Dr. Dre est un Acteur, Réalisateur, Scénariste, Producteur et Son Américain né le 18 février 1965 à Los Angeles (Etats-Unis)
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Nom de naissance Andre Romelle YoungNationalité Etats-UnisNaissance 18 février 1965
(54 ans) à Los Angeles (Etats-Unis
Dr. Dre, de son vrai nom André Romelle Young, est un producteur, rappeur, compositeur, acteur, arrangeur musical, beatmaker, entrepreneur, et un ancien DJ né le 18 février 1965 à Compton, dans la banlieue de Los Angeles.
Dr. Dre a largement contribué à populariser le gangsta rap, sa ville natale Compton et la culture hip-hop californienne en général. Il a produit une multitude d'artistes comme Snoop Dogg, Eminem, The Game, 2Pac, Mary J. Blige, les Pussycat Dolls ou le pianiste Burt Bacharach. Il est aussi très célèbre pour avoir été un des leaders du groupe N.W.A. à travers les trois labels Ruthless Records, Death Row Records et Aftermath Entertainment. Il est considéré par certains artistes tels que Nas et 50 Cent comme le plus grand producteur de hip hop de tous les temps.
D Dre est également le créateur du G-Funk. Il a été le premier producteur de hip-hop à recevoir un Grammy Award comme producteur de l'année en 2001. Son album solo The Chronic est certifié quadruple disque de platine tandis que 2001 est six fois disque de platine aux États-Unis.
Relationships and family
Dr. Dre has four sons and a daughter:
In 1981, Dr. Dre and Cassandra Joy Greene had a son named Curtis Young when Dr. Dre was 17 years old and Greene was 16 years old. Curtis Young is an aspiring rapper who goes by the rap moniker "Hood Surgeon".
In 1988, Dr. Dre and Jenita Porter had a son, Andre Young Jr. In 1990, Porter sued Dr. Dre in Orange County Superior Court seeking $5,000 of child support per month. On August 23, 2008, Andre Young Jr. died at the age of 20 at his mother's Woodland Hills home. The coroner determined that he died from an overdose of heroin and morphine.
From 1990 to 1996, Dr. Dre dated singer Michel'le, who frequently contributed vocals to Ruthless Records and Death Row Records albums. In 1991, the couple had a son, Marcel.
In 1996, Dr. Dre married Nicole Threatt, the ex-wife of NBA player Sedale Threatt. They have two children together: a son named Truice (born 1997) and a daughter named Truly (born 2001).
Producer Sir Jinx is one of Dr. Dre's cousins and producer/rapper Warren G is his step brother.
Violence against women
Dr. Dre has been accused of violence against women in the past.
On January 27, 1991, at a music industry party at the Po Na Na Souk club in Hollywood, Dr. Dre assaulted television host Dee Barnes of the Fox television program Pump it Up, because he felt dissatisfied with her news report about the feud between the remaining N.W.A members and Ice Cube. Barnes filed a 22.7 million dollar lawsuit in response to the incident. Subsequently, Dr. Dre was fined $2,500 and given two years' probation and 240 hours of community service, as well as a spot on an anti-violence public service announcement on television and 24 months of probation. The civil suit was settled out of court. Barnes stated that Young "began slamming her face and the right side of her body repeatedly against a wall near the stairway." Dr. Dre later commented "People talk all this shit, but you know, somebody fucks with me, I'm gonna fuck with them. I just did it, you know. Ain't nothing you can do now by talking about it. Besides, it ain't no big thing – I just threw her through a door."
In March 2015, singer Michel'le accused him of physical abuse during their time together as a couple, but did not initiate legal action. Former labelmate Tairrie B also claimed that Dre assaulted her at a post-Grammy party in 1990, in response to her track Ruthless Bitch.
During press for the popular 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, questions about the portrayal and behavior of Dr. Dre and other prominent figures in the rap community about violence against women - and the question about its absence in the film - were raised. The discussion about the film led to Dr. Dre addressing his past behavior in the press. In August 2015, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Dre lamented his abusive past saying, "I made some fucking horrible mistakes in my life. I was young, fucking stupid. I would say all the allegations aren’t true—some of them are. Those are some of the things that I would like to take back. It was really fucked up. But I paid for those mistakes, and there’s no way in hell that I will ever make another mistake like that again.”
In a statement to The New York Times on August 21, 2015, Dre addressed his abusive past saying, “Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I’ve been married for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again.” He went on to apologise to all the women he abused saying, “I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.”
Dr. Dre pled guilty in October 1992 in a case of battery of a police officer and was convicted on two additional battery counts stemming from a brawl in the lobby of the New Orleans hotel in May 1991.
On January 10, 1994, Dr. Dre was arrested after leading police on a 90 mph pursuit through Beverly Hills in his 1987 Ferrari. It was revealed Dr. Dre had a blood-alcohol of 0.16, twice the state's legal limit. The conviction violated Dre's battery conviction in 1991 and was sentenced to 8 months in prison on September 1994.
In 2001, Dr. Dre earned a total of about US$52 million from selling part of his share of Aftermath Entertainment to Interscope Records and his production of such hit songs that year as "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige. Rolling Stone magazine thus named him the second highest-paid artist of the year. Dr. Dre was ranked 44th in 2004 from earnings of $11.4 million, primarily from production royalties from such projects as albums from G-Unit and D12 and the single "Rich Girl" by singer Gwen Stefani and rapper Eve. Forbes estimated his net worth at US$270 million in 2012. The same publication later reported that he acquired US$110 million via his various endeavors in 2012, making him the highest–paid artist of the year.
Income from the 2014 sale of Beats to Apple, contributing to what Forbes termed "the biggest single-year payday of any musician in history", made Dr. Dre the world's richest musical performer of 2015.
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