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Dr. Dre

American rapper and record producer

Dr. Dre
American rapper and record producer Source: Google

Dr. Dre is the stage name of Andre Romelle Young, an American rapper and record producer. He is a co-founder of Beats Electronics, which the tech giant Apple Inc. paid $3.4 billion to acquire in 2014.

Early Life, Childhood, Family, and Education

On February 18, 1965, Theodore and Verna Young welcomed Andre Romelle Young into the world in Compton, California. Sadly, his parents got a divorce when he was seven years old.

 

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He was a student at a number of different schools, such as Vanguard Junior High School, Roosevelt Junior High School, Fremont High School, and later Chester Adult School.

Dre wanted to enroll in the Northrop Aviation Company’s apprenticeship program during his undergraduate years, but due to his persistently subpar grades, he was not permitted to do so. He then focused on music as a result.

When did Dre start his Career?

He worked as a DJ at the local pub The Eve After Dark for his first job in the music business. He then began going by the name Dr. Dre, which he has kept ever since.

Dre’s musical career began in 1984 when he joined the group World Class Weckin Cru. After their debut hit, “Surgery,” sold more than 50,000 copies in Compton alone, the band swiftly took over the West Coast’s electro-hop scene.

Together with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and DJ Yella, he created the local gangster rap group N.W.A in 1986.

 

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N.W.A concentrate on gang culture and urban violence as themes. Their music was straightforward and honest, giving the American people a picture of “real” life.

In 1991, he and Suge Knight founded Death Row Records. He launched his debut song in 1992, which served as the soundtrack for the movie “Deep Cover.” Rapper Snoop Dogg made his debut on the song as well.

The songs “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang,” “Let Me Ride,” and “Fuck with Dre Day,” which transformed the music industry, helped the album become a worldwide phenomenon. With its G-funk sound, the album dominated early 1990s hip-hop music.

 

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After achieving popularity as a rapper, he changed careers and became a producer. Tupac Shakur’s records “All Eyez on Me,” “Doggystyle,” and other films were all produced by him.

Rise to the Top

The self-titled first album by Eminem in 1999 featured three songs produced by Dre. Four million copies of the album were ultimately sold in the US alone, rescuing Aftermath Entertainment’s future in the process.

The success story continued with Dr. Dre’s second solo album, “2001,” which marked his triumphant return to gangster rap. The album was a huge hit.

Following the success of “2001,” he started writing songs and producing albums for other artists, such as The D.O.C., Eminem, and others. In 2001, he added R&B singer Truth Hurts to Aftermath.

Other Work

A new high point in Dre’s illustrious career was reached in 2008 when his own line of headphones, “Beats by Dr. Dre,” was introduced.

There were numerous in-ear, circumaural, and supra-aural headphone versions available. In 2014, the telecom giant Apple Inc. ultimately acquired the headphone manufacturer for an estimated $3 billion.

 

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In order to fund the Jimmy lovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation, he and Jimmy lovine donated $70 million to the University of Southern California. The academy wants to develop new talent.

Awards & Achievements

Six Grammy Awards have been given to him thus far, three of them for his production work.

He was the winner in the Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Solo Performance by Duo/Group, Producer of the Year, and Best Rap Album categories on two separate occasions.

For the hits “Keep the Heads Ringin'” and “Forget About Dre,” he received two MTV Best Rap Video Awards.

Personal Life and Relationships

When Dre was only 17 years old, Curtis Young was born. Ironically, Curtis Young didn’t meet his father until 20 years later, when he was the rapper Hood Surgeon.

Andre Young Jr., his second son, was born from his relationship with Jenita Porter even though the two never wed.

 

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Between 1990 and 1996, he dated Michelle; she is the mother of his son Marcel. In 1996, he married Nicole Threatt, the former spouse of NBA player Sedale Threatt. The couple has a son named Truice and a daughter named Truly.

Controversy

In 1991, after repeatedly assaulting journalist Dee Barnes, Dr. Dre threw her through a bathroom door and down a flight of stairs.

Body Measurement and Appearance

Dr. Dre has an athletic, well-built body that is more frequently seen in bodybuilders and wrestlers. His height is 6’1″, and he weighs 238 pounds or 108 kilograms overall. He has black hair and black eyes matching his mustache.

Net Worth, Salary, and Income

Dr. Dre is an American rapper, actor, businessperson, and producer. At the moment, Dr. Dre is thought to be worth $500 million. Dr. Dre has been one of the most well-liked entertainers over the past three decades.

He has made hundreds of millions of dollars via his singing career, and he has made even more through his different commercial endeavors.

Over the course of his career, Dre has sold hundreds of millions of albums and singles, first as a member of N.W.A and later as a solo artist.

Then he used his label/production firm, Aftermath Entertainment, to make 50 Cent and Eminem famous.

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Social Media

Instagram: 7M followers

Twitter: 3M followers

FAQS

What is Dr. Dre being charged with?

Dr. Dre repeatedly attacked journalist Dee Barnes in 1991, and after that, he tossed her through a restroom door and down several steps.

What caused Dr. Dre to leave Death Row?

On March 22, 1996, Dr. Dre officially left Death Row Records due to internal conflict and started Aftermath.

Has Dr. Dre been removed from Spotify?

The streaming services Spotify, Apple Music, and others no longer offer Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Dr. Dre’s The Chronic and Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle are the two greatest losers.

Quick Facts:

  • Full Name: Andre Romelle Young
  • Know As: Dr. Dore
  • Date of Birth: February 18, 1965
  • Age: 57 Years
  • Birth Place: Compton, California, U.S.
  • Birth Sign: Zodiac Sign Aquarius
  • Father: Theodore Young
  • Mother: Verna Young
  • Ethnicity: White
  • School: Vanguard Junior High School, Roosevelt Junior High School, Centennial High School,
  • College: Unknown
  • Educational Qualification: Unknown
  • Marital Status: married
  • Wife: Nicole Young
  • Ex-Wife: Unknown

 

 

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