Archive for Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre and Monster Cable Call it Quits for “Beats By Dre”

Posted in News with tags , , , , on Friday, January 13, 2012 by Tim Althaus

It’s a sad day for the world of electronics and Hip-Hop. It has been reported that Monster Cable will no longer be pairing with Dr. Dre after this year is over; apparently, the people at Monster Cable don’t think that they are getting enough return on their investment. From the figures I’ve read, Beats accounted for 53% of the headphone market in 2011; I can honestly say that I purchased a pair of the ear buds in 2011, and I will never think of headphones the same. According to Jimmy Iovine, the split is mutual, and the whole plan all along was to have a five year contract.

Maybe since Dr. Dre is going to lose one form of cash flow, he might actually think about putting out Detox next year… I can’t believe I actually said that; we all know Detox is coming out in 2049.

Album Review: Raekwon, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2

Posted in Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Raekwon-Only_Built_4_Cuban_Linx_2 Wu-Tang has been one of the greatest dynasties that Hip-Hop has ever seen. Just about every group album has been stellar, not to mention that every solo album is top notch quality. Raekwon comes into Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 fourteen years after the original Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, which, to this day is a classic. The aforementioned information may pose the question: Is Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 as good as the original? The answer, in my opinion, is a definite yes. I took one run through this album in my car, and I knew immediately I was listening to a classic . Raekwon brings along an all-star cast of producers and emcees to “cook up”, without a doubt, one of the best albums of 2009. Creating a magnificent masterpiece that is just as good as it’s predecessor is no easy task, but as OB4CL2 shows, for The Chef it comes naturally. Continue reading

UPDATE: Raekwon, “Catalina” (Feat. Lyfe Jennings) (Prod. By Dr. Dre) & Video Interview About Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Media, Video with tags , , , , , , on Friday, August 28, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Up above (as you can see) is a video interview with The Chef himself. He stopped by the Grand Hustle Studios in Atlanta, Georgia to do an interview with astheworldspins.com. In the interview he talks about what he’s been up to lately with the release of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 coming up, the new generation and why he’s been in the game so long, working with Dr. Dre & more. Make sure you peep the interview, it’s good. You can follow me after the jump for the “Catalina” track. (P.S. it’s clean) We now have the clean version!

Download: Raekwon, “Catalina” (Feat. Lyfe Jennings) (Prod. By Dr. Dre)

Raekwon Talks Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , , on Friday, July 24, 2009 by Tim Althaus

As my man Nolan mentioned earlier this week, Raekwon finally dropped the album artwork and tracklisting for Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II. In this video he talks a lot about the production that his going to be on the new album. He mentions that when he was going through the process, he thought that production was going to be the biggest piece of the album. Rae actually breaks down how dope he thinks (and I think) Dilla is on the boards. He calls him “like a Dr. Dre & a RZA… a combo”. I’m sure that you can expect nothing but straight fire from Rae & Ghost. Make sure you drop that shit on September 8th, you won’t regret it.

Spotted @ Hip Hop Official

A Movie That is Truly “Straight Outta Compton”

Posted in Music News, Video with tags , , , , , , , on Monday, March 9, 2009 by Tim Althaus

nwaThat’s right folks, you can all start jumping up and down yelling “Fuck the Police, Fuck the Police, Fuck ’em”. An article that I read today at Hip Hop DX mentioned that Dr. Dre, Ice Cube & Tomica Wright (Eazy E’s widow) are all going to be on board as well as producers of the movie. The article also said that they are thinking about a director somewhere along the lines of Curtis Hanson (who directed 8 Mile).

I can’t imagine how gangsta this movie is going to be. N.W.A influenced an entire generation of emcees on the independent circuit and paved the way for cats who wanted to rap for a living.  They did all of  the aforementioned information all while telling a After the success of the movie Notorious I really think that this movie, as well, could be a smash at the box office. Continue reading

Video: Nottz working on Detox in Dre’s Studio

Posted in Video with tags , , , on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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This is only a 35 second video clip of Nottz (Nottz Raw) working on Dre’s new and highly anticipate album, Detox. From what I can hear in the background on this clip, this album sounds like it is going to be fucking killer. People have been waiting for this album for just about 10 years and now that we are seeing things falling into place it’s very exciting. I haven’t exactly heard when Dre is planning on dropping this gem, but I know I will be bumping this one for awhile.

Spotted at Crate Kings

NEW AUDIO: Eminem Feat. 50 Cent and Dr. Dre – “Crack A Bottle”

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 by Erik Burg

eminemdreIt’s finally here folks, the finished version of “Crack a Bottle”. The other version that was floating around the web wasn’t nearly finished in production, and thus turned many of its listeners off. But this time around Eminem, Dr.  Dre, and 50 cent absolutely kill it. As much as we may doubt mainstream rap on this site, or much as we might dismiss this right away, I’m happy to say that I infact do enjoy this cut. It’s beyond refreshing to have Eminem back on the scene, seeing as he is one of the few mainstream artists whos talent expands beyond the auto-tuner.

The wait was well worth it for thsi track, too. With the final touches put on it the beat roars throughout and the track runs the perfect length as to not get too repetitive. The best verse in the song has to be in the second have when Eminem introduces Dre and he steps in to just flat out kill the track. It’s worth every listen you give it and one of the few reasons why there might be hope for the mainstream music scene, if only for this short period of time. enjoy!

mp3: Eminem – “Crack A Bottle”

Raekwon gives details about Only Built For Cuban Linx 2, Wu Tour Dates

Posted in Concert Dates, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Monday, December 15, 2008 by Tim Althaus

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It seems as though the Chef is cooking up some classic material once again. Raekwon talked to Pitchfork about his new masterpiece, the sequel to arguably one of the greatest solo Wu albums of all time, Only Built for Cuban Linx 2. According to Raekwon, “This record is the shit, it’s been getting around in my camp. It’s another masterpiece that is ready to be released.” The Chef also said that he strayed away from all RZA production because as an artist he felt as though he wanted to move on to other things. He noted that he has some of the best producers in the game for the last 20 years on this shit. Who would he be speaking of? Dr. Dre, Marley Marl, J Dilla, Pete Rock and DJ Scratch (holy shit, what a producer list) will be heading the production side of the album and guest appearances will include Ghostface, Method Man, GZA, Busta Rhymes & Inspectah Deck.

If you go over to the original article Rae talks about how he wanted the new OBFCL  to compliment the original one coming out. he wanted to “be like seeing DeNiro do a mafia flick, do something completely different and then come back to another mafia film and be the same dude he was in The Godfather.” That’s almost exactly the way that Raekwon’s career has gone, he released two other albums since the original OBFCL and this is like him going back to the stove and cooking up classics.

It sounds like this album is already going to be one of the biggest albums to come out next year. All of you Wu heads out there get ready because this album is going to be exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Based on the last OBFCL I can assure you that chances are, you are going to be seeing plenty of Ghost on this album to.

ALSO… go check out the Wu in your city because they are on the road right now:

12-14 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12-15 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
12-17 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
12-18 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
12-19 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
12-20 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
12-21 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12-23 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
12-26 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s
12-27 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
12-31 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
01-01 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
01-02 Providence, RI – Lupo’s
01-03 Worcester, MA – Palladium Nightclub
01-04 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
01-07 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
01-08 Richmond, VA – The National
01-09 Greensboro, NC – N Club
01-10 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
01-11 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
01-12 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
01-13 Columbia, SC – Level
01-14 Atlanta, GA – TBA
01-15 Jacksonville, FL – Plush
01-16 Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing