Quiet as it’s kept, many hip-hop artists have turned their interests into the tech field. Whether it’s starting your own company, or simply with an investment, hip-hop has seen the money making opportunites there are beyond holding a microphone.
Business Insider compiled of list of the 9 most influential hip-hop artists in the tech world. Check out the full list that consists of Dr. Dre, Nas, Wil.i.am and more.
9 Most Influential Hip-Hop Artists In Tech
SOURCE: Business Insider
After donating $70 million dollars along with Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre had all rights in the world to be the commencement speaker at The University Of Southern California.
Dre and his longtime business partner Jimmy Iovine, donated $70 million to the university to help build a new school for technology, arts and business development at the school. Dre was asked to give the commencement speech to the class of 2013 yesterday. Watch Dre’s speech
Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, and music industry entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine have donated a combined $70 million to create a new institute at the University of Southern California, the school announced Tuesday night.
The huge gift from the two who have been music business partners in the past will be used to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.
The academy will provide a special four-year program for undergraduates whose interests span several fields from marketing to computer science to visual design and other arts. It will include one-on-one faculty mentoring with professors from programs around the university and interaction with entertainment industry luminaries.
Read the full story of the dynamic duo’s generosity here
SOURCE: Washington Post
Alicia Keyes releases the “New Day,” video minus 50 cent. Check out the Swizz Beats and Dr. Dre produced hit.
Project “Daisy,” a streaming music service that was once internal to headphone and speaker maker Beats Electronics, has received $60 million in investments to launch as its own standalone company.
Tech Crunch reports that Daisy is set to launch in “late 2013″ according to a written release from Beats, whose flagship product is Beats By Dre headphones.
Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will partner with Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, who will serve as Daisy’s Chief Creative Officer. Topspin founder Ian Rogers will be the company’s CEO.
Beats will also incorporate its $14 million acquisition of digital music service MOG, which occurred last year.
Rogers announced the product back in January.
Up-coming West Coast emcee Problem has been working with some very big names as of late. The biggest name has to be that of Dr. Dre. The legendary producer stepped into the studio with Problems for something that may appear on Problems next project.
The best player in the game links with the best producer in the game to cover ESPN the magazine’s music edition, in stores February 8th. Check out BTS footage of the shoot.
20 years ago this week, Dr. Dre dropped his seminal hit record “Nuthin But A G-Thang” featuring a then unknown artist named Snoop Doog. This song ushered in the G-Funk era. Dre would go on to sell millions of records after this hit and become the super producer and executive that he is now. In honor of this day, check out the video for the song that set a whole coast on fire.
The news has broke! T.I. is looking to leave Atlantic records and he’s needing a big payday for his and his crews services. Recently Tip spoke with Dj Skee about moving his Grand Hustle label to another label and his monetary demands.
Rick Ross performs in Las Vegas at the Marquee hotel with a special guest, Dr. Dre. Check it out