Dr. Dre

Birth Day February 18th, 1965
Birth Place Compton, California
Age 56 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

Dr. Dre Bography

An American rapper, record producer, audio engineer, record executive, and entrepreneur, Andre Romelle Young is professionally known as Dr. Dre. He is well known for being the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and was previously co-owner of Death Row Records. He is also notably credited with discovering and supporting Eminem and, in May 2014, he sold his Beats by Dre headphones to Apple for over $3 billion. He first achieved fame as a member of NWA alongside Eazy-E, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, MC Ren, and Arabian Prince. He went on to produce albums for Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and 50 Cent. His first album was "The Chronic" which was released in 1992. 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". For the first time, Dre appeared in a movie scene back in 1996 in the movie "Set It Off" where he played the character of Black Sam. It was a minor role. As recent news, Dre was in the hospital Tuesday receiving treatment for a possible brain aneurysm, the Los Angeles Times reported citing sources familiar with his condition. Scroll down to read more about his full biography, untold story, interesting facts, health condition, affairs & personal life, and more about Dr. Dre.

Famous For 

  • Being an American rapper, record producer, audio engineer, record executive, and entrepreneur.
  • For being the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

Dr. Dre, a famous rapper

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Early Life of Dr. Dre 

On 18th February 1965, Dr. Dre took birth with the real name or full name of Andre Romelle Young in Compton, California, U.S. (birth nation/hometown). He holds an American nationality and African-American ethnicity. Similarly, he is from a Christianity religion and his race is black. He happily celebrates his birthday on 18th February of every year and he has celebrated his 55th birthday as of 2020 though as his birthdate, his star sign is Aquarius. He is the son of Theodore (father) and Verna Young (mother). His middle name is derived from the Romells, his father's amateur R&B group. His parents married in 1964, separated in 1968, and divorced in 1972. His siblings are Jerome Crayon (Step-Brother), Tyree Crayon (Step-Brother), Warren G (Step-Brother) (Rapper), Shameka Crayon (Step-Sister). Dre went to Vanguard Junior High School, but because of his violent behavior, he was moved to Roosevelt Junior High School. Andre also attended Centennial High School and Fremont High School in South Carolina, Los Angeles.

Career of Dr. Dre 

Music career

  • Dr. Dre began his music career being a DJ in the club where he met rapper Antoine Carraby, and become a member of DJ Yella of N.W.A and recorded a song entitled "Surgery" as he later joined the musical group World Class Wreckin' Cru under Kru-Cut in 1984 whereas his earliest recordings were released in 1994 on a compilation titled "Concrete Roots".
  • He then met rapper O'Shea Jackson known as Ice Cube who collaborated with him to record songs for Ruthless Records in 1986, their first full album "Straight Outta" Compton became a major success as Dre produced and performed for much of the group's second album "Efil4zaggin".
  • He also produced tracks for a number of other acts on Ruthless Records, including Eazy-E's 1988 solo debut "Eazy-Duz-It", Above the Law's 1990 debut "Livin' Like Hustlers", Michel'le's 1989 self-titled debut, the D.O.C.'s 1989 debut "No One Can Do It Better", J.J. Fad's 1988 debut "Supersonic" and funk-rock musician Jimmy Z's 1991 album "Muzical Madness".
  • After that, he left the group, at the peak of its popularity in 1991 and released his first single, the title track to the film "Deep Cover" in 1992 as his debut solo album was "The Chronic". Whereas he also produced Snoop Dogg's debut album "Doggystyle", which became the first debut album for an artist to enter the "Billboard" 200 album charts at number one.
  • As well, he also appeared on the single "No Diggity" by R&B group Blackstreet in 1996 however, the "Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath" album, released on 26th November 1996.
  • He produced three songs and provided vocals for two on Eminem's successful and controversial debut album "The Slim Shady LP" which was released in 1999 and also he launched his second solo album, "2001" on 16th November 1999 as he produced six tracks on Eminem's landmark "Marshall Mathers LP".
  • Also, he was the executive producer of Eminem's 2002 release, "The Eminem Show" though he produced the D.O.C.'s 2003 album "Deuce" and began working with Raekwon on his album "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II" in November 2006.
  • He also produced tracks for the rap albums "Buck the World" by Young Buck, "Curtis" by 50 Cent, "Tha Blue Carpet Treatment" by Snoop Dogg, and "Kingdom Come" by Jay-Z although he appeared on Timbaland's track "Bounce", from his 2007 solo album, "Timbaland Presents Shock Value".
  • Dre's third studio album, formerly known as "Detox", was slated to be his final studio album in 2007 which was premiered on 28th May 2009 as well as he produced or co-produced 19 of 20 tracks on Eminem's album "Relapse" in 2009.
  • He announced on 1st August 2015 that he would release what would be his final album, titled "Compton" which is inspired by the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton and has revealed that he had about 20 to 40 tracks for Detox but he didn't release it because it didn't meet his standards and he thought he was done being an artist. 

