1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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'…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Dr. Dre Tops Forbes' World's Highest Paid Musicians, Beats Beyoncé by $500M

    December 10, 2014 7:08 PM EST After dominating Forbes ' Hip-Hop Cash Kings list a few months ago, it should come as little surprise Dr. Dre tops the magazine's 2014 World's Highest-Paid Musicians list as well -- beating out Beyonce by half a billion dollars.   Dr. Dre Destroys Forbes' Hip-Hop…

  13. Eminem Honors Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Madonna Lauds Lil' Buck at Innovator Awards

    November 06, 2014 12:50 PM EST It took two forces of nature to get Eminem to New York City on Wednesday night. The rapper made a surprise appearance at WSJ. Magazine 's fourth annual Innovator Awards at MoMA in order to honor two very important people in his life: Dr. Dre (born Andre Young) and Jimmy Iovine. "…

  14. Jimmy Iovine Lauds 'Cool' Status of Beats Among NFL Players

    October 15, 2014 6:53 PM EDT Iovine talks NFL's headphones fine & his educational venture with Dr. Dre at USC event. "I can't believe I'm this lucky," Jimmy Iovine joked on Wednesday (Oct. 15), reacting to the $10,000 fine lobbed last week against an NFL quarterback for wearing Beats by…

  15. Was 1994 the Best Year for Movie Soundtracks?

    October 01, 2014 5:16 PM EDT Part of grunge's golden era and a crucial turning point for hip-hop, 1994 is often lauded as one of the best years for music, ever. And from cult favorites like Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption to blockbusters like Forrest Gump and The Lion King , 1994 is also recognized as a…

  16. Apple Suing Headphones Entrepreneur for Claiming to Be a Beats Co-Founder

    September 29, 2014 6:47 PM EDT The story of how Beats Electronics was founded just got more interesting. Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Dragged Into Beats Headphones Dispute On Friday, the new Apple subsidiary filed a false advertising and unfair competition lawsuit against Steve Lamar for holding himself out to be a co…

  17. Dr. Dre Destroys Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings List -- Who Joins Him?

    September 23, 2014 5:26 PM EDT Who makes the most money in hip-hop? It's a fraught question, and one that comes up frequently in rap lyrics -- Drake , for example, raps in his song "5 AM in Toronto," "I made the Forbes list, n---a/F--- your list, everything's lookin' gorgeous." Today,…

  18. Apple Denies Beats Music Shutdown

    September 22, 2014 4:32 PM EDT TechCrunch is reporting that Apple will be shutting down the Beats Music streaming service it purchased in tandem with its namesake headphones manufacturer for $3 billion, a deal announced in May and finalized in early August . TechCrunch cites five sources as confirming the Beats Music…

  19. Education By Dre (And Iovine, Too): Music Biz Philanthropists Help Schools Rise Up

    September 22, 2014 1:40 PM EDT A look at the many exec-driven programs at the country's top institutions. The late afternoon sun beams into the top floor of a building at the center of the University of Southern California campus as more than 30 excited college freshmen and their parents gather with school officials…

  20. Dr. Dre's 'Detox' Is No Longer Named 'Detox'

    September 18, 2014 1:30 PM EDT You know that album we've all been waiting for from Dr. Dre ? Yes, Detox . Welp, it’s not called Detox  anymore. The title for Dr. Dre's long-awaited third solo studio album has been "scrapped.” During their "Shots Fired" podcast, producer Dawaun Parker ( Eminem ’s…

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