Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Producers Cool & Dre tweet praises Scott Storch input for 'under pressure' track

The following message was tweeted by Cool and Dre.  please don't get confused, Cool and Dre (Marcello "Cool" Valenzano and Andre "Dre" Christopher Lyon) are producers from Miami Florida. 

@COOLANDDRE who b4 i break, Sum1 I have tremendous respect 4 is about to bless us again with his talent. Shout out Scott Storch on the new Dre & Jay-Z track 11:31 AM Apr 19th via web

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Discussion - how 'under pressure' should be looked at? - You discuss

How do you think "Under Pressure" should be judged upon when it wil eventually be released?

Should it be judge upon:
  • Solely on the track's quality?
  • Success in numbers (charts/radio/sales)?
  • Both-quality and success in numbers?

As you have seen and voted on the poll of this question - the results so far are even. So i think it should be discussed and you should explain your reasons.

Please give a good length of justification of your responses.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

No show of Dre at Coachella

Yea he didnt appear at the Coachella festival. I thought so anyway.

My justification of why:

  • It was never confirmed that Dre was going to appear at all.
  • Makes sense to unleash the track through itunes/CD/radio etc and not as a live performance.
  • Dre needs to really promote the track before its released.This way success will be in numbers too.Dont matter who you are, you still gotta promote so at least the ears are facing his way.
  • If he did appear then still not enough eyes was gonna be on him.  You there is still alot of people who have no idea that Detox exists or that Dre is still in music>sersiously.
  • You cant expect Dre to suddenly do a huge performance suddenly, especial as he hasn't performed after a looong time.

He said "in about two weeks", not exactly 2 weeks or an exact date. But it could be soon.

Whatevers happened, stick with - your number one source. 

    Friday, 16 April 2010

    Dre appearance/premier of 'Under Pressure' updates

    Updates today will appear in this post:

    Chef Jeremiah has been on the grounds at Coachella snapping photos, and dropped a tweet confirming that "Dr. Dre sounding good @coachella #soundcheck"

    I asked this guy if he can confirm if he actually saw Dre there. Below is the tweet he then responded with:

    chefjeremiah - To clarify on the Dr. Dre track - sound guy playing a CD @coachella.

    Source - 

    DJ_FRANZEN - So tonight, I get to witness the Big Homie Jay-Z, @memphisbleek, Snoop & Dr Dre perform on the same stage in front of 75K ppl!

    Source -

    Wednesday, 14 April 2010

    Jay-Z Rumored To Bring Dr Dre On Stage At Coachella Festival??

    Nearly four days tardy on last week's promise to unveil "Under Pressure" as lead Detox single, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z  may have something else up their sleeve. The past collaborators may commemorate the reunion (and Dr. Dre's return) with a joint performance at this weekend's Coachella Festival in Indio, California. Sources close to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records anonymously told HipHopDX that the Compton's finest may share the stage with Brooklyn's finest during Jay's headlining Friday April 16 performance.

    These rumors have yet to be substantiated in any way, and that source also said that scheduling conflicts remain in the way. Previously, Jay-Z has built a reputation for special guests, between Nas in 2005, as well as Michael Jackson at 2001's Summer Jam.

    Dr. Dre, who rarely performs as of late, is veteran to several legendary Rap tours, most recently 2000's Up In Smoke Tour featuring members of N.W.A., Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Westside Connection and others. To date, Dr. Dre has yet to perform at a festival of this kind.

    Source -

    Tuesday, 13 April 2010

    Two new polls - How "under pressure" should be judged and type of 'Beats' headphones you have?

    Two news polls have been created (look on the left).  One poll questions how "under pressure" should be judged upon, the other poll ask what type of Beats headphones do you have, if you have any.

    Saturday, 10 April 2010

    "under pressure" release date via twitter

    Dr. Dre will drop off the record at Power 106 on Big Boy's Neighborhood Monday morning. The end.

    75+ Reasons Why “Detox” Album had been delayed.

    Thought you might wana read this, while you are waiting for the 1st single - don't sleep.

    What exactly has been the hold up??

    Well, Dre’s been a busy man.  In between running a label (Aftermath Entertainment), and outside production work, he’s had to deal with lawsuits, personal tragedy, and lots more.

    The following list-slash-timeline is by no means exhaustive, but figured 81 reasons was more than enough reasons for us to cut Dre a little slack.

    By Bill Johnson

    April 4, 2002 – Dre reveals that Detox will be his third and final solo album, and that it will be like a hip-hop musical.

