[video] Kong: Skull Island (starring Samuel L. Jackson, Eazy E, and Dr. Dre)

Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell  who played Dr. Dre and Eazy-E respectively,in the smash hit Straight Outta Compton star alongside  Samuel L. Jackson in yet another reboot of King Kong. Coming from the producers of Godzilla, most people in the Youtube comments believe this is the set up movie for King Kong vs. Godzilla. Guess we will have to see if this is any good first.

Afeni Shakur mother of Tupac Shakur dies at age 69

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Another icon of the black community has passed away. Producers of the upcoming Tupac biopic are definitely going to press the gas with getting this into the theaters with the untimely passing of Afeni.

 

via Daily News

Afeni Shakur Davis, mother of late rap legend Tupac Shakur who was the subject of one of his most iconic songs and who oversaw his posthumous legacy, has died. She was 69 years old.

Marin County deputies responded to Shakur’s home in Sausalito, Calif., Monday night after she suffered a possible cardiac arrest, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday morning. She was taken to a local hospital and died just before 10:30 p.m.

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[video] NOISEY Bompton: Kendrick’s Compton and Dinner with Lil L (Part 2)

Compton, California, is known for launching the rap careers of stars like Kendrick Lamar, and music provides a promising avenue out of the community’s cycle of violence. In the second of six segments of Noisey Bompton, we spend a day with Kendrick’s childhood friend Lil L, who’s pursuing his own musical ambitions. L’s grandma invites us over for a gumbo dinner and shares her experiences as a mother and grandmother who’s lived in Compton since 1965. Then we head to one of the West Side’s many hole-in-the-wall studios, where L gets to work recording with his friend Earl Swavey and producer Larry Jayy.

Jerry Heller sues Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, estate of Eazy-E, NBC Universal over Compton Flick

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Jerry is not happy about the movie and in all his subsequent interviews after its release he has stated as such. I am posting a recent interview where he claims that Eazy-E was never jumped by Suge Knight.

Jerry Heller is suing everyone connected with “Straight Outta Compton,” alleging the movie defamed him … and he wants $110 MILLION minimum.

Heller has just filed suit against Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, the Estate of Eazy-E, NBC Universal and others, claiming the portrayal of him in the movie was false and damaging. Continue reading

[video] Snoop Dogg has officially ‘Jumped the Shark’ with ‘OLE OLE’

I’m all for rap artists jumping into different genres if it sounds dope. This right here, is clear reaching on the part of Hip Hop legend Snoop Dogg.  The white chick with the nice little apple booty is named Ljupka Stević and I seriously doubt she had anything to with this collab. First off the song is listed as Snoop Dogg feat. Ljupka Stević but in reality he doesn’t appear until about half way through and the video was uploaded on her Youtube page. Maybe Snoop was really feeling the song (heavy sarcasm) or did a favor for her label. Who knows. But Snoop is rich enough to turn down some of these songs that just further tarnish the end of his career.

 

[video] 7Dayz (The true story of Tupac’s last seven days) [Indiegogo Trailer 2015]

Go HERE to get the full story and opportunities to support this movie.

My name is Gobi M. Rahimi and I had the honor of directing and producing Tupac Shakur’s music videos during his time at Death Row Records.
A few weeks before Pac was shot, I wrote the letter that Tupac signed, firing Suge Knight and his lawyer David Kenner. After that, the tension between Tupac and his label soared to new heights.
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[video] Reebok and Kendrick Lamar – Mobile Concert Los Angeles – #GetPumped

King Kunta hooks up with Reebok again to give his fans a one of a kind concert and most important of all to sell you some ugly sneakers.

Reebok and Kendrick Lamar took over the streets of Hollywood with #GETPUMPED, fusing fitness and music with a ground-breaking live event.

Kendrick Lamar provided a live soundtrack to this Reebok run as 100 selected guests tried out the new Reebok ZPump Fusion shoe through the streets of West Hollywood. Kendrick performed songs from his new album To Pimp A Butterfly for the first time on the back of a custom flatbed truck forming the wildest 5k ever!

