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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 i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2012 - 5:10 pm

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 list of 2012’s highest-paid… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 29, 2012 - 3:40 pm

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 the record. Hear… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 2, 2012 - 9:23 am

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 know anything about,… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 19, 2012 - 8:16 pm

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.

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By: Lauretta Charlton / June 26, 2012 - 11:54 am

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 perform “Shipwreck.” The… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

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 - 10:19 am

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 - 9:38 am

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, and I… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 12, 2012 - 5:15 pm

Kendrick Lamar – “The Recipe” (Feat. Dr. Dre)

Dr. Dre might not have too much to do with the current rap landscape, but he’s been singing the praises of the katana-sharp young Compton MC Kendrick Lamar since before most of us ever heard of him. And now that Kendrick is a part of Dre’s Aftermath roster, he’s got a rare Dre appearance o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2012 - 11:31 am

Ten Hip-Hop Albums That Would Make Great Performances

Somehow, billing an artist to play their most famous release, exclusively, got super vogue all of the sudden. Nas did Illmatic. Erykah Badu did Baduizm. A Tribe Called Quest did Midnight Marauders. So, yeah, some good stuff got covered, but what else is there? In appreciation of the ever-strong Rock The Bells festival series, and… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 7, 2011 - 12:45 pm

Is Dr. Dre “Kush” The 1st Single From Detox?

It looks like “Kush,” the supposed leaked track from Detox, is now an official part of the release. HipHopDX quotes a Dr. Dre interview with Power 106:

It got leaked, and it was a version of it that I wasn’t really happy about. But we’re gonna go ahead and push it and put… More »

By: jessica / November 16, 2010 - 5:34 pm

Dr. Dre – “Under Pressure” (Feat. Jay-Z)

If you can be patient enough to sit through the numerous N.M.C. tags — and if you’ve been waiting all this time to hear music from Dre’s near-mythically delayed Detox, patience you have — then soldier on for this stream of “Under Pressure,” Dre’s new album track with a guest drop by Jay-Z. The Dr. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 16, 2010 - 5:14 pm

Dr. Dre For Dr. Pepper

You can hear beats from the long-delayed Detox in the cola’s new “Trust Me, I’m A Doctor” ad campaign. In his spot, Dre claims “scientific tests prove when you drink Dr. Pepper slow, the 23 flavors taste even better.” Watch and learn. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 29, 2009 - 12:11 pm

Eminem’s Relapse Is Just What The Doctor Ordered (Sorry)

Its album cover is a portrait of Marshall Mathers made out of pills, with title and street date (5/19) displayed on the prescription label. The first clever thing Eminem’s done in years? Take a look at NahRight. May cause dizziness, sexual nightmares, and sleep crime. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 21, 2009 - 1:49 pm

New Eminem Video – “We Made You”

In this first Relapse clip, Slim Shady picks up where he left off, lampooning all the pop culture touchstones of 2005. Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson … no one’s safe! There’s even a Rain Man parody! They must be saving the pet rock jokes for the director’s cut. Watch it at Videogum. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 7, 2009 - 11:04 am

N.W.A. Get A Biopic

New Line is developing Straight Outta Compton, a movie about controversial rap group N.W.A. EW reports that the film’s producers (among them Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Wright) are “actively searching for a director along the lines of Curtis Hanson (8 Mile).” Which is exciting news, but whatever happened to Welcome Back,More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 9, 2009 - 10:55 am

New Eminem – “Number One”

You guys all have watched the TRL finale on your DVR so many times by now so I don’t need to tell you that when Marshall Mathers made his appearance at the MTV studios, he said you could expect his Relapse LP in early ’09. TRL & Marshall Mathers? I just published this post from… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 5, 2008 - 10:14 am

New Eminem – “I’m Having A Relapse”

Kanye and his 808’s & Heartbreak auto-tune have been taking up a lot of space on the site recently, but that doesn’t mean Eminem isn’t still alive. In fact, the once-retired rapper reportedly has a new album, a followup to 2004’s Encore, on the way. It’s called Relapse, and supposedly the majority was produced by… More »

By: brandon / October 16, 2008 - 11:05 am

Klaxons Turn To The Chronic

Poor NME. Just months after the rag coined a new genre for their present poster boys, said band is set to switch up its game. Klaxons are looking to branch out into the sweet rhythm & blues, and so naturally they’re turning to … Snoop and Dre? Via MTV UK:”We would very much like to… More »

By: Stereogum / February 7, 2007 - 4:00 pm