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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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 wont 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.
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).