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Grammy-nominated rapper Pusha T announces new hip-hop app Heir

Three-time Grammy-nominated rapper Pusha T is taking over the tech world. He has teamed up with tech entrepreneur Summer Watson, and they launched the hip-hop app Heir.

Review: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ isn’t as controversial as the group was Special

‘Straight Outta Compton’ is an acceptable biopic chronicling the rise and fall of ‘80s rap group N.W.A., though it doesn’t delve too far beneath the surface.

Apple in talks to make biggest acquisition yet: Beats Electronics

Apple is rumored to be in talks to make its biggest acquisition yet, Beats Electronics, for $3.2 billion. Beats Electronics was founded by Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre and is most known for their headphones.

Hip-hop etymology: Mapping the largest vocabularies of rappers

New York - An NYC-based designer and coder formulated a list of 85 rappers to study the extent of each rapper's vocabulary through their lyrics. His findings were released in an online interactive mapping format.

Dr. Dre's streaming music service Beats Music to debut in January

Last year, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor announced his involvement in Daisy, a streaming music service by Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine's Beats Electronics. The streaming music service has been renamed to Beats Music and is set to launch in January.

Video: NBC News' Brian Williams Raps 'Nuthin But a G Thang'

New York - NBC News anchor Brian Williams was recently seen in rare form on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." Fans were treated to Brian Williams: Gangster rapper.

Dr. Dre may score Nina Simone biopic

More details are emerging surrounding the biopic about legendary jazz singer Nina Simone. It now appears that the film's executive producer Gene Kirkwood and its director Cynthia Mort are in preliminary talks with Dr. Dre to score the film.

Ruthless Records Co-Founder: Eazy-E planned to kill Suge Knight

Los Angeles - In a recent interview, Ruthless Records co-founder Jerry Heller revealed that late rapper Eazy-E wanted to kill Suge Knight, but he talked him out of it. Now Heller is saying, "I should have let him kill him."

Diddy tops Forbes' 'Wealthiest HipHop Artists' List

HipHop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs has ranked #1 on Forbes Five list of HipHop's wealthiest artists. His net worth is estimated at $580 million.

Lupe Fiasco takes to Twitter to blast violent HipHop lyrics

Chicago - On Sunday (March 24), rapper/activist Lupe Fiasco took to Twitter to reflect upon the violent lyrics used in HipHop music. He posted 19 tweets on the issue.

Dr. Dre named Forbes' highest paid musician of 2012

Hip-Hop mogul Dr. Dre has been named Forbes Magazine's "Highest Paid Musician" of 2012. The West Coast veteran made $110 million in pretax earnings thanks mostly to sales from his Beats for Dre headphone line.

Dr. Dre developing TV drama

Los Angeles - The cable network FX has bought an hourlong script for a drama written by Sidney Quashie and executive produced by rap mogul Dr. Dre and Quashie. Daniel Schnider from Dr. Dre's company Crucial TV and Brad Bertner will serve as co-executive producers.

Olympians spanked for using wrong headphones

London - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) warned numerous athletes Thursday against wearing unapproved headphone brands, including Beats by Dr. Dre.

Tupac 'hologram' may go on tour

Indio - Tupac Shakur appeared at Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California Sunday. The iconic rapper "performed" two of his hits, "Hail Mary" and "2 Of Amerikas Most Wanted" on stage with Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg.

Op-Ed: Rihanna 'rapped' again by Eminem and Dr. Dre tonight

Eminem’s trading rap with an aggressive performance by Dr. Dre, who moved around Rihanna, in this critic’s view made a night of great performances diminished by what seemed to be simulated quarrels, fights and verbal violence. Have we had enough?
 

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A scene from  Straight Outta Compton
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