On February 18 Dr. Dre was born…

On February 18, 1965 Dr. Dre was born.

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The American rapper and producer, hailing from Compton, California, has had a career spanning 30 years, working with rappers such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and The Game. Aside from previously being the co-owner of Death Row Records, Dr. Dre was best known as being part of the rap group N.W.A., which was a fixture on the West Coast and bringing gangsta rap to popularity. In addition, his 1992 debut album, “The Chronic,” helped cement him as a rap superstar, with the album winning a Grammy Award.

“The Next Episode” featuring Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, and Nate Dogg, one of Dr. Dre’s signature hits:

Throughout his career he’s won six Grammy Awards and amassed a net worth of $550 million.

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