Sunday, 25 October 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
Glasses Malone: No, no, no. ["Muthafuckin' Streets"] [click to listen] was just stuff I was doin' with [Dr.] Dre and Slim [Tha Mobster]. I met Dre a while ago; he's been a fan for a minute. So when it came down to it, that was just one of the records I did with him. I actually don't know how it leaked to be totally honest. I didn't leak it. [The Aftermath staff] didn't know what happened. That's just one of the records I did with him; I did a lot of 'em actually. That was just one of 'em that I did with Slimm that I like a lot. I hate to say it, but I actually am happy it came out. I wish Dre would have gotten to mix it more because I know he's such a perfectionist about beats, so that's the only thing I'm sad about.
DX: Over the last three years, you've worked with so many different producers, so many different artists, let's start right there. As the album stands right now, are some of those sessions with Dre going to be on Beach Cruiser?
Glasses Malone: Nah, that's more for [Detox]. The stuff I did with him is more for his album. I mean...right now, dog, Dre ain't workin' on nothin' but a Dr. Dre album, besides 50 [Cent] [click to read] and [Eminem] shit, I'd imagine. He ain't workin' on nothin' but Detox. I ain't goin' in [the studio with Dr. Dre] with the mindset of workin' on my album. I'm pretty sure he's got some stuff he wants to give me, but I ain't puttin' no pressure on nobody. I just want him to get his album out; that's one of the most important...the biggest albums, ever - if not thee biggest Hip Hop album ever - as well as the most important album for the west coast. It's important that he gets that album out.
Source - http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/features/id.1428/title.glasses-malone-restless/p.1
Thursday, 15 October 2009
One might say that this is just business.
Diddy has been working with Dre and Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine on his own line of Diddy Beats ear bud headphones. The product was developed through Monster, a company best known for its high-end audio cables, which previously introduced Dre's own Beats By Dr. Dre headphones and is set to unveil Lady Gaga's 'Heartbeats' audio line in the near future.
"We designed some ear buds called Diddy Beats that will be out next year," Diddy said of his collaboration with Dre. "We also have an iPod speaker base for your house coming out. That experience as a whole was good, we [Dr. Dre and I] had a great chemistry with each other."
Diddy recently signed to Iovine's label, Interscope, home to hip-hop heavyweights Dre, 50 Cent and Eminem.
The label deal and their headphone partnership are more than a little surprising. Not the least of which because the New York-based Diddy and the California-based Dre were both deeply embroiled in the supposed 1990s East Coast/West Coast feud that resulted in the deaths of their proteges, Biggie and Tupac.
Perhaps it's time to move on. Or perhaps there's nothing -- even a coast-to-coast hip-hop beef -- that can stand in the way of a a good business venture.
The announcement of the Diddy Beats line came fresh on the heels of the unveiling of the HP ENVY Beats 15, the fruit of Dre's partnership with Hewlett-Packard to produce a customized, audio-centric notebook computer, which will be released on October 22.
Diddy and Dre both have highly anticipated albums in the works. Diddy's 'Last Train to Paris,' which has been pushed back to an April 2010 release date. Meanwhile, Dre's perennially delayed 'Detox,' which he recently promised to finish by the end of this year, will drop in Neveruary.
Source - http://www.theboombox.com/2009/10/15/diddy-dr-dre-to-release-diddy-beats-headphones/
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Songs that leaked from Dr. Dre's Detox recording sessions earlier this year revealed that Nas and R. Kelly are among the artists in consideration to appear on the long-awaited opus. And T.I., Lil Wayne and Drake are among the MCs believed to be ghost-writing for the album.
But if Dre gets his way, a certain renowned Brooklyn rhymesmith will be pulling double-duty on Detox, both writing and delivering a guest verse.
"Well, actually, Jay-Z's just been in the studio doing some writing," Dre told MTV News on Friday while promoting his new Beats by Dr. Dre/ HP notebook collaboration. "Hopefully I'll get him to perform on the record. Jay, come holler!"
Detox is the follow-up to Dre's 2001 album and will complete the trilogy that began with 1992's The Chronic.
In May, a snippet of a Detox track was released on a Dr. Pepper commercial that features Dre. The song, tentatively titled "Sh-- Popped Off," features production similar to a track that leaked in February with Tip referring Dre.'s vocals. "It's the D.R. ... Made the West side worldwide, no PR/ Gangsta-rap God, I'm the end-all, be-all/ California love from the Bloods to the C-Dogs."
Earlier this month, Dre told ABC News he'd like to finally put the finishing touches on Detox by the end of this year in time for a 2010 release. "Hopefully, I'll get it done at the end of this year, and we can hear it next year," the normally press-shy producer said.
Source - http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1623720/20091013/dr_dre.jhtml
Monday, 12 October 2009
Heralding the arrival of "a new benchmark in sound for the PC," Interscope Geffen A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine -- together with legendary producer Dr. Dre and HP -- unveiled the HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition notebook PC. Launching in the United States on Oct. 22, the newest addition to HP's flagship ENVY line was revealed during a press conference today (Oct. 9) at Interscope's Thom Thom Club in Santa Monica, Calif.
