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“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 Jackso… More »

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 Dr. Dre has done with Compton, his first album in 16 years. Instead, he’s come back with something overwhelming. Compton is an album absolutely stuffed with music, with vast orchestratio… More »

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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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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

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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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
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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
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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
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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 i…
Peter Helman | July 11, 2015 - 12:51 pm
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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…
Peter Helman | June 29, 2015 - 7:50 pm
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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 a…
Caitlin White | June 25, 2015 - 10:38 am
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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…
James Rettig | May 24, 2015 - 1:11 pm
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 20, 2015 - 11:48 am
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