Music mogul Dr. Dre could be having the best month of his life as new reports claim the mayor of his hometown Compton wants to give him the key to the city. #DocKeepsWinning
Details of the Doc’s latest good fortune have surfaced online this week.
Mayor Aja Brown tells us she’s reached out to Dre’s camp to offer the honor to commemorate his entrepreneurial spirit, and no doubt … that pending $3.2 billion deal to sell Beats Audio to Apple. Brown tells TMZ she’s also asking the Doc to help her restore the city … saying it would be great if Dre got involved in sponsoring performance arts or music programs in Compton. Either way … Brown says the key is Dre’s if he wants it. (TMZ)
Dre protégé Game jumped onto his Instagram page last Friday (May 9) and tipped his hat off to him in light of a pending $3.2 billion Apple/Beats Electronics deal.
“#FlashbackFriday A BILLIONAIRE in the making. Congrats big homie !!!!!!!! #Compton,” Game wrote May 9. (Game’s Instagram)
A video of singer Tyrese and Dre celebrating the mega deal popped onto the singer’s Facebook page last week.
In a video initially posted to Facebook and subsequently pulled, West Coast rappers Dr. Dre — the cofounder of Beats Electronics — and Tyrese appear to be celebrating the rumored sale of Dre’s headphone brand to Apple, seeming to confirm that the deal is legitimate. “How did I end up in the studio with Dr Dre ON THE night his deal went public that he did with Apple 3.2 BILLION!!!!! The BEATS HEADPHONES JUST CHANGED HIP HOP!!!!!!” (Apple Insider)
Details of the potential deal surfaced online last Thursday (May 8).
Apple is set to acquire headphone maker and music company Beats Electronics for a reported $3.2 billion. The acquisition could be announced as early as next week, the Financial Times reported, based on people familiar with the negotiations. USA TODAY independently confirmed the deal through a source who is not authorized to speak publicly about it. (USA Today)