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Dr Dre: all news and scoops!

  • Occupation: rapper
  • Real name: Andre Romelle Young
  • Sign : Aquarius
  • Date of birth: Thursday, February 18, 1965 (age: 55)
  • Country: United States

It is in Compton, a suburb of Los Angeles, California, that Andre Romelle Young, better known as Dr. Dre, was born on February 18, 1965.

Only child of the couple Theodore and Verna Young, Andre Romelle has seven half-brothers and sisters as a result of his mother’s successive remarriages. Between 1976 and 1979, the young boy’s schooling was chaotic due to gang violence, changes of schools and low grades. In 1981, he became the father of a little boy named Curtis. However, he did not meet his son until twenty years later when he embarked on a career as a rapper, known as Hood Surgeon.

In 1984, Andre Romelle became more involved in the world of music and DJs under the pseudonym Dr. Dre and began his artistic career. In 1993, he was awarded the Grammy Award for best solo rap performance for his song Let me ride from his album The Chronic. Artists such as Warren G, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg participated in his second album, 2001, but the third opus is still pending.

But Dr. Dre keeps postponing the release of this album, which he ends up abandoning, replaced by Compton: a Soundtrack, released in September 2015, and on which also participated Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and The Game. Parallel to this career, Dr. Dre is also a producer for rap bands and appears as an actor in a few films such as Training Day in 2001. A savvy businessman, he created his own brand of headphones, earphones and speakers: Beats Electronics. The global success of the brand is such that it attracts the computer giant Apple, which buys the company for an estimated amount of several billion dollars.

On the heart side, the rapper has four sons and a daughter.

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