Posted in RAP NEWSAugust 26, 2013
Shady’s back. Late last year, Eminem hinted that he would drop his eighth solo album in 2013, and an official announcement finally came in a commercial tonight during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Before the show officially kicked off from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Em Instagrammed a photo of the show’s logo with the caption, “Guess who’s REALLY back? #VMAs.” It’s still unclear whether he also has a surprise performance in store tonight — fingers crossed — but one thing’s for sure: His new album is coming.
Posted in RAP NEWSAugust 8, 2013
If you let Cee Lo Green tell it, he and Andre 3000 are like twin brothers, except Cee Lo may be just a little more “cuddly.” So when it comes to Dre’s much-anticipated return to music, the Goodie Mob MC understands his trepidation. “He just said he had a severe case of stage fright and just kind of been away from the game and didn’t know if he could truly live up — ah, I just feel like I’m talking to much personal stuff. I hope he don’t mind,” Cee Lo said of 3 Stacks when he and the rest of the Goodie Mob appeared on “RapFix Live” on Wednesday (August 7).
Posted in RAP NEWSJuly 31, 2013
Today’s musicians are so imbued with decades of influences that the art they produce is often hard to classify, and become harder by the day. R&B and rap have always held hands throughout the ’80s and ’90s, but in the increasingly technological age, a more industrial, techno sound has started to creep into hip-hop. We decided to investigate the middle ground between the two genres and look at some DJs and producers who are carving their own unique sounds by taking bits and pieces from some genres to make a new kind of music that doesn’t really fit into any one category.
Posted in RAP NEWSMay 22, 2013
Dr. Dre has revealed that he is planning some extensive studio time.The release of Dre’s near-mythic “Detox” album is a constant source of speculation in the world of Hip-Hop. Now, Dr. Dre has said that he is certainly about to put in a lot of studio time. Dre now has his own programme running at USC and he told LA Weekly that he was ready to return to his first love, recording.
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.