Dr. Dre News

  • 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.
  • Dr. Dre Being Considered To Score Nina Simone Biopic
    Dr. Dre Being Considered To Score Nina Simone Biopic
    Jun 8, 2013 at 04:46pm
    While it's anyone's guess if and when Detox will surface, there could be some new Dr. Dre material headed our way soon. There is a Nina Simone biopic currently in the works, and it's been reported that Dre has been asked to provide its original score.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Dre Presents Kendrick Lamar With ASCAP's Vanguard Award
    Dr. Dre Presents Kendrick Lamar With ASCAP's Vanguard Award
    Jun 29, 2013 at 08:57pm
    Dr. Dre presented Kendrick Lamar with the Vanguard Award at this year's ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards, which took place last Thursday evening. The Compton emcee earned the distinction for his impact on "musical genres that help shape the future of American music."
  • #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.
  • Paul Giamatti Cast As Jerry Heller In N.W.A. Movie
    Paul Giamatti Cast As Jerry Heller In N.W.A. Movie
    Aug 17, 2014 at 01:59pm
    The long-awaited N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton finally began filming last week, but it's already suffered what could have been a tragedy on set, when crew members were caught within a drive-by shooting. Thankfully, only one civilian was hurt, and is said to be making a good recovery. 
  • Dr. Dre Talks On New Academy At USC & Being Inspired To Get Back In Studio
    Dr. Dre Talks On New Academy At USC & Being Inspired To Get Back In Studio
    May 17, 2013 at 10:00am
    A few days ago it was announced that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine would once again team up for a new venture, donating $70 million to USC for a new academy, the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. The academy will educate students who want to break in to the music industry, offering them an undergraduate degree.
  • Stream Marsha Ambrosius' "Friends & Lovers"
    Stream Marsha Ambrosius' "Friends & Lovers"
    Jul 14, 2014 at 04:37pm
    British R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius is all set to release her sophomore album, Friends & Lovers, tomorrow (July 15th), and one day ahead of time, she's released a full stream. The 14 track project is now available for listening, courtesy of SoundCloud.
  • Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine To Donate $70 Million To USC For New Academy
    Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine To Donate $70 Million To USC For New Academy
    May 15, 2013 at 10:06am
    It's no secret that Dr. Dre has built a vast fortune off his work in the music industry, whether it's Beats by Dre or actual beats by Dre. In Dre's lucrative business ventures, such as Beats Electronics, he partnered with the co-founder of Interscope, Jimmy Iovine.
  • #TBT: AZ's Early Cuts
    #TBT: AZ's Early Cuts
    Dec 4, 2014 at 12:20pm
    Brooklyn-born Anthony Cruz isn't one of the 10 greatest rappers of all time. He hasn't released a platinum record and most of his accolades are due to a relationship with Nas. However, most critics who know their stuff will tell you that AZ is vastly underrated, and even albums like Illmatic would have suffered had he never picked up the mic.
  • Jon Connor Talks About Signing With Dr. Dre's Aftermath
    Jon Connor Talks About Signing With Dr. Dre's Aftermath
    Oct 16, 2013 at 10:12am
    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.
  • Juelz Santana Says Dr. Dre Is Afraid To Drop "Detox"
    Juelz Santana Says Dr. Dre Is Afraid To Drop "Detox"
    Feb 20, 2013 at 03:05pm
    Juelz Santana, who is no stranger to hiatuses, dropped off his first project in years this January. In a recent interview, the Dipset rapper shared some thoughts on Dr.
  • 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 10:13am
    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.
  • Game Gets "Chronic" & "Documentary" Tattoos
    Game Gets "Chronic" & "Documentary" Tattoos
    Feb 6, 2013 at 10:55am
    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.
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