    May 28, 2002 – The Eminem Show is released. Dre only contributes three songs to the album which sold 1.32 million copies in its first week, debuting at #1.

    June 25 2002 – Aftermath Entertainment releases Truth Hurts’ debut album Truthfully Speaking featuring several Dre productions.

    June 2002 – 50 Cent signs with Aftermath & Shady Records

    July 16, 2002 -  Dr Dre remixes The Rolling Stones “Miss You” for the soundtrack to Austin Powers In Goldmember.

    August 27, 2002 – Eve’s Eve-Olution is released and features 2 tracks from Dre, including the single “Satisfaction”

    September 2002 – Ice Cube mentions in an interview with MTV News that he may be signing to Aftermath, and that he plans to have Dre produce his entire next album and release it in 2003.  That never happened.

    September 2002 – Dre and Interscope are hit with a $500 million lawsuit over a sample from Truth Hurts’ hit single “Addictive.”

    October 1, 2002 – Xzibit’s Man Vs Machine album is released and features 2 tracks from Dre.

    October 29, 2002 – Aftermath releases the soundtrack to Eminem’s film 8 Mile.  Dre does not contribute any songs or production to the album.

    November 12, 2002 – Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 2 is released and features “The Watcher 2” produced by Dre.

    January 2003 – Stat Quo signs to Aftermath and Shady Records.

    February 4, 2003 – Aftermath and Shady Records release 50 Cent’s debut album, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. The album debuts at #1 on Billboard’s 200 albums chart, selling 872,000 copies its first week. Dre contributes 4 songs to the project including the insanely popular single “In Da Club.”

    February 25, 2003 – The D.O.C. releases Deuce which features 3 tracks from Dre.

    April 5, 2003 – The Dre-produced track “In Da Hood” is featured on the bonus CD that comes with 50 Cent’s DVD The New Breed.

    May 2003 – A jury orders Dre to pay $1.5 million for copyright infringement due to an uncleared sample on 2001.

    June 2003 – Dre is named the 2nd highest paid musician of 2002, bringing in $51.9 million.

    July 2003 – Rakim splits with Dre and Aftermath.

    July 18, 2003 – The film Bad Boys II is released.  Dre helped composer Trevor Rabin with the film’s score.

    August 26, 2003 – Mary J. Blige’s Love & Life is released and features the Dr. Dre produced “Not Today.”

    September 23, 2003 – Obie Trice’s Cheers is released and features 4 tracks from Dre.

    September 30, 2003 – Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti releases the album A Thousand Kisses Deep featuring “The Last Three Minutes,” co-produced by Dre and Burt Bacharach.

    November 14, 2003 – G-Unit’s Beg For Mercy is released and features 2 tracks from Dre.

    Late 2003 – Dr Dre signs The Game.

    January 2004 – Scott Storch tells MTV News that Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Knoc-Turn’al, Lloyd Banks, Guvner, and The Game will record parts for the album.

    March 23, 2004 – Knoc-Turn’al’s album The Way I Am is released after several years of delays, and features contributions from Dre.

    April 27, 2004 – D12’s D12 World is released and features the Dre-produced “American Psycho II”

    July 20, 2004 – Mac Dre’s Ronald Dregan: Dreganomics is released and features the Dre produced “Get Stupid.”

    September 2004 – Legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach tells MTV News that he collaborated with Dr. Dre on his new album.

    November 2004 – Dre is involved in a fight at the Vibe Awards. He was punched near the stage by a fan named Jimmy James Johnson who was allegedly asking for an autograph, which resulted in a small brawl, with Johnson being stabbed by then G-Unit member, Young Buck.

    November 12, 2004 – Eminem’s Encore album released. The album sells 1,835,000 copies in its first two weeks, 760k in its first three days on sale.  Dre contributes to 8 of the album’s 20 tracks, lending his voice to one.

    November 22, 2004 – Gwen Stefani’s Love.Angel.Music.Baby is released and features the Dre produced single “Rich Girl.”

    November 23, 2004 – The Game’s second single, “How We Do” is released. The song is produced by Dr. Dre and peaks at #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

    2005 – Bishop Lamont is signed to Aftermath.

    January 18 2005 – The Game’s debut album The Documentary is released by Aftermath Entertainment and G-Unit records. Dr. Dre contributes six productions to the album which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 586,000 copies in its first week.  Dre also produces six tracks used on mixtapes The Game releases throughout 2005 and 2006.  On the song “Higher,” Dre tells everyone to “look out for Detox.”

    February 2005 – Dre reportedly was the 44th highest paid musician in 2004, raking in $11.4 million.

