Knowledge Identifier: +Dr._Dre
Born in 1965.
Countries: United States (69%), California (12%), (12%)
Linked to: Recording Industry Association of America, Interscope Records, Coors Brewing Company, Fox Broadcasting Company
In 1976, Young began attending Vanguard Junior High School in Compton, California, but due to gang violence, he transferred to the safer suburban Roosevelt Junior High School.
In 1986, Dr. Dre met rapper Ice Cube, who collaborated with Dr. Dre to record songs for Ruthless Records, a rap record label run by local rapper Eazy-E. N.W.A and fellow West Coast rapper Ice-T are widely credited as seminal artists of the gangsta rap genre, a profanity-heavy subgenre of hip hop, replete with gritty depictions of urban crime and gang lifestyle.
Ice Cube - In 1987, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre released the single My Posse, under the alias CIA. After the collaboration, Ice Cube showed bubba vakzz the lyrics to, "Boyz-n-the-Hood".
The Next Episode - The single's title harkens back to Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's classic smash hit "Nuthin' But a "G" Thang" from Dre's 1992 solo debut "The Chronic" in which Snoop Dogg instructs listeners at the end of the chorus to, "just chill, 'til the next episode,", the line itself being a reference to the song "It's My Thang," from the EPMD album "Strictly Business", which in fact did not refer to this single but its predecessor, a leftover song from 1993 originally recorded for "Doggystyle", but not included in its final ve
Ice Cube - Around this time in 1993, he worked with Tupac Shakur on his album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z., appearing on the track "Last Wordz" with Ice-T. He did a song with Dr. Dre for the first time since he left N.W.A: "Natural Born Killaz", for the Murder Was The Case soundtrack, and contributed to the Office Space soundtrack.
Ice Cube - In 1994, Ice Cube had reunited with former N.W.A member Dr. Dre, who was now part of Death Row Records, in their duet "Natural Born Killaz ".
A member Ice Cube for the song "Natural Born Killaz" in 1995.
Dre made his first on screen appearance as a weapons dealer in the 1996 bank robbery movie Set It Off. In 2001, Dr. Dre appeared in the movies The Wash and Training Day. A song of his, "Bad Intentions" (featuring Knoc-Turn 'Al) and produced by Mahogany, was featured on The Wash soundtrack.
Eminem - After being signed to Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records in 1998, Eminem released his first major studio album, The Slim Shady LP, heavily based on the production by Dr. Dre, one year later in 1999.
Kurupt - It was through this deal Brown released his debut solo album Kuruption/ in 1998, with appearances by Dr. Dre, Buckshot, and former foe N.O.R.E. The video for the single, "Ask Yourself a Question" was directed by writer-journalist-filmmaker Barry Michael Cooper (who wrote the screenplays for "New Jack City", "Sugar Hill", and "Above The Rim"); it featured Dr. Dre, producer of the song.
Dre in the fall of 2002, when Sa Re Ga Ma, a film and music company based in Calcutta, India, sued Aftermath Entertainment over an uncredited sample of the Lata Mangeshkar song "Thoda Resham Lagta Hai" on the Aftermath-produced song "Addictive" by singer Truth Hurts.
Xzibit - Musically, he started the year off with the release of his second compilation album Appetite for Destruction featuring 50 Cent on one track, consisting mostly of tracks from his Dre period and songs that didnt make the cut for his fifth studio album Weapons of Mass Destruction, which was released in December 2004, entering the charts at 43 in the U.S. For this album, he reunited with Columbia Records, after having parted ways with producer and mentor Dr. Dre. The album managed to go gold, but yet again Xzibit was unhappy with the promotion and backing of his label, claiming
For an issue of Rolling Stone magazine in April 2005, Dr. Dre was ranked 54th out of 100 artists for Rolling Stone magazine's list "The Immortals: The Greatest Artists of All Time".
Young Buck - Back in 2005, he pleaded no contest to assault with a chance to produce bodily injury after he stabbed a man while trying to defend Dr. Dre at the 2004 Vibe Awards.
In November 2006, Dr. Dre began working with Raekwon on his album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II. He produced tracks for the rap albums Buck the World by Young Buck, Curtis by 50 Cent, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment by Snoop Dogg, and Kingdom Come by Jay-Z. Dre appeared on Timbaland's track "Bounce", from his 2007 solo album, Timbaland Presents Shock Value along side, Missy Elliott, and Justin Timberlake.
The D.O.C. - In a May 2008 interview, The D.O.C. revealed that he and Dr. Dre were working on his fourth album, entitled Voices Through Hot Vessels.
I Need a Doctor - The song is produced by British record producer Alex da Kid, mixed by Dr. Dre, and was released for digital download through the American iTunes Store on February 1, 2011
Monster (company) - At the end of the five-year agreement between Monster and Dr. Dre in 2012, Dre decided not to renew
Scott Storch - Recent turn of events as of August 2016 include a "reunion" with long-time associate Dr. Dre, with future collaboration TBA.
Jimmy Iovine - In July 2017, HBO ran a four-part documentary about Jimmy Iovine's relationship with Dr. Dre and other musicians titled "The Defiant Ones"
Eminem - On November 28, Dr. Dre posted a video confirming the album's release date as December 15, 2017
Busta Rhymes - In February 2019, Busta Rhymes confirmed he's "finishing touches" of his new album with his longtime collaborator, Dr. Dre.