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Dr. Dre

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Dr. Dre

American rapper, record producer, record executive, entrepreneur, bodybuilder and occasional actoradd

Category: Music

Born in 1965.

Countries: United States (69%), California (12%), (12%)

Main connections: Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Eminem

Linked to: Recording Industry Association of America, Interscope Records, Coors Brewing Company, Fox Broadcasting Company

 

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Dr. Dre was born in 1965 add something


1976

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. add something


1979

That stepbrother, Warren Griffin III, would eventually become rapper Warren G. Young attended Centennial High School in Compton, California during his freshman year in 1979, but transferred to Fremont High School due to poor grades. add something


1980

I Need a Doctor - The video begins with an introduction of Dr. Dre's music career, such as when he and fellow N.W.A. member DJ Yella were in the 1980s funk group World Class Wreckin' Cru


1984

He later joined the musical group World Class Wreckin' Cru under the independent Kru-Cut Records in 1984. add something


1986

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. add something


1987

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".


1988

In 1988, Dr. Dre had his second son, Andre Young Jr., with Jenita Porter. add something

 

Ice Cube - Ice Cube wrote Dr. Dre and Eazy-E's rhymes for the group's landmark album, Straight Outta Compton, California, released in 1988.


1990

Dre in 1990 in Orange County Superior Court seeking $5,000 of child support per month. add something


1991

After a dispute with Eazy-E, Dre left the group at the peak of its popularity in 1991 under the advice of friend, and N.W.A lyricist, The D.O.C. and his bodyguard at the time, Suge Knight. add something

 

In 1991, at a music industry party in Hollywood, he assaulted television host Dee Barnes of the Fox television program Pump it Up, feeling dissatisfied with a news report of hers regarding the feud between the remaining N.W.A members and Ice Cube. add something

 

MC Ren - Life reached the 1 spot on the Billboard 200 in 1991, financial conflict between Dr. Dre and Ruthless Records led to the group disbanding.

 

Real Muthaphuckkin G's - On the track Eazy-E ridiculed Dr. Dre for beating women, likely referencing Dr. Dre's 1991 assault and battery of Fox affiliated journalist Dee Barnes


1992

In 1992 Young released his first single, the title track to the film Deep Cover, a collaboration with rapper Snoop Dogg, whom he met through Warren G. Dr. Dre's debut solo album was The Chronic, released under Death Row Records. add something

 

Real Muthaphuckkin G's - In the song's lyrics Eazy-E refers to the 1992 single 'Fuck Wit Dre Day' as "Eazy's pay day" as Dr. Dre's unusual contract allowing him to move from Eazy-E's Ruthless Records to Suge Knight's Death Row Records granted Eazy-E retention of a portion of Dr. Dre's royalties

 

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

 

Real Muthaphuckkin G's - The year prior to the release of "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" Dr. Dre had departed N.W.A and acrimoniously formed Death Row Records with Suge Knight, releasing 1992's The Chronic with heavy support from up and coming rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg


1993

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 - Cube's fourth album Lethal Injection which was released in the end of 1993 and represented Ice Cube's first attempt at imitating the G-Funk sound of Dr. Dre's The Chronic, was not well received by critics.


1994

Dre's earliest recordings were released in 1994 on a compilation titled Concrete Roots. add something

 

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 ".


1995

A member Ice Cube for the song "Natural Born Killaz" in 1995. add something

 

Pac and positioning him as their major star, Young left the label amidst a contract dispute and growing concerns that label boss Suge Knight was corrupt, financially dishonest and out of control. add something


1996

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. add something

 

In 1996 a former ghost writer J-Flexx released a parody of Dr. Dre's 'Been There Done That', titled "Who Been There, Who Done That". add something

 

In 1996, he formed his own label, Aftermath Entertainment, under the distribution label for Death Row Records, Interscope Records. add something


1997

In 1997, Dr. Dre produced several tracks on The Firm's The Album; it was met with largely negative reviews from critics. add something

 

Pac and the racketeering charges brought against Knight. add something


1998

The turning point for Aftermath came in 1998, when Jimmy Iovine, the head of Aftermath's parent label Interscope, suggested that Dr. Dre sign Eminem, a rapper from Detroit . add something

 

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.


