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

    May 09, 2014 2:36 PM EDT With news breaking yesterday evening of Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics for a reported $3.2 billion, the question of whether Beats principle Dr. Dre (née Andre Young) -- who co-founded the company with Interscope boss Jimmy Iovine -- sta ...

  2. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

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  4. 50 Cent Taps Chris Brown, Ne-Yo for 'Street King Immortal'

    December 04, 2012 10:08 PM EST 0 0 0 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 Chri ...

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

    October 22, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 liv ...

  6. Beats by Dre Press Conference Announces Partnership With Trent Reznor, Hints at Mog's Future

    October 16, 2012 4:10 PM EDT (L-R): Luke Wood, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre at the Beats press conference today. (Photo: Kevin Mazur) In line with their far-reaching marketing skills, Beats by Dre knows how to throw a press event. In an event at the company's glossy pop-up-t ...

  7. The xx, Rick Ross feat. Jay-Z and Dr. Dre, and Animal Collective

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT ALTERNATIVE THE XX Angels (2:53) Producer: Jamie Smith Writer: The xx Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Young Turks "Like dreaming of angels/And leaving without them," whisper-sings Romy Madley Croft on the xx's sexy and heartbr ...

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

    July 31, 2012 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 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, &quo ...

  9. 50 Cent Announces 'Street King Immortal' Release Date; Debuts 'New Day' Single

    July 30, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 an ...

  10. Coachella 2012: 10 Best Performances of Both Weekends

    April 23, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 chan ...

  11. Nas: The Tupac Hologram Was 'Genius'

    April 17, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 '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 , ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Tupac Shakur Hologram Could Tour Venues Beyond Coachella

    April 16, 2012 9:52 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 Journa ...

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

    April 16, 2012 9:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  15. Opinion: The Problem with the Tupac Hologram

    April 16, 2012 7:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 perf ...

  16. Coachella 2012: 12 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    April 14, 2012 1:03 PM EDT More than the dry wit of Pulp, Swedish punk of Refused or the trippy pyrotechnics of Swedish House Mafia, the opening day of the opening weekend of Coachella 2012 belonged to Mother Nature. With drops of rain plunking down upon the Indio, Calif. P ...

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

    January 07, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    December 09, 2011 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    November 16, 2011 8:38 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    October 12, 2011 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  21. Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine Unveil New Beats by Dre Models at New York Event

    October 12, 2011 3:08 PM EDT Beats Panel: From left: MTV's Sway, Monster Cable's Noel Lee, Beats Electronics principals Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and Luke Wood. (Photo: Chad D. Ghiron) On Tuesday (Oct. 11) afternoon, Beats Electronics principals Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine an ...

  22. Backbeat BMI Urban Music Awards With Icon Snoop, Drake, Wiz, RZA, More (Gallery)

    August 27, 2011 10:22 PM EDT Iconography: Warren G, Daz Dillinger, The Game, BMI Icon Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Charlie Wilson and Bootsy Collins (Photo: Maury Phillips) Hollywood's grand Pantages Theater, a former home of the Academy Awards, was the backdrop for BMI's an ...

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

    August 27, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 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, ...

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

    August 07, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 " ...

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

    December 17, 2010 12:26 PM EST 0 0 0 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 i ...

  26. Dr. Dre Teams With Mafia Wars Developer To Promote Forthcoming Album

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM 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 ...

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

    June 16, 2010 7:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ne ...

  28. Dr. Dre Confirms Single With Jay-Z

    April 05, 2010 1:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    April 05, 2010 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 N ...

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

    February 12, 2010 7:22 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  31. Exclusive: Milian Signs With MySpace Records

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  32. N.W.A. Reissue, Eazy-E Compilation Due In December

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 An expanded edition of N.W.A.'s classic album "Straight Outta Compton" and a collection of late member Eazy-E's collaborations and solo tracks will hit stores Dec. 4 via Capitol/Priority. An expanded edition of N.W.A.'s clas ...

  33. Fat Joe Makes 'Room" For New Album

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fat Joe is eyeing an early 2008 release for his eighth album, "The Elephant in the Room," via Imperial Records. Fat Joe is eyeing an early 2008 release for his eighth album, "The Elephant in the Room," via Imperial Records. In ad ...

  34. Trina Brings The 'B*tch' Back On New Album

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the heels of 2005's "Glamorest Life," which spawned her biggest hit to date, rapper Trina will return Aug. 14 with a new album, "Baddest B*itch II," via Slip-N-Slide/EMI. On the heels of 2005's "Glamorest Life,& ...

  35. Dr. Dre Hoping To 'Shock' On Next Album

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been six years since hip-hop legend Dr. Dre's last studio album, and its planned follow-up, reportedly titled "Detox," seems no closer to completion. But one of his key collaborators tells Billbo It's been six years sin ...