Dr. Dre
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"Andre Romelle Young", known by his stage name "Dr. Dre", is an American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. Dre was previously the co-owner of, and an artist on, Death Row Records. He has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many rappers, including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Xzibit, 50 Cent, Game (rapper)/The Game, and Kendrick Lamar. He is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coast hip hop/West Coast G-funk, a style of rap music characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats. In 2014, Dr. Dre was ranked as the second richest figure in the American hip hop scene by Forbes magazine/Forbes with a net worth of $550 million.

Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru and later found fame with the influential gangsta rap group N.W.A with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella, which popularized the use of explicit lyrics in rap to detail the violence of street life. His 1992 solo debut The Chronic, released under Death Row Records, led him to become one of the best-selling American performing artists of 1993 and to win a Grammy Award for the single "Let Me Ride". That same year he produced Death Row labelmate Snoop Dogg's quadruple platinum debut Doggystyle.

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Dr. Dre - 2001.

Mission accomplished, we didn't have any problems as far as violence goes.

I wanted to be sure that my donation did two things: went directly into the hands of hurricane victims and that it was an amount that could really impact their lives and make a difference.

If there were no guns, we couldn't talk about it, ... You turn on TV, you see soldiers marching with guns. We only talk about things that's happening.

I wanted to be sure that my donation went directly into the hands of hurricane victims.

Over 80 million records sold and I ain't got to do it with tens or eleven year olds.

I'd rather deal with Tipper than Bush. He's trying to kill everybody in jail.

I'm gonna try and change the course of hip hop again.