1. Dr. Dre Announces 'Compton: A Soundtrack' Release Date & Pre-Order Details

    August 01, 2015 8:32 PM EDT Dr. Dre has announced a release date for his new album, Compton: A Soundtrack . The rapper revealed details about the record on his Beats 1 radio show, The Pharmacy , on Saturday, Aug. 1. Compton: A Soundtrack will be available very soon: It will be released on iTunes and Apple…

  2. Ice Cube Says Dr. Dre's 'Straight Outta Compton'-Inspired Album Is Dropping This Week

    July 29, 2015 11:03 AM EDT New music from Dr. Dre (!) is, according to longtime collaborator Ice Cube , coming much sooner than expected. The Hollywood Reporter Cover: Dr. Dre, Ice Cube Break Silence on N.W.A Movie, Suge Knight's Murder Charge and a Reunion Tour Plan In a new interview with Philadelphia's…

  3. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Dr. Dre's 'Chronic' Returns After Over 20 Years

    July 10, 2015 10:04 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 chart ( dated July 18 ), rapper Meek Mill scored his first No. 1 album, as Dreams Worth More Than Money opened atop the tally. It moved 246,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 5, according to Nielsen Music. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the…

  4. Eminem Unveils Action-Packed Mini-Movie for 'Southpaw' Track 'Phenomenal'

    July 03, 2015 11:46 AM EDT Eminem has unveiled an action-packed music video for his bold new Southpaw song "Phenomenal." Eminem and Gwen Stefani Collaborated on 'Southpaw' Track 'Kings Never Die': Listen Clocking in at over seven minutes, the stunt-heavy mini-movie features the Detroit…

  5. BET Experience 2015: N.W.A Reunites, Kendrick Lamar Gives Commanding Performance in L.A.

    June 28, 2015 11:58 AM EDT Maybe Dr. Dre didn't join Ice Cube , MC Ren and DJ Yella for the highly anticipated N.W.A. reunion. But rap fans were treated to another history-making event -- the legend-building ascendance of Kendrick Lamar -- at the third and final Staples Center concert of BET Experience at L.A.…

  6. 50 Cent Signs 'Power' Star Rotimi to G-Unit, Drops 'Lotto' Single

    June 19, 2015 2:11 PM EDT The G-Unit roster added a new member yesterday (June 18) as 50 Cent announced singer and actor Rotimi has joined the clique. The New Jersey native stars in the second season of the Starz show Power , alongside 50, who also produces the hit program. 50 Cent Brings Out Star Guests for '…

  7. Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Named as Defendants in Lawsuit Against Suge Knight: Report

    June 03, 2015 8:50 PM EDT Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are surely wishing they'd never met Suge Knight. On top of the years of beef, the former N.W.A. rappers are now included in a lawsuit over Knight's alleged murder running over actor Terry Carter in a fast food restaurant parking lot.  Suge Knight Hires Former…

  8. Drake, Pharrell Williams Confirmed for Apple's Music Service (Minus That $19 Million Payday)

    June 01, 2015 3:31 PM EDT Apple’s revamped music service -- expected to be unveiled during Apple’s 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference next week (June 8-12) -- has at least two confirmed faces: Drake and Pharrell Williams , according to multiple sources familiar with negotiations. Billboard first reported the news in…

  9. Janelle Monae, Jim James & More Stars Reveal Their Most Recent Reads

    May 22, 2015 3:30 PM EDT Death Cab for Cutie ’s Ben Gibbard Right now I am reading Karl Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle . It’s an autobiography about a guy who nobody really knows. He’s not famous, at least he wasn’t famous when he wrote this book, and he’s just writing about his life with this unbelievable transparency…

  10. All Sync'ed Up: Why Yogi's 'Burial' Is Music's Summer Blockbuster

    April 21, 2015 1:29 PM EDT "Burial," a hip-hop-EDM anthem from Yogi and Pusha-T, has scored spots in the trailers for the 'Entourage' movie and HBO's new show, 'Ballers.' Few artists can straddle hip-hop and dance music without alienating either fan base, but Yogi , an anonymous…

  11. Man Run Over By Suge Knight Says He Punched Ex-Rap Mogul

    April 13, 2015 11:32 PM EDT A man who Marion "Suge" Knight ran over told authorities he was mad at the former rap music mogul and punched him through the window of the truck before an encounter that left his friend dead. Cle "Bone" Sloan testified Monday about the day he and friend Terry Carter were…

  12. Suge Knight Due Back in Court For Hearing in Murder Case

    April 13, 2015 3:56 AM EDT Marion "Suge" Knight is due back in court for a hearing in which prosecutors will detail some of their evidence in a murder case against the former rap music mogul. A judge will determine whether there is enough evidence to support murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges…

  13. Listen to Tyler, the Creator's 'Smuckers' Collab with Kanye West and Lil Wayne

    April 13, 2015 2:01 AM EDT Tyler, the Creator’s new album Cherry Bomb has just arrived and its big talking point -- a collaboration with Kanye West and Lil Wayne  -- has quickly found its way onto YouTube. It’s been less than a week since the 24-year-old rapper announced his fourth album was in the bag and ready to…

  14. A First Look at Jay Z's Tidal: Definitely Young, Probably Promising

    March 31, 2015 3:28 PM EDT Is Tidal worth 20 bucks a month? Overall, Tidal has the starting framework of what could be an interesting and engaging artist-led and backed company. With the product as-is, Spotify or Apple launching a lossless quality tier could make Tidal irrelevant-- but for one major thing: superstar…

  15. Apple's Beats Music Reboot Rumors Surface: Android App, Launch This Summer

    February 05, 2015 8:34 AM EST Apple watchdog 9 To 5 Mac has published a report , based on information from "multiple sources within Apple and the music industry," that goes inside the tech giant's nascent streaming service. It's the first (believable) information on the fate of Beats Music the public…

  16. Suge Knight Case: Detectives Review Video to Find Clues

    February 01, 2015 1:12 PM EST Investigators were reviewing a video of an incident in which Marion "Suge" Knight struck two men with his pickup -- leaving one dead and the other injured -- to help shed light on whether the rap music mogul was a perpetrator or victim in a case that led to his arrest. Suge Knight…

  17. Dueling Narratives Surround Suge Knight in Deadly Run-in

    January 31, 2015 11:48 AM EST As Marion "Suge" Knight sat jailed on suspicion of murder , dueling narratives cast him as attacker and victim in the hip-hop music mogul's latest and most serious run-in with the law. Suge Knight: A Timeline of His Legal Troubles Sheriff's deputies said he hit and…

  18. Why Jay Z's Streaming Purchase Is a Very Smart Move

    January 30, 2015 6:19 PM EST Jay Z should close the deal on Aspiro, the company behind streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Few artists or executives could bring more value to a music streaming company that's trying to gain a foothold in a growing market. Reports say Jay Z will pay $56 million for Aspiro. That'…

  19. Check Out Dr. Dre's New Protégé

    January 28, 2015 4:39 AM EST Dr. Dre has another asset to show off. The multi-millionaire entrepreneur, co-founder of N.W.A. and production mastermind/hip hop svengali who helped launch the careers of Eminem , Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar , is now working closely with Justin Mohrle , a 23-year-old white rapper and…

  20. Lawsuit Alleges Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Swindled Beats Partner

    January 06, 2015 9:21 PM EST Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine are being vilified as scam artists in a lawsuit alleging the duo duped one of their former partners in Beat Electronics before selling the trendy headphone maker to Apple for $3 billion last year. The complaint filed Tuesday (Jan. 6) in San Mateo…

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