The Chronic

  1. Dr. Dre Loses $3 Million Royalty Claim on Debut Album

    May 12, 2014 4:34 PM EDT A bankruptcy judge administering the Death Row Records estate won't let the hip-hop artist seek three years of money from his debut album, "The Chronic." Dr. Dre is riding high on news that Apple is prepared to buy Beats Electronics ...

  2. Tupac's Rebirth As a Hologram Was 'Genius,' Says Nas

    April 17, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 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 with Tupac on his "Behind T ...

  3. Tupac Shakur (Hologram) Plays Coachella During Snoop Dogg's Set (Video)

    April 16, 2012 9:33 AM EDT Sure, Jay-Z brought out Beyonce at Coachella in 2010, and Kanye West gave festival goers his ballerina-assisted best with Bon Iver last year. But how many hip-hop headliners could resurrect Tupac Shakur from the dead? Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg , the ...

  4. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "RebeliĆ³n," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  5. Dr. Dre Settles Lawsuit Over 'Chronic' Sales

    June 06, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Dr. Dre won't be behind the microphone at a federal courthouse after all - the rapper settled a lawsuit over damages from unauthorized online sales of his album "The Chronic" a day before trial. Attorneys for the rap superstar, whos ...

  6. Dr. Dre Wins Lawsuit Against Death Row Records, Digital Rights to 'The Chronic'

    April 20, 2011 7:52 AM EDT The new incarnation of Death Row Records does not have the rights to sell Dr. Dre's iconic rap album "The Chronic" digitally, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder ruling states that the r ...

  7. NATHANIEL 'NATE DOGG' HALE: 1969-2011

    March 28, 2011 10:44 AM EDT The death of Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, aka Nate Dogg, shocked those who work in hip-hop, and those who love good music in general. Hale died March 15 due to complications following strokes in 2007 and 2008. He was 41. The Long Beach, Calif.-born si ...

  8. Rapper Nate Dogg Dies at 41

    March 16, 2011 7:56 AM EDT Nate Dogg , the California rapper whose real name is Nathaniel D. Hale, died at the age of 41 on Tuesday (Mar. 15). The news was first reported by Long Beach, Calif. newspaper the Press-Telegram , which did not specify the cause of death; TMZ has ...

  9. Dr. Dre Loses Round In Death Row Court Battle

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Dr. Dre has been feuding with Death Row Records since his former record label was bought out of bankruptcy last year. The new entity, WIDEawake Death Row Records, put out a new version of his iconic album "The Chronic," as well as ...

  10. ASCAP To Honor Dr. Dre

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop pioneer Dr. Dre will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award during the organization's 23rd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The ceremony - which will also honor the songwriters and publishers of 2009's most performed AS ...

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

    February 12, 2010 12:00 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 F ...

  12. Revived Death Row Expands Into Movies

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Newly resurrected rap label Death Row Records is expanding into film production. Death Row Records CEO Lara Lavi said her new Death Row Films division is set to shoot "Sons 2 The Grave" in Toronto this October, with Tonya Lee Williams, D ...

  13. Death Row Founder Knight Develops Reality Show

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Death Row Records founder Suge Knight has filmed a reality show called "Unfinished Business." The series is an "Apprentice"-esque show where Knight is building a new record label called Black Ball records and participants compe ...

  14. Dr. Dre Seeking Death Row Documents

    February 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dr. Dre wants to investigate Death Row Records Inc. to determine how much the record company owes him for unpaid royalties from sales of his records. Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, has already tried to sue the record label for royalties ...

  15. Dr. Dre Sues Death Row Over Album Rights

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper and music producer Dr. Dre filed a lawsuit in bankruptcy court against defunct label Death Row Records over who owns the rights to the 1992 album "The Chronic." Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, alleges in the suit that he ...

  16. TVT Signs Rap Supergroup

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT TVT Records has inked a deal with West Coast rap supergroup 213. The trio of Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg and Warren G will release its long-awaited debut, "The Hard Way," on July 20. TVT Records has inked a deal with West Coast rap supergroup ...