Dr. Dre
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1965-02-18
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Dr. Dre Biography (Wikipedia)

Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, 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 2Pac, The D.O.C., Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Xzibit, Knoc-turn'al, 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; he is at the top of the 2015 Forbes list, with an estimated pre-tax take of $620 million in 2014.

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, and even molded artists into top-notch producers such as his step-brother Warren G, which led to his multi-platinum debut Regulate...G Funk Era in 1994, and Snoop Dogg's cousin Daz Dillinger which led to the double platinum debut album Dogg Food by Tha Dogg Pound in 1995.

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Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang (feat. Snoop Dogg)
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Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Blackstreet
No Diggity (feat. Dr. Dre)
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No Diggity (feat. Dr. Dre)
2Pac
California Love (feat. Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman)
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California Love (feat. Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman)
Dr. Dre
Talk About It (feat. King Mez & Justus)
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Talk About It (feat. King Mez & Justus)
Dr. Dre
Forgot About Dre (feat. Eminem)
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Forgot About Dre (feat. Eminem)
Dr. Dre
The Next Episode (feat. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt & Nate Dogg)
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The Next Episode (feat. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt & Nate Dogg)
Dr. Dre
Bad Intentions (feat. Knoc-Turn’Al)
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Bad Intentions (feat. Knoc-Turn’Al)
Dr. Dre
Dre Day (feat. Snoop Dogg)
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Dre Day (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Dr. Dre
Still D.R.E. (feat. Snoop Dogg)
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Still D.R.E. (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Dr Dre & Snoop Dogg
The Next Episode (Bootleg)
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The Next Episode (Bootleg)
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