Posted in RAP NEWSJanuary 11, 2013
As if Beats By Dre hadn’t garnered enough success, a new wing of the business is being launched. Daisy is a new digital music service with Beats By Dre will be offering shortly. Beats By Dre has earned Dr. Dre phenomenal success, pushing him to the top of the Forbes Highest Paid Musicians list. Now, the brand is expanding again, this time with a digital music service. Beats Electronics CEO, Jimmy Iovine, and company head, Ian Rogers, told Digital Music News that Daisy will offer users the ability to stream up to 12 millions songs after paying a subscription fee.
Posted in RAP NEWSJanuary 10, 2012
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Coachella has finally announced its official 2012 lineup, revealing that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will be headlining the two-weekend event, which will take place April 13-15, and April 20-22.
Coachella leaked the official lineup via Twitter earlier today, offering concertgoers a glimpse at the highly anticipated 2012 lineup poster, which includes many expected names, some newly reunited legends, and a few surprises.
The Black Keys and Radiohead will also be headlining both weekends, while Dre and Snoop play last on consecutive Sundays, to close out the event.
While stadium electronic acts Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, AVICII and Kaskade will likely be performing in the coveted late night slots, they will be joined by some of hip-hop’s most popular up-and-comers, including Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Childish Gambino, Azealia Banks, and a reunited Company Flow.
Also on the bill are R&B newcomers Frank Ocean and the Weeknd, and hip-hop-influenced electronica acts SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, DJ Shadow, araabMUZIK and Thundercat.
Tickets go on sale on Friday (Jan. 13), at 10AM PT.
Posted in RAP NEWSJune 22, 2011
It is no surprise that 50 Cent has been unhappy with his current record label. 50 has made this clear via his official Twitter account over the past couple of weeks. The rapper is prepping his 5th and final album in his contract with Interscope Records and some wonder if it might be his last on the label.
In an interview with MTV, 50 said the following concerning if he would resign: “I don’t know, It will all be clear in the negotiations following me turning this actual album in. And, of course, the performance and how they actually treat the work will determine whether you still want to stay in that position or not.”
Last week, the G-Unit head honcho went on a Twitter rant and vented his frustration about his current situation. The Queens rapper took matters into his own hands when he released the first single, Outlaw, for his new album Black Magic.
“It’s not necessarily [Dr.] Dre or [chairman] Jimmy [Iovine]; it’s more the guys that they pass the responsibilities on to,” said 50. “It takes longer for people, because they’ll be like, ‘OK, we’re gonna do this and we’re gonna do that,’ and the building will start having those conversations, but they’re not actually moving at that point.”
50 has said that he wouldn’t mind staying at Interscope but he’s also not opposed to a change in scenery.
The story is sure to develop further in the next couple of weeks.
Posted in UncategorizedJune 16, 2010
Posted: Wednesday – June 16, 2010
Andre 3000 is one of the rappers that went on Drake’s collaboration wish list for his debut album, Thank Me Later, but a verse from 3 Stacks is noticeably absent from the LP, which is loaded with big-name features.
Explaining why Dre didn’t make the cut to VIBE, Drake said that the emcee, who is one half of rap duo Outkast, would like him to prove himself before they jumped on a track together.
“I really tried to do a song with Andre 3000, but I think it was meant for my second album,” reasoned Drake. “Dre is one of those people that needs you to do a little more. He’s one of those people that believe in his craft so much that he needs you to do more than just be over hyped or just famous. In his mind, I have to prove myself and truth is, I do. That’s just being real. I have a lot of work to do, so I actually respect him for that.”
Drake also said that for his next album, which will reportedly be titled Moments, he will have a lot less features. “I think on the second album I’ll probably only have two features. I have a few people in mind and Dre probably will be one of them,” he added.
The Canadian rapper’s first major label effort, Thank Me Later, was released online and in stores yesterday (June 15). Expectations are high and industry estimates place first week sales in the 500,000 range.