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Dr. Dre

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Andre Romelle Young, known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur.

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He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and was previously co-owner of Death Row Records.

Death row is a special section of a prison in the United States, that houses inmates who are awaiting execution after being sentenced to death for the conviction of a capital crime.

Aftermath Entertainment is an American record label founded by hip hop producer and rapper Dr. Dre.

Beats Electronics LLC is a subsidiary of Apple Inc. that produces audio products.

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He has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many rappers, including 2Pac, The D.O.C., Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Xzibit, Knoc-turn'al, 50 Cent, The Game, and Kendrick Lamar.

Curtis James Jackson III, known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, television producer, entrepreneur, and investor.

Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California.

Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor.

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He is credited as a key figure in the crafting and popularization of West Coast G-funk, a rap style characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats.

Funk is a music genre that originated in the mid- to late 1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues.

G-funk, or gangsta-funk, is a subgenre of hip hop music that emerged from West Coast Gangsta rap in the early 1990s, heavily influenced by 1970s funk sound of artists such as Parliament-Funkadelic.

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As of 2018, he is the third richest figure in hip hop, with a net worth of $770 million.

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Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru.

World Class Wreckin' Cru was an electro group, best known for its contributions to early rap and its association with Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, and Michel'le.

World Class is the first extended play by American Los Angeles-based electro-hop group World Class Wreckin' Cru.

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He found fame with the influential gangsta rap group N.W.A with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella, which popularized explicit lyrics in rap to detail the violence of street life.

Lorenzo Jerald Patterson, better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Compton, California.

Antoine Carraby, better known by his stage name DJ Yella, is an American rapper, DJ, record producer and film director from Compton, California.

Gangsta rap or gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle.

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His 1992 solo debut The Chronic, released under Death Row Records, made him one of the best-selling American performing artists of 1993, and earned him a Grammy Award for the single "Let Me Ride".

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.

The Chronic is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist Dr. Dre.

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That year, he produced Death Row labelmate Snoop Dogg's quadruple platinum debut Doggystyle, and mentored producers such as his step-brother Warren G and Snoop Dogg's cousin Daz Dillinger.

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In 1996, Dr. Dre left Death Row Records to establish his own label, Aftermath Entertainment.

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He produced a compilation album, Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath, in 1996, and released a solo album, 2001, in 1999.

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During the 2000s, Dr. Dre focused on producing other artists, occasionally contributing vocals.

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Dr. Dre signed Eminem in 1998 and 50 Cent in 2002, and co-produced their albums.

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He has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year.

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Dr. Dre has had acting roles in movies such as Set It Off, The Wash and Training Day.

Training Day is a 2001 American crime thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, and written by David Ayer.

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Rolling Stone ranked Dre 56 on their list of "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".

Rolling Stone is an American biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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