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Who knew a tweet from Weezy last December would unfold into the ugly soap opera that is Lil Wayne vs. Birdman? After nine months, three lawsuits, three spinoff dramas, direct verbal shots, social media shots, subliminal lyrical shots, actual gunshots, a hurled drink, two mixtapes, and an album, here we are. More »

“Remember JoJo?” To most of the Western world, that’s a reasonable question. Those who do recall Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque probably envision her as an adolescent, delivering the sleek acoustic R&B kiss-off “Leave (Get Out)” with poise and authority beyond her 13 years. That was 2004, and she followed it up two years later with… More »

Two seemingly contradictory reports from Billboard this week: Bro-country is over and Luke Bryan has another #1 album. Bro-country, as coined by Jody Rosen (then of New York Magazine), indicates “music by and of the tatted, gym-toned, party-hearty young American white dude.” Bryan has long been one of that scene’s dominant figures, the Alan Jackson… More »

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Dr. Dre – “Naked” (Feat. Marsha Ambrosius & Sly Piper)

Dr. Dre just came back this summer with Compton, a comeback album that was honestly much stronger than anything we had a right to expect.
Tom Breihan | November 9, 2015 - 8:43 am

Jerry Heller Sues Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Straight Outta Compton Producers For Defamation

In 1991, not long after he left N.W.A, Ice Cube ripped his old group apart on his scathing diss track "No Vaseline." But he saved…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Diddy, Jay Z, Drake Surpass Dr. Dre On Forbes’ Highest Paid Hip-Hop Acts List

Congratulations, Diddy! You are officially the highest-paid rapper in the world. Forbes published their list of the highest paid hip-hop acts in 2015 today, and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 22, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Dr. Dre: “I Apologize To The Women I’ve Hurt”

Dr. Dre has issued a statement to The New York Times today amid the resurfaced assault allegations that have followed in the wake of the…
James Rettig | August 21, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Early Straight Outta Compton Script Included Dee Barnes Assault

The main knock against Straight Outta Compton, the new N.W.A biopic that's become a runaway hit, is the way it whitewashes the histories of the…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2015 - 12:46 pm

Dee Barnes Reflects On Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre Assault

Dee Barnes was a member of West Coast hip-hop duo Body & Soul, and she used to host the rap-centric Fox series Pump It Up!,…
Chris DeVille | August 18, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Interview N.W.A

It turns out that the rumored N.W.A reunion is happening. It's just that the surviving members of the legendary rap group aren't playing shows; they're…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2015 - 10:50 am

Dr. Dre Discusses Assault Allegations: “I Made Some Fucking Horrible Mistakes”

N.W.A.'s Dr. Dre and Ice Cube will grace the cover of this month's issue of Rolling Stone, which hits stands this coming Friday. Though their…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 12, 2015 - 5:57 pm

Livestream The Straight Outta Compton Panel Discussion

The monolithic, ubiquitous Straight Outta Compton promotional campaign is almost over -- the movie hits theaters this Friday. But first, here's a little more hype.
Chris DeVille | August 11, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Premature Evaluation: Dr. Dre Compton

When an important artist disappears for years on end, the fear is always that the artist will finally return with something underwhelming. That's not what…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2015 - 3:25 pm

Stream Dr. Dre Compton

After 16 years of waiting (and not Detoxing), Dr. Dre’s new album is finally upon us. The Beats co-founder first announced Compton, inspired by the…
Peter Helman | August 6, 2015 - 7:48 pm

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…
Peter Helman | August 1, 2015 - 7:46 pm

Straight Outta Compton: The Stereogum Review

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…
Collin Robinson | July 31, 2015 - 2:04 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…
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."…
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…
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…
Peter Helman | July 11, 2015 - 12:51 pm
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