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The 'Straight Outta Compton' Casting Call Is So Offensive It Will Make Your Jaw Drop

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices

The folks over at Universal Pictures have made a great deal of progress with the upcoming film "Straight Outta Compton," which will tell the story of ...

Eminem Had The Best Surprise Guest At His London Show

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment

Eminem gave fans a sweet, sweet surprise during his show at London's Wembley Stadium. The rapper brought Dr. Dre on stage for a rare live performance ...

First Photo From 'Straight Outta Compton' Looks Awesome

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.20.2014 | Entertainment

"Straight Outta Compton," the N.W.A. biopic set in Compton in the mid-'80s, finally has a release date. Universal announced in a statement that the fi...

Music Industry Optimistic About Apple-Beats Deal

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 06.09.2014 | Black Voices

When Cortez Bryant decided to negotiate a headphones marketing deal for his clients Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj a few years ago, he turned down more mon...

Apple Just Made Dr. Dre Hip-Hop's Richest Man

www.newser.com | Posted 05.29.2014 | Celebrity

Apple has made the biggest buy in its history—and made Dr. Dre the richest man in hip-hop history. The company has confirmed that it is buying Beat...

Apple's $3 Billion Deal To Buy Beats Is Official

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Technology

Apple officially announced its deal to buy popular headphones maker Beats Electronics and its related streaming music service, Beats Music, for $3 bil...

Spotify Hits 10 Million Paying Customers: Streaming Rules

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Spotify recently announced a major milestone: the music streaming service hit 10 million paying subscribers and now has more than 40 million active users across 56 markets worldwide.

Priyanka Chopra: An Exclusive Interview

Nova Lorraine | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Nova Lorraine

Through her successful film career, she has become one of the highest paid Bollywood actresses and a smash success on the international scene.

Success Triumphs All: Dr. Dre, Diddy and Jay-Z

Dennis Williams II | Posted 07.09.2014 | Black Voices
Dennis Williams II

Their social impact is now keeping paychecks in some of the monopoly companies that essentially keep the NASDAQ phones ringing. When you look at these three now do you see the end or the means?

85-Year Old Oil Tycoon Can't Stop Tweeting At Rappers About Money

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.09.2014 | Business

T. Boone Pickens, the 85-year-old oil tycoon, was giddy to welcome Dr. Dre into the ridiculously rich people's club Friday, following the news that Ap...

Anchor Asks Uncomfortable 'African American' Question About Beats Headphones

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.14.2014 | Black Voices

As reports continue to circulate regarding Apple’s plan to purchase Beats Electronics for a reported $3.2 billion, many are skeptical about what wou...

Face The Music: Beats Headphones Are 'Extraordinarily Bad'

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Technology

Apple is planning to buy headphones company Beats Electronics, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times all reported on Thursda...

Dr. Dre's Apple Deal Makes Him $3 Billion Richer

Posted 05.09.2014 | Celebrity

Dr. Dre could be days away from being the first rapper turned BILLIONAIRE ... thanks to a mega-deal for Apple to snatch up his Beats Electronics brand...

Paul McCartney Attends All-Star '90s Hip-Hop Concert

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre's powerful rolodex was put to good use for the launch of Beats Music with a concert featuring Eminem, Diddy and Nas. Nin...

5 Survival Tips From the Real Slim Shady

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 12.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marcia Dawkins

Less than 12 hours after its digital release, Eminem's latest video, "Survival," boasts over 196,000 likes and thousands more views and shares.

MAJOR Announcement From Eminem

Posted 08.26.2013 | Entertainment

Eminem's new album was announced during an early commercial in the 2013 VMAs, and it's called "MMLP2," most likely short for "Marshall Mathers LP 2." ...

Pioneering Rap Album Turns 25

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.08.2013 | Entertainment

A new genre of hip-hop pushed its way to the forefront of mainstream culture 25 years ago on Aug. 8, 1988, when N.W.A's influential debut album "Strai...

A Chat With ASCAP President Paul Williams, Plus Exclusives from Modern Machines, Eli Mardock, Matthew J. Tow and Creed Bratton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Eli Mardock is premiering a new song with us today called "If You're With Me, Then You're Against Me." The haunting and dream-like tune appears on the Nebraskan singer/songwriter's debut full length, Everything Happens For The First Time.

No Love For Black Colleges?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.21.2013 | Black Voices

I was in Detroit preparing to give a speech last week when the news came across my Twitter feed: "Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine donate $70 m...

The 'Most Collaborative Educational Program In The World'?

2011-11-11-Screenshot20111111at3.30.52PM.png | Posted 05.15.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter. By Shirley Halperin Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre (ne Andre Young) have joined together to open ...

Will.i.am and Britney Spears Celebrate #Willpower Album Release on Google+ (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.24.2013 | Celebrity
Shira Lazar

On April 23, to celebrate the release of his fourth solo album, Willpower, will.i.am joined collaborators Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Nicole Scherzinger in a live Google+ Hangout on his illwilly YouTube channel.

Shorty Wanna Be a Thug

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 05.27.2013 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

Most of us share an open secret. It reveals itself every time we head to the gym, or prepare for an interview or an important presentation, or, in my case, cleaning day. I cop a Beyoncé, and for a few shining moments I put on the costume of black masculinity. It's like a white tee. One size fits all.

The Latest On Eminem's New Album

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment

Eminem fans won't have to wait much longer for Slim Shady's new album. "Em is finishing up his project," Dr. Dre said in an interview with radio st...

Apple Talked To Beats About Streaming-Music Service

Reuters | Poornima Gupta and Ronald Grover | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology

By Poornima Gupta and Ronald Grover SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Apple Inc has held talks with Beats Electronics LLC, the audi...

Highest-Paid Musicians Of The Year Revealed

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 11.29.2012 | Entertainment

Another year, another crop of musicians making bank. Forbes has released its list of highest-paid musicians, led this year not by a popstar or rock ba...