Composer and co-writer of hip-hop album 'The
Greensboro News & RecordComposer and co-writer of hip-hop album 'The Chronic' to appear Monday at Stevens CenterGreensboro News & Record“The Chronic” — the iconic solo debut of Dr. Dre that came out in 1992 — is a classic for many reasons. Fueled by the rage at the acquittal of four white police officers for the beating of black motorist Rodney King, the album put gritty and urgent ...
Posted on 27 April 2017 | 7:31 am
STS9 Invites Victor Wooten To Sit-In And
Live for Live MusicSTS9 Invites Victor Wooten To Sit-In And Covers Dr. Dre And Snoop For 4/20 Boston ShowLive for Live MusicFor the second set, the band was still vibing high, throwing in a cover of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's “The Next Episode” off The Chronic 2001, originally sampled from David McCallum's “The Edge,” as a nod to the holiday. Following this, after “Hidden ...
Posted on 21 April 2017 | 11:41 am
The Man Behind The Sound Of Dr. Dre's
WFDDThe Man Behind The Sound Of Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" Comes To Winston-SalemWFDDMulti-instrumentalist Colin Wolfe co-wrote the album with Dr. Dre. He grew up in Southern California, learning to play piano, bass, and drums as a child. Wolfe has composed, produced, and played on hits for Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bjork, Janet ...
Posted on 14 April 2017 | 6:00 am
Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg's Classic Record
HipHopDXDr. Dre & Snoop Dogg's Classic Record "Deep Cover" Celebrates 25th AnniversaryHipHopDXTwenty-five years ago today, Dr. Dre — who aspires to bring the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles — dropped his first solo song, “Deep Cover,” also widely known as “187.” The song, which appeared on the soundtrack for the Jeff Goldblum and Laurence ...
Posted on 9 April 2017 | 7:51 pm
Beats By Dr. Dre Blasts Lack Of Agency
Beats By Dr. Dre Blasts Lack Of Agency DiversityMediaPost CommunicationsBut the top issue for Beats By Dr. Dre is diversity. "It is absolutely issue one” for the brand, says Jason White, EVP/head of marketing, Beats By Dr. Dre. He notes that his brand thrives on being relevant and trend-setting, but can't drive ...
Posted on 4 April 2017 | 5:09 pm
How Apple Music and Tidal are Really Doing
Dr. Dre’s new album, Compton, released ahead of the NWA biopic, was streamed 25 million times in its first week. Dre, the Beats co-founder and eventual Apple employee, has brought some serious clout to Apple’s music streaming ambitions. The selection ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:44 am
Jerry Heller on the other women 'Straight
The success of J.J. Fad's infectious single, "Supersonic," and its Dr. Dre co-produced album that followed, played a role in establishing Ruthless as a legitimate enterprise, forging a path for the breakout success of N.W.A. Not that you would know any of ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:44 am
Dr. Dre’s “Compton” is a fitting
Dr. Dre released his third and final studio album, “Compton,” on Aug. 7, 16 years after his last album, “2001.” A compilation of everything that makes Dre, Dre, “Compton” is an ode to his hometown, reflects on his upbringing and features many ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:53 am
Dee Barnes on Dr. Dre’s Public Apology:
Dee Barnes, the journalist who Dr. Dre savagely beat at a Los Angeles nightclub in 1991 and one of three women the producer/rapper is alleged to have attacked in the past, has responded to the apology statement Dre released via the New York Times.
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 8:41 pm
EXCLUSIVE: Straight Outta Compton has it all
He is the former manager of 1980s rappers NWA who was cast as the villain in the hit biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'. But Jerry Heller claims that he was not to blame for the backstabbing which ended the group he called 'The Black Beatles'. In his memoir ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 7:12 am