Dre Drops Line of Cognac and Vodka.
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre's cognac and vodka brands will hit liquor stores in the next 60 days, according to celebrity booze marketer Drinks America Holdings Ltd.
The products are the fruits of a joint venture between Wilton, Conn.-based Drinks America and Dr. Dre's Interscope Geffen A&M Records label, a unit of Universal Music, (Aftermath Entertainment)
Aftermath Congac will come out first, followed by an 80-proof flavoured and unflavoured sparkling vodka, Drinks America said Monday in its fourth-quarter earnings statement.
It added that the marketing for the beverages will be tied in with the release of Dr. Dre's long awaited "Detox" album. In late, July Dr. Dre told USA Today that the album would be out in "November or December."
Drinks America, which also markets Donald Trump vodka and Willie Nelson whiskey, said its net loss for the year ended April 30 narrowed to $6.3 million, or $0.08 per share, from $9.4 million, or $0.14 per share. Its stock slipped a penny to 29 cents on NASDAQ's over-the-counter Bulletin Board Tuesday.
Busta Dropped From Interscope
Sources over at Interscope Records are claiming that Busta Rhymes has been dropped from the label. These "insiders" have also suggested the shocking & sudden release of Busta from the house that Dr Dre built is as a result of a heated phone conversation the Brooklyn MC had with label owner Jimmy Iovine days prior over his tracks with Interscope Records. Ironically enough Busta was slated to release his new Blessed album sometime next month which he has shot three videos for along with several tracks from his latest offering seeing the light of day online & on recent mixtapes.
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Snoop Dogg Confirms Detox Drop
Rapper Snoop Dogg recently left the recording studio, recording tracks for Dr. Dre's highly anticipated album, Detox.
"That record is real it's coming," Snoop Dogg said during an interview today (June 25) on Big Boy's Neighbourhood. "You know me, I was starting to doubt it myself and then I went up in there and he played so much music for me it knocked my head off."
Snoop Dogg confirmed the fabled, decade-long project was finished and that the Doctor was selecting tracks for the album.
"I see what he got them waiting for, it's on and poppin," Snoop Dogg said. "He got records, he got heat."
Dr. Dre will also sit in the producer's seat for Snoop Dogg's upcoming album.
"Yea he's doing my next album. I got the title and everything," Snoop confirmed without revealing the album's title.
In related news, Snoop recently released a country-themed video for his single "My Medicine," which features a westernized Snoop alongside Willie Nelson, Julianne Hough, Brad Paisley and others.
The song is taken from Snoop Dogg's latest album Ego Trippin'.
By Roman Wolfe [Allhiphop]
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Dre's Family Vacation in Hawaii
Producer Dr Dre, his wife Nicole Threatt and kids son Truth(b.1997) and daughter Truly(b.2001) are pictured vacationing in Hawaii. Beach football and Scuba-diving with the family.
This is the ultimate detox away from studio Detox... Never rush perfection. Check the muscle on Action Man Andre! Hope he brought enough supply...
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