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Its officially Dre Day!

Today, February 18th, rap mogul and West Coast legend Dr. Dre turns 53. He was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with NWA and he has also contributed to some of music’s biggest rap anthems.

Heres 10 Facts you might of forgot about Dre!

  • Birth name is Andre Romelle Young.
  • Dre’s music career began as a DJ at a club named “The Eve After Dark” and His DJ name was Dr J.
  • He was an original member of the hip hop group N.W.A. formed in 1986.
  • His first film appearance was in the 1996 film “Set it off”
  • In 1996, he left Death Row Records to establish his own label, Aftermath Entertainment.
  • In 2008 Dr Dre released his first brand of headphones, Beats By Dr Dre. It was sold to tech giants Apple in May 2014 for a reported 464 billion, the most expensive Apple takeover purchase ever.
  • Dr. Dre and the Neptunes are the only hip-hop producers to ever win Producer of the Year at the Grammys.
  • In 2014 He earned $20 per second
  • As of 2017 he is the third richest figure in hip hop according to Forbes with a net worth of $740 million
  •  Dr. Dre has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GOAT!  Here are some of my favorite Beats by Dre.