This thief isn’t a regular pickpocket — he’s more of a Robin Hood, serving the streets of NYC to make them less annoying. A young guy was riding the D Train in NYC, singing jumbled lyrics loudly enough to scare the innocent tourists a few rows down. The thief, standing next to him, stole his Beats by Dr. Dre headphones at the perfect moment. Do you think the video is real or was it a well orchestrated prank?
Kendrick Lamar seems to be one of the “chosen ones” as far as praise goes in the hip hop community. He somehow unanimously pleases both critics and rap enthusiasts alike. We spoke to Dr. Dre’s prodigy about his breakout career, how his dreams inspire his music and of course, weed brownies. For more Making Waves subscribe, it’s easy, just click the little button above.
A bit of an oldie, but you wouldn’t expect this all-girls prep school choir do a killer cover of Dr. Dre’s “Bitches Ain’t Shit.”
Looking dressed and just about ready to go play some tennis at the country club, it’s hard to believe how these girls look so calm and collected while busting out a pretty dope-ass cover.
KJ, a four-year-old music producer can surely keep a beat! Though I’m not entirely sure what he’s saying, I think he’s got some mad “skillz”. That itself,deserves a record deal asap!
“For New Year’s I’m gonna be waitin’ on F— da City Up to drop. We got a party poppin’ off down here in Atlanta, 200 Peachtree. We gonna turn up and it’s basically that,” he told MTV News. “Between the party and the mixtape, that’s all I got going. New year, new money. That’s that.”
T.I. has been teasing fans for a week, including a video where he’s working with Dre.
“Dre was here. He sent for me, and of course I answered. We really just turned up more than anything else. It was about creating chemistry,” T.I. told MTV News while in Atlanta preparing for the release of the tape.
2011, like any other year, was full of sex, drugs, violence and even some dancing monkeys. Music videos from such artists like Bruno Mars and Britney Spears have kept us entertained from January until December. Here at andPOP, we can’t wrap up a fantastic year without discussing our top ten music videos.
10. Dr. Dre and Eminem – “I Need a Doctor”
Dr. Dre’s first official single in over a decade and we love how the video walks us through the rapper’s life.
Following in the footsteps of other hip hop artists like Ludacris and Diddy, rapper T.I. is reportedly going to make his own signature alcohol.
According to PerezHilton, T.I. is teaming up with Remy Martin to launch a T.I. blend of cognac. To add to the mix, Dr. Dre (who? Sorry, we “forgot about Dre”) is also set to release his own blends of cognac and sparkling vodka.
Celebrities are slowly taking over every aspect of the commercial world. What’s next, Lady Gaga lampshades?
But after over a decade’s wait, Dr. Dre’s third studio album Detox has finally seen a small uncovering, as the mega Grammy Award winning rapper/producer revealed the title of the record’s first single on Sunday night, Under Pressure featuring Jay- Z.
According to MTV news, Dre confirmed the track at Boston’s Fenway Park, during the Red Sox’s opening night. While the legendary icon took part in some batting practice, he admitted that Under Pressure would be the perfect tune to listen to while getting into the zone at-bat.
“Absolutely, that would be it. ‘Under Pressure” — it’s so fitting,” said Dre, who was there with Interscope head Jimmy Iovine to promote Dr. Dre’s Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.
Rapper Dr. Dre has sued Death Row Records, the record label he founded and used to own with Suge Knight, reports CHARTattack.com.
Dre, real name Andre Young, is alleging that the company has not paid him royalties on his 1992 album The Chronic since 1996.
Dre filed a suit against WIDEawake Death Row Records, which is now owned by Canada’s WIDEawake Entertainment Group, on Thursday, Feb. 11. The rapper is seeking $75,000 U.S. (about $79,000 Canadian) in damages, alleging that the label has committed a breach of contract, copyright violation and misappropriation of publicity.
New songs from Emineme’s re-release of his Relapse LP have entered the world on the internet as of Thursday (December 3). The album, Relapse: Refill will be conveniently be released right before Christmas, on December 21.
The two songs, entitled “Elevator” and “Buffalo Bill” are patent-Enimem: satirical raps that call out other famous names, manic rhymes and brimming with humor.
The track “Elevator” is filled with lyrics which narrate the extravagant life that Slim Shady is enjoying now that he is famous. According to mtvnews.com, the controversial rapper also makes reference to NSYNC’s former member Lance Bass as well as two “American Idol” contestants, Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert, with the line “Sorry, Lance, Mr. Aiken and Lambert ain’t gonna make it.” The track also includes the luxury of using gold toilet paper, and of course, having an elevator in his opulent mansion. Read more…
If The Fame Monster wasn’t enough for you, not to worry: there’s another re-release heading your way.
Eminem will release Relapse: The Refill – not to be confused with Relapse 2- on Dec. 21, the rapper announced on his website last week, reports rollingstone.com.
The Refill will include the entire Dr. Dre-produced Relapse album, plus seven songs that didn’t originally make the cut. The DJ Hero exclusive song “Taking My Ball,” plus the Eminem/Drake/Lil Wayne/Kanye West collaboration “Forever” will be included on The Refill, along with five other previously unreleased tracks.
Still, Eminem does promise the Relapse 2, the second album of his comeback after a hard battle with drug addiction. But with the release of The Refill, it looks like Relapse 2 is now slotted for a 2010 release.