    March 3, 2005 - 50 Cent’s The Massacre album is released. Dre gets credit for 3 tracks as well as serving as executive producer on the album.

    October 2005 – Dre donates $1 million to Houston’s Julia C Hester House which distributed the funds to 50 needy families affected by Hurricane Katrina.

    November 2005 - Dre voices the character “Grizz” for 50 Cent’s Bulletproof video game.

    November 1, 2005 – Burt Bacharach’s At This Time album is released featuring contributions from Dre on the songs “Danger,” “Is Love Enough?” and “Go Ask Shakespeare.”

    November 8, 2005 – The soundtrack to 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Tryin‘ film is released and features 2 beats from Dre.

    Late 2005 – Dre signs Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry.

    June 13, 2006 – Aftermath releases Busta Rhymes’ The Big Bang album.  Dre is credited with producing or co-producing 7 songs on the album.

    Summer 2006 – The Game leaves Aftermath due to disputes with 50 Cent

    September 2006 - Dre signs Joell Ortiz to Aftermath.  Bone Thugs N Harmony tell MTV news that the follow up to their Thug Stories album will feature contributions from Dre.  When the album, Strength & Loyalty, is released in May 2007, Dre is nowhere to be found.

    November 21, 2006 – Jay-Z’s Kingdom Come is released.  Dre contributes to the album as a producer and/or mixer on 4 songs.  Snoop Dogg’s The Blue Carpet Treatment is also released and features 4 songs from Dre.

    November 2006 – Dre signs and begins working with Raekwon on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II

    December 5, 2006 – The Eminem Presents The Re-Up compilation is released and features the Dre produced song by Stat Quo “Get Low.”

    December 19, 2006 – Nas’ Hip Hop Is Dead album is released. It contains the Dre production “Hustlers.”

    Early 2007 – According to an Aftermath insider, Dre claims to have lost interest in Raekwon’s record, and Raekwon is no longer affiliated with the label.

    January 23, 2007 – Dre contributes “Problems” to Sunshine Anderson’s Sunshine At Midnight album.

    February 4, 2007 – Timbaland’s Shock Value album is released in the UK 2 months ahead of the US.  Dre contributes vocals to the song “Bounce.”

    March 27, 2007 - Young Buck’s Buck The World album is released and features two Dre tracks.

    September 9, 2007 – Dr. Dre is brought out by Mary J Blige as a surprise presenter at the MTV Video Music Awards. Dre’s appearance proves that Dre’s been spending quite a bit of his free time at the gym.

    September 11, 2007 – 50 Cent’s Curtis album is released and features 3 Dre tracks.

    April 15, 2008 – Joell Ortiz leaves Aftermath

    June 2008 – Snoop Dogg claims in a Rolling Stone magazine interview that Detox is finished.

    June 11, 2008 – Trick Trick’s The Villain album is released and features the Dre produced “Hold On.”

    July 2008 – Dre launches Beats By Dre headphones in conjunction with Monster

    July 17, 2008 – Busta Rhymes leaves Aftermath due to creative differences with Interscope head Jimmy Iovine.

    July 23, 2008 - Dre tells USA Today that he expects Detox to be out in “November or December” of that year.  Also says that Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and Nas are on the album.

    August 23, 2008 – Dre’s first son, Andre Young Jr, dies at the age of 20 from an overdose of heroin and morphine.

    October 2008 – Stat Quo leaves Aftermath

    December 2008 – Dre appears on a remix of Kardinal Offishall’s “Set It Off.”

    Early 2009 – Marsha Ambrosius leaves Aftermath.

    January 7, 2009 – A Dre song called “Could Have Been You” featuring R. Kelly, 50 Cent and Bishop Lamont leaks on the internet.  The song is believed to be from the Detox sessions.

    February 2009 – A song with vocals by T.I. hits the internet called “S**t Popped Off.”  The song is believed to be a reference track for Dre due to T.I. mentioning “The Doc” in the song.

    February 18, 2009 – A song called “Topless” with vocals by Nas & T.I. is played on New York’s Hot 97.  T.I. starts the song with the lyric, “It’s the D.R. / Made the west side worldwide, no PR”

    March 24, 2009 – Slim Thug’s Boss Of All Bosses is released and features “Thug” produced by Dre.

    April 2009 - Rumors spread on the internet that Bishop Lamont has been dropped from Aftermath

    May 15, 2009 – Eminem’s Relapse album is released. Dre is credited with producing the entire album except for one song.

