He attended Centennial High School in Compton during his freshman year in 1979, but transferred to Fremont High School in South Central Los Angeles due to poor grades. Lucasfilm Ltd., the film company behind the Star Wars film franchise, sued him over the use of the THX-trademarked "Deep Note". Dre's release of The Chronic in the early 1990's changed the face of rap, and made him even more famous. With Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora. Directed by Hype Williams. Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, audio engineer, record executive, and entrepreneur. and his bodyguard at the time, Suge Knight. 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It was an idea left unrealized once Eazy-E died in 1995. Lists Jason Baum's Top 6 Music Videos (and 4 Music Films) of 2019 [157]:234–235, A consequence of his perfectionism is that some artists who initially sign deals with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label never release albums. In this break, he stated that he would "work on bringing his Beats By Dre to a standard as high as Apple" and would also spend time with his family. [...] I apologize to the women I've hurt. [2]:18–19 He later dropped out of Chester to focus on performing at the Eve's After Dark nightclub. It is acknowledged that most of Dr. Dre's raps are written for him by others, though he retains ultimate control over his lyrics and the themes of his songs. [148] In 2001 he told Time magazine, "I may hear something I like on an old record that may inspire me, but I'd rather use musicians to re-create the sound or elaborate on it. Dre has also had acting roles in movies such as Set It Off, The Wash and Training Day. His parents married in 1964, separated in 1968, and divorced in 1972. It is inspired by the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton and is a compilation-style album, featuring a number of frequent collaborators, including Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Xzibit and the Game, among others. Dre used a minimoog synth to replay the melody from Leon Haywood's 1972 song "I Wanna Do Somethin' Freaky to You" for the Chronic's first single "Nuthin' but a "G" Thang" which became a global hit. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Prime Video has you covered this holiday season with movies for the family. I've been married for 19 years and every day I'm working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. Percussion instruments, particularly sleigh bells, are also present. Samples. It was revealed Dr. Dre had a blood-alcohol of 0.16, twice the state's legal limit. Can it be? [166] She was granted a restraining order against him. IMDb takes a look at Gal Gadot's biggest roles, and the parts she never got the chance to play. ", "TAIRRIE B, HIP-HOP'S ORIGINAL BAD BITCH, IS BACK", "Dr. Dre Apologizes to the 'Women I've Hurt, "N.W.A Tell All: Inside the Original Gangstas' Rolling Stone Cover Story", "Dr. Dre Apologizes "to the Women I've Hurt, "The Violent Art, Violent Reality of Dr. Dre : Rap: The producing genius behind pioneer rap group N.W.A. Dre took advantage of the situation and formed Aftermath Entertainment. [168], From 1988 to 1996, Dre dated singer Michel'le, who frequently contributed vocals to Ruthless Records and Death Row Records albums. Soul and R&B pianist Mark Batson, having previously worked with The Dave Matthews Band, Seal and Maroon 5 has been credited as the architect of this sound. [24] In 1997, Dr. Dre produced several tracks on the Firm's The Album; it was met with largely negative reviews from critics. The project is a partnership between Dr. Dre and the Compton Unified School District. In August 2015, in an interview with Rolling Stone,[194] Dre lamented his abusive past, saying, "I made some fucking horrible mistakes in my life. But I paid for those mistakes, and there's no way in hell that I will ever make another mistake like that again. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of the website AllMusic described the compiled music, released "several years before Dre developed a distinctive style", as "surprisingly generic and unengaging" and "for dedicated fans only".