Apple's been real good to Dr Dre. First they went and bought his shitty headphones company and now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, they're bankrolling his new show, Vital Signs.
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Apple has come to Dr Dre's defence in light of a recent essay by Dee Barnes, a woman who Dre assaulted 25 years ago. The essay published by Gawker was cast as a review of Straight Outta Compton, a biopic about the rise and fall of Dr Dre's group NWA. In the review Barnes, a former journalist, took the film to task for omitting the fact that Dre had violently assaulted her in a nightclub over some work she had shown on her TV show.
Monster just sued Beats Electronics, manufacturer of ubiquitous Beats by Dre headphones, because Monster says it invented Beats, and that Beats stole its property and ran away. It's been clear for years that Monster designed the headphones, but does the company really have a legal claim to any of Dr Dre's Monster money? We're about to find out.
When Apple bought Beats earlier this week, it also got two high-profile new employees. Dr Dre is going to work for Apple. So is music mogul Jimmy Iovine. But there's one surprise: Robert Brunner, the industrial designer behind Beats, is not coming along for the ride. Maybe because he worked at Apple 25 years ago.
It's official: Apple's dropping $US3 billion on a headphone empire. But more than a blockbuster headphone brand and a promising streaming music service, Apple is getting two of the smartest music and entertainment minds in the world. Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine work for Apple now, and that's a potentially revolutionary combination.
Yesterday's news of Apple's plan to buy Beats for $US3.2 billion seems to have been confirmed by Dr Dre himself, if this video, posted to Facebook by actor Tyrese Gibson, is anything to go by.
Love or hate the Beats By Dr Dre Headphones line, it's hard to deny that they've done a good job on the marketing front. But how do they sound? Giz reader Daniel tunes in.
What's occasional rapper Dr Dre up to besides rapping sometimes? Planning to beat every single electronics company except Apple, GlobalGrind reports.
HTC just shouted to the world that it has made a massive investment in Beats By Dre to the tune of $US300 million. Here's what it means for everyone involved — especially you.
Love 'em or hate 'em, plenty of people seem to have a pair of Beats by Dr Dre headphones. Mind you, plenty of people watch reality TV shows. And eat MaccyDs. I do think these special limited-edition chrome ones look great though, but at $US1,000 each you've got to be a special kind of deranged to cough up for one of the 50 pairs.
Audiophiles everywhere have been raving about Dr. Dre and Monster's Studio Beats headphones—but not so much about the the $US300 price tag. Beats Solo headphones provide a similar listening experience in a smaller package priced at $US220.
Dr Dre, Interscope Chairman Jimmy Lovine and HP have teamed up in an effort to reconstruct the entire "digital music ecosystem" starting with a new line of laptops, software and headsets under the Beats by Dr Dre brand.
The ironists over at Formatmag have taken 20 classic hip-hop albums and Lego-fied them, making famous grumpy scowlers like The Game and Nas into everyone's favourite tiny plastic figurines.