Dr. Dre

Sep
23
Dr. Dre Tops Forbes Cash Kings 2014 List

Dr. Dre

It ain’t nuthin’ but a ‘G’ thang for Dr. Dre. The hip-hop mogul reigns atop Forbes 2014 Hip-Hop Cash Kings list.

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Jul
11
Eminem Brings Out Dr. Dre at Wembley Stadium

Eminem

Eminem made hip-hop history by becoming the first rapper to headline Wembley Stadium in London on Friday night.

Following sets from Danny Brown and Odd Future, the Detroit icon performed hit after hit during his first of two shows at the 90,000-capacity venue, his first London show since 2001.

But the highlight of the evening was when he brought out his mentor, Dr. Dre. The billionaire Beats founder joined him for his classics including “Still D.R.E.,” “Next Episode,” “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang,” and “Forgot About Dre.”

Starting August 7, Em will tour stadiums in the U.S. with Rihanna on his three-city “Monster Tour,” which kicks off at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Watch the rap gods share the stage.

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Jun
20
New Music: Marsha Ambrosius f/ Dr. Dre – ‘Stronger’

Stronger

He may be a billionaire, but Dr. Dre hasn’t turned his back on music. Following the sale of Beats by Dre to Apple for $3 billion, the hip-hop tycoon returns to the scene on Marsha Ambrosius’ “Stronger,” a cover of Sade’s “Love Is Stronger Than Pride.”

As he numbs the pain with gin and juice, the former N.W.A. member reflects on his rocky relationship. “If I’m losing you, then I refuse to win / Went from friendship with benefits, you losing your innocence,” he spits on his gangsta verse.

The song will appear on Marsha’s sophomore album Friends & Lovers, which also features contributions from Charlie Wilson, Pop & Oak, Da Internz, and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League (tracklisting below).

Hear Dre step back to the mic.

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Jun
19
Rap-Up TV: Marsha Ambrosius Talks Visual Album, ‘Detox,’ & Kanye West

On July 15, Marsha Ambrosius will release her sophomore album Friends & Lovers featuring production from Pop & Oak, Da Internz, Eric Hudson, and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.

The gifted singer-songwriter, who’s worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Dr. Dre, recently sat down with Rap-Up TV to discuss her famous collaborators and the follow-up to her 2011 debut, which she calls her “baby.”

“It’s been a tedious, very rewarding journey as far as creating the album, but that’s what I do. I make albums,” she said. “I had to live and breathe this, whether that was the heartache, whether that was getting over it, whether that was lust, love, fuck, love, whatever it was, I had to be there. For me, that’s what I’ve been enjoying the most is living it.”

She also revealed that every song on the album will have a visual starting with the single “Run.” “I have to make a movie surrounding this album. Everything’s gonna have a video. Everything will have a story behind it. It really is the sequel to what Late Nights & Early Mornings was. Late Nights & Early Mornings resulted in some Friends & Lovers.”

In addition to working on her album, she has been back in the studio with Dr. Dre. “This is our seventh year. We went to Hawaii just before the end of last year for a couple of weeks and got to really cram in with the production team that he’s got going now, Focus and the squad, so we’ve been working. You’ll get to slowly see the work.”

But if you’re still waiting for Detox, don’t hold your breath. “Detox was a title that was thrown around so many years ago,” said Marsha. “There’s so many other things in the works for you to not have to be concerned about anyone detoxing. It sounds like a fitness center now. No. You’ll see something else.”

Plus, she’s collaborated with her longtime friend Kanye West. “I don’t know what it’s for, but there’s a couple of things floating around. You’ll hear them soon.”

Jun
18
Dr. Dre and Ice Cube Reveal Cast of N.W.A. Biopic

N.W.A.

While the Aaliyah movie stirs up controversy, the N.W.A. biopic is moving on as planned. Dr. Dre and Ice Cube have revealed the first photo of the cast of Universal’s upcoming film Straight Outta Compton, based on the story of the West Coast rap group.

Dre will be played by Corey Hawkins (Iron Man 3), Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. will fill in for his famous father, and Jason Mitchell (Broken City, Contraband) will take on the role of the late Eazy-E.

Cube and Dre posed alongside the actors and director F. Gary Gray.

“Finally found the cast for the NWA movie. Me, Gary Gray, Dre w/ Cube, Eazy & Dre #StraightOuttaCompton coming 8/14/15,” tweeted Cube.

Straight Outta Compton hits theaters on August 14, 2015. Production is set to begin this summer.

Jun
11
Dr. Dre Is Working on Kendrick Lamar’s New Album

Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre may be a billionaire, but he hasn’t abandoned music. Apple’s newest employee is working on Kendrick Lamar’s upcoming album.

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May
28
Apple Buys Dr. Dre’s Beats for $3 Billion

Jimmy Iovine, Tim Cook, Dr. Dre, and Eddy Cue

It’s official. Nearly three weeks after initial reports, Apple has agreed to acquire Beats Electronics and Beats Music, founded in 2008 by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

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