| Share
 

Dr. Dre

Rapper / Music Producer

Born: 18 February 1965
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Best known as: Founding member of the gangsta rap group N.W.A.

Name at birth: Andre Romelle Young

Music producer and hip hop performer Andre Young, a.k.a. Dr. Dre, co-founded the notorious rap group N.W.A. (with Ice Cube and Eazy-E). The group was one of the most successful hip-hop groups of the late 1980s and helped lay the foundations of what's known as West Coast gangsta rap. Dre's 1992 solo effort, The Chronic, was a critical and popular success and made his fame as a producer. He also won a Grammy for the album's single, "Let Me Ride." He helped launch the careers of Warren G., Snoop Dogg and Eve of Destruction, and has collaborated with a variety of artists, including 50 Cent, Eminem and The Game. Dre's albums include Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath (1996), 2001 (1999) and the long-awaited, long-delayed Detox. His singles include "Nuthin But a 'G' Thing," "California Love" and "Forget About Dre."

Copyright © 1998-2014 by Who2?, LLC. All rights reserved.

More on Dr Dre from Infoplease:

  • Napster's Last Song | Online music service fights court order - Goodbye, Napster Appeals court rules against Internet music site Napster by David Johnson This ...
  • Dr. Dre - Dr. Dre (Andre Young) rap singer Birthplace: Los Angeles Born: 2/18/65 Information Please® ...
  • Dr. Dre - Biography of Dr. Dre, Founding member of the gangsta rap group N.W.A.
  • Dr. Dre - Dr. Dre (Andre Young) musician and producer Born: 2/18/1966 Birthplace: Los Angeles Rap musician ...
  • Rhyme and Reason - Rhyme and Reason Director: Peter Spirer Directors of Photography: Peter Spirer, Daniel Sollinger, ...
Warning: fsockopen(): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /site/html/include/amazon.php on line 71 Warning: fsockopen(): unable to connect to :3128 (php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known) in /site/html/include/amazon.php on line 71

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.


24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring