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Eminem Brings Out Dr. Dre During Coachella

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Eminem had to follow up Beyonce on Sunday night for Coachella. Beyonce had the festival on fiyah after her set, but Em followed up with his own classic.

Dr. Dre joined in on the action and graced the stage to perform with Shady. The chemistry between Dre and Em was alive and well, as the iconic pair orchestrated their ’90s collaboration “Forgot About Dre.” Later, Em upped the ante and recited Snoop Dogg’s verse for “Nothing But a G Thang” with his long-time friend and collaborator. The staggering rendition earned a wave of claps and cheers, giving Em more energy to finish out his set strong.

Eminem also brought out 50 Cent, for “Patiently Waiting,” “I Get Money,” and the perennial party-starter “In Da Club.” But anyone expecting an all-star revue — a la Dre’s above-mentioned Coachella set six years ago — was probably disappointed. Rihanna, despite being spotted in the desert this weekend,

Eminem even brought his own pop restaurant to festival serving up Mom’s Spaghetti. The reference is nod to his opening line from his Oscar winning song “Lose Yourself”.

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Rick Ross Loses Countersuit For Mastermind Name

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Rick Ross has been ordered to pay up for the use of the name Mastermind.

A court has reversed the 2015 ruling over a rapper’s suit against Rick Ross, Def Jam Records, and Universal Music Group over the name Mastermind, according to Bossip. The relatively unknown California rapper Mastermind, whose real name is Raul Caiz, had originally trademarked the name and used it for almost 20 years.

After Ross released his Mastermind album in 2014, Caiz issued a cease and desist to Ross as well as demanding $2 million in damages in 2015. Ross didn’t respond to the claim and headed out on his Mastermind tour. Then in February 2016, Ross went to court with a countersuit that ultimately ended in a win for Ross and had Caiz’s trademark nullified.

Caiz then appealed and last Friday (June 15), the original decision was overturned. The main point of contention was whether Ross had made it clear that using the word “mastermind” naturally included musicians. The panel of appellate judges decided that Ross’ team had failed to do so.

The is no word on how much Ross had to pay in the ruling.

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Dr. Dre Producing A Marvin Gaye Biopic

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Dr. Dre is ready to bring a Marvin Gaye biopic to the big screen.

The Hip Hop moguls, whose film credits include 2015’s Straight Outta Compton, on which he served as a producer and an inspiration for the film, is in the early stages of getting the project off the ground. And rights to use Gaye’s music have been secured, according to sources. Sony/ATV Music Publishing is home to Gaye’s songwriting credits.

There have been multiple attempts to give Gaye the biopic treatment. The soul singer behind such hits as “What’s Going On,” “Sexual Healing,” and “Let’s Get It On” became one of Motown’s most successful artists before he was fatally shot in 1984 at age 44 by his father following a family dispute in their Los Angeles home.

F. Gary Gray, Cameron Crowe, James Gandolfini, Scott Rudin, and actors including Jesse L. Martin and Lenny Kravitz all have tried to bring Gaye’s story to the screen, but until now, none had been authorized by Gaye’s family.

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2 Chainz Teams Up With Drake And Quavo For “Bigger Than You”

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2 Chainz has a lot on his plate with the filming of his Viceland series Most Expensivest and prepping for his new tour.

The Atlanta native found time to hook up with Drake and his upcoming tour-mate Quavo of Migos for “Bigger Than You”.  2 Chainz announced the track early Thursday morning.

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The track is from 2 Chainz’ his fifth studio album, Rap or Go to the League, the full-length follow up to last year’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music back in February.

“With the height of racial tensions in America, felt I should do my part in explaining some of the brainwashing formulas used in my community , this next album not only touches on those who did succeed thru entertainment but those who didn’t ! Welcome to Rap or Go TO THE LEAGUE !” wrote 2 Chainz.

He also broke down the meaning of the album. “It’s kind of my version of black excellence, because in my community, we were often told the only way that we could get out of the circumstances we were put in,” he said.

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