[video] Suge Knight Was Driver In Fatal Hit-And-Run

Suge Knight has the award locked up for most drama-filled existence in the history of mankind and who can live to talk about it. More below from TMZ

Sources tell TMZ Suge’s lawyer is arranging for his client’s surrender to the Sheriff’s Dept. It is unclear if law enforcement will arrest Suge for hit and run or manslaughter. It’s possible the cops could conclude Suge is not legally on the hook because he fled out of fear for his life.
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got into a fight on the set of a film project in Compton, ran over a man who later died, and then fled the scene.

Multiple witnesses tell us a movie shoot was going down with Ice Cube and Dr. Dre when Suge pulled up in his car. We’re told security told Suge to leave and that’s when trouble began.

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[video] Rick Ross And Forbes Settle The Score Over The Cash Kings List

Hip Hop superstar Rick Ross sits down with Zack O’ Malley Greenburg in Wingstop in Brooklyn, to discuss his perceived low placement on their hugely popular Hip Hop Cash Kings list. Ross kinda dodges the direct questions and if he really wants to be in the top five with Dr. Dre, Jay Z, Diddy, and 50 Cent he will need to do much bigger tours and not a paltry 18 shows last year.

Update: Apple to Pay $3 Billion for Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics after Further Review of the Company’s Streaming Service

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Update: via NBC

The deal is expected to close in the fiscal fourth quarter. Apple said it will pay $2.6 billion in cash and another $400 million that will vest over time.

Founded by rapper and producer Andre Young (aka Dr. Dre) and music mogul Jimmy Iovine, Beats Electronics is a key vendor in the premium headphone market. Apple reportedly began talks to buy the company in early May. Both Young and Iovine will join Apple as part of the deal.

“Iovine and Dre are kindred souls of Apple,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told CNBC in an interview.

Beats’ profit margins in the headphone market may be substantial. A pair of its high-end headphones retail for as much as $450, but production costs across the brand run only about $14 a pair, according to The New York Times. Apple said the deal would add to earnings in fiscal 2015.

 As I stated on other blog posts about Billboard’s anonymous sources (stating there was a snag in this deal because of the Tyrese/Dr. Dre premature viral video announcement), was pure bullshit. No way that video would affect a deal of this mangnitude and Billboard and its sources were reaching.

via NY Post

Apple’s biggest deal in its history just got a little cheaper.

The tech titan is expected to announce its acquisition of Beats Electronics this week — at the slightly reduced price of $3 billion, The Post has learned.

report in the Financial Times earlier this month tipping the deal put the price at $3.2 billion.

That may have been the case, but negotiations between Apple CEO Tim Cook and the company co-founded by Dr. Dre were not helped by a leaked report that had Beats Music with just 111,000 subscribers to its streaming service in March.

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Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Set To Sell Beats By Dre to Apple for $3 Billion

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Suge Knight is gonna be pissed once again, but there is nothing he can say to stop Dre from closing on one of the smartest and biggest deals in the history of the music industry.

via TMZ

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.

Apple will reportedly buy Beats for a whopping $3.2 BILLION — and since Dre and Interscope honcho Jimmy Iovine created the brand … it’s a safe bet they will walk away with a huge chunk of that cash.

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[video] Eminem Presents: Total Slaughter 1 (Joe Budden vs Hollow Da Don, Loaded Lux vs Murda Mook)

Battle rap takes it up a notch with probably it’s most high profile battle yet, brought to you by battle rap and platinum Hip hop superstar Eminem and Shady Records. This should be fun.

Main Event: Joe Budden vs Hollow Da Don, Loaded Lux vs Murda Mook

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[video] Sway finally has ‘ the answers’ on 50 Cent becoming an Independent Artist

Sway finally has the answers and drops some great insight as to what he thinks could be a great situation for 50 Cent taking control of his career and truly being his own boss. Now ironically when will Sway due the same thing and leave MTV and build his own brand, he could definitely do it and has probably the best relationships in the music industry. Your move Sway.

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