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Dr. Dre

More than any other rapper, Dr. Dre was responsible for moving away from the avant-noise and political stance of Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions as well as the party vibes of old-school rap. Instead, Dre pioneered gangsta rap and his own variation of the sound, G-funk. BDP's early albums were hardcore but cautionary tales of the criminal mind, but Dre's records with N.W.A. celebrated the hedonistic, amoralistic side of gang life. Dre was never much of a rapper -- his rhymes were simple and his delivery was slow and clumsy -- but as a producer, he was extraordinary. With N.W.A. he melded the noise collages of the Bomb Squad with funky rhythms. On his own, he reworked George Clinton's elastic funk into the self-styled G-funk, a slow-rolling variation that relied more on sound than content. When he left N.W.A. in 1992, he founded Death Row Records with Suge Knight, and the label quickly became the dominant force in mid-'90s hip-hop thanks to his debut, The Chronic. Soon, most rap records imitated its sound, and his productions for Snoop Doggy Dogg and Blackstreet were massive hits. For nearly four years, G-funk dominated hip-hop, and Dre had enough sense to abandon it and Death Row just before the whole empire collapsed in late 1996. Dre retaliated by forming a new company, Aftermath, and while it was initially slow getting started, his bold moves forward earned critical respect.

Dre (born Andre Young, February 18, 1965) became involved in hip-hop during the early '80s, performing at house parties and clubs with the World Class Wreckin' Cru around South Central Los Angeles and making a handful of recordings along the way. In 1986, he met Ice Cube, and the two rappers began writing songs for Ruthless Records, a label started by former drug pusher Eazy-E. Eazy tried to give one of the duo's songs, "Boyz-n-the Hood," to HBO, a group signed to Ruthless. When the group refused, Eazy formed N.W.A. -- an acronym for N**gaz With Attitude -- with Dre and Cube, releasing their first album in 1987. A year later, N.W.A. delivered Straight Outta Compton, a vicious hardcore record that became an underground hit with virtually no support from radio, the press, or MTV. N.W.A. became notorious for their hardcore lyrics, especially those of "F**k tha Police," which resulted in the FBI sending a warning letter to Ruthless and its parent company, Priority, suggesting that the group should watch their step.

Most of the group's political threat left with Cube when he departed in late 1989 amid many financial disagreements. While Eazy appeared to be the undisputed leader following Cube's departure -- and he was certainly responsible for the group approaching near-parodic levels with their final pair of records -- the music was in Dre's hands. On both the 1990 EP 100 Miles and Runnin' and the 1991 album Efil4zaggin ("Niggaz4life" spelled backward), he created dense, funky sonic landscapes that were as responsible for keeping N.W.A. at the top of the charts as Eazy's comic-book lyrics. While the group was at the peak of their popularity in 1991, Dre began to make efforts to leave the crew, especially after he was charged with assaulting the host of a televised rap show in 1991. The following year, Dre left the group to form Death Row Records with Suge Knight. According to legend, Knight held N.W.A.'s manager at gunpoint and threatened to kill him if he refused to let Dre out of his contract.

Dre released his first solo single, "Deep Cover," in the spring of 1992. Not only was the record the debut of his elastic G-funk sound, it also was the beginning of his collaboration with rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg. Dre discovered Snoop through his stepbrother Warren G, and he immediately began working with the rapper -- Snoop was on Dre's 1992 debut, The Chronic, as much as Dre himself. Thanks to the singles "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang," "Dre Day," and "Let Me Ride," The Chronic was a multi-platinum, Top Ten smash, and the entire world of hip-hop changed with it. For the next four years, it was virtually impossible to hear mainstream hip-hop that wasn't effected in some way by Dre and his patented G-funk. Not only did he produce Snoop's 1993 debut, Doggystyle, but he orchestrated several soundtracks, including Above the Rim and Murder Was the Case (both 1994), which functioned as samplers for his new artists and production techniques, and he helmed hit records such as Blackstreet's "No Diggity," among others, including a hit reunion with Ice Cube, "Natural Born Killaz." During this entire time, Dre released no new records, but he didn't need to -- all of Death Row was under his control, and most of his peers mimicked his techniques.

