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Dr. Dre

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It’s officially Dre Day!

Today, February 18th, rap mogul, and West Coast legend Dr. Dre turns 53. He was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with NWA and he has also contributed to some of music’s biggest rap anthems.

Heres 10 Facts you might have forgot about Dre!

  • Birth name is Andre Romelle Young.
  • Dre’s music career began as a DJ at a club named “The Eve After Dark” and His DJ name was Dr. J.
  • He was an original member of the hip-hop group N.W.A. formed in 1986.
  • His first film appearance was in the 1996 film “Set it off”
  • In 1996, he left Death Row Records to establish his own label, Aftermath Entertainment.
  • In 2008 Dr. Dre released his first brand of headphones, Beats By Dr. Dre. It was sold to tech giants Apple in May 2014 for a reported 464 billion, the most expensive Apple takeover purchase ever.
  • Dr. Dre and the Neptunes are the only hip-hop producers to ever win Producer of the Year at the Grammys.
  • In 2014 He earned $20 per second
  • As of 2017 he is the third richest figure in hip hop according to Forbes with a net worth of $740 million
  •  Dr. Dre has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GOAT!  Here are some of my favorite Beats by Dre.

 

Happy Birthday Dr. Dre! 10 Facts About Dre was originally published on Hot1079Philly.com

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