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Dr. Dre Assault Apology 'Bigger Than Hip-Hop,' Victim Says

August 24, 2015

Dee Barnes, the female hip-hop journalist who penned a powerful essay about Dr. Dre's assault on her, has said she is grateful for the rapper's public apology last week. Barnes spoke up earlier this month about the 1991 incident, in which...

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On the Charts: N.W.A Straight Into Top Five

August 24, 2015

Straight Outta Compton's impact on the box office continues to reverberate into the music world as the classic N.W.A LP that lends its name to the biopic is back in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. While Straight Outta Compton (the...

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First 'Straight Outta Compton' Script Had Dre Assault Scene

August 20, 2015

The N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton has come under fire for its glaring omission of one of the group's darkest chapters: Dr. Dre's January 27th, 1991 nightclub assault on hip-hop journalist Denise "Dee" Barnes. However, the original 150-page...

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Dr. Dre, Ice Cube Ask to Be Removed From Wrongful Death Suit

August 18, 2015

Dr. Dre and Ice Cube have filed a motion asking a judge to remove them as defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit, stemming from the incident when rap mogul Suge Knight ran over and killed a man named Terry Carter earlier this year. The suit, which...

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Charts: Dr. Dre Misses Number One, But Apple Gets Modest Win

August 17, 2015

Straight Outta Compton's impressive $56 million opening weekend at the box office wasn't enough to propel Dr. Dre's Compton past Luke Bryan's Kill the Lights on the Billboard 200, as the rapper's first LP in 16 years finished Number Two behind...

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14 Things We Learned About 'Straight Outta Compton'

August 13, 2015

F. Gary Gray, the filmmaker behind new N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, also directed 1995's Friday, as well as the videos for Dr. Dre and Ice Cube's "Natural Born Killaz" and Cube's "It Was a Good Day." He grew up in South Central...

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N.W.A Tell All: Inside the Original Gangstas' Cover Story

August 12, 2015

Twenty-six years and many incarnations ago, they came straight outta Compton – and now Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are together again on the cover of Rolling Stone. In the cover story, on stands Friday, senior writer Brian Hiatt hangs out with Cube...

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Dre, Ice Cube to Appear in 'Compton' Livestream

August 11, 2015

Original N.W.A members Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella and MC Ren will participate in a YouTube livestream on Tuesday tied to the upcoming biopic Straight Outta Compton. The hip-hop icons will join director F. Gary Gray, cast members O'Shea Jackson,...

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10 Things You Learn About Dr. Dre on 'Compton'

August 6, 2015

He was rich long before Apple dropped $3.2 billion on him to buy Beats by Dre."I remember selling instrumentals off a beeper/Before the headphones or the speakers," Dre raps, reminiscing about bygone days, on "Talk About It." "I was getting money 'fore...

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Dr. Dre Details Long-Awaited 'Compton: A Soundtrack'

August 1, 2015

Update: Dr. Dre will stream Compton, uncensored and in its entirety, early on Apple Music. The album will play in a loop for three hours beginning at 6 p.m. PST on August 6th. DJ Zane Lowe will host a radio show dedicated to the album beginning...

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Dr. Dre to Release New Album as 'Compton' Soundtrack

July 29, 2015

Dr. Dre will finally end fans' 16-year wait for a new album when the rapper releases his Straight Outta Compton soundtrack, which will consist of new music entirely produced by The Chronic mastermind, a source tells Rolling Stone. Dre is expected...

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Dr. Dre Apologizes for Past Assaults on Women

August 21, 2015

UPDATE: Dr. Dre's ex-girlfriend Michel'le told BBC that she doesn't believe the producer's mea culpa over past assaults on women are "sincere." "I don't really think it's a sincere apology," she said. "He's selling a movie. I just...

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Dr. Dre Female Assault Victim Talks N.W.A Film's Revisionism

August 19, 2015

Dee Barnes, a journalist whom Dr. Dre attacked while still a member of N.W.A, is speaking out against the way the biopic Straight Outta Compton overlooked the assault. "Like many of the women that knew and worked with N.W.A, I found myself a casualty...

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How 'Straight Outta Compton' Became a Summer Blockbuster

August 17, 2015

Grossing an estimated $60 million this weekend, the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton has already been established as one of summer's most unlikely non-franchise blockbusters and bona fide box-office smashes, dwarfing the openings of higher-profile...

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DJ Premier Talks Dr. Dre's Incendiary 'Animals' Verse

August 14, 2015

Throughout N.W.A's brief career, it was Ice Cube who served as the group's main political firebrand — a shit-starter of the highest order, unafraid to take on systemic injustice and institutional hypocrisy. But on "Animals," Dr. Dre's...

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'Straight Outta Compton' Theaters Hiring Extra Security

August 13, 2015

Universal Pictures is offering to reimburse theaters for costs associated with hiring security guards during opening-weekend screenings of the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton. "Universal is proud of our association with Straight Outta Compton,...

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Watch Dr. Dre, Eazy-E Fantasize About Future in 'Compton'

August 12, 2015

The N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton doesn't hit theaters until Friday, but fans can check out an exclusive scene from the project to hold them over. The above clip finds gangsta rap legends Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins) and Eazy-E (Jason...

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Dr. Dre Breaks Down 'Compton,' Kendrick, Eminem on Beats 1

August 7, 2015

As the clock struck midnight EST to mark the August 7th arrival of Dr. Dre's Compton, the rapper-producer joined Zane Lowe on Beats 1 to discuss his first LP in 16 years. Dre's interview came just hours after he streamed his new album exclusively on Apple...

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Dr. Dre Donating All New Album Royalties to Charity

August 6, 2015

Dr. Dre has announced that he will be donating all of his artist royalties earned from Compton, the pioneering gangsta rapper-producer's long-awaited new album, to help fund a new performing arts and entertainment facility in Compton. The news...

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'Detox': A Timeline of Dr. Dre's Great Unfinished Album

July 31, 2015

It was 2002, and Dr. Dre had just conquered the world. What to do for an encore? The previous two and a half years were the most successful of Dre's storied career. After struggling to establish his new Aftermath Entertainment label, he struck...

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