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Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre


Famous as :

Rapper, producer, record executive

Birth Name :

Andre Romelle Young

Birth Date :

February 18, 1965

Birth Place :

Los Angeles, California, USA

Spouse :

Nicole Threatt (since May 1996)

Claim to fame :

Album "The Chronic" (1992)


One of the most recognizable names in the Hip Hop industry, Dr. Dre did not earn it by sheer luck. He was born Andre Romelle Young on February 18, 1965. He was the firstborn from the couple Theodore and Verna Young who were literally young when they had him. Verna who was only 17 when Dre was born divorced Theodore after four years of marriage and later remarried twice and had seven more children.

Young Dre was close to gang violence when he enrolled in Vanguard Junior High School and he did badly in school in terms of grades. As a result he concentrated on social life during his teens, visiting clubs to watch DJs in action. He made many useful relationships during this period of time.

Latest News

Dr. Dre Formally Apologizes for His Dark Past and to the Women He's Hurt

August 22, 2015 01:41:55 GMT

In the wake of "" box office success, addressed his dark past by apologizing to "the women I've hurt." The rapper admitted to wrongdoings in the past and deeply regretted his behavior.

Luke Bryan's 'Kill the Lights' Blocks Dr. Dre's 'Compton' From Billboard 200's No. 1

August 17, 2015 01:39:03 GMT

's "" has made its way out to No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200. The country superstar's latest album, released on August 7 via Capitol Records Nashville, lands atop the list with 345,000 equivalent units, reports Nielsen Music.

Kendrick Lamar Seems to Diss Drake on Dr. Dre's 'Compton' Album

August 08, 2015 03:01:12 GMT

isn't the only one who tries to pick a fight with in the past few days. Amid the two's highly-publicized feud, appears to take shots at the 6 God on a couple of songs off 's "Compton" album.

Dr. Dre to Donate All Proceeds of 'Compton' Album to Compton

August 07, 2015 02:55:40 GMT

is giving away the money he'll earn from what's going to be his first album in 16 years. During Apple Music's Beats 1 radio show with Zane Lowe on Thursday, August 6, the rap mogul announced that he'd donate all of his artist royalties from "" to help fund a new performing arts and entertainment facility in his hometown.

Dr. Dre Previews a Song From 'Straight Outta Compton' Album

August 06, 2015 03:00:56 GMT

lets fans take a peek into his long-awaited new album, which will also come as the soundtrack to "". A song which will likely appear on the record is previewed in a new clip released via Beats by Dre's Twitter account on Wednesday, August 5 to promote the upcoming biopic.

Dr. Dre Announces New Album Is Coming Out August 7, Scraps 'Detox'

August 02, 2015 18:26:07 GMT

Details of 's upcoming studio album have been unveiled. During his Beats 1 radio show "The Pharmacy", the producer announced he would drop his new album on August 7 and it's not his long-delayed record "". It's titled "".

Dr. Dre Is Releasing 'Straight Outta Compton'-Inspired Album This Week

July 30, 2015 09:30:11 GMT

's new music is coming out in a few days, according to . While visiting Philadelphia's Power 99 with director F. Gary Gray to discuss the upcoming biopic "", he revealed that his rapper/producer pal's readying an album "inspired" by the film and the project's planned for release later this week.

Eminem and Dr. Dre Have No Plan for N.W.A. Reunion Tour

July 23, 2015 06:35:24 GMT

and have shot down reports that they're going on a reunion tour with N.W.A. Hours after Universal expressed desire to have the group hit the road with Em to promote the upcoming film "", a rep for the two rappers told Rolling Stone they had no plans to embark on any tour at the moment.

Dr. Dre, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar Featured on 'Straight Outta Compton' Soundtrack

July 13, 2015 04:52:32 GMT

In anticipation of the biopic "" which is scheduled for release next month, it's been revealed that will feature his new music on its soundtrack. The news was shared by the film's director F. Gary Grew during a recent chat with MTV at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Dr. Dre and Ice Cube Named as Defendants in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Suge Knight

June 04, 2015 02:01:41 GMT

Suge Knight is not the only person who is being sued by Terry Carter's family over the fatal hit-and-run incident back in January. According to TMZ, Carter's family has also named and as defendants in the lawsuit.

New Dr. Dre Song '2Nite' Featuring Kendrick Lamar and Jeremih Leaks

May 25, 2015 08:18:39 GMT

A new track has made its way out online while it remains unclear when his long-awaited new album "" will arrive. Hitting the web over the weekend, the song features guest appearances from and .

P. Diddy Beats Dr. Dre as Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artist of 2015

May 06, 2015 22:24:13 GMT

is named the richest artist in hip-hop industry, according to an estimate by Forbes. The mogul netted approximately $735 million during the past twelve months. His money comes from Ciroc vodka, clothing lines Sean John and Enyce, alkaline water brand Aquahydrate, new tequila DeLeon, and multimedia network Revolt.

Videos: The Game Brings Out Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar for 10th Anniversary Concert in L.A.

January 20, 2015 04:53:13 GMT

's debut album "" turned 10 this year. To celebrate it, the rapper took over The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles for a special concert on Sunday night, January 18 and invited some of his famous pals to perform with him on the stage.

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Sued for Allegedly Swindling Monster Over Beats

January 07, 2015 06:50:29 GMT

and Jimmy Iovine have been sued by Monster over Beats Electronics. Monster CEO Noel Lee filed a lawsuit against Dr. Dre and Jimmy on Tuesday, January 6, accusing them of deceiving him before selling the headphone company to Apple for $3 billion.

