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Dr. Dre Let Me Ride for Throwback Thursday

Once again, we’ve arrived at Thursday which makes it closer to the weekend. My music selections for the week include a couple of personal compilations, Yukmouth and a Street Wars mixtape. Beanie Sigel’s The Truth were among the albums to go along with DJ 1Mic’s Death Row compilation. My featured Throwback Thursday joint is courtesy of Death Row Records. Death Row is by far my favorite rap label ever as they put out plenty of hits. Recently, Dr. Dre had the honor of having his Chronic album plac...
Tags: Congress, Jazz, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Bushwick, Dre, Beanie Sigel, Throwback Thursday, Blog Hops & memes, Snoop Dogg Daz, the Chronic, Let Me Ride, Death Row Records Death Row, Snoop Dogg Deez Nuuuuuts Lil, Bill Kurupt


Dr. Dre’s The Chronic Enters The National Recording Registry

The Chronic is going into the Library of Congress. More »
Tags: Music, News, Dr. Dre, Dre


To Pimp a Butterfly Kendrick Lamar Dropped 5 Years Ago

5 years ago today, Kendrick Lamar released his 3rd album, To Pimp a Butterfly. To Pimp a Butterfly was the follow-up to his classic, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. As many of you may know, Kendrick Lamar is my favorite new school rapper along with J. Cole. To Pimp a Butterfly went on to sell over a million copies and won a Grammy for Best Rap album. The album received its fair share of praise and criticism. It was ranked as the best album of 2015 by many publications, including Rolling Stone, Billboa...
Tags: Music, California, Albums, Hip Hop, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Black Lives Matter, Compton, To Pimp A Butterfly, Berry, Lamar, Wal Mart, Dre, Wesley, Me Against the World, Momma Said


Afu-Ra – “Urban Chemistry” (Album Review)

This is the 6th full-length album from New York veteran Afu-Ra. His 2000 debut Body of the Life Force is widely considered to be an underground classic & the 2002 follow-up Life Force Radio was pretty solid to me as well. Last time we heard from Afu was in late 2018 with Mazterchef & now, he’s back with Urban Chemistry. The album kicks off with “Unstop”, where Afu links up with Starrlight talking about how untouchable they are over a symphonic instrumental. The next song “Kiss the Pain” with My...
Tags: Reviews, New York, Kung Fu, Paris, Jazz, Caribbean, Wilson, Scott Storch, Dre, Mann, Gavlyn, AFU RA, Life Force, Afu, Mazterchef, Starrlight


Apple Music put all your different album versions all in one place now

Extended albums, Deluxe Editions, demo tapes and other versions of the same album can all be found on the album page now. Apple Music have updated their album pages with a very welcome addition. No longer will you have to trawl through artist pages to find each version of an album as you can just select the album and scroll down. A new section underneath the track listing on an album page shows ‘Other Versions’ which lists all of the different versions of that album. That includes remas...
Tags: Apple, Music, Ui, Update, Music Streaming, Streaming, Apple Music, Digital Music News, Dre, Remixes, Remastered, Album Page, Album Versions, Extended Albums


If you’ve got $7500, you can also have an E-mu SP-1200 sampler remake

Also new in 2020 – a remake of the legendary 1987 E-mu SP-1200. Just get ready for some sticker shock, because it’s not just a clone, it’s an actual SP-1200, rebuilt. This one is an extremely, extremely limited edition because it starts with an original working SP-1200. So the price tag is similar to a top-condition refurbished 1200 because that is literally what it is. The new SP-1200 undertaking comes from E-mu Systems co-founder Dave Rossum, so we can think of this as passion project more ...
Tags: Music, Hardware, Tech, Dave, Gear, Retro, Music Tech, 80s, Dre, Behringer, Rossum, Dave Rossum, Sp-1200, Rossum Electro Music


Die besten Serien-Lovestorys unserer Zeit

Sind wir mal ehrlich: Wir lieben die Liebe. Vor allem, wenn es sich um fiktionale Serien-Romanzen handelt, denn dann können wir regelrecht mit ihrer Beziehung mitfiebern. Wann werden die beiden endlich ein Paar? Bleiben sie glücklich bis ans Ende ihrer Tage? Schaffen sie es aus der obligatorisch dramatischen Beziehungskrise heraus? Wenn sie glücklich sind, sind wir es auch. Und wenn es zwischen ihnen mal nicht so gut läuft, bricht es uns irgendwie das Herz. Immerhin stellen gute TV-Lovestorys ...


