Dr Dre

Footage: Dr. Dre - Early Wreckin Cru Set

Very rare footage of the West Coast's Chief Surgeon on the wheels of steel cuttin up "Mr. Postman".

An excerpt from the Promotion Sheet off the first World Class Wreckin Cru Album from 1985, "World Class" -

The infamous Dr. Dre (Andre Young) is not a chiropractor, not an orthodontist, neither a podiatrist nor a general practitioner, but the master surgeon on the wheels of steel. Makin his deep incisions into the souls and minds of the Wreckin Cru´s thousands of fans removing the malignant hum-drum and boredom and transplanting good times, fond memories and funk bones. This twenty years on earth aquarian boasts that his only major musical influence is the World Class Wreckin Cru and his future plan to become a multi-millionaire producer, thus leaving time for his well known hobby, "Girl Chasing".


Posted on Sat, 20/12/2008 - 12:12

Dr. Dre Expands Headphone Collection

With this year's Christmas season landing dead-smack in the middle of one of the worst recessions in decades, there are a few Hip Hop heads who may not be able to swing the $349.95 price tag on the original Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. As such, Dre has partnered with Monster and Interscope/Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine for a specially priced edition of his signature headphones.

While talking to Billboard about all business ventures under the Aftermath/Interscope umbrella, Iovine gushed, "Dr. Dre's headphones are doing really, really, really well. It's a fabulous product. We're building a lot there."

The new Beats by Dr. Dre Tour in-ear headphones will be available in limited quantities at a pre-launch retail price of $149.95 by mid-December 2008 at the Apple Store, Amazon.com and Beatsbydre.com.

For those in a tax bracket that allows for splurging, the original Beats by Dr. Dre headphones have been released in limited edition Cleveland Cavaliers and Ron Herman colorways, for a retail price of $699. All three versions are equipped with noise-canceling technology and the line's signature bass. As Eminem notes on the recently leaked track "Number One", "Beats quake like Waco/just keep the bass low/speakers away from your face though."

"Our Ron Herman boutiques are the quintessential environment where one can experience the unification of fashion, music and culture," noted Ron Herman. "Beats By Dr. Dre are more than just headphones, they are a fashion accessory."

Posted on Fri, 12/12/2008 - 10:29

Audio: "Hold On" by Trick Trick (Prod. by Dr. Dre)

Trick Trick - "Hold On"(prod. by Dr. Dre)

Posted on Sun, 09/11/2008 - 08:18

Live: Snoop Dogg Freestyle on Arsenio [P3]

The third and final instalment of the Snoop Dogg appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show. Arsenio's bands drops the old classic, "The Message" for Snoop to freestyle spit including a mention of Eazy-E in the height of their beef of words. Peep West Coast's coolest!

Posted on Fri, 19/09/2008 - 09:27

Live: "Tha Shiznit" - Snoop Dogg on Arsenio [P2]

Another classic live joint from Snoop and Dre on "Tha Shiznit". This brought out The Dogg Pound for this Long Beach posse cut which followed "Who Am I (What's My Name?)" on The Arsenio Hall Show. [see below]

This was the West Coast dominance of the nineties, right here.

Posted on Fri, 12/09/2008 - 12:21

Vintage: "U Got Ganked" Dr Dre Mixtape [1987]

This is Dr. Dre's "U Got Ganked" mixtape from 1987. It's in 2 parts, sides A and B, because it was recorded off a cassette tape. This tape was made for some dude named Steve who sold mixtapes at the Rodium Swap Meet (Dre even busts a freestyle about him at the beginning of side B). The music on here is straight classic material as Dre cuts up future anthems by EPMD, MC Lyte, Public Enemy, BDP, Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, Kool Moe Dee, Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Too Short, King Tee and of course NWA.

Dr. Dre "U Got Ganked" Side A - DOWNLOAD

Dr. Dre "U Got Ganked" Side B - DOWNLOAD

Taken from ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac

Posted on Wed, 10/09/2008 - 09:52

Live: "Who Am I" - Snoop Dogg on Arsenio [P1]

Simply the West Coast at its finest! Young and dangerous, Snoop Doggy Dogg took his Long Beach flow to the world. Here in 1994 his Doggystyle début classic sits atop the charts as the dopest sound in hip-hop since Dre's last effort.

With the legendary producer, Dre behind the wheels and Tha Dogg Pound in each pocket, he rocked his hot single, "Who Am I(What's My Name?)" for The Arsenio Hall Show. Light up to this!

Posted on Wed, 10/09/2008 - 08:31

N.W.A. Production Peek

Post Ice Cube interview with the Compton boys from N.W.A., Eazy-E and Dre arguing over the soundscape of a typical track for the Efil4zaggin album.

"What the fuck are you looking at?!" - Dre.

Posted on Sat, 06/09/2008 - 00:23

Interview: Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg 1993

1993 interview for Rolling Stone, with Dre and Snoop Dogg who make about the finest duo in west coast hip-hop, maybe the finest of the genre.

Posted on Fri, 29/08/2008 - 14:59

Dre's Son Found Dead At Home

From Icedotcom.com
Dr. Dre's son, 20 year old Andre Young Jr. was found dead Saturday morning in his Woodland Hills, CA, home.

The Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed the death stating the famed hip hop producer's name sake was unresponsive after being discovered by his mother around 10 A.M., after he arriving home from a night out. The cause of death is unknown and results from a toxicology test are pending.

I would like to send my condolences to Dr. Dre & the Young family. R.I.P. - [Icedotcom.com]

Posted on Tue, 26/08/2008 - 21:35