    May 28, 2009 – Dr. Dre appears in a commercial for Dr. Pepper featuring the instrumental to “S**t Popped Off”

    September 2009 – Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II is released independently by Raekwon featuring 2 Dr. Dre productions

    October 3, 2009 – Snoop Dogg posts a photo of him in the studio with Dre and Game to Twitter.

    October 9. 2009 – Dre and Hewlett-Packard announce the forthcoming HP Envy 15 Beats computer.

    October 2009 – Dre tells ABC news that he hopes to finish Detox by the end of the year and release it in 2010.

    November 3, 2009 – Amerie’s In Love & War album is released on Def Jam and features “More Than Love” featuring Fabolous and produced by Dr. Dre.  The song uses the beat featured in the Dr. Pepper commercial that Dre appeared in.

    November 9, 2009 – 50 Cent’s Before I Self Destruct album is released. Dre contributes to 3 songs from the album.

    December 21, 2009 - Eminem’s Relapse: Refill is released.  Dre produces 5 songs and contributes vocals to one.

    January 2010 – Bishop Lamont confirms that he is no longer signed to Aftermath. The three tracks Dre did for his album are scheduled to appear on his forthcoming album being released by Warner Bros.

    February 11, 2010 – Dre files a lawsuit against WIDEAwake, the new owners of the Death Row Records catalog, over unpaid royalties.

    February 18, 2010 – Dre celebrates his 45th birthday.

    March 2010 – Dre appears in a commercial for HP’s Envy 15 Beats computer.

    So as you can see, Dre hasn’t just been sitting back and doing nothing.  He’s been steadily releasing music, just none with his name as the artist.

    Friday, 9 April 2010

    "Under Pressure" could be released digitally via iTunes - anytime soon

    Rumours are flying around that the single could be released digitally via he web.  If so most likely via iTunes.  Makes sense as the Eminem feat 50Cet and Dre track 'crack a bottle# was a huge success through iTunes.  

    As you all know since the end of March lots of news regarig the rack and the rlease of Detrx are coming out.

    Busy month in terms of Detox news.  Don't sleep now.  Watch this space as the track could be released anytime soon.  

    Dr Dre interview - Washington Post

    Reuters spoke to Dr Dre and producer Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M records, during a recent trip to Boston. 

    Q. What's the next big thing in music? 

    Dre: "My record. And after that I'm not sure. I'm just keeping my ear to the concrete." 

    Iovine: "We all know that Lady Gaga took the world by storm. She's fused rock and dance and hip-hop. She's an incredible songwriter -- one of the great songwriters to come around, at the level of a Freddie Mercury or an Elton John. She has a long way to go to prove herself, but I believe she's going to get there." 

    Q. What do you listen for in a new artist?

    Dre: "Originality. Good vocal performance. And if I can get along with them in the studio, you know?"

    Q. Who is your favorite artist at the moment? What is playing on your iPod?

    Dre: "I don't actually have a favorite right now. I've been listening to a lot of old 60s and 70s music. Things like Kraftwerk, and Parliament Funkadelic. I've really been listening to a lot of Kraftwerk."

    Q. 1970s German electronica? That might surprise people.

    Dre: "Kraftwerk had a really big inspiration on the beginning of hip-hop. My tastes change with the season. Right now it's Kraftwerk. I'll see what happens this summer."

    Q. What got you into the headphone business?

    Dre: "For me it just felt organic. I'm about music. I don't know anything about fashion so I can't make clothes, sneakers, or anything like that. I know sound. That's it. Most people that are making headphones probably aren't involved in the actual creation of music. So we have an upper hand."

    Q. Music players have gotten smaller and smaller. The latest iPods are practically microscopic.

    Dre: "The size of the iPod has no effect on what it sounds like. Our headphones make the music sound big again."

    Q. A lot of people say they prefer the sounds produced by an old-style record over anything since.

    Iovine: "The digital revolution ... that's where it went terribly, terribly wrong. In every other field of entertainment it's improved the quality. In music it's degraded the quality. The files are bad, the computers sound bad. And the headphones sound bad. So we started with headphones.
    "You wouldn't go and buy a DVD of Avatar and play it on a portable television. People are listening to music through the equivalent of portable televisions."

    Q. What do you think of "American Idol"?

    Iovine: "It's a great show. It gives a lot of unknown people exposure. What they do with the artists after that is up to the label. I think the concept is a great concept. I don't love the records they make." 

    Thursday, 8 April 2010

    "Under pressure" to debut at Jay-Z concert??????

