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."

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