How to Import Dr. Dre’s New Album to MyMusicCloud

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Courtesy Aftermath / Interscope Records

For all you hip-hop fans who act like you forgot about Dre, Best believe I’m in the building, the rapfather declares on Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr Dre, his first album in 16 years. The surprise release is a slick and ferocious shout-out to the OG’s notorious past, backed by luscious beats and vocals from friends like Eminem, The Game, Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Jill Scott, Xzibit, and more.

Too bad you can only hear it on iTunes, right? Nah, playa! In just a few steps, you can easily import Compton  to your MyMusicCloud account on any device, Android and Windows included. Here’s how …

Step 1: Buy and download Compton from iTunes for $13.99. (The proceeds go to funding a new entertainment arts center in Compton, Calif., Dre says.)

Step 2: Launch the free MyMusicCloud app and hit the “Import Music” button (it looks like a blue arrow pointing up). Our Sync Agent software automatically imports it for you. Or manually select the album from your iTunes music folder on your hard drive and import it. This way, your music is always  together in one place, not scattered around different devices.

Step 3. Kick that bass on your way to see Straight Outta Compton on Friday, August 14th. The new movie shows how Dre, born Andre Young, launched the gangsta rap and West Coast G-Funk movement along with NWA‘s Eazy E (who died in 1995), Ice Cube, DJ Yella, and MC Ren. Thirty years in this b*** and I’m still here, decade after decade, Evidently I must be doing something right, Dre spits on the new song “Darkside / Gone.” Compton is “inspired” by the biopic movie.

Of course, now that he’s pushing middle age and Snoop is a grand-doggy, the Compton crew wisely recruited a fresh posse of talent for the new album, including fierce rhymers Jon Connor and King Mez, singers Anderson Paak and BJ the Chicago Kid, and Kendrick, who was only 5 years old when Dre’s first album came out.

Here’s the Compton: A Soundtrack song list ..

  • “Intro”
    2. “Talk About It” (Feat. King Mez & Justus)
    3. “Genocide” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay)
    4. “It’s All on Me” (Feat. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid)
    5. “All in a Day’s Work” (Feat. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius)
    6. “Darkside/Gone” (Feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar)
    7. “Loose Cannons” (Feat. Xzibit & COLD 187um)
    8. “Issues” (Feat. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak)
    9. “Deep Water” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Justus)
    10. Jon Connor, “One Shot One Kill” (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
    11. The Game, “Just Another Day” (Feat. Asia Bryant)
    12. “For the Love of Money” (Feat. Jill Scott & Jon Connor)
    13. “Satisfiction” (Feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez)
    14. “Animals” (Feat. Anderson Paak)
    15. “Medicine Man” (Feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak)
    16. “Talking to My Diary”

To learn more about how to store and play all your music on nearly any device, visit MyMusicCloud.com now.

5 Shady Facts About Eminem’s ‘Southpaw’ Soundtrack

 

Shady’s back, back again. Just when you were starting to outgrow Shady XV and the Marshall Mathers LP 2, up pops Eminem with his soundtrack for the new boxing movie, “Southpaw.” In theaters now, the gritty flick stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a left-handed underdog fighting for custody of his young daughter. Rachel McAdams plays his wife and 50 Cent and Rita Ora also make appearances. But what about the rhymes?

The soundtrack stars a lineup of pop, hip hop and R&B stars including Fitty, Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$, PRhyme Ft. Logic, Busta Rhymes, Kxng Crooked, Royce Da 5’9″, Tech N9ne, Gwen Stefani, The Weeknd and, of course, Shady himself. But here are 5 wack facts you may not know about the project …

1. He wanted it to be like “The Breakfast Club”? Talking about the album, executive producer Eminem told The New York Times, “We wanted to make sure that the songs would remind you of the movie years down the road. When you think of ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me),’ you think of ‘The Breakfast Club.’ When you think of ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ you think of ‘Rocky.'”

2. Em performs four new songs on the soundtrack (See track list at bottom). You already know about the ferocious first single, “Phenomenal,” and, of course, “Kings Never Die” featuring Gwen Stefani, but did you know Slim’s part of Bad Meets Evil too? That’s his collaboration with Royce Da 5’9″. Those songs include: “Raw” and “All I Think About.”

3. The clock’s run out, time’s up, over, bloah! Collaborator Gwen Stefani nearly choked like Rabbit on the “Kings Never Die” recording. “I’ve always wanted to work with [Eminem] — he’s a genius,” she tells EW.com, “and then all of a sudden they called me and said, ‘It has to be done today’ and I was like, ‘Ah, my voice’ — I had a cough or something. It was like, ‘God, why does today have to be the day my voice is not happening?’ But it ended up turning out good.” Did it? Listen below and judge for yourself.

 

4. In real life, Eminem’s also a lefty. In “Phenomenal,” Slim raps about his own left-handed tendencies, saying, “I write with the left, same hand I hold the mic with.” (Love rhymes? Instantly see lyrics to all your favorite rap songs with the MyMusicCloud Lyrics function.)

