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May 19, 2011


I am hearing a crazy rumor that Dr. Dre doesn’t really own Aftermath Records. I’m not saying this is true, but I am hearing it. From what I understand, Dre owed Jimmy Iovine a great, great debt in the “aftermath” of Death Row Records. It was either from the loss of Death Row or the early flopping of Aftermath Records. Nevertheless, I heard Dre owed Jimmy a lot and Dre forked over Aftermath or a huge stake in it as payment. I heard Jimmy also reportedly owns Beats By Dre, the Monster-backed headsets. Obviously, Dre is getting paid, but we’re seeing no KINDA Detox. Man,I give up.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Madd Dogg permalink
    May 19, 2011 12:54 pm

    Gotta be fake! O_O

  2. May 19, 2011 10:06 pm

    I think Jimmy Iovine owns it in the sense that he has the final say in anything released on Interscope. Aftermath is a really just boutique label, a branch of Interscope. It is an outlet for everything Dre touches as a producer. Remember the drama between Jimmy Iovine and Busta Rhymes, when Jimmy Iovine blocked the release of B.O.M.B.? It was supposed to come out on Aftermath. There were a lot of projects that Dre worked on that never saw the light of day. Famous artists have had their albums shelved due to intervention from Iovine.

  3. May 20, 2011 6:25 am

    Shit he might as well its part of interscope anyways so no matter what there all making lots of cash ,more then you and I anyways.!

  4. Saint Paul permalink
    May 22, 2011 1:03 pm

    Yeah I remember reading about Dre selling a stake of Aftermath to Interscope for $63m back in like 98-99 it was after the success of Eminems first album because if you remember aftermath didn’t have any other successful artist before that time

  5. Wellz permalink
    June 19, 2011 11:55 am

    Sold it …..about 4 years ago…….the new owers…..made em/50……drop the reminder…..of there contract……when 50 …..blow up…g-unit

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