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One Of The Other Most Important Dr. Dre Facts Missing From Straight Outta Compton

Mark Batson | Posted 10.28.2016 | Entertainment
Mark Batson

After witnessing Dr. Dre working in the studio for many years I would have to say that one of most important facts missing from the NWA movie is not just aspects of Dre's personal and political life and vision, but a clear description of the high level of sonic mastery and expertise that he has exhibited and presented to the world for the past 30 years.

Michel’le Opens Up About Her Abusive Relationship With Dr. Dre

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.07.2016 | Black Voices

Michel’le wants to clear up any misconceptions or rumors about her past relationships with the network debut of her biopic “Surviving Compton: Dre...

Noel Lee & Monster--Part Three--How They Created Beats and How They Lost It

Bill_Robinson | Posted 08.24.2016 | Technology

This is the third of a four-part story of Noel Lee, Monster Products and the lawsuit Monster Products filed against Beats headphones for "Fraud and De...

Ropes Around Your Neck: Finally, Convenient, Non-Tangle Ear Buds

Bill_Robinson | Posted 08.02.2016 | Technology

Imagine this: You're rushing down the subway stairs to catch an "A" train and are late. Your phone starts ringing; it's a client with a crucially im...

Dr. Dre Cited On Gun Charge Following Driveway Encounter

AP | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.26.2016 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre has been cited after a man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him....

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Make "Bad Decisions" with Denver's Top Flite Empire; Go "Crazy" for Sabryna

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.23.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Is Taco Tuesday a thing? I guess it is and even if it isn't, Tuesdays suck. Let's face it next to Monday, it's the second crappiest day of the week. N...

How Dr. Dre's New TV Show Could Boost Apple Music

The Hollywood Reporter | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.18.2016 | Black Voices

Apple's efforts to break into the streaming video business have received most of the industry buzz, but it's actually Apple Music that could benefit t...

Dr. Dre Reportedly To Produce A Semi-Autobiographical TV Show For Apple

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.12.2016 | Entertainment

Headphone baron Dr. Dre is reportedly looking to expand his empire. In collaboration with Apple, the former N.W.A. rapper is making his first televisi...

'Where Am I Taking A Shower Today?' Wonders Flint's Most Famous Rapper

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

Dayton Avenue will never be the same -- and neither will Flint, Michigan. The neighborhood that Jon Kevin Freeman, who is better known by his stage na...

Rapsody Is Up Next

Azeem Khan | Posted 11.18.2016 | 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 The...

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

Bill_Robinson | Posted 10.06.2016 | 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 09.21.2016 | 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

Sean "Diddy" Combs has been crowned the No. 1 Cash King of 2015 by Forbes magazine. The rap mogul, who earned $60 million this year, beat out Jay Z, ...

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 09.07.2016 | 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 it...

Above the Keyboard Warriors' Din

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.27.2016 | Queer 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 the New York Times...

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

Antonio Moore | Posted 08.24.2016 | 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, “Compton,” h...

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

Bill_Robinson | Posted 08.19.2016 | 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 08.20.2016 | 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 08.19.2016 | 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 to fame as part ...