When Rap listeners hear “Curtis,” thoughts may immediately shift to 50 Cent but another Curtis is ready to make a name for himself. Interestingly enough, this Curtis also has a connection to Aftermath. Curtis Young a/k/a “Hood Surgeon,” son of legendary producer Dr. Dre, is prepping the release of his debut, Product of My DNA.
As one might expect, Dr. Dre was an inspiration to the up and comer. Adding some depth, Curtis says meeting his father at 21 truly changed his perspective and made him feel a need to “take over the legacy.”
“My world became complete when I finally met my father at the age of 21. I am extremely grateful for my father paving the road for me and many other artists. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to take over a legacy. As a producer, my father has set extremely high standards to existing and upcoming producers all over the globe but my hard and dedicated work will show everyone that I deserve the name Young,” he said in a statement.
Young goes on to add that he represents a change in music coming out of Southern California, adding that his company will set some high standards in the genre.
“People can expect a new trendy look from me. I represent a new era of positive feel good music for the West Coast — I am a new generation of Left Coast artists who can not only rap but produce as well. In the future, my company Young Entertainment Inc, will set high standards and create another element for the Hip Hop world so get familiar!”
Product of My DNA will hit stores this Summer and he plans on showing fans more behind his story.
“For my debut album, you can expect to learn about the making of Curtis Young. The story of actually becoming a product of society. People can expect to hear the true meaning of ‘Product Of My DNA’ that will let people know who Curtis Young is and how I learned about my father, Dr. Dre.”
Black Wallstreet general the Game has announced his upcomming album R.E.D. Album has been pushed back to June 15th now. Game recently shot a video for his upcoming single “Shake”. The music video for the Cool & Dre produced song was shot at several locations throughout the year including at Dr. Dre’s mansion and Travis Barker’s studio. The video for Shake should be coming out in the next few weeks.
Game – The R.E.D. Album in stores June 15th on Aftermath / Interscope records.
It seems as though every time everyone is throwing in the towel and have essentially given up on looking forward to Dr. Dre’s third official album, Detox, the doctor continues to find ways to make people jump back on the bandwagon.
Courtesy of credible source, Michael Yo, there is word that Dr. Dre was able to feature Jay-Z on a track for the “upcoming” project.
And just when everybody STOPPED caring about a new album, this has to happen.
On top of that, the actual record should come soon as it is expected to drop within the week and that Interscope records has been heavily excited about the collaboration.
itsMichaelYo: Look for it this week New Jay Z and Dr Dre!!! Can’t wait : )
Whenever a man must resort to a smiley face, it must be something that is worth the wait. For those who were curious, Michael Yo is featured on E! News and The Daily News along with being a radio personality on station Y100 in Miami.
The track is rumored to be an “uptempo” cut and might serve as Dre’s first single. The title, however, has yet to be released.
So…does this mean that Detox might have the potential to actually drop in 2010? While the news might have placed Dre back on the radar for some fans as something to look forward to, seeing is believing, so show and prove.
As it was reported earlier, rapper Game made the announcement that everything had truly come full circle as he was now rolling with Dr. Dre once again and joined the team of Aftermath Records once again.
Apparently, there are rumors swirling that Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson isn’t sitting too well with having his enemy on the same label as him and has stated that he will not stay on the label now that the West Coast rapper is back.
It’s even been taken as far as saying that he won’t even work with Dre while Game is signed back to the team.
Now, for the record, 50 hasn’t seemed to be in a pleasant relationship with the producer for some time as the years have progressed. On Before I Self Destruct, the rapper pointed out the fact that Dre didn’t do anything when Game betrayed G-Unit on “So Disrespectful”.
It can also be noted that Dre started working with Ashanti, which was once his enemy due to her allegiance with Ja Rule.
Adding more politics, Jackson had already made the statement that he was ready to leave Interscope due to the shady business that he’s had to deal with during his music career. Yayo made that statement that himself and Banks were now free agents, so why not just round it out and lead the G-Unit movement on an independent route?
It seems that may have been true in his sentiments off of his last album because it seems now like the walls are caving in from all sides with no way out. There is, however, nothing wrong with going back to step 1 and starting from scratch.
The Game is once again in a bit of trouble, this time with his own lawyers. The Cali emcee is being sued by his lawyers for failing to pay close to $35,000 in fees according to multiple reports. The legal firm, Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert (why do law firms always have the longest and most confusing names?) filed the lawsuit in the L.A. County Superior Court claiming that the Game has an outstanding bill on the work they did for his 2007 gun charge case.
In related news, The Game faced five years behind bars for the charge the law firm is suing over but only ended up doing eight days in jail. In the lawsuit the lawyers say that even though they got the rapper off with a “successful outcome,” he still hasn’t paid them for their work. Beyond court, The Game is currently working on his new album. Cool & Dre recently talked about working with Game on his upcoming “R.E.D.” album saying they have recorded almost ten songs already with the California emcee. “Since we have that chemistry, I think a lot of producers could just crack ‘I can’t do nothin’ right now! Like, listen to these beats!’ and we’ll knock out like three, four in one night, one session,” Cool explained.
Crooked I had refuted the notion that he is in any way signed to Death Row Records, an assertion made by the new CEO of the iconic label founded by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight.
A comment by Lara Lavi, CEO/President – Wideawake Deathrow LLC, seemed to suggest that Crooked I was still on the label.
“…Everybody on the roster, those deals expired in the nineties. The only two really are Crooked I and Danny Boy right now; they’re always really technically on the roster,” Lavi said in an interview published on Monday. “We’re negotiating with them right now to do a new contract signing because they both have current projects. Danny has an R&B album and a Gospel album and Crooked I has an amazing project with King Tech, supported by Sway.”
However, Crooked I denied any new relationship and stated that Lavi only mentioned Wideawake, not Death Row, in his dealings with her.
He did acknowledge the relationship between the two entities.
“I cut ties from Death Row Records in 2004 legally. All my contractual ties were cut. She’s [Laura Lavi] a nice lady,” Crooked I told AllHipHop.com. “As far as Death Row is concerned, that’s going backward in my career. No disrespect to her. She has the old music.”
Crooked I maintained that the endured an extensive and expensive legal process to get off of Death Row Records.
“I have no contract with Death Row. I went through 11 months of court [to get freed contractually],” he concluded.
Crooked I recently released an album with his group Slaughterhouse that has been met by critical acclaim from Hip-Hop fans.