Dr. Dre

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Andre Ramelle Young
  • Birth Place: Compton, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/18/1965, Aquarius
  • Profession: Producer; hip-hop artist
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Dr. Dre Fast Facts:
  • 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.
  • Dr. Dre Relationships:
  • Nicole Threatt - Wife
  • Truly Young - Daughter
  • Curtis Young - Son
  • Verna Griffin - Mother
  • Jenita Porter - Ex-significant Other
  • Lisa Johnson - Ex-significant Other
  • Andre Young Jr. - Son
  • Jerome Crayon - Half Brother
  • Cassandra Joy Greene - Ex-significant Other
  • Marcel Young - Son
  • Michel'le Toussaint - Ex-significant Other
  • Warren Griffin - Stepfather
  • Tyree Du Sean Crayon - Half Brother
  • Theodore Young - Father
  • Warren G - Stepbrother
  • Shameka Crayon - Half Sister
  • Truth Young - Son
  • La Tonya Danielle Young - Daughter
  • Dr. Dre Awards:
  • 2000 Grammy: Best Rap Album - Winner
  • 2009 Grammy: Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group - Winner
  • 2009 Grammy: Best Rap Album - Winner
  • 2000 Grammy: Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group - Winner

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