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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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 12, 2014

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 tha… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 23, 2014

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

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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / July 12, 2014

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… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 18, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 28, 2014

Apple Reportedly In Talks To Buy Beats For $3.2 Billion

Dr. Dre is one of the richest men in rap right now, even though it's been years since he was actively making rap music in any capacity. He's piling up all that cash because Beats By Dre, the headphones line he co-founded with Interscope head Jimmy Iovine in 2008, has gone supernova, selling a shit-to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 9, 2014

Watch Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar Preview A New Song In Beats By Dre Commercial

We're about to make it to the end of a calendar year in which none of the Black Hippy dudes released a new album even though they seemed to dominate rap in some very important ways. And now Kendrick Lamar has ascended to the place where he shows up in TV commercials, which is good… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2013

Beats Music Launching Next Month

News of Trent Reznor's involvement in a streaming service from Beats By Dre -- "a platform in which the machine and the human would collide more intimately," per Reznor -- has been circulating for well over a year now, and it looks like those plans are finally coming to fruition. In a letter posted… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 4, 2013

The Chronic Turns 20

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2012

The 25 Highest Paid Musicians Of 2012

All this talk about how musicians aren't making any money? It's nonsense! Oh sure, your Grizzly Bears and David Lowerys may be barely scraping by, but that doesn't mean everyone has had to sell off the place in the Hamptons just because of Spotify's crummy royalty rates. Today, Forbes published their… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 29, 2012

Kendrick Lamar – “Compton” (Feat. Dr. Dre)

Compton native Kendrick Lamar and mentor Dr. Dre trade bars in the leering, far-out "Compton," a Just Blaze production from the forthcoming good kid, m.A.A.d city (previously we've heard "Swimming Pools (Drank)" and "Westside, Right On Time"). Dre, as you may remember, also shows up on "The Recipe" which will close out… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 2, 2012

Rick Ross – “3 Kings” (Feat. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z)

Earlier tonight, Rick Ross dropped the latest single from God Forgives, I Don't -- a release from which we've already heard "Hold Me Back", "So Sophisticated" and "Touch'N You" -- the Dre/Jay-featuring "3 Kings." It's arguably the most anticipated cut of the release; it's either that or "Diced Pineapples," which I don't… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 19, 2012

The Top 20 Albums We’ve Been Waiting For Forever

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. For more than two… More »

By: Lauretta Charlton / June 26, 2012

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their second fest go-around. John Fogerty joined the Black Keys, Annie Clark of St. Vincent sang with Andrew Bird, and Thom Yorke came out during Modeselektor's set to… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 23, 2012

Tupac Hologram Cost >$100k, Might Go On Tour

Despite all the big reunions and starmaking performances, the real takeaway from this year's Coachella festival is that Dr. Dre, as part of his Sunday night headlining set, actually commissioned a motherfucking life-size hologram of the late Tupac Shakur, dead nearly 16 years now, to come out and perform, a WTF stunt that absolutely got… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2012

Watch The Weeknd, Snoop & Dre (& Holographic Tupac), Real Estate, Santigold, And Jeff Mangum Play Coachella 2012

Weekend one of Coachella is a wrap, and in the resulting detox from Sunday's action, we've got a fresh batch of archived sets to point you towards. Now online are full sets from the Weeknd (his US debut), Santigold, Real Estate, and Dr. Dre and Snoop, which featured an unholy group of guests (Eminem, Kendrick… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 16, 2012

Hologram Of Nate Dogg To Play Coachella

TMZ reports that Coachella will broadcast -- is that the word for it? -- a hologram of Nate Dogg during this weekend's festival, and that hologram will re-enact several of the late rapper and singer's songs. Apparently, this has some precedent; five Mariah Carey holograms were used for a concert simulcast last year,… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 12, 2012
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