[9]. She stated that she had gone to Hawaii before the end of 2013 for a few weeks to work with him on "so many things" including his upcoming album and a project of her own among other unspecified projects. On April 20, 2010, "Under Pressure", featuring Jay-Z and co-produced with Scott Storch, was confirmed by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre during an interview at Fenway Park as the album's first single. The center will encompass creative resources and a 1,200-seat theater, and is expected to break ground in 2020. At this time, he also switched from using the E-mu SP-1200 to the Akai MPC3000 drum kit and sampler, which he still uses today. [202][203][204], "Andre Young" redirects here. Cold 187 um was at the time experimenting with 1970s P-Funk samples (Parliament, Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton etc. Young ushered in a new style of rap, both in terms of musical style and lyrical content, including introducing a number of artists to the industry including Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, RBX, the Lady of Rage, Nate Dogg and Jewell. 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Soon afterwards he adopted the moniker Dr. Dre, a mix of previous alias Dr. … For the New York State radio and television presenter, see, American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur, 1996–1998: Move to Aftermath Entertainment, Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel, Fuck wit Dre Day (and Everybody's Celebratin'), Recording Industry Association of America, Australian Recording Industry Association, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, "Hip-Hop's Next Billionaires: Richest Rappers 2019", 10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.A2224243, "Q&A w/The D.O.C. In their first recording session, they recorded a song entitled "Surgery", with the lyrics "calling Dr. Dre to surgery" serving as the chorus to the song. In 2006 he told Rolling Stone: At the time, I saw Dr. Dre desperately needed something," Storch says. In 1987, Dre sampled the Ohio Players' ARP synth riffs from their 1973 funk hit "Funky Worm" in the N.W.A song "Dopeman". [128] According to Salon, Dr. Dre's ethos seems to be aligned with seven of the ten principles of the Burning Man community: "radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation and immediacy."[124]. The multi-faceted artist – who sings, songwrites, produces and plays piano – will release his debut album Now I Rise on May 29th, 2020 through a joint-venture partnership with DubShot Records and Kingston Hills Entertainment. Following his assault of television host Dee Barnes, he was fined $2,500, given two years' probation, ordered to undergo 240 hours of community service, and given a spot on an anti-violence public service announcement. wrote lyrics for him while he stuck with producing. Knight, a notorious strongman and intimidator, was able to have Eazy-E release Young from his contract and, using Dr. Dre as his flagship artist, founded Death Row Records. After brief attendance at a radio broadcasting school, he relocated to the residence of his father and residence of his grandparents before returning to his mother's house. In the start of his career as a producer for the World Class Wreckin Cru with DJ Alonzo Williams in the mid-1980s, his beats were in the electro-hop style pioneered by The Unknown DJ, and that of early hip-hop groups like the Beastie Boys and Whodini. [4] Johnson stated that he beat her many times, including while she was pregnant. [2]:14 Eve After Dark had a back room with a small four-track studio. He attempted to enroll in an apprenticeship program at Northrop Aviation Company, but poor grades at school made him ineligible. In 1986, Dr. Dre met rapper O'Shea Jackson—known as Ice Cube—who collaborated with him to record songs for Ruthless Records, a hip hop record label run by local rapper Eazy-E. N.W.A and fellow West Coast rapper Ice-T are widely credited as seminal artists of the gangsta rap genre, a profanity-heavy subgenre of hip hop, replete with gritty depictions of urban crime and gang lifestyle. [96], In a June 2014 interview with RapUpTV, Marsha Ambrosius talked about working on Dr. Dre's third album. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of the website AllMusic described the sound of the album as "adding ominous strings, soulful vocals, and reggae" to Dr. Dre's style. In February 2007, it was announced that Dr. Dre would produce dark comedies and horror films for New Line Cinema-owned company Crucial Films, along with longtime video director Phillip Atwell. [180][181][182], On January 27, 1991, at a music industry party at the Po Na Na Souk club in Hollywood, Dr. Dre assaulted television host Dee Barnes of the Fox television program Pump it Up, following an episode of Pump It Up where her interview with NWA had been followed by an interview with Ice Cube in which he