Forbes Names Dr. Dre 2014's Highest-Paid Musician in the World

December 11, 2014 02:55:46 GMT

made more money in 2014 than any other musicians in the world. Despite the fact that he didn't release new music and albums in months, the rap mogul comes out at the top of the highest-paid musicians list released by Forbes.

Dr. Dre Tops Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash King List of 2014 With $620M

September 24, 2014 01:47:19 GMT

is officially the king of hip-hop. The veteran rapper has topped Forbes' list of the highest paid hip-hop artists in 2014 with $620 million in estimated pre-tax earnings, the highest annual total of any entertainer ever evaluated by Forbes.

Eminem Joined by Dr. Dre Onstage During His Wembley Gig

July 12, 2014 03:49:26 GMT

kicked off his two-day concert at London's Wembley Stadium on Friday, July 11. The rapper treated about 80,000 fans in attendance to the live performances of the tracks from his "" album as well as his older hits like "The Real Slim Shady", "Without Me" and "Lose Yourself".

Dr. Dre's Hollywood Hills Mansion Listed for $35 Million

June 11, 2014 07:19:43 GMT

Shortly after buying and 's mansion in Brentwood, Calif., listed his Hollywood Hills mansion. The property is described as having "the best view estate in the city" by Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency which listed the property. The music producer bought the house in 2011 for $15.4 million and now he's selling it for $35 million.

Dr. Dre's $3M Lawsuit Against Death Row Records Dismissed

May 13, 2014 01:50:36 GMT

Earlier this year, filed a new lawsuit against his former label Death Row Records. Now, TMZ reports that the suit, which finds the rapper/businessman demanding $3 million from the bankrupt label, has been dismissed by judge.

Dr. Dre Celebrates Apple-Beats Deal Worth $3.2 Billion

May 09, 2014 19:09:38 GMT

seemingly confirms the multi-billion dollar deal with Apple for his headphone brand, Beats. In a viral video posted by his pal , the top-notch producer/rapper is seen celebrating the lucrative deal with a number of his homies.

Dr. Dre Reportedly to Buy Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's Mansion

May 07, 2014 04:51:45 GMT

and apparently have found a potential buyer for their Brentwood mansion. As reported by TMZ, there were "multiple interested parties ready to put offers on the house," but the couple is now close to signing a deal with for their 14,300 square-foot estate.

Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar's Collaboration Previewed in New Beats Ad

December 07, 2013 03:34:18 GMT

and are joining forces for something hot and they have teased it in a new advertisement for the Beats Pill, a portable speaker system from Dre's Beats. In the 90-second ad, the two stars are seen recording a song in a studio together.

Website Fires Back at Dr. Dre Over Cheating Report

November 29, 2013 14:30:58 GMT

's request to TheDirty.com to take down false reports about him has been met with snark-filled response. The website's lawyer replied to the producer's cease and desist letter with his own letter that mentions such people as Bill Clinton and .

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Donate $70M to Create Academy of Arts and Business at USC

May 15, 2013 07:34:34 GMT

and Jimmy Iovine team up for an educational project. The rap mogul and the record producer, who join forces creating immensely-successful company for headphone line Beats by Dr. Dre which now expands into creating many forms of electronic devices including laptop, have made a $70M donation to create an academy at University of Southern California.

President Obama and Hollywood Celebrities Pay Tribute to Roger Ebert

April 05, 2013 03:11:02 GMT

Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, died from cancer at the age of 70 on Thursday, April 4 in Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times, where he worked for more than four decades, reported the sad news. "We were getting ready to go home today for hospice care, when he looked at us, smiled, and passed away," said his wife, Chaz Ebert. "No struggle, no pain, just a quiet, dignified transition."

Queen Elizabeth II Receives Honorary BAFTA Award

April 05, 2013 02:50:26 GMT

The reception held by British Academy Film and Television Awards on Thursday, April 4 saw the recognition of Queen Elizabeth II's longstanding support in British film and television industry. British stars gathered at Windsor Castle to honor the queen with an honorary BAFTA award.

Nicki Minaj Launches Special Pink Pill Edition of Beats by Dr. Dre

April 05, 2013 02:11:32 GMT

might have changed her outlandish style into a more normal look, as she said to MTV, but pink is definitely still her favorite color. The rapstress is teaming up with 's Beat Electronics to launch a limited edition of Pill portable wireless Bluetooth speaker.

Steven Tyler Testifies in Hawaii to Support Anti-Paparazzi Law

February 09, 2013 04:53:45 GMT

appeared at a legislative session to convince a Hawaii Senate committee to approve an anti-paparazzi law that bears his name. The former "" judge who just bought a home on Maui testified Friday, February 8 along with another rock legend Mick Fleetwood.

Rick Ross Sued Over '3 Kings' Along With Jay-Z and Dr. Dre

February 09, 2013 04:51:16 GMT

After dodging a life-threatening drive-by shooting incident last week, is facing yet another bump in his otherwise successful career as a rapper and record label big boss. The Maybach Music Group mogul, along with other A-listers and , has been sued by a couple of songwriters for what they claimed as an unauthorized "3 Kings" sample.

Dr. Dre, U2 and Elton John Lead Forbes' List of 2012 Highest Paid Musicians

November 29, 2012 08:36:37 GMT

Forbes Magazine has just released its list of 2012's highest paid musicians and it shows an international cast of pop stars, hip-hop giants, and rock icons. Rap mogul leads the pack of this year's top earners, followed by 's , The Rocketman , rock legendary group , and British boy band . The list also shows that most of the artists' earnings came from their rigorous touring and live shows.

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