Eminem, Nas & Dr. Dre Among Performers At Beats Music Launch Party

Busta Rhymes, Pharcyde, Bone thugs-n-harmony, Method Man & Redman and Scarface also performed at the "Live Playlist" event in Los Angeles.

With the launching of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s Beats Music streaming service this past Sunday (January 20), ABC is now reporting that Grammy winner and longtime Dre collaborator Eminem performed alongside other Hip Hop luminaries at the service’s Los Angeles launch party last night (January 24).

Eminem joined a cast of performers on the set list that included but was not limited to Nas, Teddy Riley & Blackstreet, members of Pharcyde, and Busta Rhymes. Ma$e and Diddy also reportedly reunited on stage to perform their collaboration “It’s All About The Benjamins.” MTV reports that Macklemore attended the party, but did not perform on stage. Last night’s launch party closely precedes the airing of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards tomorrow evening (January 26).

Eminem, who has been nominated for an award within the Best Rap Performance category for his hit song “Berzerk,” unveiled his public affiliation with the company in August of 2013 with a collaborative commercial during the MTV Video Music Awards announcing his latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Billboard cites a previous interview with the rapper’s manager, Paul Rosenberg, in an explanation of the partnership. "The partnership with Beats is the relationship with Em, Dre and Jimmy from the beginning of time," he said. "That’s really where that comes from. When we were discussing who the potential partners were going to be for this record, it was the first time that Beats was able to come in and say ‘Hey, we’re the right partner for you, because there’s obvious natural synergy, and by the way, we’re a really big company now and we can do this.'”

Beats Music, a paid, subscription-based streaming service, was spawned from Dre and Iovine’s Beats Electronic. Beats Electronic, which is best known for its line of personal headphones named after the rapper/producer, joined with Monster Cable in an exclusive manufacturing partnership for three years between 2009 and 2012. Since the resolution of that contract, Beats has manufactured its own products. In late 2013, the company appointed a new Chief Operating Officer in Matthew Costello, a man previously employed by Ikea and the cell-phone manufacturer HTC which formerly owned a majority stake in the company.

Beats Music is currently available for $9.99 per month and is advertising a catalog of 20 million songs. The service hopes to distinguish itself from other streaming subscriptions like Pandora, Spotify, and Slacker Radio with its own proprietary algorithm of curating music for customers. Despite its launch earlier in the week, the service has already suffered connectivity issues for some users. The company issued a statement encouraging users that were able to connect to continue utilizing the service and promised a swift fix for those who were unable to use the subscription. Beats Music also extended its free trial period to 14 days from its original week-long promotion following the announcement. 

The service was launched with the help of a $60 million investment from Warner Music Group owner Leonard Blavatnik’s Access Industries. Billboard also reports that besides advertisement slots throughout the NFL playoffs, Beats Music has purchased a $4 million 30-second Super Bowl advertisement slated to run on Sunday, February 2.

HipHopDX has obtained a photograph of the setlist for the Los Angeles event, which can be seen below.

RELATED: Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine's Beats Music Now Available


  • Shine

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  • Anonymous

    Can't wait for that new Nas to drop

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  • Anonymous

    fuck dre & nas. cornball ass niggas. and fuck that racist whiteboy too

  • Champagne Papi Life

    Dre should have had all the people who have ghost-written or ghost-produced for him perform. It would have a been a week long festival of music! Even Drake ghost wrote for him on Detox, which will never see the light of day. Dre is an overrated fraud. Noah 40 Shebib is a better producer.

  • Anonymous

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  • Sanjay

    1. 38% of doctors in America are INDIANS. 2. 12% of the scientist in America are INDIANS. 3. 28% of the IBM employees in the world are INDIANS. 4. 36% of the NASA employees are INDIANS. 5. 17% of the INTEL employees in the world are INDIANS. 6. 34% of the MICROSOFT employees are INDIANS. 7. Sanskrit is the mother language of all the European languages. WHICH MEANS SWEDISH TOO. 8. SANSKRIT is most suitable language for computer software reported in Forbes magazine, 1987. 9. CHESS was invented in INDIA. 10. Creator and founder of HOTMAIL is INDIAN (SABEER BHATIA). 11. Aryabhatta who was from INDIA, invented the number ZERO. 12. INDIANS invented the NUMBER SYSTEM. 13. ALGEBRA was invented in INDIA. 14. CALCULAS and TRIGNOMETRY came from INDIA. 15. The general manager of HEWLETT PACKARD (HP) is INDIAN (RAJIV GUPTA). 16. Creator of the PENTIUM CHIP(90% of the today's Computer runs on it) is INDIAN (VINOD DAHM). 17. BHUDHYANA first calculated the value of pi (3.14), and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean theorem. he discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians. 18. We have almost 5600 different newspapers and 3500 different magazines with approximately 120 million readers every day. 19. SUSHRUTA (from india) is the father of SURGERY. 2600 year ago he and health scientist of his time conducted complicated surgeries like --> artificial limbs, fractures, urinarystones and even plastic surgery and brain surgery 20. LAXMI MITTAL (steel king) is the richest man in ENGLAND. His house in England is the most expensive house in the world, more than 70 million pounds. 21. ALBERT EINSTEIN once said:- We own a lot to the INDIANS,who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific have been made. 22. INDIA has the THIRD largest army in the world with more than 105 million men......

