Andy Gensler

Billboard.biz Contributing Editor

Billboard.biz contributing editor Andy Gensler is a writer, editor and enthusiastic dancer who has worked at and written for the New York Times, Rolling Stone and Spin. He co-founded the Mishpucha music collective and the No Dancing Allowed political organization fighting NYC's restrictive cabaret laws. He also edited the Daily Swarm and played guitar in the Homefries, an eclectic folk-metal-country-gypsy-punk band. 

Dr. Dre, Timbaland Surprise Graduation Party

Will Dr. Dre Be the 'First Billionaire in Hip-Hop' With the Apple-Beats Deal?

With news breaking yesterday of Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics for a reported $3.2 billion, Dr. Dre, who co-founded the audio company, stands to become the wealthiest man in hip-hop. In a video that surfaced yesterday Dre called himself the “The first billionaire in hip-hop, right here from the mother**cking West Coast, believe it!" Question is, should we?

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