1. 50 Cent Taps Chris Brown, Ne-Yo for 'Street King Immortal'

    December 04, 2012 10:08 PM EST Though 50 Cent 's upcoming "Street King Immortal" has been plagued by delays, at least the album's had enough time to put together its guest list. The hip-hop mogul told Billboard.com that his fifth studio album will feature Chris Brown , Ne-Yo and Trey Songz , as well as…

  2. Kendrick Lamar: The Story Behind 'good kid, m.A.A.d city'

    October 22, 2012 4:45 PM EDT It's a Tuesday evening in early October and Kendrick Lamar just dozed off in the back of a black mini coach. He's got a black Top Dawg Entertainment hooded sweatshirt pulled low over his eyes as the inexplicable in-car entertainment, a live recording of the Blue Man Group, dances…

  3. Rick Ross, 'God Forgives, I Don't': Track-By-Track Review

    July 31, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Everyone has their own story of struggle. There's no denying Rick Ross has one. He's proven so since his first debut album, "Port of Miami," which is laced with rhymes of his dope-boy days. But Ross' fifth studio album, "God Forgives, I Don't," tells a…

  4. 50 Cent Announces 'Street King Immortal' Release Date; Debuts 'New Day' Single

    July 30, 2012 2:20 PM EDT It looks as if 50 Cent 's fifth studio album, "Street King Immortal," will finally see the light of day. On Saturday (July 28), 50 dropped the album's first single, "New Day." "New Day," produced by Dr. Dre and mixed by Eminem , features Alicia Keys on…

  5. Coachella 2012: 10 Best Performances of Both Weekends

    April 23, 2012 11:35 AM EDT This year, Southern California got two Coachellas for the price of one. The unprecedented model of having identical festivals on consecutive weekends not only meant that more fans got to have fun in the blazing sun, it also gave the artists two chances to bring their A-game to the desert. Set…

  6. Nas: The Tupac Hologram Was 'Genius'

    April 17, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 'It stepped hip-hop up a notch,' Nas says of the Coachella stunt The hologram of Tupac Shakur that appeared alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg during their headlining set at Coachella on Sunday night (Apr. 15) has provoked mixed reactions , but Nas -- who discusses his relationship…

  7. Tupac Hologram Could Tour with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

    April 16, 2012 9:19 PM EDT A digital recreation of late rapper Tupac Shakur was perhaps the most-discussed artist of last weekend's Coachella Music Festival -- and his stage time may continue past this Sunday's repeat performance. According to a Wall Street Journal source , representatives for Dr. Dre and…

  8. Opinion: The Problem with the Tupac Hologram

    April 16, 2012 7:25 PM EDT If you haven't heard, Tupac was at Coachella on Sunday night! No, the rumors of the rapper being alive and in hiding aren't true; the rumors that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were going to re-create Pac as a hologram during their headlining performance on Sunday night were accurate,…

  9. Mannie Fresh Talks Cash Money, Dr. Dre, Kanye West Collabos & More

    January 07, 2012 10:00 AM EST In the late '90s, New Orleans native Mannie Fresh was one of hip-hop's most successful producers. As the in-house producer for Cash Money Records, he delivered such hits as Juvenile 's top 20 single "Back That Thang Up" and B.G.'s "Bling Bling." In…

  10. RZA Talks Headphone Line, Movie-Making, Wu-Tang's Future

    December 09, 2011 3:45 PM EST The hip-hop world is currently flooded with high-end headphones, but personal audio's latest player ought to bring the ruckus. Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA debuted his first headphone line this week, Chambers by RZA, a collaboration with Swedish brand WeSC. The producer's latest will…

  11. Dr. Dre to Take a 'Break' From Music, 'Detox' Future Unclear

    November 16, 2011 8:38 PM EST Dr. Dre stopped just short of announcing his retirement last week, admitting that he was ready to take a break from working on music. While discussing his latest protégés, Slim the Mobster and Kendrick Lamar, Dre told Fader TV that his next order of business was to "wrap it up for a…

  12. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Unveil New Beats by Dre Models in NYC

    October 12, 2011 4:55 PM EDT On Tuesday (Oct. 11) afternoon, Beats Electronics principals Dr. Dre , Jimmy Iovine and Luke Wood, along with Monster Cable Products' Noel Lee, gathered before the media in a sleek Manhattan showroom to present the "Beats Holiday '11 Product Showcase." Bathed in dramatic…

  13. Drake, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg & More at 2011 BMI Urban Awards: Watch

    August 27, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Hollywood's grand Pantages Theater, a former home of the Academy Awards, was the backdrop for BMI's annual Urban Awards (Aug. 26). As tourists and lookie-loos shouted from the sidewalks or while cruising down Hollywood Boulevard, artists, songwriters, producers and industry execs…

  14. Lollapalooza 2011: Skylar Grey Crashes Karmin's Billboard Tent Jam

    August 07, 2011 6:00 PM EDT When you get this many musicians in one place, impromptu jam sessions are bound to happen! Earlier today (Aug. 7) at the backstage Billboard Lollapalooza lounge, viral stars Karmin -- the YouTube duo known for its fast-talking female rapper on "Super Bass" and "Look At Me Now…

  15. Dr. Dre to Promote 'Detox' Through 'Mafia Wars' Game

    December 17, 2010 12:26 PM EST In yet another sign that social games are emerging as a promotional platform of potential significance, Dr. Dre has partnered with game developer Zynga to develop a variety of branded experiences within the popular game Mafia Wars. The partnership includes streaming the music video for "…

  16. Dr. Dre, Jay-Z Collaboration 'Under Pressure' Leaks

    June 16, 2010 7:26 PM EDT Back in April during an interview with CNBC, Dr. Dre first told fans that "Under Pressure" -- his collaborative track with Jay-Z -- would be released in a few weeks. Now, not quite as promised, an unfinished version of the track hit the net today (June 16). "The long-await to &…

  17. Dr. Dre Confirms Single With Jay-Z

    April 05, 2010 1:59 PM EDT After rumors of a Dr. Dre and Jay-Z collaboration started circulating last week after the release of an image of the two heavyweights in a recording studio together, Dr. Dre and music executive Jimmy Iovine confirmed that the two rappers have indeed joined forces for a track titled "…

  18. Neil Diamond, Steven Tyler, Dr. Dre Rock Sox Season Opener

    April 05, 2010 11:50 AM EDT The 2010 Major League Baseball season kicked off Sunday night (Apr. 4) at Boston's Fenway park, and it was a good night for fans of the Red Sox, who not only defeated the New York Yankees 9-7 but also got their fill of music moments thanks to Neil Diamond , Steven Tyler and Dr. Dre .…

  19. Dr. Dre Sues Over Unpaid 'Chronic' Royalties

    February 12, 2010 7:22 AM EST Dr. Dre has sued the new iteration of Death Row Records claiming the label failed to pay royalties and released a new version of his iconic album " The Chronic " without his permission. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, filed the suit Feb. 11 in federal court in Los Angeles…

  20. Exclusive: Milian Signs With MySpace Records

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of her 2006 departure from Def Jam, Christina Millian has signed a new deal with MySpace Records, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Her label debut is due next spring. In the wake of her 2006 departure from Def Jam, Christina Millian has signed a new deal with MySpace Records,…

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