Dr Dre Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

23rd August 2015

Quote: "I have social anxiety. I don't like being in the spotlight, so I made a f**king weird career choice. That's the reason for my mystique and why I'm so secluded and why everybody knows nothing about me." Dr. Dre is an unlikely rap star.

21st August 2015

Quote: "I'm not a billionaire yet, man. I will be, hopefully. One day. But let me tell you something: I never have to make another dollar in this lifetime. For the rest of my career, it's just about having fun, being creative." Dr. Dre is a very rich man thanks to the sale of his Beats music accessories company to Apple. The rap mogul reportedly picked up close to $500 million (GBP313 million) in the deal.

17th August 2015

Tweet: "bigups to the whole cast & production crew on #StraightOuttaCompton for smashing the 1st weekend box office numbers. thats major (sic)!!!" Superproducer Timbaland congratulates Ice Cube and Dr. Dre and their crew on the success of their N.w.a. biopic STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, which shot to number one on the North American box office.

5th August 2015

Fact: Dr. Dre's first new album in 16 years will debut on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio network on Thursday (06Aug15). Compton: A Soundtrack will be released on Friday (07Aug15). The legendary producer said on his own Beats 1 show last week the album would be his "grand finale".

23rd March 2015

Quote: "Dr. Dre was like, 'Who was that rapping?'. From that day he called me and I didn't believe it, I was like, 'Man, quit playing.' I hung up on him." Snoop Dogg couldn't believe superproducer DR. DRE had reached out to him after hearing some of his early tracks at a party. The pair went on to become collaborators and close friends, scoring hits on tracks like Gin and Juice, Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang and The Next Episode.

18th July 2012

Fact: Hip-hop superproducer Timbaland is following his rap peers Pharrell Williams, Ludacris and Dr. Dre into the alcohol business - he's launching his own beverage, Le Sutra Sparkling Liqueur.

26th March 2012

Quote: "It made me crazy. I lost my mind almost. I went into a dark place." Rapper The Game admits he hit rock bottom and suffered from depression when his mentor Dr. Dre turned his back on him at the height of his fall out with Interscope labelmate 50 Cent in 2005.

25th April 2011

Fact: Superproducer Dr. Dre has followed in the footsteps of his rap protege Eminem and teamed up with Detroit, Michigan automobile maker Chrysler. The Forgot About Dre hitmaker will appear in the company's new TV commercials after designing a sound system specifically for Chrysler's line of cars. The project is an extension of the star's Beats by Dre venture, which includes headphones and computer sound systems.

5th October 2010

Quote: "Being on the stage with Eminem and Jay-Z was one of the most incredible feelings I've felt in a long time. It inspired me, it made me want to hurry up and get back in the studio and put more effort and more work into my own project." Hip-hop superproducer Dr. Dre has been inspired to complete his long-awaited comeback album DETOX after hearing fans' overwhelming response to his appearance at Eminem and Jay-Z's Home and Home concerts, which took place in Detroit, Michigan and New York last month (Sep10).

21st April 2010

Fact: The son of rap legend Dr. Dre is following the former N.W.A. icon into the hip-hop industry - Curtis Young will release his debut album, Product Of My DNA, this summer (10).

2nd April 2010

Fact: Rap legend Dr. Dre has teamed up with hip-hop superstar JAY-Z to work on his long-awaited album, DETOX. The pair has previously worked together on the 99 Problems hitmaker's albums The Blueprint 2 and Kingdom Come, while Jay-Z co-wrote the lyrics to Dre's Still D.R.E. in 1999.

14th October 2009

Fact: Sean Combs and Dr. Dre are teaming up to release their own line of headphones. The 'Diddy Beats' will be available in 2010.

29th September 2009

Fact: Rap icons Diddy and Dr. Dre have teamed up to create a new iPod earphone line, called Diddy Beats.

21st January 2009

Quote: "It's almost actually done. I went to Detroit to mix my song, I GET IT IN, with Dr. Dre, and Eminem is currently mixing his album right now. It won’t be more than maybe two weeks before they start trying to figure out when they will start scheduling the release of his actual project." 50 Cent on pal Eminem's much-anticipated comeback album, RELAPSE.

15th October 2008

Fact: 50 Cent's mentors Eminem and Dr. Dre have given the rap superstar a boost by guesting on his new album. The rap heavyweights have both recorded tracks with 50 for his Before I Self Destruct album, which will hit stores on 9 December (08).

18th December 2006

Quote: "I was so drunk on that song so I don't remember or care what I was talking about." Dr Dre's protege The Game is feeling foolish after he once claimed he'd take a bullet for his former mentor.

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