Film Career

  • Dr. Dre made his first on-screen in the 1996 bank robbery movie "Set It Off" as a weapons dealer whereas he starred in the movies "The Wash" and "Training Day".
  • He then produced "Straight Outta Compton" (2015), a biographical film about N.W.A.

Controversies and legal issues

  • Dr. Dre assaulted television host Dee Barnes of the Fox television program Pump it Up at a music industry party at the Po Na Na Souk club in Hollywood on 27th January 1991 as Barnes filed a $22.7 million lawsuit in response to the incident and Dre 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 on television.
  • In March 2015, Michel'le, the mother of one of Dre's children, accused him of subjecting her to domestic violence during their time together as a couple but did not initiate legal action.
  • Ben Westhoff investigated claims of Dr. Dre's alleged abuse as he tracked down Lisa Johnson, the mother of Dr. Dre's three oldest daughters. Johnson stated that he beat her many times, including while she was pregnant and she was granted a restraining order against him.
  • In August 2015, in an interview with "Rolling Stone", Dre lamented his abusive past, saying, "I made some fucking horrible mistakes in my life. I was young, fucking stupid. I would say all the allegations aren't true some of them are. Those are some of the things that I would like to take back. It was really fucked up. But I paid for those mistakes, and there's no way in hell that I will ever make another mistake like that again."
  • As well, he was arrested after leading police on a 90 mph pursuit through Beverly Hills in his 1987 Ferrari on 10th January 1994 whereas TMZ and the New York Daily News reported that Suge Knight had accused Dre and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department of a kill-for-hire plot in the 2014 shooting of Knight in club 1 OAK on 4th April 2016.

Awards and Achievements of Dr. Dre

  • BET Hip Hop Awards for Hustler of the Year
  • Grammy Awards for Best Rap Solo Performance
  • MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rap Video

Personal Life of Dr. Dre

Reflecting on Dr. Dre's personal life, he is a married guy. When Dre was 16 years old and his then-girlfriend Cassandra Joy Greene was 15 years old, the two had a son named Curtis on 15th December 1981, who was brought up by Greene and first met Dre 20 years later. Dre and Lisa Johnson who was 15 years old at the time had a daughter named La Tanya Danielle Young. They have three daughters together. He also had a son named Andre Young Jr with Jenita Porter in 1988 but sadly, his Andre died at the age of 20 from an overdose of heroin and morphine at his mother's Woodland Hills home. Dre dated singer Michel'le from 1988 to 1996 with whom he had a son named Marcel who was born in 1991. Finally, he tied a knot with NBA player Sedale Threatt's ex-wife Nicole in 1996 and has two children together: a son named Truice (born 1997) and a daughter named Truly (born 2001). Nicole Young filed for divorce in June 2020, citing irreconcilable differences after 24 years of marriage. So as of now, we can assume that he is living a single life. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Dr, Dre and his ex-wife, Nicole Young

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Net Worth of Dr. Dre

Moving towards Dr. Dre's net worth, he has a worth of around $820 million as of 2020 whereas he has also a handsome amount of salary too which is around millions of dollars per year. He earned a total of about US$52 million from selling part of his share of Aftermath Entertainment to Interscope Records and his production of such hit songs that year as "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige in 2001. He was ranked 44th in 2004 from earnings of $11.4 million as Forbes estimated his net worth at US$270 million in 2012. The same publication later reported that he acquired US$110 million via his various endeavors in 2012, making him the highest-paid artist of the year. Income from the 2014 sale of Beats to Apple, contributing to what "Forbes" termed "the biggest single-year payday of any musician in history", made Dr. Dre the world's richest musical performer of 2015. He has also purchased a $40 million home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles from its previous owners, NFL player Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen in 2014. In addition, his major source of income is from his singing career. Moreover, he "has also released his first brand of headphones, Beats by Dr. Dre in July 2008.

Body Measurement of Dr. Dre

The height of handsome and versatile rapper, audio engineer, record executive, as well as entrepreneur, Dr. Dre is around 6 ft 1 in or 185 cm though his body weight is around 108 kg or 238 lbs. Dre's workout consists of both body weight and free weight exercises. He said that combining different types of training and exercises helped him to get to this point, where he looks like a monster in each and every shirt.  He has also said that he loves doing squats because it activates all muscles of his body, and also because it's especially good for developing massive legs. He has black hair and dark brown eyes color as his body build type is average. Additionally, as recent news, Dre was in the hospital Tuesday receiving treatment for a possible brain aneurysm, the Los Angeles Times reported citing sources familiar with his condition. "Thanks to my family, friends, and fans for their interest and well wishes. I am doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon," Dr. Dre wrote in a post on his verified Instagram account. "Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!"

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