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The Grammys are on a Monday this year. Sunday is Valentine’s Day and Monday is Presidents’ Day, so the Grammy people figured they’d be better off putting the ceremony at the end of the long weekend. And as it turns out, that means music fans don’t have to choose between the Grammys and Martin Scorsese… More »

This time last year we were perturbed with the Grammys for generating a slate of 2015 nominees that honored a bunch of mediocre white musicians at the expense of black excellence. Even within the bizarre and outmoded musical value system that is the Grammys, it felt like a regression. So it’s especially surprising that the… More »

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap’s biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition to see who could claim rap’s top spot. Drake released two album-length projects in 2015, insisting that neither one was a proper album even though both of them cost actual… More »

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Dr. Dre Starring In First Original Apple Series Vital Signs

The marriage between Dr. Dre and Apple continues on merrily. It seems the returns from that $3 billion Beats deal just keep rolling in. According…
Collin Robinson | February 12, 2016 - 1:50 pm

Dr. Dre – Back To Business (Feat. T.I., Justus, Victoria Monét, & Sly Piper)

Dr. Dre's Beats 1 show The Pharmacy returned for its episode of 2016 today. Dre has used the show to debut unreleased material before, and…
Peter Helman | January 9, 2016 - 7:56 pm

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
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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

The 10 Best Vanity Rap Dynasties

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
Collin Robinson | September 9, 2015 - 11:36 am
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The Week In Pop: JoJo, A Pop Star For The Post-Hits Era

"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…
Chris DeVille | August 27, 2015 - 4:47 pm
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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
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The Week In Pop: Bro-Country Is Temporary, But Luke Bryan Is Forever

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…
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2015 - 2:54 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…
Peter Helman | August 1, 2015 - 7:46 pm
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