Dr. Dre’s Home Hit By Would-Be Burglars Who Apparently Saw He was Hospitalized with Aneurysm

Some alleged criminals apparently saw Dr. Dre was in the hospital because they tried breaking into his home … law enforcement sources tell TMZ. Our sources say 4 men were on Dre’s Pacific Palisades property Wednesday around 2 AM. Security spotted…

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Dr. Dre’s Rapid ‘Gunfire’ Flow Affirms And Defies His Age

Dr. Dre, "Gunfire."

The new song comes in conjunction with the revealing HBO documentary The Defiant Ones, which intertwines the lives and legacies of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

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Dr. Dre’s Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre Goes Gold

ALL the talk and Internet fanfare behind Dr. Dre’s long-delayed third studio album, Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre has gone ice-cold since its initial release back on August 7, but that didn’t stop the project from quietly selling its way to a gold plaque.

Per a new announcement made by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre has attracted sales of 500,000 copies or better sold. Also receiving a gold certification is The Weeknd’s breakout album, Beauty Behind the Madness, which was released a couple of weeks later on August 28.

Compton Looks To Crown An Impressive List Of Dr. Dre Produced Albums

Although the album received general acclaim from critics, its most remarkable selling feature was nary a single or promotional music video was released to support its presence in the open market. The former N.W.A member also promised to donate all his royalties from the album to build an arts center right in the center of his hometown.

Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre is currently available on iTunes.

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Mark Batson Highlights The Genius Of Dr. Dre’s Engineering Skills

Mark Batson is as qualified as mortal man to discuss the parameters of music producing.

As one of the primary reasons behind award-winning albums from the likes of Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Band, Seal and Eminem, he has also racked up platinum plaques and even scored films (most recently, the Oscar-nominated American Hustle in 2013.)

Batson, like the rest of the world, is currently analyzing the Straight Outta Compton fever gripping the world and his most glaring omission in the film is not of Dr. Dre’s personal life but of his professional accomplishments.

In a new editorial with HipHopDX, Batson breaks down why even a man as heralded as Dr. Dre could still be considered “slept-on.”

The difference between Dr. Dre and most producers is that when most producers get to a level where they feel they have the songs strong enough, they then bring in top level Grammy award-winning mixing engineers like Manny Maroquin, Serban Ghenea and Jimmy Douglass to fine tune the sonics and perfect them. Most successful hit producers are usually known to be paired with a world renowned sonic genius who has studied electronics and the use of probably either the Neve or SSL consoles who will then take the music and fine tune the frequencies in order to maximize the sonic experience. These mixers are well studied and learned persons who have mastered and perfected the art of combining science and math with audio technology on the same level as a person who has mastered any other complex scientific machinery that is extremely difficult to operate and requires a highly proficient level most often associated with technical geniuses.

Take a look at an SSL console. You’ve probably seen them in pictures and have always stopped to think, “How do they use that thing? How do they operate all of the levers and buttons?” As a music producer, I will guarantee you that most of the people you’ve probably seen sitting in front of these consoles in a picture have no idea how to operate them proficiently either.

While watching Straight Outta Compton, one of the interesting things to note is not only “Boyz In The Hood,” a great and timeless recording of Eazy-E that soulfully captures a bit of LA inner city history, but it’s also a recording so sonically proficient that 30 years later it stands up well next to anything recorded and on the radio today. This anomaly is the case of all of Dre’s most well know records. Let’s get to the reason why.

Many of Dre’s most famous recordings not only begin with him programming the first kick and snare drum, but they also end with him mixing the records with a scientific and sonic mastery created by his own two hands. Dre is not only the producer of the song and a writer of his music but is also the engineer who has mixed all of the recordings that he has released. There is no other scientific genius brought in to enhance his sounds or “man behind the curtain,” because he is that scientific technical genius.

Read the rest of Mark Batson’s article over at HipHopDX.


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Dee Barnes & Michel’le Don’t Really Buy Dr. Dre’s Apology

Dr. Dre recently revisited his heinous past as a woman beater; the best way you’d expect a man of his stature and profile to respond.

Through a statement funneled through The New York Times, the 50-year-old Hip-Hop legend “apologized” specifically to “the women” he had hurt, albeit not by name. The documented stories of the victims: journalist Dee Barnes; a former friend of the N.W.A leading up to Ice Cube’s departure from the group and ex-girlfriend and labelmate Michel’le, have since risen to the top of the news pile since the hit movie, Straight Outta Compton, erased them from coverage in an apparent bout of convenient amnesia.

