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HTC strikes exclusive deal with Beats Audio, coming to HTC phones

HTC Beats Audio Phones

HTC has announced a strategic investment and partnership with Beats Electronics, with the goal of bringing high-quality sound to HTC phones.

HTC did not disclose the amount of the investment, which AllThingsD pegged at $300 million. HTC had previously announced an "major news announcement" for Friday, scheduled for 8:30 AM in Los Angeles.

In a separate statement, however, HTC said that a "line of HTC devices integrated with Beats sound innovations would be launched this fall". Beats Electronics is most known for its "Beats by Dr. Dre" brand, with a partnership with the iconic rapper and producer.

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Lady Gaga Heartbeats 2.0 earbuds show you were born this way

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Wearables, Music,

Monster Heartbeats Lady Gaga 2.0

Looks like the Monster Cable / Lady Gaga / Dr. Dre triumverate (with Jimmy Iovine playing coach) is teaming up again to bring the Lady Gaga Heartbeats into 2011. The Heartbeats 2.0 get a redesign, bringing the updated look of the earbuds more in line with how Gaga herself has been styling herself as of late. That means weird pyramid-shaped studs coming off the side of the earbud, and a spikey looking earpiece as well. You see, these match the ridiculous pyramid bumps that Gaga has been wearing on her face while promoting her new Born This Way album...but stay with us here. Monster is promising awesome clarity and deep base that can be turned up to deafening levels without distortion, and since it has a microphone on the flat, tangle-proof wire, you can even use them to take phone calls. See? It's not just all talk, we already know that Lady Gaga loves fine gadgets. You can pre-order the Heartbeats 2.0 now on Amazon.

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Ne-Yo Hopes to Collaborate With Beyonce

Ne-YoNe-Yo has been "talking" to Beyonce about doing a duet. The "So Sick" hitmaker - who is currently working on his fifth album Love and Passion, which will be released in September - has a number of collaborations in the works but has no confirmed singles coming out with big-named stars.

"There's a couple of people who I might be collaborating with on the next album, I don't know exactly who right now, but I've talked to a couple of people, Chris Brown and Dr. Dre, Beyonce about some stuff. But nothing is set in stone right now."

In addition, the 31-year-old singer - who penned Beyonce's hit single "Irreplaceable" - also has a soft spot for UK artists, including troubled singer Amy Winehouse.

"What do I like most about the UK? The weather! No, no, I like the vibe out here. It's a really cool vibe. I really like Plan B or Amy Winehouse and Adele."

Eminem Back in Studio with Dre

Eminem and Dr. Dre

In an interview with a radio program this week, made a point of letting us know he has not forgotten about Dre.

While talking to Angela Yee of “The Morning After,” the rapper revealed that he has reunited with his “My Name Is” collaborator.

"I'm in the studio with Dre now, let's just say that," Eminem teased. "Pretty soon he's going to make a beat and I might rap on it.”

No other details on what the two might be working on were revealed. Could this have anything to do with ’s long-awaited Detox release? "Other than that I can neither confirm nor deny,” Eminem said.

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VIDEO: Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon Collaborate on Rap Medley

Although we normally see Justin Timberlake doing musical collaborations with Andy Samberg, that doesn’t mean he can’t pair up with other SNL vets.

On yesterday’s broadcast of , Timberlake and Fallon—with assistance from house band The Roots—celebrated ‘A History of Rap’ with an impressive medley. (Artists highlighted in the performance include Jay-Z, The Sugarhill Gang, Beastie Boys, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, Digital Underground and Kanye West.)

Seriously—is there anything Timberlake can’t do?

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Dr. Dre ready to release “Under Pressure”

Dr. Dre has confirmed his comeback single will be released in the next few weeks. The rapper announced the track, “Under Pressure,” which features Jay-Z is complete and will be released soon, as a precursor to his new album Detox , which has been ten years in the making, which Dre has also confirmed will be released this year.

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50 Cent bored with hip-hop

50 Cent‘s interest in hip-hop is “dwindling away”. Fiddy - real name Curtis Jackson - says people’s quest for money is starting to undermine the genre and he can barely recognize the reasons why he got involved anymore. He said:  “I think people are so conscious of the numbers they’re not being creative anymore.” Despite his disillusionment with the genre, the rapper - who has other ventures away from music, including fashion and movies - is looking forward to releasing his Before I Self Destruct album later this year, which boasts a number of collaborations.

He added to Billboard magazine: “When Wisin and Yandel sent the actual concept, I listened to it and the melodies completely fit me. It could be a song that I could do apart from them. So we’re meeting on a ground that is completely comfortable for both of us. My duet with , for example - there is more compromise for me there. The content is similar to what you can see from 50 Cent, but the actual rap, style and cadence is different. But when I go into the song with Wisin and Yandel I didn’t even have to make those cadence changes.

“When these guys finish mixing I’ll finish making the decisions. People look at my projects as if it’s only 50, but it’s really 50 Cent up to Dr Dre and Eminem standards.”

Download Eminem’s Old Time’s Sake

Eminem Dr. Dre Old Times Sake

Want even more early love? Hit up the Read link below for a download of Old Time’s Sake, featuring Eminem and Dr. Dre, also produced by Dre himself. The subject matter? Blazing up one more time, for old time’s sake. This is the kind of track we’ve been waiting to hear in this whole Eminem comeback thing. Give it a listen and let us know what you think in the comments.

By the way, we first announced the download on the Albumista Twitter page, so be sure to follow us there!

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Eminem’s Relapse Album Art is kinda hot

Eminem Relapse Album Cover

We are looking forward to ‘s album as much as the next guy, and May 15 is just over three weeks away, so the wait is almost over. In the meantime, though, we figured we’d give you a look at the Relapse album art, which you can find above. See what they did there? The album is called Relapse. So they made his face out of a bunch of pills! And the tag on the left says that it was “Prescribed by Dr. Dre.” Yeah, that is kinda hot.

Eminem Offends Again in ‘We Made You’ Video

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Videos, Hip-Hop & Rap,

Celebrities watch out. is back from his leave of absence and ready to pick up where he left off.

In his new video for “We Made You,” the rapper takes on nearly every tabloid target of the past year. (Jessica Simpson, Kim Kardashian, Sarah Palin, Lindsay Lohan, and Amy Winehouse are just a few of the “lucky” ones.)

But Marshall Mathers doesn’t only touch on the females of Hollywood. With the help of Dr. Dre, he also incorporates Star Trek, Transformers, Rain Man, Bret Michaels, John Mayer and Elvis into the clip.

Eminem’s next album, Relapse, will be released on May 19.

Read More | MTV