Personalities | Dr. Dre | Nineties | Rock

(Producer, rapper, songwriter, b. 1965)

Adopting the name Dr. Dre, Andre Young is colossally influential in rap. A creative force behind Niggaz With Attitude, he pioneered gangsta rap and has a vast number of production credits, including Snoop Dogg and Blackstreet’s ‘No Diggity’ to his name. Dre also created the more laid-back G-funk musical style. His classic debut solo album The Chronic (1992) was released on his own label Death Row Records (1992–96). Dre also discovered and produced Eminem.

Styles & Forms | Nineties | Rock
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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