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Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre in 2011.
Background information
Birth name Andre Romelle Young
Born February 18, 1965 (1965-02-18) (age 54)
Compton, California, U.S.
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupations
  • Rapper
  • record producer
  • entrepreneur
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • synthesizer
  • keyboards
  • turntables
  • drum machine
  • sampler
Years active 1984–present
Labels
Associated acts

Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), known as Dr. Dre is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He has had many records and songs throughout the years and is one of the most famous producers in hip-hop. He has made albums for many rappers through their careers, including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent and The Game.

At 2011, Dr. Dre is ranked as the third richest rapper by Forbes and is worth two-hundred & fifty million dollars ($250,000,000). Dre began his career in music as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru and he later found fame with the gangsta rap group N.W.A. with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella which made the use of swear words in rap songs in rap to tell about the violence of street life popular. During the 2000s, he produced music for other artists, while sometimes rapping with other artists' on their songs.

Dr. Dre signed Eminem to his Aftermath record label in 1998 and 50 Cent in 2003 helping to make their albums with them. Rolling Stone magazine said Dr. Dre was one of the richest performers in 2001 and 2004. Dr. Dre was also in movies such as Set It Off, and the 2001 movies The Wash and Training Day.

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