Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Dre, Jay-Z Single For Detox Dropping This Week?

After months of product placement with his Beats By Dre headphone line and spots in ads by Dr. Pepper and HP, it looks as though Dr. Dre's Detox album may be getting its first single this week.

According to the Twitter account of E! News' Michael Yo, the legendary producer will be hooking up with one of Hip Hop's premier artists for his first single: "Look for it this week New Jay Z and Dr Dre!!!" tweeted Yo.

Michael Yo later added that Interscope Records was "buzzing" about the as-of-now unnamed song. According to, the track has been described as "up-tempo," and is indeed intended as Detox's first single.

More on this as it develops.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Ludacris Wants Eminem Collabo, Talks "Detox" (Video)

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris has revealed his admiration for Eminem and detailed his ghostwriting for Dr. Dre's long-awaited album, The Detox.
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Luda says he would love to officially lay down a collaboration with Dre and Em in the near future.

    "I always wanted to work with Dr. Dre and I got a chance to work with him and then Eminem, I've talked to Eminem so hopefully we can make that happen," Luda said about collaborating with both artists. "I was definitely doing a little ghostwriting but you know, we'll see what happens. He has a lot of different tracks that he has to choose from for the Detox album so it is what it is. I think he has the chemistry and exactly what everyone wants, it's about staying innovative, being yourself and always have the good music. Good music will last throughout the ages no matter how things change and he always produces some good music." (Young Hollywood)

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Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Game Recruits RZA, Dr. Dre For R.E.D. Album All-Star Production Cast

'The only person I'm upset I didn't work with on this album is DJ Premier,' he tells Mixtape Daily.

Game said he got just about everybody he wanted for his upcoming The R.E.D. Album — he has some of the finest tracks featuring guests from all over the hip-hop hemisphere.

"I feel great about this album," he said recently after going over tracks at Dr. Dre's house. "It's back full-force Aftermath and I'm conjoined with Star Trak." (Pharrell Williams is one of the LP's executive producers.) "I got this colorful movement over here where it's beautiful music on this side [with Star Trak] — then when I need to go dark or super grown and sexy, I got Dre over here. The combination is crazy — mixed in with a Cool & Dre track and RZA track and all the sh-- I been doing. The only person I'm upset I didn't work with on this album is DJ Premier. I feel his sh-- would have been perfect for this all-star producer cast that I have. One Premier track would have did me just fine. I would have murdered that sh--. But we ain't get it in, 'cause he was doing a whole bunch of sh-- for Christina Aguilera. I'm just Game. So I gotta just wait for the next album."

The Compton MC said he lets the fans know from the start of the album that he's not playing.

"They got the intro to the album, which is titled 'Infrared,' " Game said of Cool & Dre. "It's one of them joints that Shaheem is gonna love. All the real hip-hop fans, to hear me rap, how I'm rapping on my intro, it's gonna f--- people up. Before you get to #2, you gonna already know I'm serious. I'm spitting. I go in. I done played this for RZA, Dre, Pharrell — all the people who heard this is like, 'N---a, that's crazy!' I haven't spit like I'm spitting on the intro since '300 Bars.' I touched every topic. Everything involving me, I touched."

We'll get a prelude to Game's work with Cool & Dre on a song called "Shake," as it's one of the highlights on his upcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape with DJ Drama, All Red Everything. Game tells a mayhem-filled story over the beat that incorporates the looped word "shake" throughout.

" 'Shake' is bad, man," Game said. " 'Shake' is crazy. Cool & Dre brought it in and I went through the 'shakes.' I told the story, cutting myself off right before the 'shake' came in [on the track]. I didn't write none of that down. I went in and said the whole sh-- straight through.

"You know what it is about them?" he asked about Cool & Dre. "They are more like my brothers. I can go in with the any moment and make a song. The streets is gonna f--- with it."

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Curtis Young (Dre's son) release new single - Hot flow

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Snoop Dogg Says Dr. Dre-Produced Album Is Likely

Don't write off Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre just yet. Fans who enjoyed the Dre-executive produced "Doggystyle" back in 1993, have been yearning for the two West Coast giants to collaborate on another LP for the past 17 years.
They worked on tracks here and there("B*tch Please, "Imagine"), but haven't come close to releasing a joint project. Fear not. To let Snoop tell it, Dre producing one of his upcoming albums isn't that far-fetched.
"What is the possibility of a Dr. Dre-produced album from Snoop Dogg?" Snoop pondered during a sit-down with "I'd say about a 90% chance it can happen. You know, the 10% that lies out there is about availability as far as from Dr. Dre, not me, because I know and understand that I’m good, but when I’m with Dr. Dre, I’m great."

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Saturday, 13 March 2010

Stat Quo Working With Dr. Dre On Detox, Readying Own Album

Stat Quo says he doesn't know exactly when, but Dr. Dre is definitely going to drop Detox. It's not a myth. Stat has been writing on the project for several months.

