Birthday: February 18, 1965 (Compton, California, U.S.)
Nick Names: Brickhard, The Mechanic
Last Album Released: Compton (2015)
Dr. Dre, also known as Andre Romelle Young, is a rapper, producer, and entrepreneur who rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s. He first gained recognition as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru and later as a member of the influential rap group N.W.A. Along with his colleagues in N.W.A., Dre popularized explicit lyrics in hip-hop that often depicted the harsh realities of street life.
Dr. Dre’s debut solo album, The Chronic, was released in 1992 under Death Row Records and was a major commercial success, making him one of the best-selling American music artists of 1993. The album earned him a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for the single “Let Me Ride” and received critical acclaim for the hit single “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang”.
Dr. Dre is a highly successful rapper, producer, and entrepreneur who has won multiple Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.
In addition to his music career, Dre co-founded Beats Electronics with Jimmy Iovine and played a key role in the development of the company’s successful line of headphones. In 2014, Apple purchased Beats for $3.4 billion, making Dre the wealthiest person in the hip-hop industry at the time.
– Yes, that is correct. Warren G is the stepbrother of Dr. Dre.
– Dr. Dre’s middle name, Romelle, was inspired by his father’s R&B singing group, The Romelles.
– The Chronic was a major commercial success but his follow-up album, 2001, has actually sold more copies.
– Only Dr. Dre and the Neptunes have won Producer of the Year at the Grammys for a work in hip-hop.
– Dr. Dre made his debut in the 1996 movie “Set It Off.”
– The Chronic (1992)
– 2001 (1999)
– Compton (2015)
BET Hip Hop Awards
– Hustler of the Year – 2014
– “Let Me Ride” – Best Rap Solo Performance (1994)
– “Forgot About Dre” (with Eminem) – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (2001)
– 2001 – Best Rap Album (2001)
– Producer of the Year, Non-Classical (2002)
– “Crack a Bottle” (with Eminem & 50 Cent) – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (2010)
– Eminem’s Relapse (as engineer) – Best Rap Album
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