Dr. Dre Earns Prestigious Award From ASCAP; Scott Storch Talks 'Detox'
Hip-Hop mogul/producer Dr. DreÂ will be honored by ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) during an invitation-only event this June in Los Angeles.
ASCAP will honor Dr. Dre with the ASCAP Founders Award during the 23rd Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 25th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Past recipients of ASCAP’s Founder Award includes Paul McCartney, Berry Gordy Jr., Smokey Robinson, Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder, Ashford & System, Billy Joel and others.
"Dre is one of the most important voices in modern music,” ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams. “He created a unique, recognizable sound that dominated rap music in the early 1990s, and has played a major role in developing and launching the careers of some of the biggest names in the business. He continues to inspire artists and producers across all genres with his musical techniques, and we are very proud to honor him with ASCAP's Founders Award."
Several special guests will perform during the awards show, which recognizes songwriters and composers who have made significant contributions to music.
Dr. Dre, who has won 5 Grammy Awards,Â has performed on or produced tracks by artists like N.W.A., Eminem, Tupac, 50 Cent, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and others.
Additionally, Dre’s productions have sold over 120 million records worldwide.
In related news, Producer Scott Storch recently sat down with DJ Skee and gave an in depth interview about his infamous history of spending money and doing drugs.
According to Storch, he no longer thrives on the fame and is hard at work with producer Dr. Dre on his highly anticipated album, Detox.
“My passions have changed,” Storch revealed. “My thirst for trying to be a ‘celebrity’ is gone.Â I wanna be recognized for my music and I want to have a lot of amazing credits, so I am keeping more of a private life.”
According to Storch, Dre only needs three more records until Detox. Storch admitted they may have to go through hundreds of songs, just to find the perfect three.
“People are going to be pleasantly surprised when they hear it. It’s definitely a departure from a lot of the stuff that Dre’s done in the past.”
The first single from the album is the Scott Storch produced single, titled “Under Pressure” featuring Jay-Z.
According to Dr. Dre, Detox will be released sometime this Fall.