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Dr. Dre Announces New Album ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ / Confirms ‘Detox’ Is Dead

Kendrick, Snoop, Marsha Ambrosias & More Join Mogul On Comeback LP

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Dr. Dre is back.

Though the legendary MC has been omnipresent with his entrepreneurial endeavours, musically he hasn’t released new material in over 13 years.

That’s all set to change next Friday (August 7th), when the Beats mogul blazes back onto the scene with ‘Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre.’ 

More details on the project’s unique concept below…

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Extended Movie Trailer: ‘Straight Outta Compton’

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This summer brings with it the hotly anticipated premiere of N.W.A biopic, ‘Straight Outta Compton.’

The film, which takes its title from the group’s 1988 debut, promises to compellingly re-tell the story of how the likes of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube came to be one of Hip-Hop’s most iconic forces, as well as the backlash they faced along the way.

Having whet appetites with its initial trailer, an extended sneak peek has today been unleashed. Check it out…

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Forbes: “Dr. Dre Made $620 Million In 2014″

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$620 million is the figure ‘Forbes‘ reports Dr. Dre generated in the last year, topping their list of the ‘World’s Most Highest-Paid Musicians of 2014.’

More on his beaucoup buck making empire below…

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Hot Shot: Dr Dre & Ice Cube Reveal Cast Of N.W.A Biopic

'Straight Outta Compton' Arrives In Theaters August 2015

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Business is booming for biopics. Indeed, with narratives about the lives of Whitney Houston, Aaliyah, and Bessie Smith all on the horizon, it’s clear the real-life retellings have big appeal these days.

The latest comes courtesy of Rap pioneers N.W.A.

Christened, Straight Outta Compton’, the Universal Pictures production will arrive in US theaters on August 14th 2015.

Yet, ever since murmurings about the movie gained momentum, many have been wondering who’ll be stepping into the sneakers of the iconic West Coast collective.

Well, wonder no more because the cast of the film have been revealed. Find out who’ll be starring below…

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Power: Dr. Dre Confirms Billion Dollar Apple / Beats Deal

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Yesterday saw shockwaves sent through the music and technology industries when news hit that media juggernaut Apple were on the cusp of completing the purchase of Beats Electronics from Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

The cost? A game-changing $3.2 billion.

According to multiple sources, the sale would see Apple not only acquire the renown Beats By Dre headphones line as part of the deal, but also the new and (fast) growing Beats Music streaming service.

Both company’s have stopped short of issuing press releases (just yet), however mega mogul Dre seemingly confirms the sale of the brand he founded in 2008 in a new celebratory video.

Surrounded by friends, including singer/actor Tyrese, the rapper toasts to his beginnings and status as Hip-Hop’s first-ever billionaire.

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Kendrick Lamar & Dr.Dre Tease New Song In ‘Beats By Dre’ Ad

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Two years after enjoying an operating income of $350 million, Dr.Dre‘s ‘Beats Electronics’ make a fresh bid to push their ever thriving brand today, doing so via commercial starring Rapper Kendrick Lamar and Dre himself!

Featuring the ‘Pill XL’, the piece sees the pair struggle to perfect a new number at 4 in the morning but locate the missing piece to its puzzle by way of the highly priced product.

Ready to give it a spin?

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Dr. Dre And Nicki Minaj Impress On ‘Hip Hop Cash Kings’ List

Though recent years have seen its mainstream popularity decline, Hip Hop remains an all too lucrative affair for its major players.

Indeed, with the likes of Jay Z, Dr. Dre and Nicki Minaj successfully turning their respective causes into a bankable brands, Forbes has listed their Top 15 Hip Hop Cash Kings.

This, listing the culture’s highest earners by totaling revenue generated in the last year.

Peep the interesting tally below…

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