Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Birthday: Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre (born Andre Romelle Young on February 18, 1965) is one of my top 5 Hip-Hop producers and is also a key pioneering figure for the "g-funk" sound. He's the CEO of Aftermath Entertainment which hosts acts such as Eminem and 50 Cent, where he has also contributed to production of their albums, and formerly a co-owner and artist on Death Row Records.

Having begun his music career with Compton, California based World Class Wreckin' Cru, Dr. Dre later found fame as part of the gangster rap group N.W.A. He helped launch the careers of Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent and Eminem. Also doing production for Mary J. Blige, Truth Hurts, Raekwon, Eve, The Game and a host of others.

Dr. Dre has released a series of headphones called Beats By Dr. Dre. He has also teamed up with computer company HP to release a special edition Beats by Dr. Dre laptop pc, which includes a pair of the signature headphones. There are plans to launch an alcoholic beverage in April 2011, around the date he plans to release the long awaited Detox album.

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