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Rapsody Is Up Next

Azeem Khan | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

From Left: (Rapsody, Kendrick Lamar) Emerging from North Carolina, the hip-hop artist known as Rapsody has quietly been making a name for herself in...

Dr. Dre Proposes Tour With Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar

Rolling Stone | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices

Although Dr. Dre released what he dubbed his "grand finale" with Compton, the rapper isn't entirely closing the book on his music career. On Dre's Th...

Noel Lee & Monster -- Part Two -- How Monster Products Was Built

Bill_Robinson | Posted 10.16.2015 | Technology

Noel Lee was a self-made man. A real one. Starting Monster Cable in his San Francisco garage in 1979, puts him right up there with the Hewlett-Packard garage story. Except there was only one Lee.

Introducing Candice Pillay

Myrlaun Walker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Entertainment
Myrlaun Walker

Before hearing Candice Pillay's standout vocals on "Genocide" and "Medicine Man" from Dr. Dre's Compton album, she was most known for her writing behind Rihanna's "Cockiness" and "American Oxygen."

Diddy Is The Ultimate 'Cash King'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment

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Dee Barnes Discusses ‘Traumatic’ Dr. Dre Assault In Exclusive Interview

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.14.2015 | Black Voices

It's been nearly 25 years since Dr. Dre assaulted journalist Dee Barnes at a Hollywood nightclub -- and just as long since the attack has been largely...

Kept Outta "Compton": N.W.A's Arabian Prince Has No Regrets

Wendy Brandes | Posted 09.08.2015 | Entertainment
Wendy Brandes

Arabian Prince says he's not angry, but he knows people who are. Although he was one of the founding members of the rap group N.W.A, he was left out of the hit movie Straight Outta Compton, and, as a result, people are seeking him out on Facebook to vent.

Why Do Famous Men Keep Getting Away With Violence Against Women?

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.10.2015 | Women

Last month, "Straight Outta Compton" became the highest selling music biopic of all time, raking in $134.1 million in the roughly three weeks since i...

Above the Keyboard Warriors' Din

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Let us look at a few examples of activists and artists rising above the din of the keyboard warriors to propose useful reforms or tell their stories in ways that help us see differently.

Dr. Dre's Ex Michel'le Wants A Personal Apology For Abuse

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.25.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre's ex-fiancée Michel'le says she isn't impressed by his apology for his past history of abuse.   In an Aug. 21 statement to t...

The Birth of N.W.A. and the Creation of a Summer Blockbuster

Antonio Moore | Posted 08.24.2015 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

For N.W.A. as a group if, Eazy was its heart, Heller its business brain, Cube its lyrical mouth, undeniably, Dr. Dre was the group's musical soul. Dre's ear created a sound that had rhythm and bounce, enabling him to hear the cries of the ghetto, and relay it to the world with thump.

Dr. Dre Apologizes To The ‘Women I’ve Hurt’

The New York Times | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment

For Dr. Dre, the self-proclaimed “first billionaire in hip-hop,” the movie “Straight Outta Compton” and its quasi-soundtrack,...

Noel Lee & Monster -- Part One -- The Audio Quality Pioneers

Bill_Robinson | Posted 08.20.2015 | Technology

If I asked 100 people working in the larger Technology sector who Noel Lee was, I'm guessing less than 10 would immediately recognize the name or be able to tell me what he's accomplished.

This Feminist on Straight Outta Compton

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Vanessa Carmichael

I would recommend seeing Straight Outta Compton. I hope the producers recognize their obligation to the community that is making it such a success. The movie has a lotta heart. Now Cube, Dre, and F. Gary Gray, please show that heart to Compton.

Zaki's Review: Straight Outta Compton

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Of the core trio of actors, all three deliver. While's O'Shea Jackson Jr.'s relative newness to acting is evident at times, he has an undeniable screen presence that, coupled with his uncanny resemblance to his pop, manages to do a lot of the lifting.

Dr. Dre's Ex On Why His Abusive Past Isn't In 'Straight Outta Compton'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.18.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre's ex-fiancée has spoken out about her absence from the new film "Straight Outta Compton," which chronicles the rapper's rise ...

10 Things I Learned from "Straight Outta Compton"

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I saw Straight Outta Compton on opening day. Here are 10 things I learned:

'Straight Outta Compton' Hits Top Of The Box Office On Opening Weekend

AP | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.16.2015 | Entertainment

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'Straight Outta Compton' Is a Stunning Surprise

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

This is a movie that should appeal to a limited audience, but it is presented with such skill and with such compassion and heart that it should draw in huge numbers of persons wanting to see a real work of art.

Ice Cube Justifies Misogyny In N.W.A. Lyrics By Telling Women Not To Defend 'Despicable Females'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ice Cube addressed the misogyny in N.W.A.’s lyrics. As one of the magazine's cover stars, the rapper opened...

Straight Outta Compton: A Private Q&A From Which Everyone Can Learn

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 08.13.2015 | DC
Lauren DeLisa

Straight Outta Compton, which documents the rise and ensuing events of the legendary rap group N.W.A. is not only being lauded for the well-crafted film, but also the manner in which the promotional campaign tactics have taken a life of its own.

Dr. Dre Says He Regrets Beating Up A Female Journalist In The '90s

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre has finally addressed his abusive past.   In 1991, hip-hop journalist Dee Barnes accused the rapper of brutally beating her in a Los Ang...

Dr. Dre Says He Regrets Beating Up A Female Journalist In The '90s

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre has finally addressed his abusive past.   In 1991, hip-hop journalist Dee Barnes accused the rapper of brutally beating her in a Los Ang...

6 N.W.A. Songs That Spoke About The Reality Of Being Black In America

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

This post is part of a weekly series celebrating #ThrowbackThursday with reflections of our favorite childhood memories, past pop culture moments...

Straight Outta Compton

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Straight Outta Compton isn't some chump change indie movie about the rap group NWA. Nor is it a should-have-gone-straight-to-DVD after-thought about hip-hop culture. This is an Oscar-caliber film. This movie is a monster. It's big!