Eminem became the first rapper to headline the iconic Wembley Stadium in London and surprised the crowd by bringing out his mentor Dr Dre. The West Coast legend performed a medley of his hits which included Still Dre, Nuthin’ But A G Thang and Forgot About Dre.
Dr Dre gives us a rare verse on the new single from Marsha Ambrosius entitled “Stronger”. Her upcoming project Friends & Lovers is due out on July 15th.
After the news leaked a few weeks ago Apple have finally confirmed the news that they will purchase Beats Electonics for the round figure of $3 billion. The purchase includes the popular headphone range Beats By Dre and their new music streaming service Beats Music. Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, the company’s co-founders, will join Apple as part of the deal.
Above they can be seen with Apple CEO Tim Cook and Eddy Cue, Apple’s SVP of Internet Software and Services. Things just aint the same for gangstas.
Two years ago we caught up with Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine at a Beats By Dre event in London. If you missed it check it out below where we grabbed a quick interview with Jimmy Iovine.
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
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?