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Everyone Loves You When You're Dead

Everyone Loves You When You're Dead by Neil Strauss itbooks (e-book)

Sunday, 1 July, 2012, 12:00am

It's all about sound

Dr Dre is an icon in the hip hop world. He started his career in the early 1980s as a DJ before gaining a following as a rapper.

But he is best known as a music producer who has worked with some of rap's biggest names, like Eminem and 50 Cent, to create hit records that sell millions of copies.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Rap stars rock dragon-i party with police in tow

Central night spot dragon-i was hopping with a full house of music fans eagerly waiting to see hip hop legend Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg grace the stage.

Before the rap icons - who popularised the 'west coast gangsta rap' scene in America during the early 90s - could even hit the stage, police arrived on scene to, presumably, provide crowd control.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Teenage Dream Katy Perry (CD)

Katy Perry's latest album, Teenage Dream, takes bubblegum pop to a whole new level. Except it's more like candyfloss: fluffier, with even less substance.

The album literally smells of the sickly pink treat: open the cover and smell the pure candy.

It reeks of excess.

The title track opens the album and sets the mood for the disc.

17 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

The sweet smell of success

Katy Perry's latest album, Teenage Dream, takes bubblegum pop to a whole new level. Except it's more like candy floss - more fluffy, with less substance.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Outtakes

Scratch beneath the surface

It's pretty easy to get jaded with the big-name DJs passing through town, with most playing sets of straight-up dance music. There are, however, a few who think outside the box and try to challenge traditional ideas of what a DJ should be playing.

22 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Promising start with gospel roots

John Legend is a rising star in the R&B scene who has been billed as a male Alicia Keys. His debut album Get Lifted stormed the US charts and has sold almost 115, 000 copies in the first week.

The 25-year-old, Ohio-born musician began playing classical and gospel piano at four. He was the first artist signed by mega-hit producer and rapper Kanye West.

8 May 2005 - 12:00am

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

R&G - Rhythm & Gangsta:

The Masterpiece

(Universal)

Snoop must be getting soft in his old age: 'Leave her, don't hit her,' he advises on the suggestively titled I'm Threw Witchu. Then again, maybe not: 'I've reached the status / of a modern day John the Baptist', on I Love To Give You Light.

12 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Dr Dre

Dr Dre - Chronic 2001 (Aftermath Entertainment) 'Things just ain't the same for gangsters,' declares Dr Dre on Chronic 2001.

21 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg - Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told (No Limit Records) When Dr Dre released Deep Cover with a new sidekick, Snoop Doggy Dogg, in 1992, the young rapper quickly caught plenty of attention. His laid-back gangster attitude, an unmistakable flow and pure charisma had fans eagerly anticipating his debut. That did not disappoint: 1993's Doggystyle was Snoop at his best.

18 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

DOGG'S DAY

SNOOP Doggy Dogg says that he wants to be known as the 'Elvis of rap'. Considering both the hoopla that surrounds him and the unique rapping on his debut album, Doggystyle, he could be on to something.

10 Apr 1994 - 12:00am