 

5. Will the real Southpaw please stand up, please stand up? Jake’s starring role as “Southpaw”‘s downtrodden boxer was originally written for Em, but he chose to finish and promote his album Marshall Mathers LP 2 instead, according to Business Insider. Before Jake prevailed, “Breaking Bad”‘s Aaron Paul, Travis Fimmel from “Vikings,” and Charlie Hunnam from “Sons of Anarchy” also came in to read for the part.

The “Southpaw” Soundtrack includes:

  1. Cry For Love (Part 1) – James Horner
  2. Kings Never Die – Eminem Ft. Gwen Stefani
  3. Beast (Southpaw Remix) – Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard Ft. Busta Rhymes, Kxng Crooked & Tech N9ne
  4. This Corner – Denaun Porter
  5. What About The Rest Of Us? – Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$ Ft. Rico Love
  6. Raw – Bad Meets Evil
  7. R.N.S. – Slaughterhouse
  8. Wicked Games – The Weeknd
  9. Think About – Bad Meets Evil
  10. Drama Never Ends – 50 Cent
  11. Mode – PRhyme Ft. Logic
  12. Notorious Thugs – The Notorious B.I.G. Ft. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
  13. Phenomenal – Eminem
  14. 14. Cry For Love (Part 2) – James Horner

 

The Best New Music and Albums to Download for 2015

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Bruno Mars grooves to Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” from their Uptown Special album. (Courtesy: Columbia)

Is this finally the year that Her Royal Highness Adele blesses us with a new album? Can DJ Mark Ronson‘s Uptown Special live up to the retro, feel-good hype of “Uptown Funk” with Bruno Mars? After dissing both Drake and his label, will Tyga have any fans left by the time The Gold Album comes out in January?

There’s plenty of cool new music to download in 2015, and we have January and February’s most anticipated (and irresistible) album releases — from cutie Meghan Trainor to indie rockers Fall Out Boy and Sleater-Kinney and R&B’s magnetic Ne-Yo. Plus, later in the year, expect new music from Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Fleetwood Mac, Kelly Clarkson, Modest Mouse, Miguel, Rhianna, Tame Impala and possibly, wait for it, Radiohead.

January – February 2015 Artists, Albums & Release Dates (Dates may change at the labels’ whims)

Mark Ronson, Uptown Special, 1/13 — Amy Winehouse‘s former producer and DJ teams up with Bruno Mars, Mystikal, Stevie Wonder, and more stars for new club-friendly jams.
Meghan Trainor, Title, 1/13 — At last, we’ll find out what else the sassy singer’s about besides bass.
Justin Townes Earle, Absent Fathers, 1/13
The Game, The Documentary 2, (Sunday) 1/18
Joey Bada$$, B4.DA.$$ — That’s “Before Da Money” for you squares (like us), 1/20
Belle & Sebastian, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, 1/20 — Emo girls and guys rejoice.
Fall Out Boy, American Beauty/American Psycho, 1/20, The stadium-rocking “Centuries” is a promising start.
Lupe Fiasco, Tetsuo & Youth, 1/20
Sleater-Kinney, No Cities to Love, 1/20 — Long-awaited new rock from the Washington grrl group.
Fifth Harmony, Reflection, 1/27 — TV’s “X-Factor” sensations release their debut album.
Ne-Yo, Non-fiction, 1/27
Tyga, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, 1/27
Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night, 2/3
Blackberry Smoke, Holding All the Roses, 2/10 — New country with a twist.
Ricky Martin, A Quien Quiera Escuchar, 2/10 — Everyone’s guilty 90s pleasure has a Latin album on tap.
Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, SURPRISE RELEASE on 2/12 — The Toronto rapper rattles his saber at the haters with this dark, edgy and unexpected mixtape of 17 songs.
Imagine Dragons, Smoke + Mirrors, 2/17
Kate Pierson, Guitars and Microphones, 2/17 — The B-52’s famous redhead goes solo with new-wavey jams written by Sia and Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi.
St. Vincent, St Vincent: Deluxe, 2/17 (Import) — Four new songs from kooky alt darling Annie Clark are included in this expanded version of the 2014 album.
Big Sean, Dark Sky Paradise, 2/24 — The rapper aims for legitimacy with dark rhymes plus a duet with girlfriend Ariana Grande.
Chris Brown & Tyga, Fan of a Fan: The Album, 2/24 — The hit duo’s first full-length collaboration features guest appearances from 50 Cent, Boosie Badazz, Fat Trel, Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q, and Ty Dolla Sign.
Kid Rock, First Kiss, 2/24 — Kid returns to country rock territory with songs like “Johnny Cash” and “Drinking Beer With Dad.”

Want more hip hop and rap? In the dates TBA posse, Lil Wayne‘s promised his 99th or so album in two years, Big Sean has big things poppin’, Drake will probably start brawling with errybody whenever his new album Views from the 6 drops, Wale‘s The Album About Nothing is coming late March, Meek Mill has Dreams Worth More Than Money and King Kanye is threatening another blast of Yeezus later in the year.

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