Now you know normally I wouldn’t start off my Neo-Soul Artist of the week bios like this, but this bio is different today; it’s a BILLION TIMES different because this artist even sing Neo-Soul!!!!! He’s a “RAPPER”………………..
Y’all rappers need to be shown love too; and this one in particular has set the standard for all genres of music. So today we’re not going to have “The Neo-Soul Artist of the Week” we are going to have “The Superstar of the Week”
But before I can start talking about this SUPERSTAR who is none other than the one and only “Dr. Dre” and telling you where he came from and how he made it; I must first start off with this…………..
Dr. Dre’s XXL Income………….In my Jay Z voice “#’s don’t lie!”
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.
In 2014, Could “Beats By Dre” soon be “Beats By Apple?”
That’s what Matthew Garrahan and Tim Bradshaw of the Financial Times are reporting: Apple is “closing in” on what would be its largest ever acquisition, a potential $3.2 billion purchase of Beats Electronics. This would make Dr. Dre the highest paid Rapper in the History of Rap and the only Billionaire Rapper! Y’all I said Billion, not Million……Just FYI!
A Billion to none……………no other Rapper will be able to compare! If this deal goes down.
They are reporting that the deal could be announced as early as next week, but they cautioned that some details had yet to be agreed and talks could still fall apart.
Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming operator was founded by music producer Jimmy Iovine and the hip-hop star Dr Dre.
In July 2008, Dr. Dre released his brand of headphones, Beats by Dr. Dre. The line consists of Beats Studio, a circumaural headphone, Beats Tour, an in-ear headphone, Beats Solo & Solo HD, a supra-aural headphone, Beats Spin, Heartbeats by Lady Gaga, also an in-ear headphone, and Diddy Beats.
Can somebody say……………”GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME & ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD!”
That being said, Andre Romelle Young) was born in Compton, California on February 18, 1965. He was the first child of Theodore and Verna Young. André’s middle name, Romelle, is derived from his father’s amateur R&B singing group, The Romells.
In 1976, Young began attending Vanguard Junior High School in Compton, but due to gang violence, he transferred to the safer suburban Roosevelt Junior High School.
Young attended Centennial High School in Compton during his freshman year in 1979, but transferred to Fremont High School due to poor grades. Young attempted to enroll in an apprenticeship program at Northrop Aviation Company, but poor grades at school made him ineligible. Thereafter, he focused on his social life and entertainment for the remainder of his high school years.
Andre Romelle Young is now known by his stage name Dr. Dre, and is an American record producer, rapper 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 has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many rappers, including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Xzibit, 50 Cent, The Game, 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.
Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru and later found fame with the influential gangsta rap group N.W.A with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella, which popularized the use of explicit lyrics in rap to detail the violence of street life. 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.
In 1996, he left Death Row to establish his own label, Aftermath Entertainment. He produced a compilation album titled Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath in 1996, and released a solo album titled 2001 in 1999. During the 2000s, he focused on production for other artists, while occasionally contributing vocals to songs. Dr. Dre signed Eminem and 50 Cent to his record label in 1998 and 2003 respectively, while contributing production on their albums. He has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year. Dr. Dre has also had acting roles in movies such as Set It Off, The Wash and Training Day. Rolling Stone ranked Dre at 56 on their list of “100 Greatest Artists of All-Time”.
Dr. Dre had 5 children…………………………………….
When Curtis Young was born, Greene was 16, and Dr. Dre was 17. Curtis Young is an aspiring rapper who goes by the rap moniker “Hood Surgeon”. In 1988, Dr. Dre had his second son, Andre Young Jr., with Jenita Porter.
From 1990 to 1996, Dr. Dre dated singer Michel’le, who frequently contributed vocals to Death Row Records albums. In 1991, the couple had a son, Marcel.
Dr. Dre has stated that he is a perfectionist and is known to pressure the artists with whom he records to give flawless performances. In 2006, Snoop Dogg told the website Dubcnn.com that Dr. Dre had made new artist Bishop Lamont re-record a single bar of vocals 107 times.
A consequence of his perfectionism is that some artists that initially sign deals with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label never release albums. In 2001, Aftermath released the soundtrack to the movie The Wash, featuring a number of Aftermath acts such as Shaunta, Daks, Joe Beast and Toi. To date, none have released full-length albums on Aftermath and have apparently ended their relationships with the label and Dr. Dre. Other noteworthy acts to leave Aftermath without releasing albums include King Tee, 2001 vocalist Hittman, Joell Ortiz, Raekwon and Rakim.
This man aint playing for tic tac, lunch money, he’s playing for wealth not only for him but for all of his seeds and their seeds, seeds.
You know that saying…………..uhhmmmm………………
“If you waste your time concentrating on the pennies you’ll never be able to focus on the dollars”
Maybe you haven’t heard it, because I made it up! Lol! But I’m sure you get the point. Dre is a Millionaire, about to be a Billionaire; who got time to concentrate on pennies and average!
And if you don’t have that, you can’t be on his team!!!!! Okay!!!!
That’s why Dr. Dre is not the Fanzyflaminfro Neo-Soul Artist of the week but he’s The Fanzyflaminfro Superstar of the week! How you like those Apple’s????!!!!
Now try those BILLION $ BEATS on for size!