Dr. Dre’s birthday
Originally shared by Tim Walker
Happy 52nd Birthday to Andre Romelle Young, born February 18, 1965, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre. He is an American rapper, record producer, 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 is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coast G-funk, a style of rap music characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats.
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.” Rolling Stone ranked Dre at 56 on their list of „100 Greatest Artists of All-Time”.