Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer)

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Legal name: Andre Young

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Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. Dre was previously the co-owner of, and an artist on, Death Row Records. He has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many rappers, including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Xzibit, 50 Cent, The Game, and Kendrick Lamar. 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, heavy beats. In 2014, Dr. Dre was ranked as the second richest figure in the American hip hop scene by Forbes with a net worth of $550 million.

Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru and later found fame with the influential gangsta rap group N.W.A with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella, 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 and to win a Grammy Award for the single "Let Me Ride". That same year he produced Death Row labelmate Snoop Dogg's quadruple platinum debut Doggystyle.

In 1996, he left Death Row Records to establish his own label, Aftermath Entertainment. He produced a compilation album titled Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath in 1996, and released a solo album titled 2001 in 1999. During the 2000s, he focused on production for other artists, while occasionally contributing vocals to songs. Dr. Dre signed Eminem and 50 Cent to his record label in 1998 and 2003 respectively, while contributing production on their albums. He has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year. Dr. Dre has also had acting roles in movies such as Set It Off, The Wash and Training Day. Rolling Stone ranked Dre at 56 on their list of "100 Greatest Artists of All-Time".

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 The Chronic Dr. Dre 4.5 20
1999 2001 Dr. Dre 4.8 4
1999 2001: Instrumentals Dr. Dre 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 Concrete Roots Compilation Dr. Dre 1
1996 First Round Knock Out Compilation Dr. Dre 1
1996 Back ’n the Day Compilation Dr. Dre 1
1996 Dr. Dre Presents… The Aftermath Compilation Dr. Dre 5 2
2000 Dr. Dre 2002 Compilation Dr. Dre 1
2001 The Chronicle: The Best of the Works... Compilation Dr. Dre 2
2002 Dr. Dre 2003 Compilation Dr. Dre 1
2002 Dre's Drugstore Compilation Dr. Dre 1
2003 Dr Dre & Friends Compilation Dr. Dre 1
2005 A Tribute to 2pac Compilation Dr. Dre 1
2006 Chronicles: Death Row Classics Compilation Dr. Dre 2
2006 Dr. Dre vs. World Class Wreckin' Crew Compilation Dr. Dre 1
2007 Dr. Dre Presents: Early Years of the West Side Compilation Dr. Dre 1
2008 Dr. Dre 2008 Compilation Dr. Dre 1
Greatest Hits Compilation Dr. Dre 1
The Greatest Hits 2: The Next Episode Compilation Dr. Dre 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 Deep Cover Dr. Dre 2
1992 Dre Day Dr. Dre 3
1993 Let Me Ride Dr. Dre 1
1994 Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang / Let Me Ride Dr. Dre 1
1995 Keep Their Heads Ringin' Dr. Dre 3
1995 Natural Born Killaz Dr. Dre & Ice Cube 1
1996 No Diggity Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre 4
1996 Been There Done That Dr. Dre 2
1998 Zoom Dr. Dre & LL Cool J 1
1999 Forgot About Dre Dr. Dre feat. Eminem 2
1999 Still D.R.E. Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg 3
1999 The Next Episode Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg 4
2001 Bad Intentions Dr. Dre feat. Knoc-Turn'Al 2
2009 Crack a Bottle Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent 1
2010 Kush Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg & Akon 2
2011 I Need a Doctor Dr. Dre feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey 4 3
2012 The Recipe Kendrick Lamar feat. Dr. Dre 1
2012 New Day 50 Cent feat. Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys 1

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
The Detox Chronicles Part 4 Dr. Dre 1

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