Dr. Dre - American singer, rapper, producer, and beatmaker
Dr. Dre’s real name is Andre Romelle Young. He was born in Los Angeles on 18 February 1965. At the moment of Dre’s birth, his mother was barely 16. When the boy was three years old, his parents divorced. Andre’s mother remarried and gave birth to three girls and a boy, who became a famous rapper. Today he performs as Warren G.
The future rap star attended numerous high schools. He had to leave one due to the worsening crime situation in the neighborhood. Then Andre’s family moved. He left another school due to bad grades. Dre finally graduated from high school. However, his bad grades didn’t allow him to enroll in an aviation school. This experience helped Andre realize that he wanted to devote his life to music. He started working as a DJ at high school parties.
In 1984 and 1985, the rapper attended the nightclub Eve After Dark, where rappers and DJs spent their free time. Later, he also became a DJ in the nightclub Dr.J. That’s when he adopted the pseudonym Dr. Dre.
Between 1986 and 1991, Dre spent his time working with MC Ren, Ice Cube, Arabian Prince, Eazy-E, and DJ Yella. They formed a group called Niggas With Attitudes or N.W.A. The artists performed songs, which contained offensive language. The lyrics talked about the problems faced by poor African Americans. Back then, it was a brand new music style called gangsta rap. Their first album, Straight Outta Compton, became very popular.