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Dr. Dre

pramesh Published On Fri Jul 10 2020   Modified On Sat Aug 08 2020
Dr. Dre

Facts of Dr Dre

Full NameDr. Dre
First NameDr. Dre
Birth NameAndre Romelle Young
ProfessionRapper, Actor, Music Producer
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityAfro-American
Birth CityCalifornia
Birth CountryAmerica
Father NameTheodore Young
Mother NameVerna Young
Gender IdentityMale
HoroscopeAquarius
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseNicole Young
No Of Children7
Awards6 Grammy Awards,MTV Best Rap Video Awards
FilmographySet It Off,The Wash,Training Day
EducationVanguard Junior High School, Fremont High School, Roosevelt Junior High School, Chester Adult School
Height185 cm
Weight90 kg
Networth$800 M
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Date of BirthFebruary 18,1965
Age55 years

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    of Dr Dre

    What is Dr Dre marital status ?Divorced
    How many children does Dr Dre have ?7
    Who is Dr Dre married with?Nicole Young
    What is the height of Dr Dre?185 cm
    What is the weight of Dr Dre?90 kg

    Who is Dr. Dre?

    Dr. Dre is one of the renowned rappers, songwriters, music producers, audio engineers, and also an entrepreneur, recognized as C.E.O. and founder of Aftermath Entertainment and Beat Electronics.

    He is also the former co-owner of famous records production company named Death Row Records, which is known for signing hip-hop legend Tupac and Snoop Dogg. As an actor, he also played the role of Black Sam in the movie "Set It Off."

    Why is Dr. Dre Famous?

    Dr. Dre is a famous musician, and one of the living legends of the Hip Hop industry. Starting as a rapper, songwriter, MC, and music producer for N.W.A., he is now famous as a record executive for Aftermaths record. 

    He is also recognized as one of the best hip-hop producers, as well as rappers of all the time.

    Dr. Dre recording songs in the studio

    Dre is famous as the 2nd richest hip-hop rapper as well as a producer on the Forbes list in 2014. He is also known for popularizing the West Coast-G-Funk. 

    He is also famous on Social media as his Official Instagram account has over 4.9 million followers.

    Dr. Dre's Official Instagram account

    Currently, Dr. Dre is the talk of the town for his sudden divorce with his former lawyer, wife Nicole Young.

    Dr. Dre's Bio, Early life and career

    Andre Romelle Young, best known as Dr. Dre, was born on February 18, 1965, in California, and is currently 55 years old, as of 2020. 

    He holds an American Nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.

    Dr. Dre

    Dre's father's name is Theodore Young, and his mother's name is Verna Young. His mother divorced Dre's father and married Curtis Crayon and had two sons Jerome and Tyree, and a daughter Shameka. 

    Dre kept getting into trouble in his high school days, which was the reason he attended Vanguard Junior High School, Fremont High School, Roosevelt Junior High School, and Chester Adult School, as he kept getting into trouble in his high school days.

    He desired to enroll for the apprenticeship program in Northrop Aviation Company, but it failed due to his poor grades, then he turned his mind towards music. 

    On his 19th birthday, he received a sound mixer, and later, he converted his room into a music studio. Dre started his career as a member of World Class Wreck' Cru and then got popularity with gangsta rap group N.W.A. He recorded a song "Surgery" along with N.W.A and their song dominated the electro-hop scene by selling more than 50k copies of the song within Compton alone.

    Dr. Dre, along with D.J. Yella, also performed on local radio station KDAy in a show "The Traffic Jam." 

    Later, in the year 1986, he met famous rapper O'Shea Jackson AKA Ice Cube and collaborated to record songs for Ruthless Records. He has also released a second album called "Efi14zaggin" along with N.W.A. Likewise, N.W.A.'s F**k the police are still ranked as the number one song that speaks about the police brutality against the minority.

    After N.W.A. started facing internal problems, Dre met Suge Knight and formed the Death Row Records in 1991. 

    As Death Row's co-founder, along with Bernice Burgos' then-boyfriend Sue Knight, Dre released his first single in collaboration with world-famous rapper Snoop Dog titled Nuthin' But A G Thang. 

    He met Snoop through Warren G. In 1993 and made a big leap in his career, releasing an album titled "The Chronic." 

    Dre started working as a producer and also produced Snoop Dog's debut album "Doggystyle," later he signed Tupac and released All Eyez on Me. He also started composing and producing music for various movies like "Above the Rim," "Murder was was the Case."

    Later, in 1995, he collaborated with fellow N.W.A. member Use Cuve for recording "Natural Born Killaz."

    Dr. Dre with Snoop Dog

    In the year 1995, Death Row Records signed rapper 2Pac and collaborated with Dr. Dre and released a single called "California Love," which topped the Billboard Hot 100. 

    He has also signed rapper Eminem on his record label Aftermaths and released Eminem's most acclaimed album "The Slim Shady LP," which sold over 4 million copies. 

    After that, in 2001, he signed R & B Singer, Truth Hurts to Aftermath. He has also worked as executive producer for Eminem's fourth album called "Encore." He has produced a multi-platinum album with rapper 50-cents in 2003. Not only that, but Dre also has produced the tracks for songs of Snoop Dog, 50 cents, Young Buck, Jay-Z, etc. 

