We are still waiting for official confirmation by Apple or Beats Music for the reported $3.2 billion deal between the companies however Dr Dre seemed to confirm the deal.
In a recently released video with Tyrese, Dr Dre refered to himself as “The first billionaire in hip-hop. Right here from the motherfuckin’ West Coast.”
When the deal comes through Dr Dre will surpass Diddy on the Forbes Hip Hop rich list. Dr Dre is the majority owner of Beats Electronics and their new music subscription service “Beats Music” along with Jimmy Iovine.
They are estimated by Forbes to own 20-25% of the company each. This could see them make $800 million each and bump up Dre’s total net worth to over $1 billion depending on the final sale figure and taxes. The deal would also see Apple become one of the leading players in music streaming industry with Beats Music. Congrats to Dre and Jimmy. Things just aint the same for gangstas. #ForgotAboutDetox #BiggerBusinessToTakeCareOf
Eminem has revealed a new show at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London on Friday 11th July. In doing so he becomes the first rapper to headline at the 90,00 seater venue. He called in to Zane Lowe’s radio show to talk about the event and the projects he is working on. Take a listen below.
An upcoming rapper took his chance when he spotted Kanye West walking home with Kim Kardashian in New York. The upcoming rapper freestyled for Kanye who listened attentively before entering the building. Check out the video below. Also, if you are an upcoming rapper and need a platform to be heard you can visit RisingHype.com.
DJ Khaled just revealed to MTV that he has a new single with Jay-Z titled “They Don’t Love You No More”. The single will appear on Khaled’s upcoming 8th studio album. Check out Khaled’s trailer for the single above where he visits Jay’s old hometown.
After some speculation it has been confirmed that superstar couple Beyonce and Jay-Z will be going on tour together this summer. Pre-sale tickets for the tour titled “On The Run” will go on sale tomorrow at 10am. Check out the US tour dates below.
Nas is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his all time classic album Illmatic with a reissue titled “Illmatic XX”. To honor this great occasion we have 2 copies of the CD to giveaway to our loyal fans courtesy of Sony Music.
The 20th Anniversary edition of Illmatic includes:
- The original album remastered
- 2nd Disc features 10 rare remixes, demos and freestyles
- New artwork with 24 page booklet
- Includes liner notes by Sacha Jenkins, tributes and rare photos.
To be in with a chance to win a free copy of Illmatic XX just follow us on Twitter (@KillerHipHop) and tweet us with your favourite Illmatic song and the hashtag #KHHIllmaticXX. 2 winners will then be selected at random and sent a copy of the seminal LP.
The album will officially hit stores on April 15 via Sony Legacy. Check out the tracklist below:
GID Radio’s hottest new online radio show, Dre’s House, has only been on air for two weeks and our guests have been blessing us tremendously, especially last night. The gangster of Comedy, Capone, came through with his hilarious group, #TeamCapone aka Mr. Commodore & HitchFlow. Capone is known for doing big acts such as Def Comedy Jam, Shaq’s All-Star Comedy, Bad Boy Of Comedy, and so much more. KillerHipHop.com’s very own, DJ Eric Kidd, was on set giving people a great soundtrack for the entire show.
Listen/Watch The Announcement After The Jump
Pharrell is on top of his game right now with many hits and exposure surrounding his fashion choices. Now he graces the cover of GQ magazine and speaks on his personal style. Cehck out the cover above and some behind the scenes of his shoot below.
Childish Gambino releases this unfinished track after he saw someone selling it on iTunes. Take a listen below.
“I saw that someone is selling this on iTunes. i gave this away for free since it’s incomplete and a rough. thought it was wack someone did that without my permission. so i put it up here.” – Donald Glover
50 Cent is gearing up to release his 5th studio album called “Animal Ambition” on June 3rd. Before that drops he premieres the album cover on his website 50Cent.com. He also gave us some dates for new music. Check it out below.