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Straight Outta Compton – Red Band Trailer with Introduction from Dr. Dre and Ice Cube


iT’S COMING ARE YOU READY FOR NWA’S STORY! Well we don’t have to wait too much longer thanks to Ice Cube and Dr. Dre putting together this film. It’s set to drop August 14th!

The Red Band version features an introduction from Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, who also serve as executive producers.

Directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off), the movie stars Jason Mitchell (Eazy-E), Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), and Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr., who plays his father.

Set in Compton in the mid-1980s, Straight Outta Compton chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the world’s most dangerous rap crew, who revolutionized music and ignited a cultural war.

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Forbes Top Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2013

Forbes’ magazine has comprised a list of the top five wealthiest Hip Hop acts of 2013. Based on a tally of their business holdings, records sales, endorsements, and other factors, their total net-worth is close to $2 billion. The top five are: They include Diddy ($580 million), Jay-Z ($475 million), Dr. Dre ($350 million), Birdman ($150 million), and 50 Cent ($125 million).

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Dr. Dre Tops the Forbes Highest Paid Musician in the World 2012



Check out the Forbes list top 25 of 2012 highest paid musicians entertainers.  Dr. Dre tops the list although he hasn’t did an album since 2001. He has been making bank with his Dre beats headphones and business ventures.


From May 2011 to May 2012, Dre took in $110 million. That’s major bank, with most of the money coming in from his hugely popular Beats by Dre headphones. Dre took in $100 million when HTC bought a 51 percent stake in his headphones last year. Dre also took in cash from his catalog and concert performances.

See if your favorite entertainers made the list below:


1. Dr. Dre ($110 million)

2. Roger Waters ($88 million)

3. Elton John ($80 million)

4. U2 ($78 million)

5. Take That ($69 million)

6. Bon Jovi ($60 million)

7. Britney Spears ($58 million)

8. Paul McCartney ($57 million)

8. Taylor Swift ($57 million)

10. Justin Bieber ($55 million)

10. Toby Keith ($55 million)

12. Rihanna ($53 million)

13. Lady Gaga ($52 million)

14. Foo Fighters ($47 million)

15. Diddy ($45 million)

15. Katy Perry ($45 million)

17. Kenny Chesney ($44 million)

18. Beyonce ($40 million)

19. Red Hot Chili Peppers ($39 million)

20. Jay-Z ($38 million)

21. Coldplay ($37 million)

22. Adele ($35 million)

22. Kanye West ($35 million)

24. Michael Buble ($34 million)

25. Sade ($33 million)

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Forbe’s top list in Hip hop

Ever wonder who is making what in the hip hop game? Well it’s been added and the results are ready from Forbes list. Check it out here

Forbes ranked Diddy, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Birdman and 50 Cent the top richest men in Hip-Hop. Combined, they’re worth billions of dollars. Diddy’s estimated networth is $550M with earnings coming from Circo, Bad Boy and several other business ventures. Jay-Z’s networth is reported to be $460M. Most of his wealth is earned through touring, selling his Rocawear label, his Live Nation deal, owning part of the NJ Nets and his clubs.

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Tupac back w/ Snoop?! Check it out Coachella 2012

Courtesy of LA Times:

It’s tempting to say up front that Tupac Shakur stole the show on Sunday night when his likeness appeared alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre to cap off the first weekend of Coachella, but that would just be for a cheap laugh. Making a “cameo” as a hologram projected onto the stage and the jumbo screens above, the late Los Angeles rap icon was the least dynamic of the parade of rappers young and old who held the mike.

But in his defense, he was just a hologram.

Already in the set, Dr. Dre, who put Los Angeles rap on the map in the late 1980s when he and his peers in N.W.A burst out of Compton to help invent gangsta rap, had stood alongside his one-time protege Snoop Dogg (nee Snoop Doggy Dogg) to offer sing-along anthem after sing-along anthem, each one a 1990s ode to Southern California living and rapped in unison by tens of thousands.

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Nate Dogg’s Memorial Service

Snoop Dogg's tattoo honoring Nate Dogg on his left forearm.

Saturday March 26th at 10 pst the late crooner Nate Dogg’s memorial service was held in Long Beach, California at Queen Mary Dome. The friends and family of Nate Dogg came in to pay respects and love for their beloved Nate Dogg.

Nate Dogg passed away from presumed complications from his stroke he suffered in 2008. It was definitely a major surprise for his family and friends since he had been okay and gained his memory and was talking.

It was definitely a shocker to the hip hop community and myself as a West Coast rap fan. He will be missed dearly and like Nate said in his song “Nobody does it Better.”


Here are some photos from the memorial service on Saturday. ( It actually was aired live through Snoop Dogg’s Ustream channel)


To forever remember Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg got a tattoo of Nate on his left forearm, with the caption “All Doggs Go To Heaven.”

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