For years Hip Hop fans have been waiting patiently for the return of Dr Dre and he has finally returned with the single I Need A Doctor.
I’m sorry but I cannot stand this track. I Need A Doctor is weak, hilariously over dramatic and so obviously geared towards a mainstream audience. This is no Still Dre.
I also CANNOT STAND the tone of Eminem’s voice. What is that all about???? Who at Interscope convinced him that he sounds good when he raps in that tone of voice? Rubbish!
The video - The opening scenes which flash back to Dre’s earlier career are poignant. If you are a Dr Dre fan the memories will come rushing back, but after those scenes the video just goes down hill.
Eminem trys to convey a sense of grief when faced with the prospect of losing his mentor, but instead ends up looking like a man who hasn’t taken his medication. Dre at one point looks like he’s wearing a fancy dress muscle shirt , and the woman singing the hook (Skylar Grey) her scenes would have been best suited in the TV show Supernatural.
It then goes beyond ridiculous in one scene when a demented Emimen raps passionately to Dre while he’s standing upright in a water tank (see for yourselves).
Surely Dre, Eminem and the rest of the Interscope crew could have put their heads together and come up with something better than this (the single and video).
Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?
The 2011 Grammy Awards took place several hours ago in Los Angeles. Click HERE to view list of winners.
Check out Eminem, Rihanna and Dr Dre’s performance below.
Soul Culture reports that UK songstress Marsha Ambrosius has signed a new deal with Sony/BMG distributed label J Records.
The singer was previously signed to Dr Dre’s Aftermath label.
I hope it works out for her over at J Records and she finally manages to release her long-awaited debut album.
This definitely gets the thumbs up from me!
Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?
TalentHouse launched on the 27th October 2009 and is a platform for creative collaboration, providing artists opportunities for recognition and compensation.
Talenthouse currently focuses on film, fashion, music, art and photography. Many global brands and acclaimed industry icons are involved with Talenthouse by hosting Creative Invites.
Creative Invites are where an artist or brand invites the TalentHouse community to collaborate on a professional piece of work.
Beats by Dr. Dre, Naomi Campbell, Nokia and Adidas are among the Creative Invites with the aim to discover new talent, design new products and create original content. They are other major artists and brands who have embraced the Talenthouse vision to enable emerging artists from all disciplines around the world to secure recognition and compensation.
Here is some more information on Naomi Campbell’s and Dr Dre’s Creative Invites:
Naomi Campbell, the internationally renowned supermodel, has created two “Creative Invites” exclusive to the Talenthouse community. The first challenge is to find the next international fashion photographer. The second challenge Naomi Campbell has set is to discover the next international fashion model, female or male. The two winners from both categories will have the opportunity to work with a major fashion magazine.
Dr Dre,the legendary music producer, has teamed up with Talenthouse to find the next promotional video for his successful Beats by Dr Dre headphones. This invite is open to all aspiring video/film makers interested in creating an artistic, hip and edgy 30-60 second video clip that reflects the Beats by Dre overall mission that “sound matters.”
If you are interested in being a part of this project then log onto www.talenthouse.com to participate in the Creative Invites.
You can also set up your own creative invite on Talent House if you’re looking for a creative collaboration yourself. e.g. if you’re looking for a graphic designer to make a new logo for your blog.
Former Floetry star/song writer Marsha Ambrosius collaborates with Little Brother’s Phonte on the track ‘Sunshine’, which I am liking a lot!
Your thoughts please……
Former ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ co-host and DJ Ed Lover discusses his feud with LL Cool J and R Kelly’s acquittal.
I like Ed Lover’s style. He isn’t an arse kisser like most folk who work within the music industry.
Lord knows, somebody needed to tell LL the truth!
I was holding back from posting this news story, because it could have been just another bad Internet rumour doing the rounds. But sadly this story is true…..
“The son of legendary rap producer Dr Dre has been found dead at his home in Woodland Hills on Saturday morning.
Andre Young Jr. 20, was unresponsive when his mother went to check on him around 10 A.M., calling 911 to alert paramedics.
Young’s cause of death is pending completion of a toxicology report.”
Andre Young Jr
Rest In Peace Andre Young Jr