1999

Also during this time, Dre assisted on the mix for Nine Inch Nails' track "Even Deeper", from 1999 album The Fragile. add something

 

Dre performed on NBC's Saturday Night Live on October 23, 1999. add something

 

Dre produced three songs and provided vocals for two on Eminem's successful and controversial debut album The Slim Shady LP, released in 1999. add something


2000

Dre won the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical in 2000, and joined the Up in Smoke Tour with fellow rappers Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube that year as well. add something

 

It was initially titled The Chronic 2000 to imply being a sequel to his debut solo effort The Chronic but was re-titled 2001 after Death Row Records released an unrelated compilation album with the title Chronic 2000: Still Smokin in May 1999. add something

 

MC Ren - In 2000, he appeared on the song "Hello" which featured Dr. Dre and Ice Cube on Ice Cube's War & Peace Vol. 2 album.


2001

Blige for her album No More Drama in 2001. add something

 

He produced "Let Me Blow Ya Mind", a duet by rapper Eve and No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani and signed RB singer Truth Hurts to Aftermath in 2001. add something

 

In 2001 he told Time magazine, "I may hear something I like on an old record that may inspire me, but I 'd rather use musicians to re-create the sound or elaborate on it. add something

 

It peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming his first top-ten single on the chart since "Bad Intentions" reached number 4 in 2001. add something

 

Xzibit - He continued to star in films involving fellow rap artists such as The Wash, co-starring Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, in 2001 and The Slim Shady Show and 8 Mile, co-starring Eminem, in 2001 and 2002, respectively.

 

Ice Cube - In 2001, Ice Cube joined Dr. Dre, Eminem & Snoop Dogg on the Up In Smoke Tour.


2002

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. add something

 

Dre since approximately 2002, but fellow Aftermath producer Focus has credited Mel-Man as a key architect of the signature Aftermath sound. add something

 

Dre was the executive producer of Eminem’s 2002 release, The Eminem Show. add something


2003

In February 2003, a judge ruled that Aftermath would have to halt sales of Truth Hurts ' album Truthfully Speaking if the company would not credit Mangeshkar. add something

 

Game (rapper) - In late 2003, Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre decided to have Game work with 50 Cent and G-Unit in order to help build a growing buzz around Game which would fuel interest in G-Unit.

 

Shady Records - Near the end of 2003, Dr. Dre and Eminem signed a joint deal with Atlanta rapper Stat Quo


2004

Dr. Dre has won six Grammy Awards. add something

 

Dre told Scratch magazine in a 2004 interview that he has been studying piano and music theory formally, and that a major goal is to accumulate enough musical theory to score movies. add something

 

In 2004 he claimed to Songwriter Universe magazine that he had written the foundations of the hit Eminem song "The Real Slim Shady", stating, "I initially played a bass line on the song, and Dr. Dre, Tommy Coster Jr. and I built the track from there. add something

 

In November 2004, at the Vibe magazine awards show in Los Angeles , Dr. Dre was attacked by a fan named Jimmy James Johnson, who was supposedly asking for an autograph. add something

 

Busta Rhymes - In 2004, he signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment.

 

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 didn’t 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


2005

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". add something

 

In September 2005, Johnson was sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to stay away from Dr. Dre until 2008. add something

 

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.


2006

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. add something

 

Apl.de.ap - A music video for "Bebot" was filmed in and around Los Angeles in early July 2006, including in Kenneth Hahn Park, where Dr. Dre's "Nuthin' but a "G" Thang" video was filmed; the video features primarily Filipinos, Filipino Americans and other Asian-Americans from the Los Angeles area.


