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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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  • Bikit13

    Beats by Dre fuckin shit

    Yesterday 10:16pm Reply
  • alefspfc

    detox will drop asap trust me

    18 Apr 11:57pm Reply
  • meninoestranho

    2001 - what an album!! [2]

    14 Apr 5:07pm Reply
  • afterjamz

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    8 Apr 9:41pm Reply
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  • nomeutente94

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    28 Mar 10:13pm Reply
  • GoatUser

    So apparently he gonna change the name of Detox to Donezo

    19 Mar 5:23pm Reply
  • Moonderwall

    yes i've had sennheisers, klipsch, etc. None of them beat my Beats Studios in a combination of sound, comfort, design, features, not associating yourself with neckbeards, etc.

    26 Feb 7:31am Reply
  • jokullmusic

    lol moonderwall have you ever tried any real headphones >$100... lol

    24 Feb 3:45am Reply
  • tropicalhaze

    "thank you dr dre for eminem" pleb

    19 Feb 1:19pm Reply
  • missy_aggro

    2001 - what an album!!

    10 Feb 8:40pm Reply
  • Moonderwall

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    9 Feb 5:12am Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    "bess headphones ever made" hahaha you're a funny guy! don't buy any of that commercial plastic crap, buy some real headphones man...

    5 Feb 5:02pm Reply
  • Moonderwall

    bess headphones ever made

    29 Jan 8:54am Reply
  • masodikgalamb

    thank you dr dre for eminem

    14 Jan 7:37pm Reply
  • Trillfingers

    He's been in the game for 30 years making rap tunes.

    14 Jan 3:28am Reply
  • inthesameroom

    STILL

    1 Jan 3:47am Reply
  • GackTMN

    detox when

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • FirebearerDA

    dr dre is obviously a FAKE and has NOTHING on the real DR Andre Rieu who happens to have received a Premier Prix degree from the RORAL University of Brussels. At university he performed the Gold And Silver Waltz by Franz Lehár. Encouraged by the audience reaction he decided to pursue the waltz form. Rieu formed the Maastricht Salon Orchestra and performed as a violinist with the Limburg Symphony Orchestra. In 1987, he created the Johann Strauss Orchestra and his own production company. Since then, his melodramatic stage performances and rock-star demeanor have for some been associated with a revival of the waltz music category. André Rieu plays a 1667 Stradivarius violin. [2]

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
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