Akai's MPC One is a backpack beatmaker

Akai's MPC One is a beat-making box that fits in a backpack (unlike the MPC X) and costs less than a grand (unlike the MPC Live), has a 7-inch touchscreen display, and offers a full bank of pads, knobs and dials for standalone action, and outputs and ports for hooking it up to other audio gear, synths and computers. Dani Deahl: For those unaware of the history of Akai’s MPC, the Japanese electronics company’s signature item first debuted over 30 years ago and changed music-making forever with...
Tags: Gadgets, Video, Music, News, MPC, Synths, Dre, Dani Deahl, Akai, Keith Frank Ocean, Smithsonian Akai, Air FX


Apple’s AirPods make up over 50% of ALL wireless headphone sales

Welcome back to your weekly reminder that; no matter what industry it is that you’re talking about, Apple are no doubt dominating in it. Wireless headphones have become a big market with product-makers like Beats, Sony, Samsung and Bose all offering ranges of wireless listening devices. Reports show that wireless headphones/earphones have been expanding massively this year and they predict 120 million units to ship globally in 2019 by the end of the year. Apple in particular have seen m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Music, Technology, Microsoft, Headphones, Wireless Headphones, Wireless, Beats, Earphones, Hearables, Dre, Sony Samsung, AirPods, Counterpoint Research s Consumer Lens


Kanye West and Dr. Dre Collaborate On ‘Jesus Is King Part II’

When Kanye is back, he is back. He just wrapped up a Sunday Service at packed crowd of 16,000 people at Lakewood Church and now he updated us that he is in the studio with Dre working on Jesus is King Part II. Kanye will also release Jesus Is Born, a Sunday Service album, on Christmas. His latest album ‘Jesus Is King’ has topped the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the Christian charts.
Tags: Music, Kanye West, Jesus, Perspective, Kanye, Dre, Sunday Service, Lakewood Church, Jesus Is King


Kanye West Announces Opera, And Jesus Is King Part II With Dr. Dre

Kanye West has teased two new ventures via his Twitter account. The first came yesterday in the form of an invitation to what he's calling "A Kanye West Opera" titled Nebuchadnezzar. The event will take place next week (11/24) at the Hollywood Bowl. It's part of his Sunday Service series, and this one … More »
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Dre, Hollywood Bowl, Kanye West Opera


Dr. Dre Chronic 2001 Released 20 Years Ago Today

The Chronic has been called one of the greatest hip hop albums of all-time. When the Chronic came out, it seemed like it changed hip hop and moved it in another direction. The production on the album was top-notched and made Death Row Records. The album ushered in a great of young stars like Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound and many others. 7 years later, Dr. Dre released the follow-up, Chronic 2001 and through his label this time. Did Chronic 2001 eclipse the original Chronic album? In my opinion, ...
Tags: Music, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Dre, Devin, Eddie Griffin, Chronic 2001, Snoop Dogg Tha Dogg Pound, Eminem Forgot About Dre, Snoop Dogg Nate Dogg, Eminem Snoop Nate Dogg Kurupt Devin, Xzibit MC Ren, Lolo Intro


2001 Turns 20

In the fall of 1999, Dr. Dre was thinking about putting on a musical. On the eve of the release of his sophomore album 2001, Dre was talking to the New York Times' Jon Pareles. He was thinking out loud, imagining how his own greatest hits could be adapted into a big-money stage … More »
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Grammys To Honor Dr. Dre For Trailblazing Production Work

Dr. Dre will be honored by the Recording Academy for his trailblazing production work.  Dre broke onto the music scene in the late 1980s as a co-founding member of groundbreaking rap collective N.W.A. and went on to produce hits for everyone from Eminem, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Nas and Busta Rhymes to Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Gwen Stefani, and countless more. He will be honored during the 13th annual Producers & Engineers Wing GRAMMY Week celebration on January 22 at Vill...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Busta Rhymes, Bruce Houghton, Dre, Roll Hall of Fame, Recording Academy, Deborah Dugan, Village Studios, Producers Engineers Wing, Eminem Tupac Snoop, Dogg Jay Z Nas, Mary J Blige Kendrick Lamar 50 Cent Gwen Stefani, Recording Academy its Producers Engineers Wing


Beats by Dre are taking on Apple’s Airpods with wireless earbuds on May 10th

Beats, the Apple owned headphone makers and music shakers, are taking on one of their parent company’s most divisive products. Beats by Dre have become one of the most notorious headphone manufacturers around the world in the past 10 years. Since acquisition Beats has become synonymous with Apple, the Dr. Dre brand being Apple’s flagship online radio station. Beats have now announced the release of their first wireless earbuds. The PowerBeats Pro will start pre-order sales on the 3rd of...
Tags: Apple, Music, Tech, Headphones, Beats, Earphones, Dr. Dre, Dre, AirPods, Beats By Dr Dre, AirPods Apple, Powerbeats Pro


