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Dr. Dre

Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. Dre was previously the co-owner and artist of Death Row Records. He has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many rappers, including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent and Game. He is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coast G-funk, a style of rap music characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats. In 2011, Dr. Dre was ranked as the third richest figure in the American hip hop scene by Forbes with a net worth of $250 million. In 2012, he was put at the top of the list with $110,000,000 (£70,000,000). Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru and later found fame with the influential gangsta rap group N.W.A with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella, which popularized the use of explicit lyrics in rap to detail the violence of street life. His 1992 solo debut The Chronic, released under Death Row Records, led him to become one of the best-selling American performing artists of 1993

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Dr. Dre -- I'm Losing Billions to Fake Beats from China

Dr. Dre
I'm Losing Billions to Fake Beats from China

Dr. Dre -- who just made a fortune selling off Beats headphones -- wants to stop cheap, Chinese-made knockoffs from jacking his reputation ... so his company is suing alleged… READ MORE >

Lil Eazy-E -- My Dad Would Be Outraged I Was Rejected in N.W.A. Flick

Lil Eazy-E
My Dad Would Be Outraged I Was REJECTED in N.W.A. Flick

Lil Eazy-E thinks Ice Cube has BETRAYED the wishes of his former N.W.A. crew member by casting some no name to play Eazy-E rather than his own flesh and blood.Lil Eazy tells TMZ ...… READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
Dr. Dre's Son -- My Billionaire Dad's Not Sharing ... And I'm Cool With It

Dr. Dre's Son
My Billionaire Dad's Not Sharing ... And I'm Cool With It

Dr. Dre's son is celebrating his dad's multi-billion dollar Apple deal -- but adds he hasn't seen a DIME of Dre's fortune, doesn't expect to even now ... and he's not the least bit bitter.We… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
Dr. Dre -- Compton Mayor Offers Him Ultimate Baller Status

Dr. Dre
Compton Mayor Offers Ultimate Baller Status

Dr. Dre is about to get knighted ... Compton-style -- the music mogul's hometown wants to hand him a key to the city ... TMZ has learned. Mayor Aja Brown tells us she's reached out to Dre's… READ MORE >

- 73 days ago
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine -- Getting Gigs at Apple as Part of Beats Deal

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine
Getting Gigs at Apple as Part of Beats Deal

Move over Tim Cook ... Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are coming to Apple. As part of the massive deal that has Apple buying Beats Headphones for a reported $3.2 billion, Dre and Iovine "are likely to… READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
Dr. Dre -- Loses $3 Million Lawsuit -- But Who the Hell Cares?

Dr. Dre
Loses $3 Mil Lawsuit But Who the Hell Cares?

Dr. Dre just lost a bid to squeeze a quick $3 million out of bankrupt Death Row Records ... but $3 mil is pretty much beer money these days for a guy who's zeroing in on billionaire status.We did… READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
Dr. Dre -- Celebrates Billions by Dropping Beats with Tyrese [VIDEO]

Dr. Dre
Celebrates Billions ... Drops Beats with Tyrese

Dr. Dre is so close to billionaire status he can taste it -- and if Apple completes the purchase of Beats Audio ... we could be seeing a lot more parties like the one the Doc threw with Tyrese.… READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
Forbes to Dr. Dre -- Not So Fast ... You're No Billionaire

Forbes to Dr. Dre
Not So Fast ... You're No Billionaire

Dr. Dre better stop counting his chickens before they hatch -- calling himself the "first billionaire in hip hop" -- a rep for Forbes tells TMZ, once the $3.2 Billion Apple deal is finalized ...… READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
Dr. Dre -- 'I'M THE 1ST BILLIONAIRE IN HIP HOP' ... Now, Lets Celebrate!!

Dr. Dre
'I'M THE 1ST BILLIONAIRE IN HIP HOP' ... Now Let's Celebrate!

Ain't nuthin' like a BILLIONAIRE thing, baaaby ... just ask Dr. Dre who celebrated his MASSSIVE headphones deal with Apple last night by poppin' bottles and declaring himself the RICHEST MAN IN… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Dr. Dre Selling Beats for $3.2 BILLION ... Apple Deal Reportedly Close

Dr. Dre
Getting $3 BILLION for Beats!! Apple Deal Reportedly Close

Dr. Dre could be days away from being the first rapper turned BILLIONAIRE ... thanks to a mega-deal for Apple to snatch up his Beats Electronics brand.Apple will reportedly buy Beats for a… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago

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