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Dr. Dre: Leading the Revolution of Hip Hop and Rap

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Dr. Dre is a rapper, record producer, record executive, and one of the most successful, most influential, well-known and wealthiest producers of the hip hop industry. He was born on February 18, 1965, in Compton, California and his real name is Andre Romel Young. He became famous as a member of N.W.A. (Niggaz With Attitude), a hip hop group that was a commercial success; then, he became a successful solo rapper. He was the co-founder of Death Row Records along with Suge Knight and the founder of Aftermath Entertainment. Dr. Dre launched the careers of Eminem, Snoop Dogg and The Game. The roster of Aftermath Entertainment includes: Eminem, Eve, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, The Game and of course Dr. Dre.

The Chronic and 2001 are two of the most successful albums of Dr. Dre, who is recognized as the man who revolutionized hip hop and rap, being an influence to its sound. Dr. Dre won a Grammy award for Producer of the Year in the year 2000 for The Marshall Mathers LP of Eminem and for his album 2001. He has made apperances in movies such as Set It Off, The Wash and Training Day but he said that he does not want to have a career as an actor. His son Curtis Young is a rapper called Hood Surgeon. Some songs of Dr. Dre are: “Let Me Ride”, “Natural Born Killaz”, “Still D.R.E.”, “Forgot About Dre” and “Bad Intentions.”

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