Dr. Dre Biography
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.
In 1996, he left Death Row Records to establish his own label, Aftermath Entertainment. He produced a compilation album titled Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath in 1996, and released a solo album titled 2001 in 1999. During the 2000s, he focused on production for other artists, while occasionally contributing vocals to songs. Dr. Dre signed Eminem and 50 Cent to his record label in 1998 and 2003 respectively, while contributing production on their albums. He has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year. Dr. Dre has also had acting roles in movies such as Set It Off, The Wash and Training Day. Rolling Stone ranked Dre at 56 on their list of "100 Greatest Artists of All-Time".
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NME Dr. Dre Videos
Rapper agrees settlement with former label over 1992 debut album
- Jun 7, 2011
First song expected to feaure on 'Detox' out on February 1
- Jan 28, 2011
Rapper suggests new album could be out in April
- Jan 18, 2011
Producer and rapper to step away from the microphone
- Nov 23, 2010
Long-awaited LP features Eminem, Jay-Z and La Roux
- Nov 19, 2010
Producer legend with movie soundtrack...
- Nov 13, 2001
Essential trawl through one of the most important back catalogues in hip-hop...
- Apr 2, 2001
In case folks been smoking too much heavy 'chronic' lately, West Coast rap founder and scary legend Andre Young, aka Dr Dre, jogs their memories on 'Forgot About Dre' ...
- Nov 18, 1999
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