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Watch Intense, Violent 'Straight Outta Compton' Trailer

April 1, 2015

N.W.A's early years can be seen in the latest trailer for Straight Outta Compton, the upcoming biopic that follows the legendary West Cost rap group's fall and rise in the Eighties. The new clip highlights Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson Jr.), Dr. Dre (Corey...

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Dr. Dre Talks N.W.A Biopic, Eazy-E's Death, New Music

March 26, 2015

Dr. Dre recently sat down with L.A. radio DJ Big Boy for a wide-ranging chat, discussing everything from his beginnings in N.W.A to producing Eminem. He spoke at length his involvement in the upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. "We...

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Watch the N.W.A Biopic's Red-Band Trailer

February 9, 2015

During the 57th annual Grammy Awards, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube appeared in a commercial where the two rap legends drove around Compton and talked about how now is the right time to release the N.W.A film Straight Outta Compton. Immediately...

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Paul Giamatti Cast as Controversial Manager in N.W.A. Biopic

August 16, 2014

The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has found its Jerry Heller. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paul Giamatti has signed on to play the N.W.A. manager and Ruthless Records co-founder in the upcoming film about the pioneering hip-hop group. Giamatti...

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Beyonce, Dr. Dre Lead Forbes Celebrity 100 List

June 30, 2014

Beyoncé is already the queen of pop music, but now she's the queen of pop culture. The singer has claimed the top spot on Forbes' new Celebrity 100 list, which ranks the most successful celebrities from "movies, TV, music, sports, books and...

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Watch Dr. Dre Get Awkwardly Introduced as a New Apple Employee

June 2, 2014

Being worth nearly $1 billion and having one of the highest-profile jobs in the music industry doesn't make you exempt from that awkward first day of work and meeting new co-workers. For Apple, Beats' Streaming Service Trumps Headphone Business During...

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Dr. Dre's Death Row Lawsuit Dismissed

May 12, 2014

Dr. Dre filed a lawsuit against his former label, Death Row Records, for $3.05 million in unpaid royalties earlier this year, and now a judge has dismissed his claim. The rap producer and self-proclaimed billionaire, as of last week's reported deal between...

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Rick Ross and Jay Z Prove 'The Devil Is a Lie'

December 19, 2013

Rick Ross and Jay Z hold nothing back on their new collaboration, "The Devil Is a Lie," a suitably monstrous cut from Ross' upcoming LP Mastermind propelled by trap percussion and a somber horn sample. The Bawse's braggadocio is as gleefully hyperbolic...

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Listen: Arctic Monkeys Stream New Album, 'AM'

September 4, 2013

Arctic Monkeys' new record, AM, is now available to stream in full on iTunes, almost one week before it drops on September 10th. The band's fifth LP follows up their 2011 effort, Suck It and See, and was recorded in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California....

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Jay-Z Says Rappers Lie About Their Money, and He's Right

July 10, 2013

On "Versus," an interlude from Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail, the rapper takes wealth-boasting to a new level, noting that other MCs are deceptive about how rich they truly are. "The truth in my verses," he rhymes, "versus your metaphors...

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Eminem's Music Publisher Sues Facebook

May 21, 2013

Eminem's music publisher has filed a lawsuit against Facebook and its ad agency, claiming the social media site lifted the rapper's music for an online ad. Eight Mile Style filed a complaint yesterday in Detroit federal court alleging that Facebook...

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See Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent Look Back in New Doc

March 5, 2015

A new Eminem documentary, featuring interviews with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, among others, tells the story of how the rapper's self-released tape opened the doors to a hip-hop empire. Not Afraid: The Shady Record Story, which Complex produced, comes on the...

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Beats' Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Sued Over 'Sham' Deal

January 7, 2015

A former partner of Beats Electronics founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine has filed a lawsuit against the duo, accusing them of improper business dealings. Monster Cable founder Noel Lee alleges that Iovine and Dre duped him into...

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Chris Pratt Raps Eminem's 'Forgot About Dre' Verse

August 5, 2014

Thanks to Parks and Recreation, we already know Chris Pratt's got a knack for belting impassioned Dave Matthews-esque ballads about falling into pits and deceased mini-horses (RIP Li'l Sebastian), but the actor proved he's no one-trick pony...

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The Palm Squad: 15 Years of Coachella

June 18, 2014

Ever since 1999, countless music fans have trekked to the desert of Indio, California, in search of good tunes, good vibes, and the least offensive Port A Potty experience possible. And while hundreds of bands have played the Coachella Valley Music and...

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Apple Buys Beats for $3 Billion

May 28, 2014

Three weeks after rumors broke of Apple's purchase of Beats Electronics, the company has confirmed that it is buying the headphone and streaming music service for $3 billion, $200 million less than the originally reported amount. Jimmy Iovine and Dr....

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Beats Music Arrives January 21st

January 11, 2014

Beats Music announced on Saturday that it will be launching its new music streaming subscription service in the U.S. on January 21st. The service, developed by Interscope/Geffen/A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine along with Dr. Dre, Beats Electronics president...

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Diddy Bests the Rest on Hip-Hop Earners List

September 25, 2013

Diddy was named hip-hop's richest artist last March, and he's still holding down the top spot. The Bad Boy Records founder leads Forbes' latest list of the highest paid hip-hop artists, raking in $50 million over the past 12 months with his label,...

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Arctic Monkeys Channel Sabbath, Dre on New LP

September 2, 2013

Despite ruling their native U.K. for nearly a decade, the only way Arctic Monkeys have been able to play arenas in the U.S. was opening for the Black Keys last year. "We went on at 8 p.m. every night, when everyone was buying popcorn and shit," says the...

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Snoop Dogg Proves Himself King of the West Coast at BET Experience

June 30, 2013

Snoop Dogg had a busy Saturday at the first-ever BET Experience, a weekend-long event at Downtown Los Angeles’ L.A. Live. During the day, the rapper took part in a panel entitled No Guns Allowed, and at night he headlined the Staples Center, topping...

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