"It's definitely gonna come out," the Atlanta native said of Dre's long-awaited project. "I always said it was gonna come out in 2010 light years ago. I also at one point thought it would never come out. Being around Dre and the energy that's being created, all I can say is that it's incredible. It's totally left-field from what's going on — I really appreciate what he's doing as an artist. Even though from the outside looking in, if I'm other people, I'll be like, 'What's taking him so long?' But it's gonna be worth every second, every hour, every minute. Every week, every year we waited for the album.

"The songs I've heard since I've been around are all really special," he continued. "It's so important to hip-hop that this record comes. It's our saving grace. A lot of the radio stations are going rhythmic and going away from certain types of urban music. You can only go to contemporary stations to get certain soul-type music. The whole platform is changing. An album like his can bring a boost to the music that's going on."

Well, at least we know that Dre is busy. Stat appears in Dr. Dre's new Hewlett-Packard commercial — in the short, Dre is at the boards producing while Stat is in the vocal booth. Quo's fans have been waiting for him to put out his debut almost as long as Dr. Dre's followers have been anticipating Detox. Stat signed to Shady/Aftermath around the same time as 50 Cent, watching while 50 Cent put out an album and waited while G-Unit commandos Tony Yayo, Young Buck, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck dropped. When he was finally on deck in 2007, plans for his LP were squelched once again.

"When it was time to put a record out, the powers that be [at Interscope] that keeps the lights on at the company was like, 'We need either a 50 Cent or a Dr. Dre or an Eminem record," Stat said. "So I had to make the decision: 'OK, it's time to leave.' We parted on good terms. Initially when I first left, I was upset because I wanted to put my album out under that umbrella. At the end of the day, my relationships with Dre and Em is still intact and it's all good."

Last year, Stat inked a deal with former G-Unit executive and producer Sha Money XL's Dream Big Ventures imprint. His album Statlanta is due in May. The first single is "Success" and on the ditty, Stat raps from the perspective of success being his girl.

"For me, it's a situation of, you start a journey," he explained. "This album is my odyssey. It's like I'm finally completing it and putting it out. People are like, 'You been working on this album for seven years.' I've made this album, like, four or five times. When I first signed to Shady/Aftermath, it had one particular vibe then I worked with Em, and the vibe changed. Then I worked with Dre and the vibe changed again. Then when I left Shady/Aftermath I made another album thinking I was gonna go to another major, the vibe was different at that point. When I hooked up with Sha and the Dream Big thing, the vibed changed again. This is the vibe you getting now. So Statlanta has been made seven, eight times. I got a bunch of old Statlantas, but I have to make the music more relevant to what I have going on at this particular time. Times changed."

Stat says his LP will depict what's going on in is life right now. "This album — I had to look at the game and what's going on in music," he offered. "It's a lot of people complaining. I think too many artists are trying to fit into boxes and lanes that don't fit their personalities. If you're a 31-year-old male or female, you shouldn't be rapping about what a 16-year-old male or female is going through — unless you're trying to enlighten them on a perspective of 'I've been where you've been.' But 'I'mma drop my booty low and make music they're excited about,' that's not really your life. You look like the old dude in the club. That's just not hot. This [album], I wrote it from a standpoint of what I was going through in my life and the struggles that not only I've been through, but the people around me have been going through." 

Drake Grabs Eminem & Dr Dre For Debut Album

Universal Music, who has a deal with Cash Money/Young Money to distribute their music, recently previewed a part of Drake's upcoming "Thank Me Later" debut album. The preview shows that the album will feature production from Kanye West, Timbaland and other top producers plus the write up shows that Drake has snagged Dr Dre and Eminem for his album.

According to the report, a track ("Fireworks") features a hook from Kings of Leon while another Kanye West-produced track on the album that features some history. It was made by Kanye for Beyonce, but Drake really wanted it so he wrote her a handwritten letter asking if he could use it which Beyonce read thought it was sweet and e-mailed him to give her permission. The Jay-Z/Drake track has a Jay-Z verse which Drake claims it is the greatest verse Jay's ever done. According to other reports, this Saturday Drake will be in L.A. doing a track with Dr. Dre and Eminem.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Ice Cube planning to reunite with Dr Dre

Ice Cube is planning to reunite with Dr Dre on his new album, ‘I Am The West’.

The rapper said he wants to work with the producer – whom he appeared alongside in groundbreaking rap group NWA in the 90s - on his comeback album, which is due out this summer.

He wrote on his blog: “I wanna answer a few questions you have for ya' boy - Beats by Dre? Not yet. Haven't asked him, but I will. Any collabos? Not yet (sic).”

Ice, who is also become an actor, appearing in films including ‘Friday’ and ‘Three Kings’, also said ‘I Am The West’ – a reference to his roots on the West Coast of the US – will have a political slant to it.

The rapper – real name O’Shea Jackson- also said the first single from the album, his first since 2008’s ‘Raw Footage’, will be called ‘I Rep That West’.