Hip Hop’s royal couple, husband and wife Jay-Z and Beyonce, are said to be in the studio with Dr. Dre working on a song for his long anticipated album “Detox.” The couple hasn’t recorded a song together since 2007.
A source recently told UK newspaper The Sun:
“Jay and Dre have recorded their verses with the chorus left open for Beyoncé to sing. The producer has worked on Detox for over a decade. He wanted the couple together.”
When Jay and Bey get together on a track it’s always magic…but don’t hold your breath on when you’ll actually hear the song since “Detox” is literally taking FOREVER to be completed.
Lil Kim holds nothing back in her recent interview with Rap-Up.
The Queen Bee chops it up about her upcoming album, working with Dr. Dre, getting offers from Jay-Z and more.
Now that your mixtape Black Friday is out, when are we going to get the next studio album?
I’m always working. You’re gonna always hear music from me. I can honestly say I’m so proud of the body of work that I’ve been producing. It’s a new sound for me, something that I think my fans are gonna love and I’m excited about the new direction. I’m basically always working. You’re gonna always hear music from me, but you’re gonna have that coming right after [the mixtape]. We got some surprises and some treats.
Do you have an album title yet?
I have a few, but I really don’t want to mention them now.
Is it going to be more like the Hard Core days or will we see the pop side of Kim?
You’re gonna get a mixture. There’s no way to just go straight Hard Core. I’m not one of those artists that say, “OK, I’m in a Hard Core mood, so everything’s gonna be Hard Core.” I’m not one of those artists. I don’t live my life like that. I don’t wake up every day and feel that same feeling. I live by the nature really. There are artists who will take a certain concept and go with that concept through the whole album; I’m not like that. I’m an artist who likes for everything to be universal. Continue reading
As a previously reported, rapper 50 Cent made assertions on Twitter that friends Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine were upset that 50 is launching a headphone line that would be in direct competition with Dre’s Beats headphones.
A paparazzi photographer caught up with Dre and asked him what everyone was dying to know:
Photog: Dre, Did you hear about this 50 Cent tweeting thing? He says that you and Jimmy Iovine are upset at him. Is that true?
Dre: I have no idea what you’re talking about.
Photog: He tweeted that you guys are upset that he’s coming out with headphones.
Dre: Is he? I never heard of his headphones.
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No celebrity puts their business and others on blast like rapper 50 Cent.
Tuesday, 50 cent tweeted that there was some animosity from Dr. Dre due to the upcoming release of 50′s headphone line, Sleek by 50. According to 50, both Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre feel a certain type of way about him releasing his own line of headphones which is in direct competition with Monster Cable’s Beats by Dre line. Read 50’s tweets. Continue reading
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards aired last night and featured memorable performances by Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Eminem and more. The show kicked off with an Aretha Franklin Tribute featuring Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Florence Welch and Martina McBride followed by a performance of ‘Born This Way’ from Lady Gaga.
Other performances of the night included Justin Bieber who brought out Jaden Smith and Usher. Label-mates Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae and B.O.B performed together, while Eminem who was joined by Dr. Dre for his performance. Rihanna also shared the stage in a duet with Drake. Cee-Lo also had a surprise guest when Gwyneth Paltrow hit the stage to sing “Forget You.” Watch some of the performances after the break. Continue reading