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Thread started 05/08/14 5:44pm

Fury

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Report : Apple to purchase beats by Dre for $3,000,000,000!

http://m.tmz.com/#Article...o-appleDr. Dre could be days away from being the first rapper turned BILLIONAIRE ... thanks to a mega-deal for Apple to snatch up his Beats Electronics brand.

Apple will reportedly buy Beats for a whopping $3.2 BILLION -- and since Dre and Interscope honcho Jimmy Iovine created the brand ... it's a safe bet they will walk away with a huge chunk of that cash.

Dre and Jimmy created the brand back in 2008 with headphones -- but now they're also making bank off speakers, car audio systems, and a streaming service.

The deal could close next week ... and would be Apple's biggest acquisition ever.

Dre came in #2 on Forbes' most recent list of hip hop's wealthiest artists -- with a net worth of $550 million ... while Diddy was #1 at $700 million.

The Apple deal -- first reported by Variety -- could easily push the Doc to the top of that list. This would also explain his purchase of Tom Brady's mansion.

Keep their heads ringing.
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Reply #1 posted 05/08/14 8:23pm

MickyDolenz

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For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #2 posted 05/09/14 5:17am

missfee

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[Edited 5/9/14 5:19am]

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #3 posted 05/09/14 2:44pm

TonyVanDam

So when Dr. Dre said "so f*** rap, you can have it back", he wasn't kidding! eek

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Reply #4 posted 05/09/14 2:55pm

Cinny

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Coroner: Dr. Dre's Son Died From Overdose of Heroin and Morphine

http://www.people.com/peo...63,00.html

01/02/2009 at 03:05 PM EST

Andre Young Jr.

Dr. Dre's son, Andre Young Jr., died from an overdose of heroin and morphine, the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner confirmed to PEOPLE on Friday.

"This case has been closed, it's been ruled an accident due to morphine and heroin intoxication," coroner spokesman Larry Dietz told PEOPLE. The drug test results had been pending for four months.

Young, 20, was found unresponsive by his mother, Jenita Porter, 40, in their Woodland Hills, Calif., home on the morning of Aug. 23.

Paramedics pronounced Young – who was remembered by friends as an optimistic young man – dead at the scene.

Porter told investigators that her son had been out with friends that night, and she recalled hearing him snoring around 5:30 a.m.

"Dr. Dre is mourning the loss of his son," the rapper's publicist Lori Earl previously said in a statement. "Please respect his family's grief and privacy at this time."

Why I'm sure 3 billion can't make Dre happy.

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Reply #5 posted 05/09/14 3:59pm

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There was a report a few weeks ago done by some sound company that basically tested every brand of headphones for sound quality. The brands were graded from 0-100%, Ironically popular brands like BEATS, ipod(apple headphones), Skull Kandy all pretty much were ranked bottom of the barrel, below 60% in the quality of sound department.


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #6 posted 05/09/14 9:14pm

nursev

People can say what they want about Dr.Dre, but the man has always been smart. it started when he left eazy e's ass. His family will never have to work...I aint mad at him.
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Reply #7 posted 05/09/14 9:15pm

nursev

missfee said:

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exactly
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Reply #8 posted 05/09/14 10:26pm

nd33

When did this guy last produce a great album?

He's nothin' but a businessman now. Lost touch and his touch. This news is BORING!

Music, sweet music, I wish I could caress and...kiss, kiss...
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Reply #9 posted 05/10/14 7:34am

fnksoul

nd33 said:

When did this guy last produce a great album?

He's nothin' but a businessman now. Lost touch and his touch. This news is BORING!

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Maybe not put alot of his own stuff out, but his production is all over rap music, he's put off Detox for years because he kept giving the beats he produced to other rappers, he's a great producer.

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But I feel when/if he eventually puts out Detox it will be a let down, which is maybe why he hasnt already

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Reply #10 posted 05/10/14 7:38am

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lastdecember said:

There was a report a few weeks ago done by some sound company that basically tested every brand of headphones for sound quality. The brands were graded from 0-100%, Ironically popular brands like BEATS, ipod(apple headphones), Skull Kandy all pretty much were ranked bottom of the barrel, below 60% in the quality of sound department.

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Been trying to tell people this for ages, they are just an expensive fashion acsessory, aimed at kids who think when they can hear more Bass its better quality.

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Reply #11 posted 05/10/14 9:18am

ReddishBrownOn
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Both companies have made their fortune through the aggressive marketing of overpriced, underperforming fashion accessories. They deserve each other.

It's been too long since you've had your ass kicked properly:


http://www.facebook.com/p...9196044697

My band - listen and 'like' us, if you please
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Reply #12 posted 05/10/14 12:23pm

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A match made in heaven. Both have a brand and logo that screams "Gullable".

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Reply #13 posted 05/10/14 4:52pm

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Baffling why people would want to pay $100+ for a set of headphones just to listen to shit-hop, Rhianna and Beyonce.disbelief Trust me, they are still going to sound just as bad using a pair of $10 earbuds. Dre is laughing all the way to the bank!lol lol lol






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"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #14 posted 05/10/14 8:36pm

babynoz

SquirrelMeat said:

A match made in heaven. Both have a brand and logo that screams "Gullable".


You ain't lyin...screams gullible and overrated.

