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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 Jackso… More »

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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

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

Kendrick Lamar Announces Engagement, Reveals Origin Of Tupac Interview On The Breakfast Club

Kendrick Lamar's pivotal album To Pimp A Butterfly has his name back on everyone's lips, but his career isn't the only thing that's reached another…
Caitlin White | April 3, 2015 - 1:49 pm

Trent Reznor “Playing A Major Role” In Developing Apple’s Streaming Music Service

When Apple purchased Beats last year for $3.2 billion, and then…
James Rettig | March 25, 2015 - 8:27 pm

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 i…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2015 - 9:00 am

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…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2014 - 11:37 am

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 a…
Chris DeVille | September 23, 2014 - 3:25 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | September 9, 2014 - 3:07 pm

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 appreciatio…
James Rettig | August 5, 2014 - 9:51 am

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…
James Rettig | July 12, 2014 - 11:53 am

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
Miles Bowe | June 18, 2014 - 5:50 pm

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
Chris DeVille | May 28, 2014 - 5:11 pm

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 i…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2014 - 9:26 am

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 eve…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2013 - 9:22 am

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…
Chris DeVille | December 4, 2013 - 1:56 pm

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.
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,…
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
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
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'…
Lauretta Charlton | June 26, 2012 - 11:54 am