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Dr. Dre’s “The Pharmacy” show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 was a special episode on Saturday. During the live show, Dr. Dre announced his new album, Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre. Inspired by the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, the project will hit iTunes and Apple Music exclusively on August 7. Available for pre-order now on iTunes, the album features appearances from Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott, BJ the Chicago Kid, and more.

Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre will serve as Dr. Dre’s first album since 1999’s The Chronic 2001. “This my time to get it right. All my friends came in. We all came together to build this thang. It’s gonna be my grand finale. The record is crazy,” said the legendary producer. He also touched on the oft-delayed Detox, which he confirms will never see the light of day.

The reason why Detox didn’t come out is because I didn’t like it,” he said. “It wasn’t good. The record, it just wasn’t good. I’ma keep it all the way 1000 with you.”

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One of music’s biggest festivals, Lollapalooza 2015, kicked off at Grant Park in Chicago on Friday night. Paul McCartney, Flying Lotus, Young Thug, BADBADNOTGOOD, SZA, DJ Mustard and more performed on Day 1, which was closed by Toronto’s own The Weeknd. The XO singer delivered an hour set, performing songs off his critically acclaimed Trilogy effort, plus collaborations with Drake (“Crew Love”), Ty Dolla $ign (“Or Nah”) and Ariana Grande (“Love Me Harder”).

Along with his remix of Beyoncé “Drunk In Love,” The Weeknd didn’t leave without rocking out to his trio of new hits “Earned It,” “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face.” Watch the full 57-minute set from Lollapalooza below.

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Chief Keef is set to release his Bang 3 LP on August 18. Just two weeks before the project arrives, the Chicago rapper liberates two new tracks off it. On “Superheroes,” Keef adds some New York flavor in the form of Harlem’s A$AP Rocky. Pittsburgh’s own Mac Miller joins in on the fun, connecting with Chief Keef on the record “I Just Wanna.”

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Kid Cudi has quietly been working on his upcoming new solo LP, Speedin Bullet To Heaven. Set to arrive later this year, the Cleveland artist finally gives fans something to enjoy, with the debut of the single “Confused.” A guitar heavy, alternative record, followers of Kid Cudi’s work in recent years will enjoy the new effort.

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When you think of songs off Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly album, his “For Free?” interlude is probably the last you’d think of when coming up with a music video off the effort, but here we are. K Dot is not used to doing things in the conventional way, anyway, so that’s why it’s not a surprise that he’d pick an interlude as his latest visual. The short clip is borderline psychedelic, with the uptempo jazzy track playing out in front of our eyes. Rant by the woman and all.

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It’s always dope as hell when hip-hop helps your different interests collide. While looking for a photogrpaher to shoot the Migos show last night at the Highline in NYC, my boss as VIBE (Datwon Thomas) offered to hit up a good friend of his for the job. Little did I know it would one of my favorite skateboard photographers growing up, Ian Reid. Talk about things coming full cirlce.

Some of you may know Ian from his infamous Sex, Hood, and Videotape film.

Read the full concert review at VIBE now.

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Shout out to whatever has gotten into Young Buck in 2015 because he’s been in the zone. The G-Unit member representing the South has been a straight up animal this year, and the last two releases have been some of the best we’ve heard yet. Buck has another mixtape on the way soon, and we seriously doubt there is anything less than fire if these few tracks he’s dropped are any indication.

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It looks like with all the battle rap talk going on, Wiz Khalifa was moved to take it back one time with an acapella freestyle.

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Gunplay’s Living Legend album is officially out now and the tales of drugs and street dealings are a pretty common theme throughout the record. Judging on the title of his latest video, “White B*tch,” you’d think he was talking about a snowbunny, but he’s talking about another white girl. You know, the kind you pack in a brick and you indulge in with lines. It’s Cocaine Cowboy Fridays straight out of Colombia thanks to Don Logan.

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Meek Mill’s Drake diss track, “Wanna Know,” is causing chatter on the Internet for all the wrong reasons. Instead of folks saying the Philly rapper “Ethered” Drizzy, the general consensus seems to be that Meek should have spent more time in the lab penning his verses. The one line that is casuing the most commotion isn’t a rhyme — it’s a bit of gossip the MMG rapper says at the end of the track. “You let TIP homie piss on you in a movie theater, we ain’t forget,” Meek screams at the end. But what the hell is Meek talking about you ask…

Here’s What TMZ says happened (acoording to their source):

Our sources say, it all went down in 2010, during a private screening of “Takers” on the Sony lot … a movie in which Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Chris Brown and T.I. all starred in.
Drake attended the screening and, 30 minutes in, jumped up screaming and ran out of the theater.
We’re told a dispute erupted over who was sitting where … apparently Drake and one of T.I.’s childhood friends got into it. The friend got pissed, and pissed on Drake.
We’re told Drake ran out of the theater, screaming “motherf*****.”
And sources told us the obvious … intoxicants were involved.

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