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Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre

Born:

Dr. Dre is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur born on February 18, 1965, In California, U.S.

Family Background:

He is born to Theodore and Verna Young. When he was seven his parents separated. He has four siblings.

Personal Life:

Dre had four sons and two daughters from different women.

He became a father of Curtis Young when he was 17. His second son Andre Young Jr was born from Jenita Porter. From 1990 to 1996, He had dated Michelle with whom He has a son, Marcel. In 1996, He married Nicole Threatt, who is ex-wife of NBA player Sedale Threatt. They have son Truice, and a daughter Truly. Tyra Young is another child to Dre.

Education:

As a student, He had attended several institutions such as Vanguard Junior High School, Roosevelt Junior High School, Fremont High School, and later Chester Adult School.

Career:

In 1984, Dre had begun his musical career as a member of the musical group, World Class Wreckin’ Cru. The group soon managed the electro-hop scene in the West Coast with their first single, ‘Surgery’ selling more than 50,000 copies within Compton alone. In 1986, along with Eazy-E, Ice Cube and DJ Yella formed the local gangsta rap group N.W.A. which is called Niggaz for Life. N.W.A had worked on the themes of urban crime and gang lifestyle. In 1991, He had co-founded Death Row Records with Sue Knight. In 1992, He published his first single, which served as the title track for the film ‘Deep Cover’. The single had highlighted the debut of rapper Snoop Dogg as well. In 1993, He had made his big leap of his career with his maiden album named ‘The Chronic’. Its singles, ‘Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang’, ‘Let Me Ride’, ‘Fuck with Dre Day’ produced a change in the music industry, making the album a sociological phenomenon. The album with its G-funk sound ruled the hip hop music for the early 1990s. Following success as a rapper, He had switched to being a producer and also produced Snoop Dogg’s debut album, ‘Doggystyle’, Tupac Shakur’s work, ‘All Eyez on Me’ and several film songs. In 1999, Dre had produced three songs on Eminem’s debut album, ‘The Slim Shady LP’. The album had gone on to sell four million copies in the US alone and revived the fate of Aftermath Entertainment as well. Taking the success story forward had been Dr. Dre’s second solo album, ‘2001’, which marked his egotistic return to gangsta rap. The album became a huge hit. following the success of ‘2001’, he had started producing songs, and albums by other artists. In 2003, He presented the debut smash hit by 50 Cent, ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’. together with Eminem’s boutique label Shady and Interscope, He co-produced four tracks from the album, including the hit single, ‘In Da Club’. He had followed this up by performing several tracks for rap albums by various singers including Young Buck, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and Jay Z.

Dr. Dre

Unknown Facts:

  • His real name is Andre Romelle Young.
  • He is CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

Master Stroke:

  • He has been ranked #56 on Rolling Stones’ ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1993, He received the Billboard Music award.
  • In 1994, He received the Grammy award.
  • In 1995, He received the MTV video music award.
  • In 2001, He received the American Music award.
  • In 2002, He received the Soul Train Music award.
  • In 2014, He received the BET Hip Hop award.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Dr. Dre, If at first, you do not succeed, try, and try again, can’t be afraid to bet on yourself.

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