Dr. Dre Celebrates Beats Deal, Declares Himself ‘First Billionaire in Hip-Hop’

Dr. Dre and Tyrese

Dr. Dre is about to become a billionaire. Apple is reportedly in talks to purchase Beats Electronics, the company he co-founded with Jimmy Iovine, for $3.2 billion. But while an official deal has yet to be announced, the hip-hop mogul got the celebration started early. He partied with some of his homeboys including director F. Gary Gray and Tyrese, who posted the video to Facebook.

“They need to update the Forbes list. Shit just changed,” said Tyrese.

“In a big way,” added Dre. “The first billionaire in hip-hop right here from the motherfu**ing West Coast.”

According to Forbes, the deal would bump Dre’s net worth to around $800 million. While not quite enough to land on the Forbes 400, it would easily make him hip-hop’s wealthiest mogul, topping current champ Diddy by $100 million.

His fellow “Forbes Five” honoree congratulated him. “This is BIG! This is Historical! If anyone deserves it, it’s you! Congratulations Dr. Dre!” wrote Puff.

See Dre celebrate the billionaire-dollar news below.

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Ludacris, Tyrese, and Rita Ora Star in ‘Fast & Furious 6′ [Trailer]

Fast & Furious 6

Buckle up. Ludacris tears up the street once again in Fast & Furious 6, the sixth installment in the popular street-racing franchise. The 35-year-old rapper, whose new album Ludaversal is due this year, reprises his role as Tej Parker in the film, which aso stars Tyrese, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and more.

Rita Ora also makes her acting debut in the movie (look for her quick cameo as a flag girl at the 1:47 mark).

The movie speeds into theaters on May 24. Watch the extended trailer below.

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New Music: TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank) – ‘Sex Never Felt Better’

Sex Never Felt Better

It’s baby making season. TGT, the R&B supergroup comprised of Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank, make it official with the first single from their upcoming Atlantic Records debut. The fellas take it nice and slow, catering to the ladies on the seductive jam. “Girl, your body belongs to me/ I’ll be your sex slave,” sings Ginuwine before passing it off to Tyrese. Feel their passion.

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Video: Tyrese – ‘Best of Me’ [Starring Eva Marcille]

Tyrese and Eva Marcille

Tyrese sets off sparks with model-reality TV star Eva Marcille in the romantic video for “Best of Me,” the newest single off his 2011 album Open Invitation. The on-screen couple gets intimate in the kitchen, by the fireplace, and on the beach in the black-and-white clip, directed by Matt Alonzo.

The gorgeous Eva poses topless as Tyrese paints a portrait of her. The lovers take a stroll on the sand with a white horse and a charming Tyrese presents his girl with a puppy.

“As holiday season nears it’s time for cuddles, love, and hugs,” said Tyrese. “I had a vision for this video. I wanted to show images of love like you’ve never seen before—two people living in a world where nothing matters but the love they share. Eva Marcille was my best choice. Her grace, natural beauty, and confidence radiates love!”

Eva was grateful for the opportunity. “Working on this masterpiece with Tyrese was amazing,” she said. “He’s truly an artist and I’m honored to have been a part of his vision.”

Watch their love story unfold.

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Video: Tyrese – ‘Best of Me’ [Trailer]

Eva Marcille and Tyrese

Tyrese cozies up to model-reality TV star Eva Marcille in the video for “Best of Me,” the latest release from his 2011 album Open Invitation. The ladies man drops a trailer for the Matt Alonzo-directed clip, showing the gorgeous duo sharing romantic moments on the beach.

Since the trailer’s debut, Tyrese has been tweeting up a storm and shouting out his co-star, who he calls an “all natural beauty.”

The singer-actor has been keeping busy aside from music too. In February, he will release his second book Manology, which he co-penned with hip-hop legend Rev Run. He will also reprise his starring role as Roman Pearce in the blockbuster Fast and Furious 6, in theaters May 24.

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Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank Make TGT Group Official


Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank are bringing back “real R&B” by making their TGT supergroup official.

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Marsha Ambrosius and Tyrese Duet at ASCAP Awards

Marsha Ambrosius and Tyrese showed off their chemistry onstage while performing a tribute to Quincy Jones at the 25th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The pair dueted on a cover of the legendary producer’s 1989 classic “The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite),” earning praise from Q himself. Tyrese pulled off a Barry White baritone, while Marsha whispered sweet nothings in his ear.