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DRAKE REPORTEDLY WORKED AS SONGWRITER FOR DR. DRE, AFTERMATH RECORDS IN 2005

In a new book by John Seabrook, titled The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory, a brief story ofDrake‘s time as an alleged songwriter for Dr. Dre and Aftermath Records pops up, and even includes what’s apparently a quote from Drake regarding that time of his career.It was some of the most strenuous militant shit I’ve ever done. But no useable songs came out of it. When I think of how he worked us, it’s no wonder he didn’t get anything out of it. It was just writers in a room churning out product all day long,” Drake told Seabrook about his time working with Dr. Dre.

DJ Booth conversed with Seabrook about his book’s revelation, and Drake reportedly referred to that time of his life as when he was “like 19,” meaning roughly 2005, which is when The Song Machine says Drake was paid $10,000 and lived in Oakwood Apartments, a known “rite of passage” of sorts for entertainers in their first Hollywood stint.

This just further validates Lil Wayne‘s claim on Drake’s “Ransom” that “me and both Drizzy both wrote on Detox,” and it’s not really that surprising when you think of it. It’s long been documented that there was a time when Dr. Dre was routinely recruiting the youngest, hottest artists in the game to make sure his oft-delayed Detox album didn’t sound like a dated mess when it was finally released–we now know of course that Dre scrapped that album, opting instead to drop Compton: The Soundtrack, a new album he crafted in more recent years with similarly young, hot artists. Still, it would be at least 3 years until Drake began making a name for himself on a national level, and his infamous mixtape-related Grammy nominations didn’t happen until 2010. Dre clearly knew something a lot of other people didn’t.

Also, it’s pretty fitting that as Apple Music began its quest to dominate the streaming world this past June, who were the two music people they threw boatloads of money at to assist? Dr. Dre, and Drake.

M. Night Shyamalan Is Bringing Back Tales From the Crypt

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The iconic horror anthology series Tales From the Crypt is coming back to TV from one of our most polarizing filmmakers. M. Night Shyamalan will produce the reboot as part of new horror-centric block that’s coming to TNT. Shyamalan will curate the two-hour block’s combination of long and short form programming, with Tales from the Crypt being the centerpiece. “I couldn’t be more excited to be teaming up with Kevin Reilly, Sarah Aubrey and the entire TNT team in this unique endeavor,” Shyamalan said in a news release. “To be part of such a beloved brand like Tales From the Crypt, something I grew up watching, and to also have the chance to push the boundaries of genre television as a whole, is an inspiring opportunity that I can’t wait to dive into.” Other shows are expected to be announced in the coming months. Though it began in other mediums, Tales from the Crypt became a household name when it ran from 1989 through 1996 on HBO. It had legions of fans who not only loved the show’s host, the Cryptkeeper, but its twisted tales of gore and fear.

Tales From The Crypt – “This’ll Kill Ya” (Full Length)

Beats by Dre Party: Eminem, Ice Cube, Diddy, Method Man, Redman, Busta Rhymes, Nas and more

Beats by Dre Party Los Angeles’ Belasco Theatre

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Dre, Ice Cube, Eminem, Diddy, Geto Boys, Method Man and Redman, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Teddy Riley & Blackstreet, Busta Rhymes, Mase, Scarface and Nas

Ice Cube – 10:57
Cypress Hill – 15:33
Geto Boys – 19:50
Souls of Mischief – 24:35
FatLip & Slim Kid 3 – 29:25
Redman and Method man – 34:20
Bone Thugs – 39:10
Nas – 44:10
Dr. Dre – 48:25
Puffy n Ma$e – 51:00
Busta Rhymes – 56:34
Eminem – 1:00:45

Snoop Dogg Speaks on Suge Knight, NWA Movie & Hillary Clinton with DJ Whoo Kid

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Promoting his album “Bush” with Pharrell, Snoop Dogg stopped by Shade 45 to chop it up with DJ Whoo Kid & Nickilishious. The 20-minute interview definitely has it’s fair share of gems, everything from his relationship to Suge Knight, to the upcoming “NWA Movie” and who he wished would’ve been casted for his role, and the upcoming Presidential Election with his thoughts on Hillary Clinton.

Daz Dillinger: Michel’le F***ed Up Death Row, 2Pac, Dr Dre, Suge Knight

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Legendary rapper and producer Daz Dillinger has been crafting Hip-Hop classics since the genre’s Golden Era. This section of his exclusive VladTV interview covers a range of topics, including what it was like to work with 2Pac, what he believes made Dr. Dre leave Death Row, and how a rumored hook up between Death Row artists may have led to the label’s demise.

Upon ‘Pac’s release from prison, Daz already had five tracks awaiting the iconic MC with supplementary hooks. The Long Beach rapper then revealed that the first track that Tupac jumped on would eventually become “Ambitions Az A Ridah,” which was inspired by Snoop’s “Stranded on Death Row.”

As the exchange illuminated Daz’s great insight into the Death Row imprint, Dr. Dre soon became the topic of the discussion, with Daz offering his perspective as to why the good doctor ultimately left the label. Tha Dogg Pound member said, “My thing was why Dr. Dre left, you probably aught to ask Michel’le. She’s probably the big cause of it.” He then waved away the comment while saying he’s not trying to start any trouble.

Watch the full clip to hear Daz Dillinger explain his thoughts on alleged romances that Michel’le may have had with Death Row members and more

Below is the footage Daz was talking about with 2Pac and Michel’le >>>>>>


2Pac in the studio recording the song he wrote for MC Hammer “Too Tight” he is in the studio with Producer Johnny J, Papa G, Michel’le, and Nanci Fletcher singing the chorus. i dont know who the other dude on the panel is nor the one in the background. song has not been released and this is all that has leaked to my knowledge. pretty cool considering it is studio footage.

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