Dr. Dre News

  • #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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Jon Connor May Have Signed To Dr. Dre's Aftermath Imprint
    Jon Connor May Have Signed To Dr. Dre's Aftermath Imprint
    Sep 29, 2013 at 02:09pm
    During his cypher at the taping of the BET Hip-Hop Awards last night, Jon Connor apparently announced his signing with Dr. Dre's Aftermath imprint. The Flint, Michigan emcee alluded to the possibility in a recent interview, and photos of him and Dre in the lab recently surfaced as well.  That's all we have for now, folks. Stay tuned for updates, and catch the awards on Tuesday, October 15th at 8 p.m. EST.   Peep photos of Connor in the studio with Dre in the gallery above, as well as a live tweet from Karen Civil below. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 & Jimmy Iovine Receive $60 Million In Investments For Digital Music Service
    Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Receive $60 Million In Investments For Digital Music Service
    Mar 7, 2013 at 11:50am
    Dr. Dre's grasp on the music industry continues to tighten, as he has just secured $60 million in investments for his newest endeavor, a music streaming project called "Daisy."
  • 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.
  • Beats Music Streaming Service Launches Today
    Beats Music Streaming Service Launches Today
    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:04am
    Beats By Dre's foray into the world of music streaming has seen some transformations over the year, initially their streaming service was to be called Daisy but they've opted for a more recognizable and straight-forward name with Beats Music. 
  • 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.
  • The Game Raises Funds For Funeral Of Murdered 7-Year-Old, Spearheads "Cease-Fire L.A." Campaign
    The Game Raises Funds For Funeral Of Murdered 7-Year-Old, Spearheads "Cease-Fire L.A." Campaign
    Dec 5, 2013 at 01:37pm
    7-year-old Talib Pecantte of Los Angeles was shot in the chest on Monday night while sitting in a parked vehicle with his mother and an unidentified man in the Mid-City area. Tragically, he succumbed to his wounds the following evening.  After learning of the incident, Compton native The Game, who's become known for his charity work as of late, has called on local members of the Bloods, Crips and Spanish gangs in L.A. to raise enough money to cover the cost of the boy's funeral.
  • #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.
  • 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 11:17am
    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.
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