While Dr Dre has already declared himself “the first billionaire in hip-hop” — which as Music Feeds reported yesterday, may not be entirely accurate — with a reported deal between Apple and Dre’s Beats Electronics not yet officially announced, could Dre’s braggadocio complicate the purchase? To answer the question of whether Dre’s, admittedly vague, statement
Despite claiming that he would shortly be the first billionaire in hip-hop, Dr Dre won’t reach that milestone even if yesterday’s reports that technology giant Apple are in talks to acquire Beats Electronics for USD$3.2 billion are true. Forbes Assistant Managing Editor for Wealth has told TMZ that once all the math is done, and
Forbes magazine has named the wealthiest of the wealthy in the hip-hop world for 2014, with Sean “Diddy” Combs taking out top spot with an estimated fortune of USD$700 million, a yearly increase of $120 million after taking out the number one spot last year. According to Forbes, Diddy’s monetary increase comes largely from the
When the Sugar Hill Gang‘s bouncy, light-hearted, almost saccharine 1979 single Rapper’s Delight, widely regarded as the song that helped popularise rap and hip-hop in the mainstream, was released, few could predict what the art form would turn into. But just how much dirtier is rap today? The folks at Best Tickets decided to have
After teasing the world with a couple of Beats-shaped morsels during yesterday’s VMAs broadcast, Eminem has at long last revealed his new single Berzerk, set to be featured on his just-announced album MMLP2, a follow-up to his gajillion-selling Marshall Mathers LP. Berzerk was premiered on Eminem’s own Sirius/XFM radio station Shade 45, and almost instantaneously
Eminem‘s publishing company, Eight Mile Style, is taking Facebook to court, claiming the company used a song in an advert that’s substantially similar to Em’s Dr Dre-produced track Under The Influence without permission from the Detroit rapper. However, Facebook’s lawyers are hitting back with the accusation that their song actually sounds like an unspecified Michael
Obviously a very close observer of the meteoric rise of Eminem following his 2010 album Recovery, Dr Dre has revealed that the resurgence of his protege has left him with an itch that can only be scratched in the studio. And not from behind the mixing board… Speaking with Power 106 FM, Dre has mentioned
The recently deceased hip hop icon Nate Dogg is set to live on. It has been announced today that the rapper’s posthumous album titled Nate Dogg: It’s a Wonderful Life is an anthology of previously unheard material featuring some of the biggest names in the game. According to All Hip Hop, the tracklisting includes the
People keep claiming there’s no money left in music; well maybe that’s because it’s all taken up by this elite list of high-earning hip hop artists. Forbes has produced a list of what it estimates to be the richest rappers in the world in regards to income made during the most recent financial year. Taking
NME have reported this evening that rap icon and production mastermind Dr. Dre has signed a deal with the FX network in the States to begin work on a crime drama with a bit of a twist.
As we reported back in May, Eminem, who really needs no introduction at all, had announced that he had begun toying with ideas for the follow-up to 2010’s Recovery.
Each year, Sundance Film Festival brings us some absolute gems of musical documentaries, including The White Stripes’ Under Great White Northern Lights. However, this year a truly special documentary will be premiered. Hosted and directed by everyone’s favourite Law & Order: SVU character, Ice-T, the Art of Rap will be shown to audiences in attendance
Dr Dre has addressed the Tupac Hologram tour rumours via a recorded video message backstage from Coachella today. Dre posted the video on YouTube, saying, “I want to get rid of all the rumors out there…It was strictly for Coachella, get it right”, but then he didn’t really rule it out all together, adding, “If
Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg are in discussion about taking the virtual Tupac Shakur on tour with them.
The full length video of Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg’s Coachella set has finally emerged online. It will go down as one of the most spoken about Coachella performances ever, featuring guest appearances from Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa and Tupac resurrected from the dead as a hologram. Tupac performed three songs Come With Me,
Today is the final day of Coachella, and YouTube have announced they will be streaming Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg’s set live at 3:45pm today (Sydney Time).
Following from the recent announcement of his much delayed Detox album’s impending release in February next year (if that even happens) Dr Dre has just dropped the first video of the album for single Kush, featuring Snoop Dogg and Akon. Directed by Joseph Kahn, the video is epic, with Kahn staging spectacular scenes such as
Speaking to XXL, Dr Dre has announced that he will be retiring from rapping – not producing – after the release of his much anticipated third album Detox. The album, from which he just released single Kush, has been in the works for a long time, the delays seemingly explained by Dre encountering problems when
Aftermath Records have announced that Dr Dre‘s follow up to 1999’s The Chronic 2001, possibly one of the most listened to albums of the past ten years will be out in February 2011. Titled Detox, the long awaited third studio album from the legendary rapper and producer, is not only set to feature contributions from