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Dr. Dre

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Los Angeles, United States (1984 – present)

André Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965 in Los Angeles, California), better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper, actor and record executive. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and a former co-owner and artist of Death Row Records, also having produced albums for and overseeing the careers of many rappers signed to those record labels. As a producer he is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coast G-funk, a style of rap music characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, bass heavy beats.

Dr. Dre began his career in music as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru and he later found fame with the influential gangsta rap group N.W.A, which popularized the use of explicit lyrics in rap to detail the violence of street life. His 1992 solo debut The Chronic, released under Death Row Records, led him to become one of the best-selling American performing artists of 1993. In 1996 he left Death Row to found his own label Aftermath Entertainment, producing a compilation album, Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath, in 1997 and releasing a solo album titled 2001 in 1999.

During the 2000s he focused his career on production for other artists, while occasionally contributing vocals in other artists’ songs. Rolling Stone named him among the highest-paid performers of 2001 and 2004. Dr. Dre also had acting roles in the 2001 films The Wash and Training Day. In 2011, his final solo studio album, Detox, is set to be released following much delay and speculation.

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  • FatcapVandal

    Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say But nothing comes out when they move their lips Just a bunch of gibberish And motherfuckers act like they forgot about Dre

    18 Jul 8:53am Reply
  • ahluke

    "Oh shit. The Forbes list just changed."

    23 Jun 10:36am Reply
  • fuckmeimstupid

    Много подробностей о байопике, который расскажет о легендарных гангста-рэпперах N.W.A и тяжёлой жизни в Комптоне в 80-х. Дата выхода и актёрский состав по ссылке: http://soundrate.ru/news/detail/Podrobnosti_o_baiyopike_pro_NWA

    19 Jun 3:03pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    he is a businessman not a musician please remember it.

    19 Jun 9:19am Reply
  • sarito123

    should have stopped at the chronic. too potent

    17 Jun 12:27am Reply
  • tomjams

    first billionaire in hip hop [6]

    16 Jun 7:57pm Reply
  • MrDaNeShady

    Y'all have no faith. If Detox does come that shit will be sick as. [2]

    12 Jun 12:27pm Reply
  • Tahula

    much drama here

    11 Jun 1:52am Reply
  • Caltra

    Y'all have no faith. If Detox does come that shit will be sick as.

    9 Jun 7:45am Reply
  • shaolin86

    I've accepted for almost a decade that Detox ain't happening. If by some miracle it does happen, it'll suck anyway.

    4 Jun 7:37pm Reply
  • ketamineface

    I quit waitin for Detox years ago, so much better hiphop to listen to anyway

    31 May 10:13pm Reply
  • s3nny

    are you black?

    28 May 10:59pm Reply
  • Istaynoided

    I'm a rapper trying to get recognition, would you guys mind giving me a listen. :) 

    27 May 1:15am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    He is poor.

    26 May 8:28pm Reply
  • filip_koneszko

    first billionaire in hip hop [5]

    25 May 4:02pm Reply
  • ninetythreeTIL

    nigga made his billion dollars, guess that pretty much kills Detox.

    24 May 3:16pm Reply
  • s3nny

    dat nigga rich yo [1]

    24 May 7:39am Reply
  • Bladecatcher_

    first billionaire in hip hop [4]

    20 May 3:08pm Reply
  • ManDirky

    But still: Dre > Diddy

    18 May 9:17pm Reply
  • mohammadaqudah

    \\/ some people are too jealous, just say congratulations and be happy for him. And if your broke ass cannot afford to buy a beats headphones then others do and other did buy it. Besides, he only has 25% of Beats not the whole company.

    11 May 9:44pm Reply
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