Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre


Andre Romelle Young, known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American rapper and record producer. 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.

Full Name
Andre Romelle Young
Feb 18, 1965
6′ 1″
Net Worth


Andre Romelle Young, better known as Dr. Dre, was born on February 18, 1965 in Compton, California. He is an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur. His zodiac sign is Aquarius and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of Theodore and Verna Young; he has six siblings.

At age 16, Dr. Dre began DJing at a local club called Eve After Dark. His musical career began in 1984 when he joined the World Class Wreckin' Cru, where he was given the stage name “Dr. Dre” due to his high school nickname “Doctor”. In 1986, he formed the rap group N.W.A., which released their first album Straight Outta Compton in 1988 and went on to become one of the most successful rap groups of all time.

In 1992, Dr. Dre released his solo debut album The Chronic which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart and sold over five million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling hip hop albums of all time. He continued to release albums throughout the 90s including 2001 (1999), The Wash (2001) and Compton (2015).

Dr. Dre's production style played a major role in shaping West Coast hip hop culture with its distinct sound and attitude and he has been credited with producing some of the biggest hits in rap music history such as Snoop Dogg's "Gin & Juice" (1993) and Eminem's "My Name Is" (1999). He has received numerous awards for his work including two Grammy Awards and six MTV Video Music Awards as well as being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2020.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1965</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Dr. Dre is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 18, 1965, Andre Romelle Young was born in Compton, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins World Class Wreckin' Cru</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Joins the hip hop group "World Class Wreckin' Cru" as a DJ.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1986</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Meets Ice Cube</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Meets Ice Cube and joins rap group N.W.A.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Solo Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his solo debut album, The Chronic.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Founds Aftermath Entertainment</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Founds Aftermath Entertainment, an independent record label.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases 2nd Solo Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his second solo album, The Chronic 2001.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Beats Electronics</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Forms Beats Electronics, a headphone and audio equipment company.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Beats Electronics Sold to Apple Inc.</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Beats Electronics is sold to Apple Inc. for $3 billion.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Innovator</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dr. Dre is an innovator in the hip hop industry. His production style has influenced countless artists and has established him as a legendary producer. He has also been credited with popularizing the G-Funk sound, which has become a cornerstone of rap music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Music Tells Stories</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dr. Dre's music tells stories that are often thought provoking and relatable to his listeners. His lyrics are often witty and clever, drawing listeners in and making them think about life beyond their everyday experiences.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's A Pioneer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dr. Dre is a pioneer in the rap world. He was one of the first producers to bring mainstream attention to West Coast gangsta rap and helped launch the careers of many successful hip hop artists such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Co-Founded Beats Electronics</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dr. Dre co-founded Beats Electronics, a successful audio company, with music producer Jimmy Iovine.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Rapper to Receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dr. Dre was the first rapper to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Started his Career with World Class Wreckin' Cru</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dr. Dre started his career as part of the electro hip hop group World Class Wreckin' Cru in 1985.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Produced Multiple Platinum Records</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dr. Dre has produced multiple platinum records including Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle, Eminem's The Slim Shady LP and 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Appeared in Films and TV Shows</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dr. Dre has made several appearances in films and television shows such as the 2001 film Training Day and the series Entourage.</p></div>


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