C. J. Farley's Playlist for His Novel "Around Harvard Square"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. C. J. Farley's Around Harvard Square is a raucously funny and satirical coming-of-age novel. The National Book Review wrote of the book: "A smart, satirical novel about surviving ...
Tags: Music, New York, Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z, Scotland, Boston, Time, Beck, Nas, Radiohead, David, Harvard, New Jersey, Erykah Badu, Miami, Aaliyah


Album Stream: Anderson .Paak ‘Ventura’

Just five months after releasing Oxnard, Anderson .Paak returns with his new album Ventura. The Grammy Award-winning musician delivers his second studio LP under Dr. Dre’s Aftermath imprint, a 11-track body of work lead by the singles “King James” and “Make It Better.” The album features guest appearances by André 3000, Brandy, Smokey Robinson, Lalah Hathaway, Jazmine Sullivan, Sonyae Elise, and the late Nate Dogg. In support of the project, Paak will embark on the ‘Best Teef In The Game’ tou...
Tags: Albums, Smokey Robinson, Jazz, North America, James, Mac Demarco, Ventura, Anderson Paak, Dre, Nate Dogg, Jessie Reyez, Oxnard Anderson Paak


Anderson .Paak – “Make It Better” (Feat. Smokey Robinson) Video

After appearing on several songs on Dr. Dre's Compton, Anderson .Paak broke out in a big way in 2016 with his own great album Malibu and the Knxwledge collaboration Yes Lawd! Back in November, nearly three years later, he finally followed them up with the slightly underwhelming new album Oxnard. But … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Smokey Robinson, Malibu, Anderson Paak, Dre, Andy Hines, Smokey Robinson Video, Compton Anderson Paak


Oops: April Fools’, at best, gave us stuff we actually want

Well, congratulations – you’ve survived another April Fools’ holiday. At worst, it can be unfunny and confusing. At best, though, it raises a different question – should we actually start dreaming up and making more ridiculous ideas? Okay, I don’t necessarily want to be the grinch of April Fools’. And maybe now is not the right time to raise this – like, someone might say that it could have something to do with the fact that I attempted a product launch on the holiday, uh, yesterday. (What? Th...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Music, Usa, Hardware, Microsoft, Mac, Steve Jobs, John Sculley, Parody, Opinion, Germany, Berlin, Tech, Rants, Headphones


New Music: MED & Guilty Simpson Feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow “Visions” (Prod. by Nottz)

From Dre and Em to Dilla and Madlib, Detroit and Cali share a special connection. Oxnard’s MED and Motown’s Guilty Simpson have been developing their own chemistry over the last decade-and-a-half on cuts like “Jungle Love” and “The Future,” as well as on their 2018 joint project Loyalty. Now the Stones Throw pair are readying the release of their second full-length collaboration, Child of the Jungle, out this Friday (March 29) via Bang Ya Head. Before the album arrives, listen to MED and Gui...
Tags: Georgia, Jazz, New Music, Dre, Oxnard, Guilty Simpson, Dilla, MEd, Nottz, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Nottz Listen, Anne Muldrow, Guilty Simpson Feat Georgia Anne Muldrow, Madlib Detroit, Motown s Guilty Simpson, Madlib Black Milk Karriem Riggins Blu Mndsgn


Dr. Dre Bragged About Daughter Getting Into USC “All On Her Own” As If $70 Million Donation Didn’t Help

At a very young age, most of us are taught that it’s not kind or wise to brag. Unfortunately, hip-hop is a genre where nearly 90% of the talent and material consists of nothing more than stunting on your peers, your enemies and hell, even your own family.But Dr. Dre is a whole-ass 54-year-old billionaire who, for the most part, keeps his mouth shut, head down and minds his business.So when Dre posted a mocking post on his Instagram account that highlighted the fact that his daughter, Truly Young...
Tags: Celebs, Money, Instagram, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Dr. Dre, Donations, Usc, Jimmy Iovine, Dre, Becky, USCA, Andre Young Academy, Yashar Ali, celebs on Instagram


Dr. Dre, Who Has His Own Building At USC, Realizes He Shouldn’t Brag About His Daughter Getting Into USC

Over the weekend, Dr. Dre posted, and then quickly deleted, a photo on his Instagram page of himself and his 18-year-old daughter Truly Young holding up her acceptance letter to USC. The photo was captioned, "My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!" … More »
Tags: Music, News, Usc, Dr. Dre, Dre


