath labelhead, Dre. The rapper tweeted a photo from their studio session, confirming his prison release.
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