Andre Console Young or is famously known for his stage name ‘Dr. Dre’, is a successful American Rap Artist, Musician, DJ, Music Executive, Record Producer, Film Producer, and Entrepreneur.
Stage Name: Dr. Dre
Full Name: Andre Romelle Young
Birthday: February 18, 1965
Place of Origin: California, United States
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Profession: Rap Artist, Artist, Disc Jockey, Musician, Music Executive, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor, Film Producer, and Entrepreneur
Total Net Worth: $820 million US Dollars
Andre Console Young was born on February 18, 1965, in the City of Campton, California, United States. His parents are Theodore and Verna Young.
While his middle name ‘Romelle’ was referenced from his father’s R&B group called ‘the ‘Romells’. His parents were married in 1964, got separated in 1968, and later then got divorced in 1972. Dre shared that most of his time growing up, he was nurtured by his grandmother at New Wilmington Arms housing.
Dre had his education at Vanguard Junior High School in Campton, and sadly, because of some gang violence, he was transferred to a much safer community in Roosevelt Junior High School. He also attended Centennial High School in 1979 during his freshman years, then again transferred to South Central Los Angeles’ Fremont High School.
Dre already had a son that he named ‘Curtis’ at an early age of 16 years old with her girlfriend Cassandra Joy Greene who was 15 years old at that time. His son Curtis became a rapper under the alias of ‘Hood Surgeon’.
Two years later, Dre had a daughter, La Tanya Danielle Young, with his girlfriend Lisa Johnson, who at that time was still 15 years old. Together they have three daughters.
Five years after, Dre had a son, Andre Young Jr., with his girlfriend Jenita Porter. Unfortunately, Andre died at an early age of 20 years old, due to drug overdose of morphine and heroin.
Then after, Dre dated singer Michel’le, whom they had a son named Marcel in 1991. Michel’le also contributed vocals to Death Row Records and Ruthless Records albums.
Dre in 1996 got married to Nicole, where they have two children named Truice and Truly. The couple got divorced in 2020 due to irreconcilable differences.
Dre’s career in music started in 1984 to 1985 where he regularly visited Eve After Dark Club to watch some DJs and rap artists performing. It was not long that he became a DJ in that club, he goes by the alias ‘Dr. J’, after Julius Erving, his all time favorite basketball player. He was well known in the gig and referred to himself as the ‘Master of Mixology’.
Dre and DJ Yella performed on local radio stations like the KDAY, which boosted their afternoon show. He was able to release his first album in 1994 called Concrete Roots.
In 1986 to 1991, Dre started a Hip Hop group called N.W.A. and established Ruthless Records, where he met a lot of young and fresh artists including O’Shea Jackson, very well known as ‘Ice Cube’, and collaborated with him.
In 1992 to 1996 was the birth of Dre’s debut album called ‘The Chronic’ and the foundation of Death Row Records. During this time they have made collaborations with well known artists such as Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Jewell, Daz Dillinger, RBX, and the Lady of Rage.
In 1996 to 1998, Dre introduced and released the ‘Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath’ album, and has recently signed artist for the ‘Aftermath Entertainment’.
In 1999 to 2000, Dre released his second solo album called ‘2001’. As a record producer and musician, Dre continued his trend and collaborations with several well known artists.
In 2001 to 2007, Dre focused his attention on the production, after the success of his 2001 solo album. It was also during this time that he co produced Eminem’s famous Slim Shady Album, that gained several critics and fan attention.
In 2008 to 2014, Dre made an instrumental album called ‘The Planets’, after the planets on our solar system. While continuing his production and support to artist Eminem. He also made appearances on Jay-Z’s Home & Home Tour.
In 2015 to present time, Dre made an album called Compton. His album was also well supported and partnered with his crew and fellow artists.
Dre have made movie appearances in Set It Off, The Wash, and Training Day.
He also engaged in movie productions, where he initially thought of making horror films and dark comedies.
He produced a biographical film about N.W.A., called Straight Outta Compton.
Dre has his own brand of headphones called ‘Beats by Dr. Dre’. It was famous and made its way to a good market. He also made collaborations with other artists with their own signature headphones.
Major Computer Industries like Hewlette-Packard and Apple have purchased and partnered with the Beats product.
Dre supported charities in the University of Southern California, Compton High School, and Compton Unified School District.
Awards and Nominations
He is a visionary and has a keen eye on artists. He is a very successful record producer that has sold hundreds of millions of record albums by different notable artists.
All throughout his career, he has received several nominations and awards. Here are some of his achievements.
He has received nominations in BET Hip Hop Awards , Grammy Awards, and MTV Video Music Awards.
He has won awards in MTV Video Music Awards as Best Rap Video.
Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Rap Album, Producer of the Year, and Best Rap Solo Performance.
BET Hip Hop Awards as Hustler of the Year in 2014.
Dr. Dre Total Net Worth
Dr. Dre is one of the talented artists in his generation when it comes to music, writing, and entrepreneurship. He is recognized and acknowledged by many artists, celebrities, critics, and fans. He is a successful rap artist, record producer, actor, and film producer.
He has a total net worth of $820 million.