Tag: Hip-Hop

Straight back to Compton: Dr. Dre album proceeds to finance Compton arts center

Dr. Dre

There’s something to be said about remembering where you come from — it’s a central theme of the hip-hop community. Some people falter; they achieve success, and forget their own past. Rap legend Dr. Dre has not forgotten.   Last week, the artist announced that the royalties accrued by his new album, “Compton” — released… Read More

Frank Ocean legally changes name and set to release follow up to channel ORANGE in July

Frank Ocean recently confirmed that his upcoming album, scheduled to release in July, is almost complete. Rumor has it that the list of featured artists on this album is quite exciting. Nothing has been confirmed, but the thought of all these artists working on the same album is enough to hype this new material. The… Read More

Time for a Renaissance, 50 Cent Releases “Animal Ambition”

Hip-hop mogul 50 Cent proves the scope of his independence with “Animal Ambition,” the heavyweight’s first indie rap album, which debuted earlier this month. Relishing his more than nine lives, Curtis Jackson bounces back from naysayers criticizing him for amassing an overwhelmingly staggering fortune from a Vitamin Water deal which, after being acquired by Coca-Cola,… Read More

Apple To Buy Dr. Dre’s Beats for $3 Billion

The Apple logo next to Beats headphones to promote the new partnership

You gotta get it – get it Get it, playa Count all the cash up You gotta get it, get it, get it  That’s Dr. Dre, if you were wondering, from a track called “Get Your Money Right.” Accompanied by The Game and reigning rapper-turned-wildly-successful mogul Jay-Z (he of immortal “I’m not a businessman, I’m a… Read More