The Death Row dynasty held strong until the spring of 1996, when Dre grew frustrated with Knight's strong-arm techniques. At the time, Death Row was devoting itself to 2Pac's label debut, All Eyez on Me (which featured Dre on the breakthrough hit, "California Love"), and Snoop was busy recovering from his draining murder trial. Dre left the label in the summer of 1996 to form Aftermath, declaring gangsta rap dead. While he was subjected to endless taunts from his former Death Row colleagues, their sales slipped by 1997 and Knight was imprisoned on racketeering charges by the end of the year. Dre's first album for Aftermath, the various-artists collection Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath received considerable media attention, but the record didn't become a hit, despite the presence of his hit single, "Been There Done That." Even though the album wasn't a success, the implosion of Death Row in 1997 proved that Dre's inclinations were correct at the time. Both 2001 and its companion instrumental version followed in 1999. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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I love this song I will have it played at my funiural
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Don't read this because it actually works.You Will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post this on at least five songs in the next 143 minutes it will be the worst day if your life. Don't do this because it actually works.
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Classic
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hey ese snoop was there to ok this is the good stuff canton and watts
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dvmaint
Dr see is rap music to its fullest period
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Did he die or what did our guys hear the music I need a doctor but Dre's in it though
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Dre is 50 years old damn it's crazy!
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wathen07
you songs are awesome
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wathen07
Love your song��������
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How is Dr dre doing I love 2pac that reminds me of my dad I miss hi
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Taking it back this am
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Follow 4a follow
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Old school rap the best not like this new s**t you gotta give them what they want yea yea yea
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will be injured (but you won't die) in two days. Now you started this so don't stop. Post this on at least five songs in the next 143 minutes. When you're done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
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I love your music
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You are so awesome
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lovegrandma2 1 9
Tbh your a great rapper my whole family loves your music
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You r an amazing mentor and u do created the best rapper, such as Eminem ��
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dolphaycraig 1 1
thanks 4 everything you ve found and helped create the best rappers ever and your beats create magic
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mr. busta where the fck ya at
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aint nothin but a g thang baby
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jamesmoses46
somebody call me a doctor!!!
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Dont read this cause it actually works, kiss ur hand 15 times say ur crush, ur crush will then ask u out. If he dont send this to 5 more stations or u will die in 2 days
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Dont read this because it actually works.You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post this, you will be injured, but not die, in two days. Now you've started this so don't stop. Post this on at least 5 songs on the next 143 minutes. When you're done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
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All MY friends with to
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I like Rihanna����
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He is stupid
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I'm going two hours back .try to be with me alone so keep my ears ringing
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Dre and Snoop beast combo
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*Fvckin' Love it!* -The Next Episode-
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rosieh8781
Hay do you like tiny Tim
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I'm sick has only one beat to curee . Kinda of de model cranberry violation pianos
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Gotta love a classic mannn.
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IPhone time is o do don't see .I reflect at the mirror Loo opp till I drop dr yafor hurts hectic h fade team general sense including stupidity who what going flash flag flared by issue it takes ,30 minutes ago off mixed light of aid some .go going falling .no excuses y tires fall stop even when fire spark .meet methods of heat .meTal .unless o similar breakfast . ,prisms .even more 12 similar to that award winning movies .Signature uf sons flick think a coin .I go there
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FORGOT ABOUT MEXICANS
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O Israel black people Hebrew when are we going back to Jerusalem Zion
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Dr dre is awesome
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... Is this girl Laza when I called be good luck with that going to be
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Why is this album not on iTunes?
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Why is dr dre always some rappers either role model or client
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tony_g8500
F all the d.r dare batters
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Bet
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sounds great but this isn't the 90s anymore. That being said, what kind of work are you talking about?
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Yo let's work.
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Good song
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Good
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Rip lil bro this us yo!!
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I don't understand.. . E m i n e m ' s in this track too...no credit? What? Not fair
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