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Suge Knight: Dr. Dre Hired Hit Men to Kill Me

He says Dre was trying to get out of a contract

(Newser) - Rap mogul Suge Knight is suing Dr. Dre for allegedly hiring a hit man to kill him—and then hiring another to finish the job after the first assassin failed. Knight was shot seven times at a pre-VMAs party in 2014, and his lawsuit alleges that the shooting was carried... More »

Dr. Dre Apologizes for His Violence Against Women

"I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head"

(Newser) - In what is possibly the first time he's ever concretely addressed allegations of violence against women, hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre issued an apology to "the women I've hurt" via the New York Times today. "Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and... More »

Why You Won't See Dr. Dre Abuse Women in Compton

Dee Barnes says women are casualties of manipulated history

(Newser) - Like many, Dee Barnes says she cringed watching the now-famous video of a cop punching an unarmed grandmother, but her reaction was personal. "That must have been how it looked as Dr. Dre straddled me and beat me mercilessly on the floor of the women's restroom at the... More »

13 Celebrities Who Are Big Tippers

They like to spread the wealth

(Newser) - Dr. Dre just became the richest man in hip-hop —and he's spreading his good fortune around. Last week, the rapper was partying at West Hollywood's Mondrian Hotel, and when he left, he gave his waitress a $5,000 tip. "She was stunned," a source tells... More »

Apple Makes Dr. Dre Hip-Hop's Richest Man

'Star-struck' firm pays record $3B for Beats Electronics

(Newser) - 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 Beats Electronics for $3 billion, down from the $3.2 billion discussed earlier this month , reports Bloomberg , which notes that Apple is sitting... More »

Apple Might Make Dr. Dre a Billionaire

Or close to it, if the company buys his Beats Electronics

(Newser) - Apple could be about to make its biggest deal ever, one that would make rapper and producer Dr. Dre a very rich man. Apple is in talks to buy Beats Electronics—known for its wireless headphones, speakers, and, most recently, a music streaming service—for $3.2 billion, the Financial ... More »

2012's Top-Earning Musician Might Surprise You

'Forbes' releases annual list of highest-paid musicians

(Newser) - The top-earning musician of 2012 is ... Dr. Dre? Yes, the rapper tops Forbes ' annual list of the highest-paid musicians, thanks mostly to his wildly successful Beats headphone line, which also scored him a spot in Forbes' top five highest-paid celebrities this year . The top 10 musicians who raked in... More »

Despite Struggles, Oprah Still Highest-Paid Celebrity

Three filmmakers also make it into top 5, plus ... Dr. Dre?!

(Newser) - We all know Oprah Winfrey hasn't been doing quite as well since she ended her iconic talk show to start her own network. But thanks to her massive empire—Harpo Productions, her magazine and radio station, and a number of popular shows she's involved in—she managed to... More »

Tupac Performs at Coachella

Shakur appears with Snoop Dogg ... in hologram form

(Newser) - All of Snoop Dogg's guests during his set last night at Coachella were impressive—Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent—but none could quite match an appearance by the late Tupac Shakur. Death didn't stop the legendary rapper, who appeared as a hologram, from dueting with Snoop on songs... More »

The 33 'Blackest White Folks'

Some choices, like Glenn Beck, may be a bit tongue-in-cheek

(Newser) - Some white people “claim ‘blackness,’” and a few actually do make the cut. The Root offers a list of the 33 “blackest white folks we know”:
  • Christina Aguilera: Unlike fellow pop starlets Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson, Aguilera actually has soul. She even “channeled
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2010's Most Anticipated Albums

Amy Winehouse and Blink-182 are back, plus more hot releases

(Newser) - Forget Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift: This year promises to be a great one for music, with comebacks by big names and exciting follow-ups from breakthrough artists. MTV takes a look at the most anticipated albums of 2010:
  • Amy Winehouse : The troubled singer will, supposedly, finally complete the sequel to
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Best Buy, Dr. Dre Woo Would-Be DJs

'Club Beats' area will offer pro gear to budding novices

(Newser) - Best Buy is hoping the fascination with sound quality and all things DJ will make its new “Club Beats” in-store sections a hit. The new areas will be heavily promoted by Dr. Dre—whose Beats by Dr. Dre headphones will feature prominently—as well as other artists like Lady... More »

On Relapse, Eminem Still Nasty, Still Genius

(Newser) - Eminem’s new album, Relapse, is as crude as you might expect, but his unflinching examination of his drug addiction has floored some critics. Overall, people love it or hate it.
  • "The power of Relapse comes from Em aiming his beat-downs at his truest target, himself," Rob Sheffield
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Son of Rap Pioneer Dr. Dre Dead at 20

Andre Young Jr. found after night with friends; cause unknown

(Newser) - The son of rap icon Dr. Dre died this weekend in his home northwest of Los Angeles, the Times reports. Andre R. Young Jr., 20, was found dead in his bed Saturday morning after being out with friends the previous evening, an official said; tests to determine cause of death... More »

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