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Straight Outta Compton, the new movie about N.W.A., once dubbed the world’s most dangerous group, strives for (and achieves) historical accuracy, but rarely offers any new insight. The film is pistols and palm trees, colors and cops, all surrounding a larger-than-life group whose indelible songs regaled with every gritty detail. The biopic spans the year… More »

Last month, Dr. Dre ended up on the top of a Forbes list of the year’s highest-earning musicians — this while releasing virtually no music. Dre is up there because of his Beats By Dre headphones line: expensive, reportedly-kinda-crappy ear goggles that are marketed almost entirely on Dre’s name. Dre is able to rake i… More »

In the June 2, 2012 issue of the NME, Kevin Shields said the long-awaited third album from My Bloody Valentine –- the first since 1991’s classic Loveless –- is imminent. The UK mag quotes Shields as saying the album will be released “sooner rather than later,” perhaps even this year.

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Dr. Dre Announces New Album Compton: The Soundtrack, Explains Why Detox Never Came Out

A few days ago, Ice Cube said that the soundtrack to the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton was coming soon and would be a new Dr. Dre album “inspired by Compton.” Now, as Pitchfork points out, Dr. Dre has just officially announced his third solo album Compton: The Soundtrack on his Beats 1 radio… More »

By: Peter Helman / August 1, 2015 - 7:46 pm

Ice Cube Says Dr. Dre’s Straight Outta Compton Soundtrack Is Coming This Week, Is Basically A New Dre Album

During a stop by Philadelphia radio station Power 99 this morning to promote the new N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, Ice Cube let slip some big news about the movie’s Dr. Dre-curated soundtrack. We already knew it was set to feature new music from Dre plus Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. Now we know it’s coming… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 29, 2015 - 1:19 pm

N.W.A Reunion Tour Rumored With Eminem As Honorary Member

UPDATE: A rep for Dr. Dre and Eminem tells Rolling Stone they have “no plans to tour together either solo or with N.W.A.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Check Out Marvel Comics Versions Of Classic Hip-Hop Album Covers

Earlier this year, a few Marvel Comics issues worked Run The Jewels’ fist-and-gun logo into their covers. Now, Marvel is diving even deeper into the world of hip-hop with a series of over 50 variant covers inspired by various classic and contemporary rap albums. “For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged i… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 14, 2015 - 10:14 pm

Straight Outta Compton Soundtrack Has Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem

The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which includes Ice Cube and Dr. Dre as producers, is coming out next month. As MTV reports, Dre is also curating the soundtrack, which includes Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and new material by Dre himself. “Dr. Dre, it took him 15 years to step out and say, ‘I want to… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 11, 2015 - 12:51 pm

AC/DC Finally Coming To Streaming Services Tomorrow

AC/DC are old school. They only started selling their music on iTunes three years ago, and up until now, they had resisted the lure of Spotify. But even AC/DC can’t hold out against the rising tide of streaming forever, and according to the New York Times, anonymous sources close to the band have confirmed that… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 29, 2015 - 7:50 pm

St. Vincent, Josh Homme, Disclosure Hosting Beats 1 Radio Shows

Apple Music already poached Zane Lowe to help establish their new internet radio component, Beats 1. The company also signed on Drake and Pharrell as DJs, but even more artists have been added to the company’s roster. More »

By: Caitlin White / June 25, 2015 - 10:38 am

Dr. Dre – “2Nite” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jeremih)

Rumor has it that someone out there is sitting on a veritable treasure trove on unreleased rap tracks, just waiting for the right time to leak them. Allegedly, that’s been the source of the recent Drake leaks, and the Kendrick Lamar/Lady Gaga one as well. And there’s apparently even more where that came from. The… More »

