Dr. Dre News

  • 5 Beats 1 Radio Shows For Hip-Hop Fans
    5 Beats 1 Radio Shows For Hip-Hop Fans
    Jul 14, 2015 at 02:52pm
    Since launching earlier this month, Apple Music has swept the rug from under TIDAL’s feet and made a markedly successful splash, delivering a diverse catalogue of options for their new Beats Radio 1 feature. Providing 24/7 entertainment and quality-listening for such a large market can be challenging, but Apple has pulled it off-- especially when it comes to options for hip-hop fans.
  • 10 Classic, One-Producer Albums
    10 Classic, One-Producer Albums
    Dec 5, 2014 at 11:51am
    Many of hip-hop's most classic albums have one thing in common: they were all produced (mostly) by one man. Dr. Dre, J Dilla, the RZA, Kanye West, Madlib, and many more have all laced MCs with a collection of beats that create a cohesive aesthetic through which full LPs can thrive. Singles and one-offs are cool, but to compile 10+ tracks and keep it dope the whole way through makes you a master of hip-hop.
  • Dr. Dre Reportedly Made $20 Per Second In 2014
    Dr. Dre Reportedly Made $20 Per Second In 2014
    Jan 8, 2015 at 02:55pm
    Dr. Dre is really getting money like no one else in the rap industry right now. While various Forbes lists have already proven this to us many times over, a new list on the site Sky Range has broken down the money data in a very shocking manner.
  • Eminem, Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Cover XXL
    Eminem, Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Cover XXL
    Feb 18, 2014 at 03:05pm
    XXL are preparing for a big issue this month, as they've got Eminem, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine gracing their new cover, which is a first. The magazine is celebrating all things Beats Electronics for the upcoming isssue.
  • Dr. Dre's "Compton" To Premiere On Apple Music
    Dr. Dre's "Compton" To Premiere On Apple Music
    Aug 4, 2015 at 02:30pm
    Words we thought we might never read: Dr. Dre has a new album on the way. The album is affiliated with/inspired by the N.W.A.
  • Dr. Dre Offered Key To The City Of Compton
    Dr. Dre Offered Key To The City Of Compton
    May 13, 2014 at 12:23pm
    As if there weren't enough reasons to be envious of Dr. Dre right now, Compton Mayor Aja Brown has officially reached out to the rapper's camp to offer the new billionaire the key to his home city. This news comes on the heels of huge deal that went through with Apple and Dr. Dre, Apple forked over $3.2 billion to buy Beats Electronics.
  • Natural Born Hustlers: Top 5 Rapper CEOs
    Natural Born Hustlers: Top 5 Rapper CEOs
    Jul 1, 2015 at 12:33pm
    The rap game is filled with natural born hustlers, that much is undeniable. It is truly astonishing, looking at how so many MCs, since the inception of the genre itself, have successfully used hip-hop as a platform to become titans of multiple industries. Even though Jay Z (spoiler alert: he’s on this list) was the one who coined the phrase “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man,” he has not been the only rapper to make it a reality.
  • 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.
  • Mike WiLL Made It Wants His Triple Disc Album To Have The Same Impact As Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    Mike WiLL Made It Wants His Triple Disc Album To Have The Same Impact As Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"
    Oct 12, 2013 at 04:41pm
    Mike WiLL Made It is having a big year. In a short span, the Atlanta producer has gone from an in-house beatmaker for Gucci Mane to working with some of the biggest names in the pop world. One landmark achievement that came in 2013 was working with Jay Z, though their collaboration was a bit of a tease. WiLL spoke of wanting to release the full-length version of "Beach Is Better" (which appeared on MCHG as an interlude) on his own album. "I need to sit down with Hov," he said to MTV.
  • Ice Cube Says The "Straight Outta Compton" Soundtrack Is Dropping This Week
    Ice Cube Says The "Straight Outta Compton" Soundtrack Is Dropping This Week
    Jul 29, 2015 at 12:17pm
    Long in-the-works N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" is finally scheduled to drop two weeks from Friday (on August 14th), but what about its almost equally-hyped soundtrack? Earlier this month, we got word from director F. Gary Gray that Dr. Dre would be executive producing, and it would feature Eminem and Kendrick Lamar, which only made for more anticipation. Yesterday, Ice Cube let slip that the album will arrive on Friday.
  • 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.
  • MTV VMAs: Top Hip-Hop Moments
    MTV VMAs: Top Hip-Hop Moments
    Aug 30, 2015 at 12:45pm
    The MTV Video Music Awards are upon us. The popular cable network has definitely changed drastically over the years - putting its once eponymous ‘Music’ on the backburner. Their flagship award ceremony acts a nice bit of nostalgic entertainment for the channel, still a celebration of the year in music.
  • 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). 
  • 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.
  • 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 To Donate "Compton" Soundtrack Royalties For New Performing Arts Center
    Dr. Dre To Donate "Compton" Soundtrack Royalties For New Performing Arts Center
    Aug 6, 2015 at 02:44pm
    Dr. Dre called into Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show this afternoon to discuss his forthcoming Compton: A Soundtrack. Dre told Lowe that he plans to donate all his royalties from the album to build a new performing arts center in Compton. He also expressed the desire for people to forget about Detox once the album drops and mentioned that the album's lyrics were primarily written by him and two of his new artists, Justus & King Mez.
  • Dr. Dre & DJ Premier Spotted "Putting In Work" Together
    Dr. Dre & DJ Premier Spotted "Putting In Work" Together
    Jul 19, 2015 at 10:21pm
    DJ Premier recently posted an Instagram photo of him posing with none other than Dr. Dre in an undisclosed location. "PUTTIN' IN WORK...#premierwuzhere," read Premier's caption.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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