- Developed his DJing skills as a child when he played records at his mother's parties.
- Stage name is in homage to NBA legend Julius "Dr. J" Erving.
- In 1982, while still in high school, coformed the rap group World Class Wreckin' Cru.
- Created and popularized a new form of rap music called West Coast Gangsta Rap.
- Made film debut in the 1992 movie Juice.
- Made film directorial debut in Murder Was the Case in 1994. He also cowrote the script for the 18-minute movie.
- Launched the hip-hop careers of Snoop Dogg, Eminem and The Game.
- Produced and starred in the 2001 film comedy The Wash.
- 2009, Grammy — Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Winner
- 2009, Grammy — Best Rap Album: Winner
- 2000, Grammy — Best Rap Album: Winner
- 2000, Grammy — Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Winner
- Michel'le Toussaint — Ex-significant Other
- Warren Griffin — Stepfather
- Marcel Young — Son
- Truth Young — Son
- La Tonya Danielle Young — Daughter
- Lisa Johnson — Ex-significant Other
- Jerome Crayon — Half Brother
- Nicole Threatt — Wife
- Truly Young — Daughter
- Curtis Young — Son
- Verna Griffin — Mother
- Jenita Porter — Ex-significant Other
- Tyree Du Sean Crayon — Half Brother
- Theodore Young — Father
- Warren G — Stepbrother
- Shameka Crayon — Half Sister
- Andre Young Jr. — Son
- Cassandra Joy Greene — Ex-significant Other
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