Dr. Dre

Apr
30
Dr. Dre, Diddy, & Rick Ross Interested in Buying Clippers

Dr. Dre and Diddy

The Clippers are not up for sale just yet, but the buyers are already lining up. Some of hip-hop’s biggest stars including Dr. Dre, Diddy, and Rick Ross have all expressed interest in purchasing the Los Angeles team.

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Jan
25
Eminem, Dr. Dre, Diddy, & Nas Bring Hip-Hop Playlist to Life at Beats Music Launch

Eminem and Dr. Dre

The decade’s biggest hip-hop stars gathered under one roof as Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine hosted the launch of Beats Music during Grammy weekend on Friday night. For over an hour, L.A.’s Belasco Theater was transformed into a hip-hop head’s dream as a ’90s rap playlist was brought to life curated by Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg.

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Jan
10
Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar Party in Vegas for CES

Kendrick Lamar

Dr. Dre closed out CES with a bang, hosting Beats by Dr. Dre’s exclusive after-party at LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Thursday night. After showcasing the latest products from Beats Electronics, the hip-hop icon celebrated with will.i.am, Skylar Grey, and Washington Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall.

DJ Axwell provided the evening’s soundtrack, while Kendrick Lamar took the stage to perform his hits including “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” and “m.A.A.d city.”

TDE is looking forward to another big year. ScHoolboy Q will drop his album Oxymoron on February 25, while Kendrick is back in the lab working on his sophomore album.

Meanwhile, Dre is gearing up for this month’s launch of Beats Music’s music subscription service, which will compete with Rhapsody, Spotify, and Rdio.

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Dec
6
Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar Preview New Song in Beats by Dre Ad

Kendrick Lamar

Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar are adding some boom to the holidays. The hip-hop icon and his protégé cook up a new collaboration in a commercial for Beats by Dr. Dre.

The West Coast kingpins hit the studio at 4 a.m. to work on a new track, but Kendrick is just not feeling it, so they decide to break and resume later. The “Poetic Justice” MC takes a trip to the barbershop to play the new song on his Pill speaker, while Dre listens to it at home on his Pill XL.

After figuring out what’s missing from the track, Dre gives Kendrick a call and they get back to work. Dre adds some drums and K-Dot lays down some fiery bars to complete the song.

Get a taste of their explosive collabo below.

UPDATE: The three-minute director’s cut has been added.

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Jun
30
Snoop Dogg Brings Out Dr. Dre, Future, Wiz Khalifa, & Ace Hood in L.A.

California knows how to party thanks to Snoop Dogg. The West Coast rapper served up the soundtrack to Saturday night while closing out the BET Experience at the Staples Center in L.A.

Following performances from ScHoolboy Q, Miguel, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar, Snoop proved why he’s an O.G. in the game, performing his classics and bringing out several surprise guests.

Dr. Dre joined him for “The Next Episode,” Future followed with “Same Damn Time,” and Ace Hood performed his street anthem “Bugatti.” Trinidad James turned the stage gold with his hit and Problem had the crowd singing along to “Like Whaaat.”

Snoop and Warren G paid tribute to Nate Dogg with “Ain’t No Fun,” and Tha Dogg Pound served up their West Coast hits. Wiz Khalifa also lit up the stage with his fellow smoker for “Young, Wild & Free.”

Blaze up more footage from Snoop’s surprise-filled set below.

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Jun
28
Dr. Dre Presents Kendrick Lamar with ASCAP Vanguard Award

Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre

Kendrick Lamar was honored with the Vanguard Award at the 26th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills last night. Dr. Dre presented his Compton protégé with the award, which has been given to the Beastie Boys, Janelle Monáe, and Santigold in the past.

“Kendrick Lamar is a class act,” said Dre as he took the podium at the Beverly Hilton. “I’m proud to know him. I’m proud to work with him and he is an important part of the new generation of hip-hop, and it’s definitely continuing the legacy of Compton.”

The T.D.E. rapper made his way to the stage in a red hoodie to accept his award and pose for photos with his mentor.

Watch Dre honor K-Dot below.

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May
18
Dr. Dre Speaks at USC Commencement Ceremony

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine

USC’s graduating class of 2013 got a special visit from a doctor during their commencement ceremony on Friday. Interscope Records chairman Jimmy Iovine introduced Dr. Dre during the end of his speech.

“Walking around USC today it seems like everyone’s a doctor, which is funny ’cause I brought my partner here today, who also happens to be a doctor. So in the words of the great Slim Shady, will the real Dr. Dre please stand up and join me on stage?” said Iovine to Dre, who was seated in the audience with his wife.

Dre took the podium to say a few words. “Make some noise Trojans!” said the hip-hop legend, who donated $70 million to start an academy with Iovine at USC. “I am excited and I am proud to now be a member of the Trojan family. I would also like to say congratulations to the University of Southern California’s Class of 2013.”

The Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation will provide a special four-year program for undergraduates whose interests span several fields from marketing to computer science to visual design and other arts.

Iovine closed with some parting words from his “favorite poet” R. Kelly. “Today is your remix to ‘Ignition,’ you’re hot and fresh out the kitchen,” he told the students before receiving laughs and a standing ovation.

Watch footage from the commencement address below.

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