Dr. Dre Beat Box

While fans are still eagerly awaiting Detox, Dr. Dre can at least ensure that when the much-anticipated album does arrive, fans will have a vast array of premium listening options.

Last week, the Good Doctor was in New York along with Interscope Chairman Jimmy Iovine to unveil the latest Beats by Dre headphone line. While Dre had much to say about the David Guetta-inspired DJ headphone and a wireless set, he seemed particularly fond of the new Beats boombox and iPod dock.

According to Dre, he has a Beatbox in every room of his house and even uses the speakers to judge his studio mixes. “Before now, I’ve always taken my mixes out to the car and listened to them in the parking lot,” the Doc told MTV News. “I still do that, but more so now I’m listening to it on the Beatbox, and I think people should give it at least a listen and check it out and see what it is.”

Not that his car isn’t an option. In April, Beats by Dre announced a partnership with Chrysler, which would place a Beats-designed sound system into the new Chrysler 300S. Ever the pitchman, Dre compared the 300S to a Bentley.

“Yeah, the Chrysler, that sounds incredible,” Dre boasted. “They actually pulled the Chrysler up to my driveway and we compared the sound to the stock system that’s in the Bentley, and I don’t hear the difference.”

J.R. Rotem Producer

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In looking at J.R. Rotem’s accomplishments as a music producer, song writer and record label president, one can’t believe just how much this super music man has achieved in the past four years.

In 2005, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Game, Snoop Dogg, Rihanna and most of the other top names in the music industry found a new collaborator in producer songwriter J.R. Rotem.

By 2006, the list grew to include Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Mario, Lil Scrappy, Jojo, Mobb Deep, JLo and Natasha Bedingfield, just to name a few. By the end of the year, J.R. Rotem was named by MTV, along with Timbaland and Swizz Beats, as “Super Producer” of the year. From producing Rihanna’s worldwide #1 single “S.O.S.” to securing a joint venture label deal with Epic/Sony, J.R. had become an unstoppable producer.

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Music Producer MDL

The super-talented music producer MdL recently swung by our site. While we interviewed him, we found out that he already has a pretty nice track record to show off. Both his versatility and creativity has brought him into the studio to work on projects that included Jackie Boyz, Justin Bieber, Midi Mafia, New Boyz, Lindsay Vinarsky, and a bunch of other musical talents that extend into other genres (for an in-depth discography, make sure you go to his myspace!).

How long have you been creating music?

I have been involved in music for quite some time now. Played the flute, harmonica, and guitar during my elementary years, but have been creating my own music since age 15.

Do you happen to use the same mixing program that you used back when you started?

It’s ironic that lately I’ve returned to using one of my preliminary sequencers, FL Studio. I used to force myself to stop using it because of its notoriety for being “amateur” software.