The Music News

Written By: White Chicks On Rap

Dr. Dre’s Son Died Of An Overdose

The LA coroner ruled that Andre Young Jr. (who died in August 2008) died from an overdose of heroin and morphine.

The death is ruled as an accidental overdose and the case is considered is closed.

Dr. Dre or Andre Young Jr.’s mother have commented on the ruling, but Dr. Dre’s representatives are asking for the public’s respect at this time.

No word if this affects the recording and/or release of Dr. Dre’s anticipated album Detox.

Lil Wayne Had The Most Successful Album Of 2008

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III sold 2.88 million making it the most successful album of the year. In second place is Coldplay’s Viva La Vida which sold 2.15 million.

In 2008, there were 428.4 million albums sold, down 14.4% compared to 2007’s 500.5 million. 2008 was the first year since SoundScan began tracking sales (which started in 1991) that the top album sold less then 3 million.

DMX Going To Jail

DMX will be sentenced to 90 days in an Arizona jail after he pleated guilty to drug, animal cruelty and theft charges. As part of the deal, DMX has agreed not to own any animals or process any firearms.

The prosecutor, Andrew Thomas said “I am pleased that this defendant will be held accountable for both his drug and animal cruelty offenses.” DMX or his attorney have not commented on the case.

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