    • Who Cares

      no one cares. This has nothing to do with hip-hop. If you're gonna say Albert Einstein says we owe a lot to Indians, remember he was Jewish. No one needs to hear everything they created and discovered, like the lightbulb. lets focus on some music now kids

    • Anonymous

      wtf does any o that have to do with Beats Music and Dr. Dre's launch party

    • Anonymous

      7. Sanskrit is the mother language of all the European languages. WHICH MEANS SWEDISH TOO. in europe there are languages from different "language families" ...

    • Anonymous

      all im gonna say to u @Sanjay is Varanasi and Gange River...the rest is just bullshit

    • DumbIndianPrick

      What the fxck is calculas? Indians must be some dumb n1ggers

    • Anonymous

      India #1 in rape of women and little boys too you forgot that one.

  • hollywood

    Thisis how you know Hip Hop is Over... A Line Up like that and people on the internet still complaining.

  • Tim Dog

    Can't miss my ninja Dr.Dre I love that man!!!

  • Anonymous

    Well I guess we can safely say that Ma$e is broke if he's performing with Piff Doody again for Dre.

    • hollywood

      For Dre???... This is for Hip Hop, that line up and you wouldn't want to be there???... Dont come back to this culture until u understand culture is deeper than DUMB COMMENTS

  • Anonymous

    Fuck those gay ass, overpriced, headphones.

    • Anonymous

      This is actually to promote the gay ass over priced music streaming service set to compete with Spotify and Itunes Radio, etc...

  • godspeed2

    ...theoretically speaking...

  • godspeed2

    Now, all Dr. Dre needs to do is gather some of these same artists, a few new one's that are worthy, produce some beats, and then boom: The Detox - Compilation album. Especially since he raps too, he would immediately shoot past DJ Khaled, DJ Drama, Mike Will Made It, and others in the modern era.

  • Chris Etrata

    Please rank the nas albums you listened to from best to worst. MOre people will agree on what's the best than on what's the worst.

    • Anonymous

      The consensus is that Nastradamus is ass! I liked the MF Doom remixed version called NastraDoomus or something.

    • sam snead

      Illmatic Stillmatic It was wriiten life is good gods son Untitled hip hop is dead Iam Streets disciple Nastradamus

    • GENIUSza

      Illmatic God's Son Stillmatic The Lost Tapes It Was Written Hip Hop Is Dead Life Is Good N1GGER I Am Streets Disciple Nastradamus That Damn Firm Album I probably forgot a few albums... maybe.... Nas was obviously among the illest from 94 to 96 but I think he was the king in 01 and 02. Jay was on that weak shxt and the only other comparable rapper in stature was Eminem. I like Em but him and Nas are as different as Hip Hop and Rock n Roll. Nas = G.O.A.T.

    • Champagne Papi Life

      Illmatic It Was Written Lost Tapes Life Is Good Stillmatic Hip-Hop Is Dead Untitled I Am God's Son Street's Disciple Nastradamus

    • A Person

      The Lost Tapes were dope, totally forgot about that.

    • Anonymous

      i really like the lost tapes

    • A Person

      Since I feel like this Illmatic Life is Good It Was Written God's Son Stillmatic I Am.... Hip Hop is Dead Street's Disciple Untitled Nastradamus

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  • Jake from state farm

    FUCK EMINEM HE CANT BEAT MY NIGGA 3PAC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNfMslcFShw

  • asdfsdf.com

    I like how they royally f'd up the name of the Black Street song title "No Diggy" instead of "No Diggity" (real title)

  • mk

    No Pac feature on Cali Love? Pac made that song! smh

    • Anonymous

      not like they can just call up the 2pac hologram to come out and rock the stage

    • valdimar Jenko

      Pac, he wrote that song. Dre produced it and made the beat, he wrote it on 2 hours max. They wrote Dre just so they know its him, if they wrote Pac, some people who don't know much about rap would think its Pac who is coming

  • Anonymous

    black street though????

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