Thursday, 30 August 2012

Fans: Whats your opinion on the status of Detox? Discuss now.

Lets keep this blog alive. A few fans wanted to discuss the following question:

Whats your opinion on the status of Detox? Discuss now.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

50 Cent Explains That Dre Wanted "New Day" To "Feel Like A Movie" [video]

As 50 Cent puts the finishing touches on his latest album, Street King Immortal, the Queens rapper sheds some light on the creation of its lead single, the Dr. Dre produced "New Day," which also features Alicia Keys. Fitty starts off by noting that he met with the good Doctor on the west coast while the Beats By Dre headphones founder (who recently landed at #5 on Forbes' list of highest paid celebrities) was working on that album. "I went to go see Dre in Los Angeles, he was actually working on Detox," says 50. "Brought me out, he wanted to play some of the music that I was creating for my album. See if there was something there musically that would inspire him to do something different and at the same time, maybe we do some writing, work on some other things while we're there."

Fif then described how he usually plays new tracks for Dre, who will then offer him even better stuff to use.  The G-Unit honcho then went into further detail about the genesis of "New Day." "The song originally, the chorus was on that record on the production end, it was called 'This Life Won't Last Forever.' It was vocally recorded and written by Ester Dean. They sent Ester Dean's version to Alicia and Alicia sent it back with the 'New Day' concept and it had new strings she put on the record. Dre will decide to work with whoever he want to work with, but I remember that he gave me the biggest records of my career. I played it for him and he went nuts. He was like, 'I gotta mix this. This gotta feel like a movie, man.'"

Check out the rest of the interview below to learn how Eminem toyed with the idea of tinkering with the song's drums, and insisted that Dr. Dre kick the song's lead off verse, as well as Alicia Keys dropping her own version of the tune. 50 Cent's Street King Immortal is due in stores November 13th.


Sunday, 26 August 2012

Xzibit feat King Tee & Tha Alkaholiks "Louis XIII" (Prod. By Dre)

A new song titled "Louis XIII" sprung a leak, featuring west coast living legends King Tee and Tha Alkaholiks, and produced by the one and only Dr. Dre.

Xzibit tweeted earlier that this is not the final album version of the song, but nevertheless told his fans to enjoy it. Peep the tweet, and then listen below as X to the Z, King Tee, and Tha Liks trade bars and get drunk over a banging Dre beat. This is "professional inebriation."

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

N.W.A Movie Begins Filming

It appears that the N.W.A. film has finally started production. Dr. Dre tweeted a photo of him and director F. Gary Gray on the set. Knowing Dre, we’ll get more photo ops soon.

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Dr Dre Inks Development Deal With FX Network For New Crime Drama

Rapper, producer, and entrepreneur Dr. Dre is officially in business with FX, and is developing a brand-new drama with the network, according to THR.

The site reports that “[FX] has inked a script development deal with writer Sidney Quashi and music mogul Dr. Dre for a drama pilot. The one-hour project, set in present-day Los Angeles, explores both the music business and crime business.

Quashie will serve as the creator of the show, as well as one its executive producers, alongside Dr. Dre.
The deal will involve Dr. Dre’s Crucial Films/Crucial TV company, which was originally launched in 2007 with New Line Cinema, and now currently rests under Warner Bros.

Currently, FX is airing new seasons of the critically acclaimed show, “Wilfred and Louie”while the network’s highly anticipated fifth season of its biker show, “Sons of Anarchy”, will premiere on September 11.

More details about Dr. Dre’s involvement and the show itself are expected in the near future.

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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Kendrick Lamar and Dr Dre Cover XXL‘s 15th Anniversary Issue

It’s XXL’s 15th anniversary and there’s a very special cover for the mag’s important September issue: Dr. Dre and the newest signee to his Aftermath Records, Kendrick Lamar. The two Los Angeles natives linked up in their home state for a dope photoshoot by Scott Council and an in-depth piece by Kris Ex.

In the story, K. Dot talks about his new album good kid, m.A.A.d city, his family’s violent past, present and future while Dre  reflects on his vision for the new MC and the rap legend’s ear. “I don’t have a crystal ball, but I believe that [Kendrick] has the potential to do some really incredible great things–things that are gonna make the veterans raise their eyebrows.”

The rest of the issue lives up to the momentous cover with dozens of rappers and industry heavyweights sharing the rules they learned and live by in hip-hop. XXL’s executive editor Jayson Rodriguez and digital content director Carl Chery document the best albums, mixtapes, singles and videos each year for the past decade-and-a-half. There’s also a look back at every cover XXL has ever done, the crowing of the hottest Eye Candy of All Time, and 15 of hip-hop’s most important trends and styles in the past 15 years. Plus much more in the mag and at

Get your copy of XXL’s special birthday on stands nationwide on August 14th.—XXL Staff (@XXL)

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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

DRE Films brings “3 Kings” to visual life

DRE Films brings “3 Kings” to visual life, dropping an anthemic-looking video to match Maybach Music Group’s latest from chieftain Rick Ross, featuring the legendary Dr. Dre and equally legendary Jay-Z.

“3 Kings” is Rick Ross’ latest single, from his current album God Forgives, I Don’t. Despite the fact that the label’s namesake automobile will no longer be produced, MMG (or The Untouchable Maybach Empire) continues to deliver material that helps maintain its position among the top of current hip hop conglomerates.

“3 Kings” speaks to the combined legacy of its participants, and the visuals nicely coincide with the calm by confident boasting by the song’s participants. Dr. Dre spends his verse recapping his impressive music business history, reminding listeners that he “rewrote the game,” and imploring folks to listen to this song through his headphones, a nod to his business acumen outside of the actual realm of music production, his longtime forte.

Rick Ross, without the longevity factor of the others, speaks more from a Mama-I-made-it-out-the-game-now-living-it-up perspective. Truthfully, it’s typical Ross, but effective, even if overshadowed, alongside the song’s other two icons.

Jay-Z closes out the track, pointing out the results of his lofty aspirations. Records sold. Money made. Successfully calling the shots along the way. Longevity. Being able to park in his “own arena”. Family.

The all-black-and-white video interweaves throwback footage from all three men, adding to the narrative effect of “3 Kings,” weaving a storytelling tapestry throughout the video befitting the veteran status of Dre & Jay, with a solid nod to the current success of Rick Ross and his MMG establishment.

Watch Rick Ross ft. Dr. Dre, Jay-Z – “3 Kings”

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