    In 2006, Dre started working with Raekwon on his album "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II". He has appeared in a remix of the famous song "Set It Off" released by a Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall in 2008.

    Dre has also appeared as a guest vocalist on the single "Crack a Bottle" alongside Eminem in 2009, which sold a record 418,000 downloads in the very first week of release. 

    He has produced over 19 of 20 tracks for Eminem's album "Relapse" in 2009. During an interview at Fenway Park, he, along with Jimmy Lovine, confirmed that his single "Under Pressure" will feature Jay-Z and will be co-produced by Scott Storch, back in 2010.

    Dr. Dre with Eminem

    But, on November 14, 2011, Dre announced that he would e taking a break from the music after producing Slim the Mobster and releasing Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly under Aftermath. 

    Later, in the year 2012, he headlined the final nights of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. 

    After three years, in 2015, Dre announced that he would be releasing his final album called "Compton," which is inspired by N.W.A.'s biopic "Straight Outta Compton."

    Then in 2016, it was announced that Apple would create its first scripted Tv series, which will feature Dr. Dre, and the same year Sean Combs AKA Diddy brought out Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, and other various artists on his Bad Boy Reunion tour.

    As an actor, Dre made his debut through a movie "Set It Off" in the year 1996, appearing in a minor role; He also has appeared in "The Wash" and "Training Day." 

    Dre also has a headphones brand, "Beats by Dr. Dre," which in 2014 was bought by Apple Inc for over $3 billion.

    In his entire musical career, Dre has won over 6 Grammy Awards and has won two MTV Best Rap Video Awards for "Keep the Heads Ringin" and "Forget About Dre." 

    Rolling Stone has ranked Dre at 56th position in its 100 Greatest Artists of all the time list.

    Dr. Dre winning Award

    Dr. Dre's Net Worth

    Dr. Dre has an estimated net worth of over $800 million, as of 2020. He has earned a decent amount of money as being a rapper, audio producer, executive producer, entrepreneur. Dre is credited for popularizing West Coast G-Funk and is also raked as the third-richest rapper in the world. 

    He also earned a considerable sum selling his headphone brand to Apple inc, for over $3 billion.

    Recently, Dr. Dre made headlines for selling his Los Angeles based house for over $32.5 million. It covers 9696 sq. Ft and overlooks downtown Los Angeles for Hollywood Hills. 

    He has bought a Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen's house for over $40 million, which has terraces, moat, and an infinity pool. Dr. 

    Dr. Dre's house

    Dre owns various expensive cars such as Bentley Continental GT, Chrysler 300, Hummer H2.

    Dr. Dre's Cars

    Dr. Dre's Relationship Status

    Dr. Dre was previously married to his then-girlfriend Cassandra Joy Greene and has a son Curtis Young who goes by the name Hood Surgeon. Dre met his son way later after 20 years when Curtis young already was a rapper. 

    Later, Dre married Lisa Johnson and had a daughter La Tanya Danielle Young. He also had a son Andre Young Jr. born from his relationship with Jenita Porter.

    Dr. Dre with his family

    In the year 2008, Dre's son Andre Jr. died due to drug overdose in his mother's Woodland Hills home. He was only 20 years old when he tragically died.

    Andre Young's Funeral

    Dre also dated Michelle Young in 1988 and has a son named Marcel; Michelle and Dre separated in 1996. 

    After that, 1996, Dre tied the knot with Nicole Threatt, who was the ex-wife of N.B.A. Player Sedale Threat, and they have a son named Truice and a daughter named Truly form their marriage.

    Dr. Dre with Nicole Young

    Recently, on June 29, 2020, Dre's wife Nicole filed for a divorce against Dre citing irreconcilable differences. So, now, Dr. Dre is assumed to be single after his divorce with Nicole. 

    Dr. Dre's Body

    Dr. Dre's Statistics and Measurements

    NameDr. Dre
    D.O.B.February 18, 1965
    Age55 years
    ProfessionRapper, Actor, Music Producer
    Height185 cm
    Weight198 lbs
    Hair ColorBlack
    Eyes ColorDark brown
    HoroscopeAquarius

    F.A.Q.'s on Dr. Dre

    Who are Dr. Dre's parents?

    Dr. Dre's father's name is Theodore Young, and his mother's name is Verna Young. 

    How much is Dr. Dre's net worth?

    The estimated net worth of Dr. Dre is over $800 million, as of 2020.

    How much was Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics sold for?

    Dr. Dre sold the Beats Electronics to Apple Inc. for over $3 billion.

    Are Nicole Young and Dr. Dre divorced?

    Dr. Dre and Nicole Young got divorced in July 2020, citing irreconcilable differences.

    What's Dr. Dre's height and weight?

    Dr. Dre's is 185 cm tall and weighs around 198-to 200 lbs or 90 kgs.

    How many Grammys does Dr. Dre has won so far?

    Dr. Dre has won over six Grammy awards up until now, for his marvelous works.