2007

In February 2007 it was announced that Dr. Dre would produce dark comedies and horror films for New Line Cinema-owned company Crucial Films, along with longtime video director Phillip Atwell. add something

 

Sam Sneed - He has since produced songs for the likes of G-Unit, Scarface, Jay-Z and many others, Sam went to work with Dr. Dre in 2007 again, but nothing manifested

 

Timbaland - On 3 April 2007, Timbaland released a collaboration album featuring artists including 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Elton_John, Fall Out Boy, Nelly Furtado, Missy Elliott, and others called Timbaland Presents Shock Value.


2008

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.


2010

Joseph Kahn directed the music video to "Kush" which was released on December 10, 2010. add something

 

The single was confirmed to be released in June 2010 with the album following in the Autumn of 2010. add something

 

After several delays, the album was finally scheduled to be released sometime in 2010 by Interscope Records, which has not set a firm release date for the album as of July 2010. add something


2011

Dre was featured on the cover of XXL in the December/January 2011 issue. add something

 

Tunes on February 1, 2011, and peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his first top-ten single as lead artist on the chart since "Fuck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')" in 1993, and making it his second highest peak on the chart ever as lead artist, behind only "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" which peaked at number 2 in 1993. add something

 

Dre and 50 Cent recorded a song titled "The Psycho," which would be the album's third single after the two artists settled their feud with each other in May 2011. add something

 

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

 

Kendrick Lamar - In August 2011, while onstage with fellow West Coast rappers Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Game at a West Los Angeles concert, the three of them crowned Lamar the "New King of the West Coast"


2012

Monster (company) - At the end of the five-year agreement between Monster and Dr. Dre in 2012, Dre decided not to renew

 

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - Kendrick shot a video for it featuring Dr. Dre at a mansion in Los Angeles in May 2012 although it was never released


2012

Tupac Hologram Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre Perform Coachella Live 2012.  

www.youtube.com (src: Tupac Shakur)

2013

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - On March 22, 2013, during an interview with Power 106, Dr. Dre said that he was working with Eminem, and that Eminem was "finishing up his project

 

Kendrick Lamar - In a November 2013 interview with "GQ", when asked "The Four MC's That Made Kendrick Lamar-", he answered Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop_Dogg and Mobb Deep, namely Prodigy


2014

The deal is expected to be completed around September 2014, with Dre and co-founder Jimmy Iovine, both making a move over to Apple as well add something

 

The first class of the Academy begins in September 2014 add something

 

Beats Pill - Following the August 2014 acquisition of Beats by Apple, a new ad was released featuring the Pill characters, in which Siri refuses to invite them attend a party being held by Dr. Dre to celebrate the deal


2015

In March 2015, singer Michel'le accused him of physical abuse during their time together as a couple, but did not initiate legal action add something

 

On his Beats 1 radio show "The Pharmacy" on August 1, 2015, Dre announced that he would release what would be his final album, titled "Compton" add something

 

In a statement to The New York Times on August 21, 2015, Dre addressed the allegations about his abusive past saying, Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life add something

 

The Documentary 2 - On January 30, 2015, after the delay, a picture of Dr. Dre, The Game, and Ice Cube was released on Instagram


2016

On January 30th, 2016, it was announced on twitter that Dr. Dre signed singer and songwriter, Anderson add something

 

On January 30, 2016, it was announced on Twitter that Dr. Dre signed singer and songwriter, Anderson add something

 

Ogg - In October 2016, Puff Daddy brought out Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, and others on his Bad Boy Reunion tour add something

 

Xzibit - He confirmed a brand new album to be released in 2016 with Dr. Dre as a featured producer

 

Scott Storch - Recent turn of events as of August 2016 include a "reunion" with long-time associate Dr. Dre, with future collaboration TBA.


2017

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


2019

Busta Rhymes - In February 2019, Busta Rhymes confirmed he's "finishing touches" of his new album with his longtime collaborator, Dr. Dre.