Three of the most influencial people in hip hop, Eminem, Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine graced the April 2014 edition of XXL Magazine. The article inlcludes interviews about their new venture, Beats Music, which is a new music streaming service founded by Iovine and Dre and being promoted by Eminem. Watch out for the magazine due out on March 11th.
Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre held their Beats Music launch party in LA on Friday night for one of the highest profile pre-grammy parties. The show saw performances from Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Cypress Hill, Diddy, Method Man and Redman, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Busta Rhymes, Mase, Scarface, Nas and more. Eminem closed out the show with his performance of “Lose Yourself” which you can see above. Elliott Wilson and Rap-Up were in the audience to capture some of the performances and update their instagram. Check out some more performances below.
Kendrick Lamar and Dr Dre preview a new song in the above Beats By Dre commercial. The visual shows them in the studio working on a brand new banger. Look forward to hearing the full song.
UPDATE: Check out the longer Directors cut below.
Forbes have announced their top 5 wealthiest Hip Hop entrepreneurs for 2013 with Diddy topping the list. Sean Combs was estimated to be worth $580m thanks to his Ciroc vodka and other business ventures. The usual suspects of Jay-Z, Dr Dre, 50 Cent and Birdman also made the list.
The race to a billion dollars continues. Who do you think will reach that milestone first? Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine are currently working on a new Beats music subscription service which has the potential to be huge. Could this propel him to the top?
Check out the Top five below with their respective estimated net worth.
1. Diddy $580 million
2. Jay-Z $475 million
3. Dr. Dre $350 million
4. Birdman $150 million
5. 50 Cent $125 million
The good Doctor called into Big Boy’s Neighborhood on Power 106 to talk about a new Beats Music Subscription Service. He also confirmed that Eminem’s new album is almost finished and that he himself is back in the studio. Listen to the interview below.
Let the bidding war begin!
Got $75 million handy? If so, you can sign T.I. to your label … the hip hop star just became the number-one free agent in rap — and despite the steep price tag he’s putting out … some deep pockets are already lining up. Sources close to T.I. tell TMZ … T.I.’s 10-year contract with Atlantic ran up only a month ago … but he’s already put together his own idea of a $75 million deal: – 3 albums – 10-20 percent of publishing, touring, merchandise, film and TV rights – Corporate endorsement deals – Exclusive signing of all Grand Hustle artists (TMZ)
As of now, there is reportedly $50 Million waiting for Tip along with interest from Dr. Dre and Jay-Z on the table.
Sources close to T.I. tell TMZ … he’s already met with some of the industry’s biggest names … including Dr. Dre, who asked him to join Interscope over dinner at Katana recently … and Jay-Z, who wants T.I. in the RocNation family. We’re told Sony’s put a $50 million deal on the table so far … and Universal’s meeting with him later this week to make an offer too. (TMZ)
Who will the King of the South sign with?
This time last year I was here talking about wanting to see Detox in 2012. One year later, I’m still at it after-mathematics. Although, Detox is probably the album I’m anticipating the most, this year still has lots and lots of dope albums coming out. Weezy F. will try to correct himself after a disappointing effort on Carter IV. J. Cole will try to write in his ballot into the hip-hop hall of fame, and Big Sean will prove to everybody that he’s more than a GOOD rapper. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, so chill out G. There’s more after the break.
Ricky Rozay performed live at club Marquee inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for the Beats By Dre CES after party. Features a cameo from Dr Dre. Directed by Jon J.
Despite not releasing an album in over a decade, Dr. Dre takes the #1 spot in Forbes‘ Highest-Paid Musicians 2012 List. The super-producer surpasses rock star legends, pop artists and fellow rappers.
The 47-year-old hip-hop mogul earned $110 million based largely on his highly popular Beats by Dr. Dre headphones line. He took in a reported $100 million pretax when handset maker HTC paid $300 million for a 51 percent stake in the company last year – big bucks!!! He and his partners later bought back half of what they sold.
Also on the list are Rihanna at#12 making $53 million, Diddy tied with Katy Perry at #15 making $45 million and Beyonce and Jay-Z shortly after. Check out the complete list below.
Anyone you’re surprised who didn’t make the list? 25 Highest-Paid Musicians List
Last Friday Kendrick Lamar and Dr Dre appeared at the Beats By Dre Party in London’s Rose club to promote their new #SHOWYOURCOLOURS Campaign.
Earlier in the day Dre appeared at the Beats By Dre Event held in London’s Covent Garden. KillerHipHop was on hand to document the scenes and even managed to grab a word from Interscope founder Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre himself. Check out our EXCLUSIVE footage below. Also stay tuned for our interview with Kendrick Lamar.