I swear I would feel like a chump if I was taken in by this hype.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #15 posted 05/11/14 12:55am

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lastdecember said:

There was a report a few weeks ago done by some sound company that basically tested every brand of headphones for sound quality. The brands were graded from 0-100%, Ironically popular brands like BEATS, ipod(apple headphones), Skull Kandy all pretty much were ranked bottom of the barrel, below 60% in the quality of sound department.

its hype over substance.

same way iphone and samsung phones r hyped. there r way better phones out there not just better way way better.

just check out the new one plus one phone just released it kicks everyones ass totally

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Reply #16 posted 05/11/14 10:39am

Shard

I'll always remember him as a woman batterer. Both Michel'le and Dee Barnes know first hand. Now Michel'le is probably financially set thanks to her son with Dre, but what about Dee Barnes? When she sued him, somehow his lawyers got his fine down to $2500 and a lot of community service. I hope he's a changed man. He never apologized to Dee. If you read her twitter it's clear from her reaction to this news.

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Reply #17 posted 05/11/14 12:49pm

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Shard said:

I'll always remember him as a woman batterer. Both Michel'le and Dee Barnes know first hand. Now Michel'le is probably financially set thanks to her son with Dre, but what about Dee Barnes? When she sued him, somehow his lawyers got his fine down to $2500 and a lot of community service. I hope he's a changed man. He never apologized to Dee. If you read her twitter it's clear from her reaction to this news.


Dre also beat up Tairrie B when she was signed to Ruthless Records.

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Reply #18 posted 05/11/14 1:09pm

Cinny

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sexton said:

Shard said:

I'll always remember him as a woman batterer. Both Michel'le and Dee Barnes know first hand. Now Michel'le is probably financially set thanks to her son with Dre, but what about Dee Barnes? When she sued him, somehow his lawyers got his fine down to $2500 and a lot of community service. I hope he's a changed man. He never apologized to Dee. If you read her twitter it's clear from her reaction to this news.


Dre also beat up Tairrie B when she was signed to Ruthless Records.

No way! I have been revisiting her album too. http://instagram.com/p/nl5csDAmNg/

I see a supporting article on page two of this thread that I POSTED lol

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Reply #19 posted 05/12/14 3:24pm

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Cinny said:

sexton said:


Dre also beat up Tairrie B when she was signed to Ruthless Records.

No way! I have been revisiting her album too. http://instagram.com/p/nl5csDAmNg/

I see a supporting article on page two of this thread that I POSTED lol

[Edited 5/11/14 13:15pm]


I first read about it years ago in an interview with Outburn magazine after Tairrie B went hardcore metal with her group My Ruin. I had a few of their albums.

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Reply #20 posted 05/28/14 4:12pm

Identity





It's a done deal.

Apple.com

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Reply #21 posted 05/29/14 10:43am

datdude

SIGH. I CAN'T STAND Dre's bitch ass! I'm SO not happy for him!

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Reply #22 posted 05/29/14 10:41pm

SeventeenDayze

Identity said:





It's a done deal.

Apple.com

The video he made with Tyrese a few weeks ago had me dying of laugher! LOL! Tyrese is a bit of a clown under it all smile Congrats to Dre. He's now up there with Oprah, Bill Gates, etc. I imagine that Jay-Z is sitting in a corner jealous of Dre's accomplishment. I think that's probably the reason he just fired his manager. He wants someone that will get him in the same circles as Dre. But, Jay-Z seems like he's not as savvy of a businessman as Dre. Either way, congrats to Dr. Dre.

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Reply #23 posted 05/30/14 12:23pm

mjscarousal

Congrats Dre!

HE created head phones, made millions off of headphones HE created and then made a genius investment. I ain't mad at him. Well deserved! I think the headphones are overrated personally but gotta give props where it is due.

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Reply #24 posted 05/30/14 12:42pm

SeventeenDayze

mjscarousal said:

Congrats Dre!

HE created head phones, made millions off of headphones HE created and then made a genius investment. I ain't mad at him. Well deserved! I think the headphones are overrated personally but gotta give props where it is due.

Someone told me the other day that the Beat earbuds alone were $150! Are you kidding me!?!?! This guy is a marketing genius to pull that one off! smile I've heard conflicting reports about the sound quality in the headphones.

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Reply #25 posted 05/31/14 5:00am

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SquirrelMeat said:

A match made in heaven. Both have a brand and logo that screams "Gullable".

Exactly.

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Reply #26 posted 05/31/14 5:03am

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sexton said:

Shard said:

I'll always remember him as a woman batterer. Both Michel'le and Dee Barnes know first hand. Now Michel'le is probably financially set thanks to her son with Dre, but what about Dee Barnes? When she sued him, somehow his lawyers got his fine down to $2500 and a lot of community service. I hope he's a changed man. He never apologized to Dee. If you read her twitter it's clear from her reaction to this news.


Dre also beat up Tairrie B when she was signed to Ruthless Records.

Yeah, this is true. Also - this album was one of the first albums to contain a production by my friend QD3, Quincy Jones son. I remember talking about it with him.

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Reply #27 posted 05/31/14 8:32am

Stymie

Only in America would we celebrate someone getting rich off a shitty product and blatantly ripping off people.
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Reply #28 posted 06/01/14 12:41am

nursev

Good for him.
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