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Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre has been credited with pioneering gangsta rap and a self-styled sound called G-Funk which has made him the impresario of hip-hop. He got his break in the music industry with the vaunted trio NWA. He broke away from the group in 1992 to found Death Row Records with Suge Knight, and the label quickly became the dominant force in hip-hop in the mid-'90s thanks to his solo debut The Chronic which won two Grammys and was the biggest selling album in 1993. Dre's label launched the careers of Warren G. and Snoop Dogg, grossing $75 million in 1994.

For nearly four years, Dr. Dre's sound reigned at the top of the charts. But he ended his partnership with Death Row just before the whole empire collapsed in late 1996. He formed a new record label, Aftermath, and released Dr. Dre Presents The Aftermath later in the year. In 1999, Dre released his second solo album 2001 which quickly shot to the top of the charts and earned him a 2000 Grammy nomination.

Although Dr. Dre has produced soundtracks for such movies as NATURAL BORN KILLERS and DEEP COVER, he makes his acting debut in Antoine Fuqua's TRAINING DAY. He will also executive produce the film's soundtrack for release on his Aftermath label. He's also the executive producer on THE WASH and will contribute to the soundtrack.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Dr. Dre Facts

Birth NameAndre Young
OccupationMusician, Actor
BirthdayFebruary 18, 1965 (57)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Dr. Dre compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Dr Dre: Another Beat
Welcome to Death Row
Dr Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg etc
Bahama Hustle
Nuthin' But A Glee Thang with Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison & Sofia Vergara
Shooter Series Vol 2: F Gary Gray
Straight Outta Compton Directors Cut
N.W.A & Eazy E: Kings of Compton
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