New Music: Eminem – “Berzerk”

New Music: Eminem – “Berzerk”

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Yesterday, Eminem surprised us all with the announcement of his Marshall Mathers LP 2 album, due November 5th. Today, Slim Shady releases his new single Berzerk, produced by the legendary Rick Ruben.

“We gonna rock this house until we knock it down/ So turn the volume loud/ I said it’s mayhem till the A.M.,” raps Em, channeling his 90’s sound.

Listen below and let us know what you think.

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Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Donate $70 Million To USC

Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Donate $70 Million To USC

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Academy at the University of Southern California will offer a curriculum aimed to help young innovators create the next iPod orFacebook.

The hip-hop mogul best known as Dr. Dre and the co-founder ofInterscope Records appeared at a news conference Wednesday alongside USC President C. L. Max Nikias to announce the new program funded by a $70 million donation by the two music superstars.

The university president characterized the donation as the largest gift from the entertainment industry to American higher education.

The Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technologyand the Business of Innovation will provide a special four-year program for undergraduates whose interests span fields from marketing to computer science to visual design and other arts. It will include one-on-one faculty mentoring with professors from programs around the university and interaction with entertainment industry luminaries.

The academy “will be a new standard in higher education,” said its dean and executive director Erica Muhl.

“Somebody is going to design the next iPod, the next Facebook, the next breakthrough in how we live,” she said. “We want that to happen at the Iovine-Young Academy.”

It will accept its first class of 25 students in the fall of 2014. Full scholarships will be offered.

Iovine and Young have been friends, collaborators and business partners for 20 years. Young is best known as a producer, rapper and co-owner of Death Row records. He later started his own record label, Aftermath Entertainment. Iovine is the co-founder of Interscope Records, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M and a mentor on “American Idol.” Together, the two men started Beats Electronics LLC, the parent company of the Beats by Dr. Dre line of popular high-end headphones and other music devices.

HTC Corp. bought a majority share in Beats in 2010, but later sold half of the shares back to the founders. Iovine and Young are now majority owners.

“We’ve been given a lot, and we thought this was a great way to give back by doing this academy,” Young said. “I guess I’m an official Trojan now.”

Iovine, whose daughter Jessica recently graduated from USC, said that among today’s high-school graduates is “a new kid with different skills” that reflect the high-tech and digitally connected world they’ve grown up in.

“This is about treating what a kid is today,” he said. “This place is a dream factory. This place is where you don’t have to get stuck in calculus to succeed at this school. It has other ways through, other paths.”

Young said he would have loved to attend a program like the one he’s establishing at USC rather than developing his business and creative skills on the job. Neither he nor Iovine are college graduates.

“This is an incredible thing for all the youngsters who are trying to do some of the things I’ve done in my career,” Young said.

The two men also offered advice to USC students and graduates, as well as those who’d like to attend their namesake academy.

“You don’t have to be smarter than the next guy; you’ve got to work harder than the next guy,” Iovine said.

Via Yahoo.

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Dr. Dre is The World’s Highest-Paid Musician of 2012

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It’s that time of year again, where Forbes gives us an insight on our favorite celebrities’ bank accounts. This time around, they list the World’s Highest-Paid Musicians of 2012. So, who is it? *Baby Bash voice*

The hip-hop legend, Dr. Dre, brought in $110 million dollars in pre taxed earnings, making him Forbes’ Highest-Paid Musician of 2012.

Dre topped artist such as, Taylor Swift (8), Rihanna (12), Beyonce (18), and Jay-Z (20), with no major album or tours, Dre can thank the success of his Beats By Dre headphone line.

Peep who made the list below .

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Dr. Dre Surprises Crowd at Kendrick Lamar Show and Calls Him a “True MC”

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Kendrick Lamar held two sold out shows back-to-back in Los Angeles last night and brought along two special surprise guests. The Club Nokia crowd lost their voices when T.I. and Dr. Dre hit the stage, respectively. Both veteran artists had nice things to say about the man of the hour, Kendrick, but Dre, being the true boss he is, let the crowd know he was behind his artist 300%.

“I got to let y’all know something, I’m so proud of this man right here. He’s been handling his business even before y’all knew he was signed and sh*t. He was like let’s keep that sh*t on the low, I don’t want nobody to know and he kept doing his f^cking thing. He’s a true muthaf^ckin’ lyricist, a real muthaf^ckin’ MC and that’s what we need in muthaf^ckin’ hip-hop.”

Well said Dr. Dre. Watch the Doc join Kendrick for “Compton” and “The Recipe” and T.I. join Kendrick for his own singles, “Go Get It” and “What You Know.”

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Commercial: Dr. Dre Presents Kendrick Lamar

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As we rapidly approach the due date for Good Kid, m.A.A.d City, Dr. Dre launches one of the dopest commercial one has made to promote an album. In the commercial, Dre reminds us he’s brought us some of the most successful rappers in the game (and they’re probably your fave, too), starting with Slim Shady in 1999, 50 cent in 2003, Game in 2005, and Kendrick Lamar this year, 2012.

Peep the commercial after the jump.

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New Music: Kendrick Lamar Ft. Dr. Dre – “Compton”

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As we approach the due date to his much anticipated debut album, g.o.o.d kid m.A.A.d city, Kendrick blesses us with a new joint tiled, Compton. In the Just Blaze – produced track we can enjoy Kendrick and Dr Dre pay homage to their hood Compton.

What are your thoughts? Throw your dubs in the air after the jump.

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Vincent Herbert Talks Dr. Dre’s Reaction to Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga Collaboration

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While in-studio with #SwayInTheMorning, Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert (the music mastermind who has created hits for Destiny’s Child, Michael Jackson, Jo Jo, Stevie Wonder and many more) talked about that Lady Gaga x Kendrick Lamar collaboration, how it happened, and what Dr. Dre said about it. Did you know they also recorded a song together for HER album?

Watch below.

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New Music: 50 Cent Ft. Dr. Dre and Alicia Keys – “New Day”

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The excitement for this record has existed ever since the artwork dropped a couple weeks ago. Now, the remix for Alicia Keys’ single, New Day, is finally here! Listen to the collabo below.

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T.J. Maxx Responds to Jay-Z

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In Rick Ross’ highly anticipated 3 Kings record that was dropped yesterday featuring Jay and Dre, Hov said:

“Used to shop at T.J. Maxx back in ’83, I don’t even know if it was open then…”

Well, T.J. Maxx responded in a tweet saying:

Hey @S_C_, thanks for the shout out! We opened in March 1977 and have been keeping stylish men in designer labels for less ever since.

LOL!

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New Music: Rick Ross Ft. Dr. Dre x Jay-Z – “3 Kings”

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Rick Ross drops his highly anticipated track 3 Kings, with two legendary bosses: Dre and Jay. Earlier this week, Rozay called this collaboration:

“The Biggest Collaboration in hip hop this year”

He might just be right. Sit back and enjoy as The 3 kings, Rozay, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z, spit bars over the Jake One-produced track.

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