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Dr. Dre Working On Eminem’s New Album

Ahead of the Sunday night’s (July 9) premiere of HBO’s The Defiant Ones — a docu-series based on the relationship between Dr. Dre and record executive Jimmy Iovine — director Allen Hughes spoke to Uproxx and revealed some interesting information. Most importantly, Hughes said Dr. Dre was in the studio working on Eminem’s next project, which would mark Slim Shady’s ninth studio album and follow-up to 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

“Dre still records,” Hughes said. “People don’t know this: Dre records every day. Literally, he’s in there recording songs every day. He’s like Picasso in that way. He’s always painting. Right now he’s producing, in the 11th hour, a track for Eminem’s latest album. So Dre’s still real active in music.”

Although Aftermath/Interscope Records hasn’t mentioned anything about a potential Eminem album, Hughes comment about the “11th hour” alludes to some type of deadline. Considering the amount of time Hughes has presumably spent with Dre over the course of filming The Defiant Ones, he’s likely a credible source.

Eminem has been relatively quiet over the past few years, but he’s recently surfaced on social media to wish 50 Cent a happy birthday and pose for a photo with 2 Chainz on June 23.

 

Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine ‘The Defiant Ones’ Doc to Air on HBO

HBO will premiere The Defiant Ones‘ first episode on July 9th, with subsequent episodes premiering on July 10th, 11th and 12th.

HBO has announced it will be airing a four-part documentary on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, which chronicles their divergent roots and their unlikely partnership as well as addresses the moguls’ influence and impact on pop culture. Directed by Allen Hughes (Menace II Society), The Defiant Ones features in-depth interviews with Dre and Iovine along with many diverse artists.

The pair have worked together successfully for decades. Interscope Records, cofounded by Iovine, marketed and distributed Dre and Suge Knight’s Death Row Records in the early Nineties. By the end of that decade Iovine and Dre partnered for Dre’s own label, Aftermath. In 2006, Iovine and Dre teamed again to create Beats by Dre and they debuted their first product two years later. Apple purchased the company in 2014 for $3 billion.

The Defiant Ones has everything you expect in a great story – drama and humor, tragedy and triumph,” Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming said in a statement, via Complex. “Allen Hughes takes you on a journey through some of the most important flash points of popular culture, and I’m delighted we can bring this unforgettable saga to our viewers.”

Hughes filmed Dre and Iovine over the course of three years. In addition to their candid interviews, the documentary houses interviews with Bono, Eminem, Nas, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, Trent Reznor and others. It also features behind-the-scenes recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, Stevie Nicks, N.W.A., Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and more footage that has not been previously seen.

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MultiHop.TV HIGHLIGHTS Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton’ Album Streamed 25 Million Times in 1st Week

Dr. Dre’s album “Compton: A Soundtrack” — a loose tie-in to the film “Straight Outta Compton” — had 25 million streams around the world in its first week, and also sold nearly half a million downloads through Apple’s iTunes store, Apple executives said on Sunday.

“Compton,” released by Interscope Records, is Dr. Dre’s first album in 16 years, and its release has already had wide cultural impact. Made in secret by Dr. Dre, one of hip-hop’s most celebrated innovators, it came out on Aug. 7, a week before the release of “Straight Outta Compton,” which tells the story of Dr. Dre’s group N.W.A. and had $56.1 million in ticket sales in its opening weekend.

“We’re beginning to show what we can do in terms of communicating music to a worldwide audience and helping artists at the same time,” said Jimmy Iovine, the former record executive who helped build the new service after Apple paid $3 billion last year for Beats, the electronics company and music brand he started with Dr. Dre.

Info courtesy of www.nytimes.com

MULTIHOP.TV HIGHLIGHTS N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton” GTA 5 Remake (Video)

Using clips from Grand Theft Augo V, the new four minute clip was created by video artist AnimalRobot and is surely one of the most creative uses of a tricked-out graphics card that we’ve ever seen. Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E and the rest of the crew are all clearly reproduced in polygonal form, as are many of the hyperkinetic alleys and streets of Compton itself.

info courtesy of www.okayplayer.com

MULTIHOP.TV HIGHLIGHTS Dr. Dre to Donate Royalties from New Album to Build Performing Arts Facility for Compton Youth

Dr. Dre aka Andre Young, said Thursday he “decided to donate all of my artist royalties from the sale of this album to help fund a new performing arts and entertainment facility for the kids in Compton.”

