Dr. Dre News

  • Dr. Dre's Beats 1 Radio Show Debuts Today
    Dr. Dre's Beats 1 Radio Show Debuts Today
    Jul 4, 2015 at 10:46am
    We knew something big was in the cards when Apple purchased Beats (both the headphones and the streaming service), and this week we finally got to see the plans unveiled with the debut of Apple Music. While the service in general is nothing we haven't seen on Spotify, Rdio, or Tidal before, the introduction of Beats 1 Radio has served us a little more excitement. Yesterday, Killer Mike and El-P launched their Run The Jewels radio show, and we know that Drake, Pharrell, and more will be acting as hosts on the station sooner or later.
  • 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.
  • Daz Dillinger Hints At Tha Dogg Pound Sequel To N.W.A. Movie
    Daz Dillinger Hints At Tha Dogg Pound Sequel To N.W.A. Movie
    Jul 9, 2015 at 05:52pm
    Upcoming N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" will have a sequel based on Tha Dogg Pound, said Daz Dillinger in a recent interview with VladTV. Daz said the sequel is tentatively called "DPG For Life."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Drake, Pharrell, Jaden Smith, Dr. Dre To Host Beats 1 Radio Shows
    Drake, Pharrell, Jaden Smith, Dr. Dre To Host Beats 1 Radio Shows
    Jun 25, 2015 at 03:47pm
    It's been rumored for a while that Drake and Pharrell would be contributing to Apple Music in one way or another, and the popular theory was that the artists would be contributing to a radio service provided by the company. This has all truned out to be true, as Zane Lowe (who made his way from BBC1, and will also host his own show) has revealed that Drake, Pharrell, Dr. Dre, Elton John, Disclosure and the one and only Jaden Smith will all have their own programs through Beats 1 Radio.
  • 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, Ice Cube & N.W.A Actors Cover The Hollywood Reporter Magazine
    Dr. Dre, Ice Cube & N.W.A Actors Cover The Hollywood Reporter Magazine
    Jul 22, 2015 at 04:16pm
    With the anticipated film about N.W.A, "Straight Outta Compton," hitting theatres on August 14th, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and the actors who play them grace the cover of the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Eminem To Appear On Zane Lowe's First Beats 1 Radio Show
    Eminem To Appear On Zane Lowe's First Beats 1 Radio Show
    Jun 25, 2015 at 02:12pm
    Zane Lowe and Eminem have created some good dialogue in the past, and they'll join forces once more for the inaugural Beats 1 show on the newly-launched Apple Music streaming service.  Zane Lowe's radio show is slated to go live this coming Tuesday, and Lowe teased fans about his Eminem interview with a picture on Instagram. Em will reportedly discuss the forthcoming film "Southpaw."
  • #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.
  • 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.
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