By: James Rettig / May 24, 2015 - 1:11 pm

Spotify Has Compiled The Ultimate 4/20 Playlist

In honor of today’s… err… holiday, Spotify has compiled a list of all of the songs most frequently included on 4/20-themed playlists, along with a few other fun facts. According to Spotify, 75 percent of the 40,000+ 4/20 playlists on the site were created by men, and unsurprisingly, the most-streamed 4/20 track is Cypress Hill’… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 20, 2015 - 11:48 am

Kendrick Lamar Announces Engagement, Reveals Origin Of Tupac Interview On The Breakfast Club

Kendrick Lamar’s pivotal album To Pimp A Butterfly has his name back on everyone’s lips, but his career isn’t the only thing that’s reached another level. In an interview with the Breakfast Club the Compton rapper confirmed that he’s engaged to longtime girlfriend Whitney Alford. The two have been dating since high school and Lamar… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 3, 2015 - 1:49 pm

Trent Reznor “Playing A Major Role” In Developing Apple’s Streaming Music Service

When Apple purchased Beats last year for $3.2 billion, and then… More »

By: James Rettig / March 25, 2015 - 8:27 pm

Watch The Red Band Trailer For N.W.A Biopic Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton, the forthcoming N.W.A biopic, has been in the news a lot lately, but it hasn’t been for good reasons. Suge Knight is in prison right now because he allegedly killed someone in a hit-and-run on the movie set. But the movie is still on the way, and dark context aside, it look… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015 - 9:00 am

Dr. Dre Made More Money This Year Than Any Musician Ever

Dr. Dre topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid hip-hop acts a few months back, and now the financial mag has named Dre the world’s richest musician overall, a conclusion that should surprise no one after Dre and Jimmy Iovine sold their Beats empire to Apple for $3 billion this year. Thanks largely to that Apple… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 12, 2014 - 11:37 am

Dr. Dre Handily Tops Forbes’ Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts 2014 List

Dr. Dre was out here declaring himself hip-hop’s first billionaire before Apple’s $3 billion purchase of Beats was even confirmed, so it should come as no surprise that he easily coasted to the top of Forbes’ latest hip-hop money list. According to Forbes, Dre netted $620 million in the past year, more than 10 time… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 23, 2014 - 3:25 pm

U2 Release Free Album Songs Of Innocence And Debut “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” At Apple Event

U2 just pulled a Beyoncé plus a Jay Z. As of a few minutes ago, the band’s new album Songs Of Innocence was delivered for free to all iTunes customers, just after U2 performed new single “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” on stage at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Until mid-October, all iTunes users will… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 9, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Watch Chris Pratt Flawlessly Rap Eminem’s “Forgot About Dre” Verse Much To DJ’s Surprise

Parks And Recreation and recent Guardians Of The Galaxy star Chris Pratt was interviewed by the radio program Whoolywood Shuffle and talked about his appreciation for Eminem’s Slim Shady LP and Dre’s Chronic 2001, which he said he listened to every day while living out of a van with his friend in Maui. When he… More »

By: James Rettig / August 5, 2014 - 9:51 am

Watch Dr. Dre Join Eminem At Wembley Last Night

Eminem was joined on stage last night by Dr. Dre at London’s Wembley Stadium at the first of two sold-out shows that were scheduled after the rapper was deemed “too offensive” for last week’s British Summer Time festival. Em and his mentor ran through a bunch of songs, including including “Still D.R.E.,” “Nuthin’ But a… More »

By: James Rettig / July 12, 2014 - 11:53 am

Here’s The Cast Of NWA Biopic Straight Outta Compton

After the production-hell delays on biopics about Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, it is kind of a relief to hear that the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton is right on schedule and has the full support of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. And now, the film’s main cast has been announced. Ice Cube will be… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 18, 2014 - 5:50 pm

Apple Confirms Beats Purchase For $3 Billion

Apple purchasing Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s Beats empire has reportedly been in the works since earlier this month, and Dre’s dopey video with Tyrese all but confirmed it. Now it’s officially official: USA Today reports that Apple has purchased Beats Electronics for $3 billion, of which $400 million will vest over time. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 28, 2014 - 5:11 pm
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