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.