Don Diablo features West Coast rap legend Nate Dogg in new track

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2018 has been a year of forward-thinking hard work from Don Diablo. Since the release of his sophomore album, Future, there’s been a lot to acknowledge regarding the Dutch producer, including remixes for Martin Garrix, Kygo, Diplo, and more, alongside various original works. Now, he’s decided to pay homage to the late Nate Dogg with his latest single “I Got Love.”

Dogg — who died tragically at the age of 41 — is considered one of the pioneers of West Coast hip-hop, coming up with rap legends such as cousin Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent. It may seem that Diablo is taking things in a unique direction here, but his previous single, “Survive” featured contemporary rapper Gucci Mane — proving his innovative moves to break into hip-hop’s rising popularity.

The track samples Dogg’s vocals from his 2001 release of the same name, which are layered over upbeat piano chords and subtle drum hits to create blissful future house vibes.

Anderson .Paak reveals new album release date and artwork

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The next Anderson .Paak era is officially on its way, with the R&B superstar announcing his forthcoming LP Oxnard will arrive on November 16. .Paak broke the news on Open Late with Peter Rosenberg, and shortly after dropped the album’s official cover art via Twitter.

Anderson .Paak monstered the music scene with his 2016 album Malibu, which won him boatloads of fans and acclaim on the strength of monster tracks like “Come Down” and “Am I Wrong.” Although the singer has had his hands in side projects and features since, Oxnard’s release will mark his first true solo LP in almost three years. Even without that hype-worth distinction, .Paak’s momentum is already juggernaut status. After striking gold early with lead single “Bubblin,” the star followed it up with the groovy Kendrick Lamar-assisted “Tints.” If that wasn’t enough, Dr. Dre himself has reportedly handled extensive production on the album, which will arrive via Dre’s Aftermath imprint. The album’s artwork is pure .Paak, and if the lead singles are any indication, Oxnard is shaping up to a new high bar for the singer.

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Anderson .Paak will collaborate with Kendrick Lamar on upcoming new project

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Recently, Anderson .Paak posted a photo with fellow hip-hop heavyweight Kendrick Lamar to his Instagram page with the caption “October 4th,” and understandably set the internet ablaze.

.Paak recently revealed to Rolling Stone that he will release the follow up to his Grammy-nominated 2016 album Malibu, this time entitled Oxnard, by the end of the year. Paired with this photo, fans can undoubtedly expect a joint project from the upcoming release to be released on of course, October 4. This will be the two artists’ first official collaboration together, barring a feature together on “Deep Water” from Dr. Dre‘s 2015 album Compton.

Speaking of The Doctor, the Instagram Easter egg was later followed by photo confirmation of the hip-hop icon’s involvement in Oxnard. The Aftermath head honcho has been on album mixing duties, but he’s not the only rap veteran getting in on .Paak’s new project. The latest addition here appears to be Q-Tip, though the capacity of his involvement still remains to be confirmed. Paak captioned the photo, “Take a second to appreciate what’s happening around you…” as he sits surrounded by hip-hop greatness.

While a release date for Oxnard has not yet been confirmed, October 4 is right around the corner, and a K. Dot feature seems imminent.

 

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Apple Cancels Dr. Dre Series Vital Signs Because It’s Too Violent

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Dr-DreBack in 2014, Apple made the rap titan and extremely rich man Dr. Dre even richer. That’s when the tech megalith bought Beats, the headphones company that Dre co-founded, for $3 billion. And it seems as though Dre and Apple have had a strong relationship ever since. But it turns out that Apple … More »

Beats by Dre announces new partnership with the NBA, named league’s official headphone

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Beats by Dre is now the official headphone of the National Basketball Association, launching a multi-year, marketing and merchandising partnership that includes the NBA and all its entities (WNBA, USA Basketball, and G League). The Apple-owned powerhouse, founded by Dr. Dre, will add an array of audio equipment and class to the league, looking to put numerous side deals in place with individual NBA teams and of course individual players. Beats already has an extensive roster, including star basketball players LeBron James, Draymond Green, James Harden, Jayson Tatum, and more. Now, the partnership opens additional doors, and Beats will likely become prominent sponsor at All-Star games, the NBA Draft, and other key events.

This is the company’s first official partnership with a sports league and will create an array of crossover opportunities for Apple’s artist roster as well. The value of the deal is unknown, however, the NBA is estimated to earn $1.12 billion for the 2017-2018 season according to an IEG Sponsorship Report. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said,

“Through our partnership, we have an exciting opportunity to merge sports, pop culture, and technology to deliver unparalleled experiences and premium products to our fans.”

Beats by Dre president Luke Wood added, “The NBA and its players have long been significant drivers of global culture. Basketball, music, and style speak as one voice: Julius Erving became a style icon, Allen Iverson cemented hip hop’s place on and off the court and LeBron James is regularly breaking new music… the list goes on and on. This partnership with the NBA is the perfect alignment for Beats. It feels like coming home.” Check out this NBA and Beats YouTube ad (which seems more like a hype video) featuring James, Green, Harden, Karl-Anthony Towns, and more.

H/T: Billboard & USA Today

 

Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer” Video

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Back in May, Donald Glover premiered a striking Childish Gambino music video for his new song, “This Is America.” It was an exciting teaser for a pair of lukewarm tracks that he shared in July, “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer.” My colleague Chris DeVille titled his The Week In Pop … More »

Dr. Dre to mix forthcoming Anderson .Paak album, ‘Oxnard Ventura’

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Anderson .Paak‘s forthcoming solo album Oxnard Ventura will enlist the help of Aftermath Entertainment CEO, Dr. Dre.

“He’s in there producing melodies, writing ideas on sequencing, everything. Just the biggest help just having him as the filter, everything. It’s like whatever we need. Ideas for the videos, all that. We breaking everything down with the big homie” Anderson .Paak told Zane Lowe of his in studio collaboration with Dre as the famed rapper mixes Oxnard Ventura, while attending to all other creative facets involved in the album’s production.

Aftermath Entertainment head of A&R Ty Cannon further confirmed Dre’s involvement in Oxford Ventura, via an Instagram picture of Dr. Dre hard at work in the studio.

Dr. Dre boasts a storied career when it comes to assistive production; in the past, Dre has worked on projects from Eminem, 2Pac, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg, among those of other prominent artists active in the rap game.

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Jury: Dr. Dre’s Beats Headphones Owes Ex-Partner $25.2M

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Dr. DreA jury has found that Dr. Dre, music mogul Jimmy Iovine, and their headphone company Beats Electronics owe a former partner $25.2 million in royalties. More »

Dr. Dre Is Making A Movie About Marvin Gaye

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Dr. Dre is making a movie about Marvin Gaye, Variety reports. The film is still in the early pre-production stages, but rights to Gaye’s music have already been secured according to sources. More »

Dr. Dre Loses Trademark Battle With Gynecologist

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Dr. DreIt’s fuck with Dre day, and a Pennsylvania gynecologist is celebrating. Hip-hop icon and headphone impresario Dr. Dre has lost a trademark dispute with Dr. Draion M. Burch over Burch’s attempt to trademark the name Dr. Drai. As the BBC reports, the case has been ongoing since 2015, when Dre (real … More »