Big Sean Names His Top 5 West Coast MC's Of All Time
For whatever reason, Billboard asked Detroit rapper Big Sean to list his top 5 West Coast emcees of all time. Sean is obviously a student of the game, and he's been listening to West Coast rap since an early age. He remembers getting into serious trouble for playing Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle at Thanksgiving dinner when he was 8 years old.
The Game "The Making Of The Documentary 2" Video
The Game's long-awaited album, The Documentary 2, just dropped and before he goes on to release The Documentary 2.5 at the end of the week, he has decided to release an actual "documentary," giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the recording sessions that went into his latest body of work.
Dr. Dre Feat. King Mez, JUSTUS "Talk About It" (Lyric Video)
Dr. Dre Feat. King Mez & JUSTUS
Dr. Dre hasn't been heavy with the visual content when it comes to his surprise album, Compton. Today he goes the lyric video route for the album's opener "Talk About It" featuring King Mez and JUSTUS. The big record is currently being pushed as an official single off Compton and vying for radio play-- would they have done better to release an official visual over a lyric video? We'll have to see if they follow it up with one.
The Game Gives Crips & Bloods History Lesson, Talks Working With Nas
The Game's NYC press tour ahead of The Documentary 2 continues as he sits down with Mass Appeal to discuss gang history in LA, what it was like working with Nas and Dr. Dre on the album, and much more. The Game explains why he doesn't just rock red ("I like blue. Shit is a cool color") and gives an awesome history lesson on the genesis of the Bloods vs Crips rivalry in Los Angeles, which dates back to 1972. He says he'll fold gang history into a skit on his album.
The Game On The Breakfast Club
Here goes yet another interview with The Game, this time coming from Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club. We do hear Game and the trio discuss a few similiar topics that were addressed during the Hot 97 interview, including the whole Karrueche Instagram debacle, when The Game stirred up some feelings, inadvertently, by 'liking' a few Karrueche pictures.
The Game On Hot 97
The Game is currently in NYC, as you might have noticed. The rapper is pumping out the press for his highly anticipated follow-up to his phenomenal debut, The Documentary. The album is slated for release on October 9th, and it was just revealed yesterday that The Documentary 2 is actually a double disc-- Game does reveal this at the end of this Hot 97 interview too.
Warren G On Hot 97
Warren G has a new EP out, to follow up 1994's Regulate...G Funk Era. Regulate...G Funk Era Pt. II dropped last week, and is heavy with the posthumous Nate Dogg features (as well as appearances from Too Short, E-40, Jeezy and Bun B). To promote the new project, the OG artist visited Hot 97's Ebro In The Morning and chopped it up with Ebro and Laura Stylez about the past and the present.
"Straight Outta Compton" Extended Preview
You listened to Dr. Dre's Compton: The Soundtrack, now watch this 11-minute extended preview of "Straight Outta Compton" courtesy of Noisey, with behind the scenes footage from shoots, footage from the film, and interviews with the actors, the original artists of N.W.A., and director of the film F. Gary Gray.
Dr. Dre Previews Song From "Compton" Album
To say Dr. Dre's upcoming studio album is long-awaited is an extreme understatement. The album has essentially become the Chinese Democracy of the rap game, and while it will finally arrive this week, it will be ditching it's original name of Detox, to the movie tie-in, Compton. In a new video from Beats 1 music, a few celebrities (including YG, DJ Quik, and Boogie) talk about their Compton roots, before a brand new Dr. Dre song plays, and this time, he's actually rapping! Check it out above. Do you think the album will live up to the hype?
BJ The Chicago Kid Discusses Working With Dr. Dre & Debut Album, "In My Mind"
BJ The Chicago Kid
BJ The Chicago Kid stopped by the HNHH office to give us a quick update on everything he has going on right now. The singer revealed that he's preparing his debut album, In My Mind, for a September or October release. He also touched on his contributions to Dr. Dre's Compton album ("you'll definitely hear my voice"), which will be available before the week's end.
