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Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Offer COVID-19 Testing And Free Meals in Compton

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According to SoCal’s Press-Telegram, super-producer Dr. Dre and music exec Jimmy Iovine will be donating money for coronavirus testing and free meals in Dre’s hometown of Compton, CA. Compton Mayor Aja Brown released a statement yesterday, stating, “Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have always been great advocates and supporters of the City of Compton. Increasing […]

Dr. Dre Releasing ‘The Chronic’ on All Streaming Platforms for 4/20

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Dr. Dre’s 1992 Death Row Records classic is coming to all streaming platforms in celebration of the weed smokers’ holiday. The Chronic will be available everywhere on 4/20. The Multi-Platinum selling LP was only available on Apple Music since 2015 thanks to a partnership Dr. Dre has with the Tech Company that moved the NWA […]

Happy 54th Birthday To Hip Hop Mogul Dr. Dre!

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Today we celebrate the birth of one of the most influential figures in Hip Hop. Not only was this man the first rap billionaire, he was an instrumental part (literally and figuratively) in the creation of a new sub genre of rap known as G-Funk. The living legend being described is none other than Dr. […]

Mary J. Blige Honored With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame On Her Birthday

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Mary J. Blige received the birthday gift of birthday gifts; a star on the the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Surrounded by fans, family, and friends such as Diddy, Andre Harrell and Jimmy Iovine, the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul dually celebrated turning 47 with immortalization on the iconic strip. “I’m so grateful for this star right now […]

Apple Music Chief Jimmy Iovine is Stepping Down in August

Jimmy Iovine will be stepping down from Apple Music in August 2018. The former  Interscope CEO joined Apple in 2014 after he sold Beats; a music service and electronics business which he co- founded with Dr. Dre, to the tech giant for $3 billion. Sources told Billboard that Jimmy’s departure from Apple is connected to his Apple […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Dr Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ Was Released 25 Years Ago

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The Chronic is the debut studio album by Hip Hop legend, Dr. Dre. It was his first solo project after parting ways with NWA over financial disputes. It was released on December 15, 1992 through Death Row Records, and distributed through Interscope Records and Priority Records. The album’s name was inspired by the slang term for […]

Dr. Dre And Beats Claim Monster Owes $100M In Back Royalties

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Just when Monster LLC, the company that makes Monster headphones, thought they were winning the battle against Beats By Dre, the legal battle between the music accessory giants take a dramatic twist. In a three year audit by Beats’ lawyers, they allege that Monster owes them a monumental $71 million from a licensing agreement the […]

Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Are Being Sued By Monster Electronics

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The billionaire boys club has run into a bit of legal trouble When you’re at the top of your game, you become a target. Ask anybody. Jay Z, LeBron James, Barack Obama, Sony, etc. Well, naturally, when Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre sold their Beats Electronics company to Apple for a reported $3 billion tag, […]

Jimmy Iovine, Along With Apple, Is Looking To Do Away With Freemium Streaming

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Jimmy Iovine, one half of Beats Music, wants to do away with freemium music. In case you forgot about the details regarding Apple’s purchase of both Beats Music and also the headphones, Apple is looking to relaunch Beats Music streaming service despite recently launching iTunes Radio. First, let’s define the term “freemium.” Combining the words […]

Jimmy Iovine Steps Down From Interscope Records

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In the wake of the news that Apple had officially bought BeatsByDre, Jimmy Iovine has announced that he is stepping down from Interscope Records. Iovine has been the Chairman and CEO of Interscope for 25 years; known primarily for his most famous move, when he signed N.W.A., a controversial decision that paid off beautifully. During his tenure, the label has become […]

Finally, Apple Has Acquired Beats For 3 Billion Dollars

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It’s official. The business deal that sent both the business and hip-hop world into a frantic frenzy has officially gone through, despite reports surfacing over the weekend of several snags, including a citation of premature announcemenet, that put the deal in jeopardy. Today, Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine both became Apple executives, as the cellphone […]

Where In The World Is Charles Hamilton? Apparently Perusing The Harlem Streets

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Back in 2009, Charles Hamilton was gearing up to be one of the biggest names in the game; he was on the covered  XXL Freshman list, had a string of critically acclaimed mixtapes, and had just inked a deal with Interscope. Then everything mysteriously disappeared. After a series of low quality rushed projects and a number of embarrassing viral […]

50 Cent Speaks On The Details Of His Release From Interscope Contract

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All of Dre’s friends are catching checks these days. Earlier this year, 50 Cent revealed that he had cut ties with Interscope Records, for reasons related to them “becoming Beats Records”, and cut a new deal with an indie label, Caroline, on which he’d be releasing his new album, Animal Ambition, on June 3rd. While […]

According To Forbes, Dr. Dre Really Won’t Be The First Billionaire In Hip-Hop

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It was fun to think about. Dr. Dre flipped the hip-hop and business worlds on their heads this week, as he announced Apple was buying Beats Audio for 3.2 billion dollars. Although his stake in the company was only 25%, considering he shared ownership with his label head Jimmy Iovine, among others, everyone pretty much […]

Apple Is Reportedly Trying To Purchase Beats Audio For 3.2 Billion Dollars

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Money Makin’ Mitch Dre. Dr. Dre is about to get paid. A Financial Times report has revealed that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are in talks with Apple to sell Beats audio–which includes both the Beats by Dre headphone line and the newly launched Beats Music service–for 3.2 billion dollars. Advertisement Apparently, the conversation between […]

Beats By Dre Introduces New Music Streaming Service “Beats Music”

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 Just what the doctor prescribed.  Just when you thought Dr.Dre and his Beats By Dre empire couldn’t get any bigger, it just did. Now introducing, “Beats Music” a streaming service that is dedicated solely to your preferences and tailored for your personal tastes.  Officially released today, Beats Music will serve and cater to your personalized user experience while helping you discover new and […]

Oprah Parties with Jimmy Iovine, Diddy, Kanye West, Kim K. & More

While many of us binged on Netflix or aimlessly surfed the web this past Saturday night, Oprah, Kanye West, Diddy, and Kim Kardashian all mingled at a party at Interscope Records founder and CEO Jimmy Iovine‘s house. The star-studded soiree was a birthday bash/Emmy pre-party thrown for Iovine’s girlfriend, Liberty Ross, and was attended by […]