Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre

American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur
The chief architect of West Coast gangsta rap, a seminal record producer, and a legendary rapper.
BornFebruary 18, 1965
HometownCompton, California, United States of America
Net worth$500 million
Height6'1" (1.85m)
SpouseNicole Plotzker (m 1996 - 2021)
ChildrenTruice Young , Hood Surgeon , La Tanya Danielle Young
ParentsTheodore Young , Verna Young
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Super Bowl Performers Vow To Open Doors For More Hip-Hop

Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg said the NFL was late embracing hip-hop and vowed that their Super Bowl halftime show would create more opportunities for the genre."We're going to open more doors for hip-hop artists in the future and making sure that the NFL understands that this is what it should have been a long time ago," Dre said at a moderated appearance the trio made Thursday without their Sunday co-headliners Kendrick Lamar and Eminem."It's crazy that it took all of this time for us to be recognized," Dre said. "I think we're going to do a fantastic job. We're going to do it so big that they can't deny us anymore in the future."No reporters were allowed to ask questions, unlike in previous years.The five music icons will perform at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Lamar are Southern California natives. Snoop Dogg called it a "great moment" that combined "the biggest sporting event in the world" with hip-hop, "the biggest form of music in the world.""We appreciate the NFL for even entertaining hip-hop because we know a lot of people that don't want hip-hop on stage," he said. "But we're here now and there's nothing you can do about it."Other rap artists who have performed at previous Super Bowl halftime shows include Travis Scott, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Nelly and Big Boi of Outkast. Pop-rap group Black Eyed Peas performed during halftime as well.Dre said there will be surprises during their show, but he's already added two deaf musicians Warren "Wawa" Snipe and Sean Forbes. It'll be the first time deaf performers will take part in the halftime show.Wawa and Forbes will use their hands, body and facial expressions to deliver unique renditions of the songs in American Sign Language as the superstar performers rap and sing on stage.The five music artists set for Sunday's show have a combined 44 Grammys. Eminem has the most with 15. Blige is the only return performer among the group she was part of an ensemble cast that featured Aerosmith, NSYNC, Britney Spears and Nelly back in 2001.Dre emerged from the West Coast gangster rap scene alongside Eazy-E and Ice Cube to help form the group N.W.A., which made a major mark in the hip-hop culture and music industry with controversial lyrics in the late 1980s. Dre is responsible for promoting rap stars such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent and Lamar. Dre also produced Blige's No. 1 hit song "Family Affair."Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Blige and Lamar join a list of celebrated musicians who have played during Super Bowl halftime shows, including Beyonc, Madonna, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and most recently The Weeknd.The game and halftime show will air live on NBC.Additional reporting by The Associated Press.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story
Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story
1h 36min
2020
Straight From the Streets
Straight From the Streets
2020
The Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones
2017
NWA & Eazy-E: Kings of Compton
NWA & Eazy-E: Kings of Compton
1h 20min
2017
Interscope Presents: The Next Episode
Interscope Presents: The Next Episode
2003
The Wash
The Wash
R
1h 33min
2001
Who's the Man?
Who's the Man?
R
1h 25min
1993
Beats: The True Life Story of Dr. Dre
Beats: The True Life Story of Dr. Dre

Albums

Gospel
Gospel
2022
Scenic Route
Scenic Route
2022
Black Privilege
Black Privilege
2022
Fallin Up
Fallin Up
2022
Diamond Mind
Diamond Mind
2022
ETA
ETA
2022
Compton
Compton
2015
DVD Collector's Box
DVD Collector's Box
2015
Kings
Kings
2014
D-Tox
D-Tox
2014
Back to Basics
Back to Basics
2013
3 Kings
3 Kings
2012
Detox Chroniclez, Vol. 4
Detox Chroniclez, Vol. 4
2011
I Need a Doctor
I Need a Doctor
2011
Live In Europe
Live In Europe
2011
Legend of the West
Legend of the West
2010
Kush
Kush
2010
Detox Chroniclez, Vol. 3
Detox Chroniclez, Vol. 3
2010
Detox Chroniclez, Vol. 2
Detox Chroniclez, Vol. 2
2009
Dr Dre's Death Row
Dr Dre's Death Row
2007
Legend of Hip Hop
Legend of Hip Hop
2007
Chronicles: Death Row Classics
Chronicles: Death Row Classics
2006
Dr. Dre & Friends
Dr. Dre & Friends
2005
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
2005
Dr. Dre vs. World Class Wreckin' Crew
Dr. Dre vs. World Class Wreckin' Crew
2005