DJ Whoo Kid 4/20 Interview With Tommy Chong
Yesterday, on 4/20, DJ Whoo Kid brought in stoner god Tommy Chong, one-half of comedy duo Cheech & Chong, to his Whoolywood Shuffle radio show. Cheech & Chong's 1978 comedy "Up in Smoke" has cemented its place in hip-hop, inspiring Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg's famed tour of the same name. Chong says the legacy of his stoner brand of comedy showed rappers like Dre & Snoop they "could be who they are."
Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Introduce "Straight Outta Compton" Extended Trailer
Ice Cube Feat. Dr. Dre
Recently a photo surfaced of Kendrick Lamar hanging out on the set of the "Straight Outta Compton" film, fueling rumors that K Dot might appear in the movie. While that has yet to be confirmed, he does make an appearance in the new trailer for the N.W.A biopic, which also features original N.W.A members Dr. Dre and Ice Cube driving around Compton.
Dr. Dre Appears In Total Slaughter Ad
Total Slaughter, the Shady Records-hosted battle rap event you've all been waiting for is now underway, and Dr. Dre has a few words on what to expect from the show.Hyping up the battle in a new clip, Dre gives us an aggressive preview of the lyrical onslaught we're about to witness, strangely reminiscent of a WWE wrestling commercial.
Eminem Brings Out Dr. Dre At Wembley Stadium
Eminem Feat. Dr. Dre
Before he kicks off his co-headlining "Monster Tour" alongside Rihanna next month, Eminem got a little practice Friday night when he headlined London's Wembley Stadium, becoming the first rapper ever to do so.
New Yorkers React To Dr.Dre 's Recent $3.2 Billion Dollar Deal
As you may be aware by this point, Apple is acquiring Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's extremely successful Beats By Dre headphones line for an astounding price of $3.2 billion-- more than its estimated worth, to say the least. Dr. Dre basically confirmed this with an Instagram video last night (watch that here).
Dr. Dre Celebrates Apple Buying Beats By Dre In Studio With Tyrese
Dr. Dre Feat. Tyrese
News began circulating yesterday that Apple was looking to acquire Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's Beats By Dre company for a cool $3.2 billion. Although the deal hasn't been publicly announced yet, Dre basically confirmed it will happen while chilling in the studio with Tyrese. He big ups himself as the first West Coast hip-hop billionaire. "The first billionaire from hip-hop, right motherfucking here from the West Coast.
50 Cent Feat. Trey Songz "Smoke" Video (Prod. By Dr. Dre)
50 Cent Feat. Trey Songz
24 hours after dropping "Smoke", his new single with Trey Songz, 50 Cent has offered the official visual (stream it here, if you wish).
Eminem Performs "Lose Yourself" At Beats By Dre Grammy Party
Beats By Dre hosted a pre-Grammy party last night, which house plenty of special guests, including the likes of Nas, Ice Cube, Dre himself, and of course, Eminem, who apparently stole the show with his performance of "Lose Yourself".Behold Eminem Performs "Lose Yourself" At Beats By Dre Grammy Party, a new offering from Eminem, which was released on Saturday, January 25th, 2014. Eminem's rap artistry continues to improve with every release, something which is most definitely evidenced on Eminem Performs "Lose Yourself" At Beats By Dre Grammy Party.
Kendrick Lamar & Dr. Dre Preview New Song In Beats By Dre Commercial
Kendrick Lamar Feat. Dr. Dre
Kendrick and Dre hit the studio together in this new Beats By Dre commercial promoting their Pill and new Pill XL. Now lets hope that we can hear this vicious record in its entirety soon.
Eminem's Zane Lowe Interview (Part 1)
Em sits down with the BBC's Zane Lowe to talk about his new project, "MMLPII," meeting Rick Rubin for the first time, and his relationship with Dr. Dre.Watch Eminem's Zane Lowe Interview (Part 1) - it's the latest video from Eminem, having dropped on Monday, November 18th, 2013. Eminem's musical situation is improving with every new release, and Eminem's Zane Lowe Interview (Part 1) will most definitely help the cause. It's a fine addition to the growing body of work Eminem has been developing since stepping foot in the game. We're looking forward to what Eminem has in store.