“I want to deliver more material for the fans this year like I originally planned,’ Eminem said. “Hopefully these tracks on The Refill will tide the fans over until we put out Relapse 2 next year.”
MTV has compiled their list of the top ten, “Hottest MC’s in the Game,” and they’re releasing each name one by one.
The criteria for the top 10 list are: lyrics, flow, impact, buzz, sales and intangibles. MTV has put together an expert panel of their most educated hip hop critics to rate the current talent and success of today’s top hip hop artists.
Number 10 on the list is Wu-tang Clan member Raekwon (aka Raekwon the chef). While Raekwon’s public exposure has never been particularly high, he is one of the most talented artists in the music industry. His album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.. Part II, released September 8, 2009, was critically acclaimed by all major music and hip hop outlets; debuting at number four on the Billboard 200. This was his fourth solo album along with the numerous Wu Tang albums to which he was an integral asset. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Part II reaches back to those Wu tang roots with raw hip hop verses and classic beats (produced by hip-hop giants RZA, Dr Dre, The Alchemist and Eric Sermon and many others).
Number 9 on the list was hip-hop heavyweight 50 cent. While he hasn’t released an official album since Curtis in 2007, 50 released one of the most impressive mix-tapes of the year, War Angel. The mix-tape showed fans that 50 is still first and foremost dedicated to his musical craft. Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson is in the process right now of completing his fourth studio album, “Before I Self Destruct”. The album was scheduled to be released in late 2008, but instead was re-worked and improved for the new release date of November 17. Like Raekwon, Jackson has the top producers in the music industry working on his album including Dr Dre, Timbaland and Eminem, to name a few.If the recently released track Flight 187 is any indicator of the style of this new album, Jackson’s fans will be pleased. The song has a classic 50 cent flow with a relaxed yet cold-blooded tone.
If you’re a fan of plastic instruments but can’t get into wearing spiked bracelets and headbanging to Children of Bodom perhaps the forthcoming DJ Hero will be more akin to your tastes. DJ Hero which is released in October 2009 for PlayStation 3, PS2, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii will finally tap into the giant market of people that don’t enjoy Guitar Driven music such as hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock and electronica.
DJ Hero delivers them all with over 100 individual songs, highlighted in over 80 unique never-before-released mixes.
Now chances are if you are interested in DJ Hero you are most likely a fan of two of the biggest names in hip-hop, Eminem and Dr. Dre, well boy does DJ Hero have something for you!
Presenting the DJ Hero Renegade Edition!
DJ Hero Renegade Edition includes:
* DJ Hero game
* Renegade turntable controller featuring premium metal controls
* Hardshell turntable carrying case that converts to
performance-ready DJ stand
* Exclusive JAY-Z and EMINEM 2-CD pack featuring unreleased tracks
and collectible case designed by artist Shepard Fairey
Unfortunately no “Chronic” is included though- maybe DJ Hero 2 featuring Snoop Dogg- hizzle.
Dr. Dre will give fans a sneak peek at “Detox,” his first album in 10 years, in a new Dr. Pepper commercial that is set to debut Monday.
The rapper-producer makes his way through a party in the soft-drink ad, saying “Scientific tests prove when you drink Dr. Pepper slow, the 23 flavours taste even better. For me, slow always produces a hit.” He then uses his pop can to slow down the beat at a DJ stand, to the delight of the partygoers.
As Nah Right reports, the beat featured in the commercial is from “Shit Popped Off,” a track that is expected to appear on Dr. Dre’s new album.
Eminem delved into detail about his forthcoming album, Relapse, (due May 19) during an interview with Shade 45′s Angela Yee on “The Morning After” Sirius satellite radio show on Thursday, explaining why the album will only feature Dr. Dre and 50 Cent as collaborators.
According to mtvnews.com, Dre produced the majority of the album, save for one track Eminem did himself. The rapper said Dre’s handling the bulk of the production allowed him to experiment even more with his flow on this project, compared with his previous efforts.
“I really got a chance to step away from the boards,” Eminem said. “I tried to pick the [Dre beats] that challenged me, rhythm-wise. I ended up experimenting with a bunch of different flows. I try to do that every album, but this time I had a chance to go all out with it. Make every flow different and pick unique beats.”
After being MIA in the studio scene for the last few years, Eminem has finally entered the field again, as he told Billboard about his new and up coming album “Relapse”, which is due in spring. Slim Shady, who had not been in the production mood since 2004’s “Encore”, says the album will bring back good times with mentor Dr. Dre.
“Me and Dre are back in the lab like the old days, man,” Eminem reportedly said in an e-mail to Billboard. “Just him banging away on tracks and me getting that little spark that makes me write to it. I don’t have chemistry like that with anyone else as far as producers go — not even close. Dre will end up producing the majority of the tracks on Relapse. We are up to our old mischievous ways. … Let’s just leave it at that.”
While there’s still no release date for the LP, Em was disappointed by the recent “Bottle” leaks- of songs being somehow released to the public.
“It wasn’t close to finished, and it even has me doing guide vocals for Dre as a suggestion of how he could lay his verses down,” he told Billboard. “It’s like someone catches you peeping in your window before you got the Spider Man costume all zipped up! Nobody is supposed to see that. We are gonna finish it up, though, and get it out there how it’s supposed to be.”