Dre said he spoke to Compton Mayor Aja Brown about ways to give back to the city with the release of his first album in 16 years.

“I’m honored that Mr. Young has decided to make a significant investment in his community,” Brown said in a statement. “He clearly has a heart for Compton, especially our youth. I believe this performing arts center will provide a pathway for creative expression, exposure and training to the myriad of industries that support arts, entertainment and technology — while providing a much-needed safe haven for our youth.”

Brown added that the center would be a therapeutic outlet for youth suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

info courtesy of http://goodblacknews.org

 

MULTIHOP HIGHLIGHTS DR. DRE’S FINALE ALBUM “Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre”

Detox is Dead! Dre’ finale  project is entitled Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre which is inspired by the N.W.A. biopic will have features from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, The Game, Jon Connor, Ice Cube, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott, BJ the Chicago Kid, and more.

When it comes to Detox, Dre said the reason why the album never saw the light of day was because for his standards, it sucked.  “I didn’t like it,” says Dre, “It just wasn’t good. I’ma keep it all the way 1000 with you.”

Check out the Compton track list below:

1. “Intro” (Dr. Dre)
2. “Talk About It” (Feat. King Mez & Justus)
3. “Genocide” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay)
4. “It’s All On Me” (Feat. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid)
5. “All In a Day’s Work” (Feat. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius)
6. “Darkside/Gone” (Feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar)
7. “Loose Cannons” (Feat. Xzibit & COLD 187um)
8. “Issues” (Feat. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak)
9. “Deep Water” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Justus)
10. “One Shot One Kill” (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
11. “Just Another Day” (Feat. Asia Bryant)
12. “For the Love of Money” (Feat. Jill Scott & Jon Connor)
13. “Satisfiction” (Feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez)
14. “Animals” (Feat. Anderson Paak)
15. “Medicine Man” (Feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak)
16. “Talking To My Diary” (Dr. Dre)

 

 

 

MultiHop.TV HIGHLIGHTS Marvel Comics Recreates Infamous Hip Hop Album Covers

 

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Marvel Comics has issued forth a new series that pays homage to classic hip hop album covers by reinterpreting them with superheroes from the Marvel Universe. Featuring tributes to artists from Wu Tang, Lauryn Hill and De La Soul, to Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.

The history of hip-hop artists and rappers and their comics-tinged influences includes Ghostface Killah, who named his debut solo album Ironman and uses the alias Tony Stark (for performances, we assume), as well as fellow Wu-Tang member Method Man going by the name Johnny Blaze, a.k.a. Ghost Rider’s alter ego. There’s also British DJ MF Doom, who borrowed part of his moniker from Fantastic Four villain Doctor Doom, and rapper David Banner, who took inspiration from the Hulk TV show.

Check out the Marvel remixed Hip Hop album covers  below:

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info courtesy of www.avclub.com & www.thehundreds.com

MULTIHOP.TV HIGHLIGHTS Dr. Dre & Q-Tip’s New Beats 1 radio shows

 

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In addition to allowing the service to stream his album ‘The Chronic’, the good doctor will also have a twice-monthly show on Beats 1 called “The Pharmacy.”

The Pharmacy will make its debut today at 3PM PST, and air every other Saturday in the same time slot.

“Today on Beats 1, Zane Lowe announced the show we’ve all been waiting for….Dr. Dre’s “The Pharmacy”! Officially bringing the West Coast to the world, this one hour show is hosted by Dr. Dre alongside a cast of characters including Eddie Francis, DJ Pooh, Wyann Vaughn- The Voice Of Reason, and music from DJ Jus Incredible.”

Q-Tip’s weekly Beats 1 radio show, “Abstract Thought” which premieres tonight at 10pm ET on Apple Music, is a whirlwind of hip-hop, rock, afrobeat, salsa, disco and more.

Beats 1 will also feature a host of special shows from the likes of Drake, Pharrell, Disclosure and Jaden Smith.

Info Courtesy of Apple Press Release.

 

MULTIHOP.TV HIGHLIGHTS APPLE MUSIC’S NEW “BEATS1″ INTERNET RADIO SERVICE

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Beats 1, which is a free, streaming Internet radio station platform that will blast across smartphones, laptops, and other smart devices.
Beats 1 subscription includes a media platform for artists called Connect. Apple has signed a host of major celebrities to do shows on Beats 1, among them Pharrell Williams, Drake, even Elton John.
info courtesy of hiphopwired.com