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Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre/©Bozi/CORBIS
Born: Feb 18, 1965 in Los Angeles, CA
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Genre: R&B, Rap
Biography: More than any other rapper, Dr. Dre was responsible for moving away from the avant-noise and political stance of Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions as well as the party vibes of old-school rap. Instead, Dre pioneered gangsta rap and his own variation of the sound, G-funk. BDP's early albums were ...Read full biography
The Chronic
Released: 1992
Label: Hi-Note
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With its stylish, sonically detailed production, Dr. Dre's 1992 solo debut, The Chronic, transformed the entire sound of West Coast rap. Here Dre established his patented G-funk sound: fat, blunted Parliament-Funkadelic ...Read full review
2001 [Explicit Version]
Released: 1999
Label: Aftermath
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The Slim Shady LP announced not only Eminem's arrival, but it established that his producer Dr. Dre was anything but passé, thereby raising expectations for 2001, the long-anticipated sequel to The Chronic. ...Read full review
Apple hopes to lift street cred with $3B Beats buy
May 28, 3:14 PM EST
Apple adds hip-hop flair with $3 billion purchase of headphone maker, music streamer Beats
Dynamic duo: The success of Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre
May 10, 5:25 AM EST
Dynamic duo: The success of musical maestros Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre, Iovine donate $70M for new USC center
May 15, 2:13 PM EST
Hip-hop's Dr. Dre, music industry biggie Jimmy Iovine donate $70 million for new USC academy
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