The HP ENVY 15 Beats is the latest rollout by Beats Electronics LLC, co-founded by Iovine and Dr. Dre in 2006. Featuring a piano black high-gloss finish and the Beats Audio design found in the "Beats by Dr. Dre" headphones line, the HP ENVY 15 Beats will also come bundled with the Dr. Dre headphones and state-of-the-art mixing software from Native Instruments' Traktor LE. Retailing for $2,299, the HP ENVY 15 Beats will be sold at Best Buy, major retailers and through HP direct.
In addition to Dr. Dre, Iovine noted that several of the industry's prominent producers -- including will.i.am, Kanye West, Pharrell, Timbaland and Polow da Don -- helped HP engineers fine-tune the project.
"We started this journey with the headphones to improve the transmission of sound between record makers and consumers," Iovine said during the press conference today. "What's out there is not representative of what you hear in the recording studio. As we went on this journey, we found that computers were in the way. Artists and producers want their sound repaired in digital audio. Computer companies charge $1,000 for computers but only spend 50 cents for speakers. With HP, we found a partner willing to take the step to improve the overall sound in the PC. This is for anyone who plays music."
"The laptop is the new stereo and that's why we're putting out this computer with incredible sound," Dr. Dre said.
Producer Polow da Don underscored Iovine and Dre's comments, saying, "Music heard on computers sounds like it's been steamrollered." Also on hand at the press conference were fellow producer Timbaland and Todd Bradley, executive VP of HP's Personal Systems Group.
Also joining the "Beats By Dr. Dre" family in October are Heartbeats by Lady Gaga, a new line of high-resolution in-ear headphones. Introduced in 2008, The "Beats by Dr. Dre" headphones are engineered in partnership with audio technology firm Monster Cable.
Source - http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_ ... 95e01c3cc1
Uzee - It's easy to criticise Dre that he's doing too much business stuff and delaying Detox. However all of Dre's plans are coming together for a major comeback. We know the release of Detox is coming closer, right next to these business ventures.
Saturday, 10 October 2009
Snoop then goes on to discuss the West Coast reunion. "One thing about me, I've always been known to bring people together to solidify relationship. It's about what we can do, not what we did. So we doing some things to try and bring this movement back, so that's what this picture was about. It was about symbolizing the West Coast movement..."
Source - http://www.rapbasement.com/daily-media/100909-snoop-dogg-talks-about-dr-dre-and-the-game-making-up.html
Monday, 5 October 2009
The hip-hop pioneer shot down any glimmer of hope that the project is coming out this year. “Hopefully I’ll get it done at the end of this year and we can hear it next year.”
What’s the holdup? “Motivation, other things getting in the way, that’s it.” And headphones. Just last week he unveiled a cheaper, lightweight version of his popular Beats by Dr. Dre.
Source - http://www.rap-up.com/2009/10/05/dr-dre-says-motivation-delaying-detox/
Sunday, 4 October 2009
During a HipHopDX interview in 2008 Bishop even left the door open to a possible reconciliation saying, "I genuinely have love for dude. His brother is my brother; Big Fase 100 is my brother. His sister, B-Fly is my sister. Me and his mom talk all the time. We were at a Father’s Day thing together just this Sunday. It was Dre’s mom, his mom and my mom, so I’ve got love for him. Niggas blow that wrestling shit out of proportion. At the time he did that record I wanted to beat him up, but that ain’t shit. It’s all love."
Those feelings were apparently co-signed by Dr. Dre, after The Game posted a picture of himself, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre in the studio working together.
"CAN U SAY 'DETOX' ??? IN THE STUDIO WIT DRE & SNOOP. WE BOUT 2 MAKE ALOT OF PEOPLE MAD. RIDE WIT US OR GET RAN OVER ! AFTERMATH OR DIE !" Game wrote via Twitter.
Snoop also hit up his Twitter page to display the same image and confirm being in the studio with both artists.
"What's more gangsta than dis?," he wrote. "N the studio right now!!! west coast takeover. this is how the west was one!!!" (Snoop Dogg's Twitter)
Stat Quo spoke too, although he isnt in the photo:
"Last night was crazy......I'm surprized I'm up this early, didnit leave the studio till after 5....just Detoxin!!!!"
Dr. Dre's rumored fourth solo album has been in the works for nearly a decade, with various explanations given for its delay.
Source - http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.9909/title.the-game-rumored-to-work-on-dr-dre-s-detox
Friday, 2 October 2009
For their debut collaboration, Dr. Dre and Lady Gaga designed a pair of headphones. Are they going to team up for a song next? “I think we are,” said Dre with a sly smile, after a press conference announcing Heartbeats, the new Gaga-endorsed earbuds for Monster’s Beats By Dr. Dre line. “We’re just talking about it now. I’m gonna send her some tracks and if she hears something she likes, then we’re gonna get together.”
But fans won’t have to wait for that for their next Gaga fix. The diva/provocateur/incendiary-bomb pop star told Rolling Stone that her debut’s re-release, The Fame Monster (due November 24th), will include a “ton” of new songs. “I think re-releases are unfair,” said Gaga, her mile-long fake lashes practically batting the bangs of her platinum blond wig with every blink. “It’s artists sneaking singles onto an already finished piece of work in an effort to keep the album afloat. Originally [my label] only wanted me to put out three songs and now it’s much more than that. It’s a new album’s worth of material.”
Source - http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/10/01/lady-gaga-unleashes-monster-with-dr-dre-headphones-first-song-next-singer-on-new-tracks/