Dr. Dre is the stage name of Andre Young
(born February 18, 1965, Compton, California, USA) an American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment
and Beats Electronics. Dr. Dre was previously the co-owner of, and an artist on Death Row Records (2)
. He has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many rappers, including Snoop Dogg
, 50 Cent
, The Game (2)
, and Kendrick Lamar
. 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. In 2014, Dr. Dre was ranked as the second richest figure in the American hip hop scene by Forbes with a net worth of $550 million.