Dr. Dre has done the unthinkable, sold his Beats By Dre brand to Apple! According to TMZ, the deal could be worth up to $3.2 billion and would solidify Dre as the first “rapper turned billionaire.” When the deal goes through, the Forbes list will be shaken and Apple will acquire one of the most lucrative brands in history!
Rick Ross and the rest of Maybach Music Group have an open press conference planned for 2pm today. Keep it locked in here. Hopefully get some announcements as to a release for Self Made II or Meek Mill’s debut solo LP. Plenty of big news out there that could be revealed today, stay tuned.
LA’s very own ScHoolboy Q is bringing #TheGroovyTour to the Higher Ground Ballroom! Get all the details right here on the Event page!
Wiz has announced that his sophomore LP O.N.I.F.C. will be released this summer on August 28th and the lead single will be called Work Hard and will be premiered on the radio Monday, April 23rd. The new single will be produced by Stargate (Black & Yellow, Roll Up) and Benny Blanco (production credits on 12 #1 hits). Keep an eye out for that track and get ready for ONIFC August 28th! I wouldn’t be surprised to see this date pushed back, however. We have nothing to back this up, it’s just a hunch considering top rappers or their label almost ALWAYS push back their dates.
Mac Miller tweeted this morning he will be dropping a new video tomorrow at noon. This one will be for his song Thoughts From A Balcony off his hit mixtape Macadelic. Those of you who saw the music video trailer for Missed Calls a while back will have to keep waiting for that one. He tweeted songs that will have videos for them real soon last night.
No, you did not read that headline wrong. On February 24th, Cash Money Records announced they had signed their newest artist: Limp Bizkit. In a recent interview with XXL, Birdman explained the signing of this band that reached it’s pinnacle success back in 1999-2001 but has since re-emerged as a band with a new direction and it’s two most recent albums, The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) & Gold Cobra which have received mixed to positive reviews. Keep an eye out for Limp’s new single which will of course feature Cash Money mogul Lil Wayne that Birdman assures the world will be “hot.”