    Dre’s proclamation that “Under Pressure” will be released in the “next two weeks or so” is sparking rumors that Jay-Z may debut the track live during his headlining set at the Coachella festival in Indio, California on April 16th. The fest is a short drive from Dre’s native Los Angeles, so it’s plausible the Doctor will head out to the desert for a surprise appearance.

    Wednesday, 7 April 2010

    Join the Detox social community network and discuss your thoughts on the leaked snippet

    If you have heard the short snippet of 'under pressure' then i advise you to discuss it over at


    Dre talks to CNBC - "Under Pressure" In 2 Weeks, Detox This Year (Video)

    In their latest press stop, Interscope Records President and Chairman Jimmy Iovine and longtime flagship star Dr. Dre stopped by CNBC yesterday, after a Fenway Park stop on Sunday. Iovine, an executive with a heavy-hand in the careers of Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Eminem and 50 Cent spoke about the adaptation going on in the music industry right now. "We're heading towards a real interactive stage in music, I believe. I think the entire deejay revolution taught us something: that people want to be part of the music and program the music themselves. They don't want to be told what to play, and most importantly, [told] what to play next."

    Between his line of headphones with Dr. Dre and the success of Interscope artist Lady Gaga, Iovine believes his business formulas have changed with the times. "I believe that with streaming on-demand, some software that we're building over at Beats [By Dre] which teaches young people how to interact with music and make their own playlist, and [with] some of the things we're doing with the [cellular] phone companies, I think we have a great future in the record industry. I think seeing the [success] of Lady Gaga shows you that the audience is out there," said the Los Angeles-based mogul.

    Despite sales declines in recent Rap artist projects from 50 Cent and Game, Jimmy Iovine said his company is thriving. "We're doing very well at Interscope," who (with subsidiaries A&M and Geffen Records) saw platinum 2009 releases from Lady Gaga, Eminem and The Black Eyes "It's no longer making one hit song and having 12 attached to it. You need complete albums, complete thoughts." Jimmy pointed to his Glam Pop sensation, "Lady Gaga is a great example of this." The man also compared Dr. Dre's mastery of music to Michael Jordan with basketball and George Lucas with film.

    As a follow-up, Dr. Dre, who's been professionally working in music for almost 30 years, was asked if his formulas have been altered. "It's pretty much the same for me: I'm just putting my all into what I'm doing. [Making sure] that it's something I'm going to be proud of, and of course not embarrass myself or anybody that I'm working with," said the Compton Rap icon.

    Lastly, less than 24 hours after revealing the name of his Jay-Z assisted single from Detox, Dr. Dre revealed a timetable for his fans. "Hopefully we'll be releasing ['Under Pressure'] in the next two weeks or so. I'm definitely gonna be puttin' [Detox] out this year. Finally. I think everybody's gonna be happy with it," said Dre of the album that's been nearly a decade in-the-making.

    Source -

    Snipper of "under pressure"

    A 12 second snippet of the track has leaked.

    Tuesday, 6 April 2010

    Dre’s “Under Pressure” is Dropping on Friday??

    The Detox single featuring Jay-Z is supposed to drop on Friday, that’s of course if Dre doesn’t decide to pull a Dr. Dre. It is indeed an upbeat club record and Ester Dean wrote the hook. No word on if it was produced by Scott Storch yet, though he did recently reveal that he had been reunited with the good doctor.

    Dre tallks about the sound for Detox (Video)

    During his batting session Dre talks (1min15 onwards) about how the sound will be the next level up and you will be be able to buy deluxe version with surround sound. 

    Monday, 5 April 2010

    Dre Drops “Detox” News at the Red Sox Opening Day Game

    Baseball season began with some potentially major music news yesterday: Dr. Dre’s oft-delayed Detox may finally be on the way. That tidbit comes courtesy of last night’s Red Sox vs. Yankees game at Boston’s Fenway Park, where Dre and record exec Jimmy Iovine were promoting a Red Sox edition of the Beats By Dre headphones. Last week, an image of Dr. Dre and Jay-Z together in the recording studio emerged, and in the pregame interview above, Iovine reveals that the rap legends’ new song will be called “Under Pressure.”
    The track is expected to be the first single off Dre’s long-delayed Detox, which was last scheduled for the winter of 2008 before dropping off the release schedule altogether. No release date has been set for “Under Pressure” yet, but the buzz on the Internet is that it should be arriving soon (Iovine says in the interview that Dre had the song “in his pocket,” so we’re assuming it’s finished). As Rolling Stone reported last week, Eminem wrote on his Twitter that “big news” was on the way; Perhaps he was talking about Detox and not his own Relapse 2.

    Thursday, 1 April 2010