Andre Romelle Young or known as Dr. Dre is a rapper, songwriter, audio engineer, record producer, and entrepreneur and also a former member of the group N.W.A, He founded and is the CEO of Beats Electronics and Aftermath Entertainment. His first solo studio album, The Chronic, established him as one of the best-selling American musicians of 1993.
Tairrie B, Dr. Dre's ex-labelmate, claimed that he assaulted her at a party in 1990 in response to her song "Ruthless Bitch" Lisa Johnson, the mother of three of Dr. Dre's children, claimed that he abused her many times, even when she was pregnant.
Dre was born "Andre Romelle Young" on February 18, 1965, in Compton, California. The Romells, his father's amateur R&B group, inspired his middle name. He attended Centennial High School in Compton before transferring to Fremont High School due to poor academic performance. He attended Chester Adult School in Los Angeles after graduating from high school.
When Dre was 16, he and his ex-girlfriend Cassandra Joy Greene had a son named Curtis. Dre and Jenita Porter had three daughters in 1988. Dre married NBA player Sedale Threatt's ex-wife Nicole in 1996. They have two children together: Truice, a son, and Truly, a daughter. On January 5, 2021, Dre suffered a brain aneurysm and was admitted to the ICU at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dre's house was targeted for an attempted burglary just hours after he was admitted to the hospital.
Dr. Dre was inspired by the Grandmaster Flash song "The Adventures of Grandmaster flash on the Wheels of Steel" He became a DJ at a club called Eve After Dark in Compton, California, where he met rapper Antoine Carraby. Soon afterwards he adopted the moniker Dr. Dre, a mix of previous alias "Dr. J" and his first name, referring to himself as the "Master of Mixology". His earliest recordings were released in 1994 on a compilation titled Concrete Roots. The record would become the group's first hit, selling more than 45,000 copies within the Compton area.
N.W.A and fellow West Coast rapper Ice-T are widely credited as seminal artists of the gangsta rap scene, Before the formation of N.W.A. Eazy E and Dre were friends. According to Jerry Heller, the two were best friends both before and after the N.W.A disbandment. Eazy responded with "Real Compton City G's" (also known as Real Muthaphuckkin G's), a dig at Dre's street cred. He also stated in the song that Dre's work pays Eazy.
After Ice Cube left N.W.A in 1989, Dr. Dre produced and performed for much of the group's second album Efil4zaggin. He also produced tracks for a number of other acts on Ruthless Records, including Above the Law's 1990 debut Livin' Like Hustlers, By the time Efil4zaggin was released, Dr. Dre had grown dissatisfied with his contract with Ruthless Records. He and The D.O.C left N.W.A. and Ruthless Records for Death Row Records in early 1992, effectively ending N.W.A.
At the peak of its popularity, after a disagreement with Eazy-E, on the advice of Suge Knight. Young's first single, the title track to the film Deep Cover, a collaboration with rapper Snoop Dogg, was released in 1992. Following the death of Tupac Shakur and the filing of racketeering charges against Suge Knight, Death Row Records' sales by 1997. Young left the label in March 1996 due to a contract dispute and concerns that the label's boss was corrupt, financially dishonest, and out of control. Later that year, he established his own record label, Aftermath Entertainment.