23 Facts About Dr Dre

1. Dr Dre has had four sons and two daughters, by five different women.

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2. Dr Dre gives a lot of input into the delivery of the vocals and will stop an MC during a take if it is not to his liking.

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3. Dr Dre recruited keyboardist Camara Kambon to play the keys on "Been There, Done That", and through Bud'da and Sam Sneed he was introduced to fellow Pittsburgh native Melvin "Mel-Man" Bradford.

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4. Dr Dre used a minimoog synth to replay the melody from Leon Haywood's 1972 song "I Wanna Do Somethin' Freaky to You" for the Chronic's first single "Nuthin' but a "G" Thang" which became a global hit.

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5. In June 2017, it was announced that Dr Dre has committed $10 million to the construction of a performing arts center for the new Compton High School.

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6. In July 2008, Dr Dre released his first brand of headphones, Beats by Dr Dre.

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7. Dr Dre made his first on screen appearance as a weapons dealer in the 1996 bank robbery movie Set It Off.

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8. Dr Dre will additionally be an executive producer on the show.

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9. On December 15, 2008, Dr Dre appeared in the remix of the song "Set It Off" by Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall; the remix debuted on DJ Skee's radio show.

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10. Dr Dre appeared on Timbaland's track "Bounce", from his 2007 solo album, Timbaland Presents Shock Value alongside, Missy Elliott, and Justin Timberlake.

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11. Dr Dre produced or co-produced four tracks on the album, including the hit single "In da Club", a joint production between Aftermath, Eminem's boutique label Shady Records and Interscope.

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12. Dr Dre produced three songs on the album, one of which was released as a single, and he appeared in the award-winning video for "Without Me".

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13. Dr Dre was the executive producer of Eminem's 2002 release, The Eminem Show.

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14. Dr Dre produced three songs and provided vocals for two on Eminem's successful and controversial debut album The Slim Shady LP, released in 1999.

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15. In 1997, Dr Dre produced several tracks on The Firm's The Album; it was met with largely negative reviews from critics.

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16. In 1986, Dr Dre met rapper O'Shea Jackson—nicknamed Ice Cube—who collaborated with Dr Dre to record songs for Ruthless Records, a hip hop record label run by local rapper Eazy-E.

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17. Dr Dre attended Centennial High School in Compton during his freshman year in 1979, but transferred to Fremont High School in South Central Los Angeles due to poor grades.

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18. Dr Dre lived a few years in Carson during his middle school years.

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19. Dr Dre has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year.

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20. Dr Dre signed Eminem in 1998 and 50 Cent in 2002, and co-produced their albums.

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21. Dr Dre produced a compilation album, Dr Dre Presents the Aftermath, in 1996, and released a solo album, 2001, in 1999.

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22. Dr Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru.

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23. Dr Dre is credited as a key figure in the crafting and popularization of West Coast G-funk, a rap style characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats.

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