Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne linked up with music mogul Dr. Dre and Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine heading into the weekend in celebration of his new headphones line, Beats Pro.
According to reports, the festivities all went down Thursday (September 6) night.
After ripping the stage with 2 Chainz at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, Lil’ Wayne hosted the launch of his Beats Pro headphones at the Playhouse nightclub in Los Angeles on Thursday night. Many heavy hitters graced the red carpet including Dr. Dre, Interscope’s Jimmy Iovine, Wiz Khalifa, A-Trak, DJ Drama, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, LMFAO’s SkyBlu, DJ Stevie J, and more. Shortly following the VMAs, Lil’ Wayne released the song he performed “No Worries” in its mastered quality on iTunes. The single will appear on Weezy’s I Am Not A Human Being II album due later this year. (Miss Info TV)
Last April, Weezy F. Baby revealed plans to drop his own headphones line.
Lil Wayne shows his seriousness in the world of skateboarding, confirming to MTV that he is developing a skate shoe line. The rapper, who makes his fondness of the street sports public, has struck a deal with famous skate brand Supra to have his own sneaker coming out. Not giving a lot of details, Wayne said in his interview with MTV’s “Hip Hop Pov”, “I’ve also signed with Supra,” adding “Dr. Dre Beats, I’ve got my own beats coming out soon. I get money.” The shoe line will be independent of his clothing line Trukfit. (Ace Showbiz)
In August, Dre toured Japan and invited rap star Eminem to get down with a Beats By Dre-related event.
It’s not often you get to see Eminem and Dr. Dre in the same room, but the hip-hop icons crossed paths overseas on Wednesday. Dre was at the Apple Store in Tokyo hosting a live fan consumer Q&A about his popular Beats by Dr. Dre headphones line. Slim Shady, who is also in Japan for his “Recovery” tour, stopped by to show support for his mentor. (Rap-Up)
The Doc’s popular headphones line helped earn him the top spot on Forbes‘ new Hip-Hop Cash Kings list.
With $110 million in pretax earnings, Dr. Dre is this year’s Hip-Hop Cash King–despite the fact that his long-awaited album, Detox, remains on the shelf. He’s not the only one on the list who banks the bulk of his bucks outside the recording studio. Diddy ranks No. 2 with $45 million, thanks mostly to a share of profits from Diageo’s Ciroc vodka; Jay-Z ranks third with $38 million, pulling in more than half his annual earnings from ventures including ownership stakes in cosmetics company Carol’s Daughter, the Brookyln Nets and a joint venture with battery maker Duracell. (Forbes)