Turn up the bass. Auto-tune those vocals. Do it one more time. The top hip-hop producers are the maestros of the beat and their instrument of choice is the almighty console. From Dr. Dre, P. Diddy, Timbaland to Pharrell Williams — their versatile talents took them from grooming the biggest talent on the music scene to jumping on the mic and being their own chart-topping frontmen.
All seven tracks on Kanye West’s new album, ‘Ye,’ debuted on Billboard’s Top 40 chart this week, with the song “Yikes” hitting the number 8 spot. The album is West’s eighth to launch in the top spot on the Billboard 200, tying him with The Beatles for the record.
After the Carolina Panthers announced plans to sell his team, P Diddy Tweeted his interest in buying it. "There are no majority African American NFL owners," he wrote, adding he'd make history and put Colin Kaepernick in the running for QB.
A jury ruled against Dr. Dre and Beats Electronics co-founder Jimmy Iovine in a lawsuit. The pair was ordered to pay out more than $25 million to their former business partner Steven Lamar, who claimed that he came to Dr. Dre with the idea of “celebrity-endorsed headphones” in 2006.