Barnes, who has maintained she was “blackballed” from the industry since settling with Dre out of court in the early 90s, recently penned her second column with Gawker regarding the incident where she addresses his most recent apology.

“I have been routinely accused of ‘living in the past’ and of not letting this go, but it was Dr. Dre himself who was living in the past and couldn’t let it go so he created a permanent reminder of the ‘Dee Barnes incident,’ Barnes writes in reference to her name being mentioned in Eminem’s 1999 single, ‘Guilty Conscience,’ the first digital age allusion to the incident. “And Eminem is not the only one; there are numerous songs that mention the incident, enough that essentially turned me into a, uh, punchline. Of the women assaulted by Dre, I was the only one to press criminal charges against him. I’m also the only one whose name later came up in one of his songs. ‘Guilty Conscience’ and the other songs containing the reference are products of clear and obvious misogyny on a cultural level and for what? Jokes?”

While Barnes is sincere that she hopes Dre’s apology is as genuine as her forgiveness, she still plans on clearing the air in her developing memoir, Music, Myth, and Misogyny: Memoirs of a Female MC. Michel’le, on the other hand, wasn’t as accommodating with her response. In fact, she feels it was some sort of marketing ploy to get theaters packed and headphones sold.

“I didn’t ask for a public apology, and I think if he is going to apologize, he should do it individually,” she tells BBC Radio 5. “To just group us like we are nothing and nobody — I just don’t think it’s sincere. Treat us like we have names. He’s selling a movie. I just think it’s good PR at the moment.”

Which, opens up the floor to any solutions to the current situation that could be rooted in absolute. Does Dre need to become the face of domestic violence, where as he, a married man for going on 19 years, hasn’t shied away from such behavior. Even his latest release–the 16-year-album-drought-breaker Compton–doesn’t celebrate the misogyny and women swapping ethos that helped amass his fortune.

It’s a question only all parties involved in a private setting can sum up an answer.


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Dr. Dre’s Son — Straight Outta The Casting Process (VIDEO)

Dr. Dre’s son, Curtis Young, ain’t no thespian … which is why he’s cool getting passed over for his dad’s part in “Straight Outta Compton.”  Our photog spotted Young at LA Live and he couldn’t contain his excitement…

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Eminem & Kendrick Lamar React To Dr. Dre’s “Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre”

"Compton" contributors King Mez, Anderson .Paak and Justus also comment on the album.


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Stream Dr. Dre’s Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre [LISTEN]

Dr. Dre’s philanthropic spirit gives any Hip-Hop fan a reason to purchase his first album in 16 years, Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre, but the music still has to be thorough first and foremost.

Fans should be able to recognize several of the featured guests as well as familiarize themselves with some new ones throughout the listening experience.

Listen to Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre exclusively on Apple Music.

dr. dree compton the soundtrack

01 Intro
02 Talk About It [ft. King Mez & Justus]
03 Genocide [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay]
04 It’s All on Me [ft. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid]
05 All in a Day’s Work [ft. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius]
06 Darkside/Gone [ft. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar]
07 Loose Cannons [ft. Xzibit & COLD 187um]
08 Issues [ft. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak]
09 Deep Water [ft. Kendrick Lamar & Justus]
10 One Shot One Kill [ft. Snoop Dogg]
11 Just Another Day [ft. Asia Bryant]
12 For the Love of Money [ft. Jill Scott & Jon Connor]
13 Satisfaction [ft. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez]
14 Animals [ft. Anderson Paak]
15 Medicine Mane [ft. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak]
16 Talking to My Diary


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Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton’: Who Are The Album’s New Artists?

He gave us Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar. Now, the producer has a new crop of protégés.

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Dr. Dre’s Ex-Fiancée Michel’le — He Gave Me 5 Black Eyes!

The ex-fiancée/baby mama of hip-hop legend Dr. Dre claims he used to beat her on the regular … and gave out a laundry list of her injuries for the world to hear.  Michel’le — an R&B singer who now appears on the show “R&B Divas: Los…

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Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics hit With $20 million-plus lawsuit

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Apple nears deal to buy Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion

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