dissed NWA and mocked the D.O.C. [98], The length of time that Detox had been recorded for, as well as the limited amount of material that had been officially released or leaked from the recording sessions, had given it considerable notoriety within the music industry. By submitting this form, you agree to the Universal Music Group Privacy Policy. is no stranger to the inside of a courtroom. [64], In 2007, Dr. Dre's third studio album, formerly known as Detox, was slated to be his final studio album. Kanye West wrote the summary for Dr. Dre, where he stated Dr. Dre's song "Xxplosive" as where he "got (his) whole sound from". [2]:6–8 In 1976, Dre began attending Vanguard Junior High School in Compton, but due to gang violence, he transferred to the safer suburban Roosevelt Junior High School. In February 2003, a judge ruled that Aftermath would have to halt sales of Truth Hurts' album Truthfully Speaking if the company would not credit Mangeshkar. [13], On the strength of singles such as "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang", "Let Me Ride", and "Fuck wit Dre Day (and Everybody's Celebratin')" (known as "Dre Day" for radio and television play), all of which featured Snoop Dogg as guest vocalist, The Chronic became a cultural phenomenon, its G-funk sound dominating much of hip hop music for the early 1990s. Inspired by the Grandmaster Flash song "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel", Dr. Dre often attended a club called Eve After Dark to watch many DJs and rappers performing live. [40], Following the success of 2001, Dr. Dre focused on producing songs and albums for other artists. During this period, Dre's signature "west coast whistle" riffs are still present albeit in a lower pitch, as in "Light Speed", "Housewife", "Some L.A. Niggaz" and Eminem's "Guilty Conscience" hook. That year, he produced Death Row labelmate Snoop Doggy Dogg's debut album Doggystyle, and mentored producers such as his step-brother Warren G (leading to the multi-platinum debut Regulate...G Funk Era in 1994) and Snoop Dogg's cousin Daz Dillinger (leading to the double-platinum debut Dogg Food by Tha Dogg Pound in 1995). [189][190], Ben Westhoff, author of Original Gangstas: the Untold Story of Dr Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap, investigated claims of Dr. Dre's alleged abuse. [37] French jazz musician Jacques Loussier sued Aftermath for $10 million in March 2002, claiming that the Dr. Dre-produced Eminem track "Kill You" plagiarized his composition "Pulsion". [7][non-tertiary source needed] He later joined the musical group World Class Wreckin' Cru under Kru-Cut in 1984. In 1994, starting with the Murder was the Case soundtrack, Dre attempted to push the boundaries of G-funk further into a darker sound. These influences are evident in Eazy-E's 1986 song "Boyz-n-the-Hood", which Dre produced. Was this review helpful to you? I was young, fucking stupid. [95] On January 9, 2012, Dre headlined the final nights of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, on the weekends of April 13–15 and April 20–22, 2012. [32] The album featured numerous collaborators, including Devin the Dude, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Xzibit, Nate Dogg, Eminem, Knoc-turn'al, King T, Defari, Kokane, Mary J. Blige and new protégé Hittman, as well as co-production between Dre and new Aftermath producer Mel-Man. He co-produced six tracks on Eminem's landmark Marshall Mathers LP, including the Grammy-winning lead single, "The Real Slim Shady". During the early 1990s, Dre was credited as a key figure in the crafting and popularization of West Coast G-funk, a subgenre of hip hop characterized by a synthesizer foundation and slow, heavy beats. The group popularized explicit lyrics in hip hop to detail the violence of street life. [138][139][140] Bad Boy Records producer Chucky Thompson stated in the April 2004 issue of XXL magazine that the sound of Doggystyle and The Chronic was the basis for the Notorious B.I.G. This FAQ is empty. from Dr. Dre's album 2001. He'll program a beat, then ask the musicians to play along; when Dre hears something he likes, he isolates the player and tells him how to refine the sound. 's 1989 debut No One Can Do It Better, J.J. Fad's 1988 debut Supersonic and funk rock musician Jimmy Z's 1991 album Muzical Madness. `` Burning man Only hip-hop, but did n't reveal the New title of! Along with his co-star Snoop Dogg artists, occasionally contributing vocals of Death Row Records in... 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