Above the Rim Soundtrack Released 25 Years Ago Today

The Above the Rim Soundtrack is my favorite movie soundtrack of all-time. 25 years ago, today the Above the Rim Soundtrack was released. During this time, Death Row Records was in the midst of releasing classic after classic. Before this Death Row had dropped The Chronic by Dr. Dre and Doggystyle from Snoop. The Above the Rim Soundtrack got classic hip hop and R&B tracks on it. For hip hop, you had 2Pac, Warren G and Snoop Dogg & the Dogg Pound. On the R&B side of things, we had SWV, H-Town an...
Tags: Music, Albums, Jazz, Snoop Dogg, Dre, Dogg Pound, Warren G, SWV, Nate Dogg, Doggystyle, 2Pac Warren G, Little Liquor Hoochies Need Love Too Blowed Away, Little Liquor, Jewell Dogg, Life Dogg Pound ft Snoop Dogg


Daddy’s Hangout Presents Mixtape Friday Volume 12

Once again, we have arrived at another Friday. We all know that means it’s time for Mixtape Friday. We kicked off the week with the Invasion mixtape from Green Lantern. Afterwards, we had a project someone put together of Eminem and 50 Cent. One of the best albums from last year was up next. Victory Lap by Nipsey Hussle is an incredibly dope project that you all should check out. My compilation from last week was next and if you didn’t listen to it check it out. The Kairi Chanel Mixtape by Dav...
Tags: Dave, Hip Hop, Eminem, Jazz, Nipsey Hussle, Lloyd Banks, Dre, Dave East, Stacy Barthe, Blog Hops & memes, Kendrick Lamar Eminem, Thugz Mansion, Mixtape Friday, Playa Fly Disc, Mike Wicked Wayz


Anderson .Paak Drops New Single “King James,” Reveals ‘Ventura’ Tracklisting

Despite only dropping his major label debut Oxnard in November, Anderson .Paak is currently readying the release of a new album called Ventura on April 12. Today, the Aftermath polymath debuts the LP’s funky, feel-good first single “King James.” Read more after the jump… .Paak has also shared the artwork and tracklisting for Ventura, which clocks in at 11 songs and features appearances from André 3000, Nate Dogg (RIP), Smokey Robinson, Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, Lalah Hathaway and Son...
Tags: Smokey Robinson, Jazz, Music News, New Music, Ventura, Anderson Paak, Dre, Oxnard, Jazmine Sullivan, Lalah Hathaway, Sonyae Elise, Nate Dogg, Paak, Yada Yada, Sonyae Elise Anderson Paak Ventura Tracklisting, Reachin


Hard to Earn by Gang Starr Released 25 Years Ago

The group Gang Starr is one of my favorite groups or duo, however you want to look at it. Guru and DJ Premier have put out classic tracks together and that continued with their fourth album. Hard to Earn was released 25 years ago today. On one hand you had Guru, one of the illest and smoothest dudes to ever touch a mic. With DJ Premier, he’s definitely in the upper echelon of producers and considered one of the best to ever do it. Let’s just say this, you know a DJ Premier beat when you hear i...
Tags: Music, Albums, Hip Hop, Jazz, Starr, Dre, Shug, Damaja


Listen to My Top 5 Albums from 2Pac

2Pac is my favorite rapper, artist, musician or whatever you want to call it. Growing up my friends knew I was the smart one and was really into Black History at an early age. They discovered 2Pac before I did and told me to listen to his 2Pacalypse Now album. From then on, 2Pac was my favorite rapper and that haven’t changed 25+ years later. Since Music Monday have been nonexistent, we’re going to do things a little different. Every Monday I’ll do something with my favorite artists and their ...
Tags: Music, Albums, Hip Hop, PAC, Jazz, Dre, Makaveli, Souljah, California Love, Black Power, Ballin, Me Against the World, Nas Mobb Deep Diddy, Tay Richie Rich, Dre California Love


New Video: J. Cole “Middle Child”

Fresh off his performance at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game, J. Cole gives his latest single, “Middle Child,” a visual makeover. The video was directed by Mez (who some of you might know as King Mez, the fellow North Carolina rapper who writes for Dr. Dre), while the song itself was co-produced by T-Minus. “[Cole] and his manager had an idea to pull a sample out, so we went online and we found this really cool loop. The moment we heard it, we all reacted to it,” T-Minus told Complex. “It all hap...
Tags: Videos, Jazz, North Carolina, J. Cole, Dre, Mez, Ari Lennox J Cole



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