Published on August 3, 2014
Dr. Dre: Dr. Dre Childhood: Childhood Born February 18, 1965 Andre Romelle Young grew up in Compton, California Both his parents were singers so Andre has always had music in his life Even his middle name is after a band in which his father played in The Romells PowerPoint Presentation: Andre attended Centennial High School, Fremont High School and the Chester Adult School Andre always had a love for music and for Christmas in 1984 he got his first turntable he would work hours mixing song together and creating his own mixes Andre started hanging out in an L.A. night club called Eve After Dark where he was hoping to get his chance on the turntables One night he finally got his break and joined the World Class Wrecking Cru which travelled around performing in night clubs Andre needed a name and got his idea from basketball star Julius Erving “Dr. J” and Andre became Dr. Dre First Big Break: First Big Break In 1985 Dr. Dre and six other rappers created the group N.W.A ( Niggaz With Attitude) there he had a bigger outlet to present his mixes One of the groups biggest songs “F*** the Police” even got a warning letter for the FBI to the record company Ruthless Records. The song showed the tension between police officers and black youth PowerPoint Presentation: In 1992 Dr. Dre broke out on his own with The Chronic and signed a new record deal with Death Row Records The biggest song on the album was “ Nuthin But A ‘G’ Thing” which featured an up and coming rapper Snoop Dogg and topped the hip-hop charts Dr. Dre’s second solo album was released in 1999. The album sold millions of copies and topped the hip-hop and pop charts Dr. Dre is still working on his third and said to be final album Detox but has yet to be released Producer: Producer Dr. Dre has made it big behind the scenes as a record producer and entrepreneur. He has signed many of artist but his biggest accomplishments have to be Eminem and 50 Cent Dr. Dre received a lot of flack for signing Eminem a white rapper but has had huge success despite. Entrepreneur : Entrepreneur Dr. Dre Also started a music software company as well as headphones Beats Electronics Andre and his partner Jimmy Lovine recently sold Beats Electronics to Apple for 3 billion dollars making Dr. Dre the richest rap artist. Andre will still have an executive role in the company with Apple Family: Family Andre Young is currently married to Nicole Threatt and has a totally of five children three from previous relationships One of Andre’s children Andre R. Young Jr. died from a drug overdose in 2008 PowerPoint Presentation: Andre Young continues to make a big impact in the music industry today. With his music mixes and recording software Works cited: Works cited "Andre Romelle Young." Bio . A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 03 Aug. 2014.