Dr. Dre (Andre Young, rap producer)

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Legal name: Andre Romell Young

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Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, audio engineer, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and previously co-founded, co-owned, and was the president of Death Row Records. Dr. Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru in 1985 and later found fame with the gangsta rap group N.W.A. The group popularized explicit lyrics in hip hop to detail the violence of street life. During the early 1990s, Dre was credited as a key figure in the crafting and popularization of West Coast G-funk, a subgenre of hip hop characterized by a synthesizer foundation and slow, heavy beats.

Dre's solo debut studio album The Chronic (1992), released under Death Row Records, made him one of the best-selling American music artists of 1993. It earned him a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for the single "Let Me Ride", as well as several accolades for the single "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang". That year, he produced Death Row labelmate Snoop Doggy Dogg's debut album Doggystyle and mentored producers such as his stepbrother Warren G (leading to the multi-platinum debut Regulate...G Funk Era in 1994) and Snoop Dogg's cousin Daz Dillinger (leading to the double-platinum debut Dogg Food by Tha Dogg Pound in 1995). In 1996, Dr. Dre left Death Row Records to establish his own label, Aftermath Entertainment. He produced a compilation album, Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath, in 1996, and released a solo album, 2001, in 1999.

During the 2000s, Dre focused on producing other artists, occasionally contributing vocals. He signed Eminem in 1998 and 50 Cent in 2002, and co-produced their albums. He has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many other rappers, including 2Pac, the D.O.C., Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Knoc-turn'al, the Game, Kendrick Lamar, and Anderson Paak. Dre has also had acting roles in movies such as Set It Off, The Wash and Training Day. He has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. Rolling Stone ranked him number 56 on the list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. He was the second-richest figure in hip hop as of 2018 with an estimated net worth of $800 million.

Accusations of Dre's violence against women have been widely publicized. Following his assault of television host Dee Barnes, he was fined $2,500, given two years' probation, ordered to undergo 240 hours of community service, and given a spot on an anti-violence public service announcement. A civil suit was settled out of court. In 2015, Michel'le, the mother of one of his children, accused him of domestic violence during their time together as a couple. Their abusive relationship is portrayed in her 2016 biopic Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le. Lisa Johnson, the mother of three of Dr. Dre's children, stated that he beat her many times, including while she was pregnant. She was granted a restraining order against him. Former labelmate Tairrie B claimed that Dre assaulted her at a party in 1990, in response to her track "Ruthless Bitch".

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Discography

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YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2016The Roadium Swap Meet Mixes '85 To '88Dr. Dre1

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1992The ChronicDr. Dre4.126
19992001Dr. Dre4.213
2015ComptonDr. Dre5

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1994Concrete RootsDr. Dre41
1996First Round Knock OutDr. Dre31
1996Back ’n the DayDr. Dre11
1996Dr. Dre Presents… The AftermathDr. Dre52
2001The Chronicle: The Best of the Works...Dr. Dre2
2002Dre's DrugstoreDr. Dre21
2003Dr Dre & FriendsDr. Dre1
2006Chronicles: Death Row ClassicsDr. Dre22
2006Dr. Dre vs. World Class Wreckin' CrewDr. Dre11
2006The Greatest Hits 2: The Next EpisodeDr. Dre1
2007Death Row DayzDr Dre1
2008Dr. Dre 2008Dr. Dre41
2014Legendary StyleDr. Dre51
2015My StoryDr. Dre31

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2001More Mega Big Gangsta RapsDr. Dre1

Album + Mixtape/Street

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2011The Detox Chroniclez Vol.4Dr. Dre31

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1992Dre DayDr. Dre53
1993Let Me RideDr. Dre1
1994Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang / Let Me RideDr. Dre11
1995Keep Their Heads Ringin’Dr. Dre54
1995California Love2Pac feat. Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman46
1995Natural Born KillazDr. Dre & Ice Cube42
1996No DiggityBlackstreet featuring Dr. Dre7
1996Been There Done ThatDr. Dre22
1998ZoomDr. Dre & LL Cool J31
1999Guilty ConscienceEminem featuring Dr. Dre25
1999Forgot About DreDr. Dre feat. Eminem12
1999Still D.R.E.Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg13
1999The Next EpisodeDr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg56
2000Just Be a Man About ItToni Braxton Featuring Dr. Dre1
2001Bad IntentionsDr. Dre feat. Knoc‐Turn’Al43
2004EncoreEminem feat. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent31
2006Deep CoverDr. Dre1
2009Crack a BottleEminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent12
2010KushDr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg & Akon52
2011I Need a DoctorDr. Dre feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey44
2012The RecipeKendrick Lamar feat. Dr. Dre22
2012New Day50 Cent, Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys31
2017GunfiyahDr. Dre1

Single + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1992Deep CoverDr. Dre introducing Snoop Doggy Dogg52
2001The WashDr. Dre & Snoop Dogg2

Other + Compilation + Soundtrack + Interview + Audio drama

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2000Death Row Uncut (Too Gangsta For TV)Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg & 2 Pac1

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