- Real nameAndre Romelle Young
- Date of birthFebruary 18, 1965
- Age55 years
- Zodiac signAquarius
- BirthplaceCompton, California, USA
Parents and family
- Father Theodore Young
- Mother Verna Griffin
- Half-sister Shameka Crayon
- Half-brother Jerome Crayon, Tyree Crayon
- Step-brother Warren G
Dr. Dre 8 kids
Andre Romelle Young, who is more famed as Dr. Dre, is a music artist, producer and entrepreneur. He earned 6 Grammys and 2 MTV Video Music Awards.
Andre’s way to success started in 1985 when he joined World Class Wreckin’ Cru, but he reached wider recognition being a member of N.W.A. group in 1987-1991. In 1992, Dre went solo and presented the album The Chronic, followed by 6-time platinum 2001 and Compton albums. The artist also released 6 compilation albums and collaborated with various musicians, including Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Eminem and 50 Cent.
Moreover, Dr. Dre produced a vast number of songs along with the film Straight Outta Compton. He runs Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics companies. Additionally, he tried his hand at acting in Set It Off, Training Day, The Wash films along with appearing in some documentaries, for instance The Defiant Ones.
Dr. Dre is a father of 7 children. In 1981, he welcomed his firstborn son Curtis, with Cassandra Joy Greene. In 1983, his daughter with Lisa Johnson named La Tanya drew her first breath. She was followed by the rapper’s son Andre with Jenita Porter. In 1988-1996, Dr. Dre was romantically linked to singer Michel’le, a mom of his son Marcel, who was born in 1990. He also has a daughter Tyra, whose mother’s name remains a mystery.
Since 1996, the rapper has been married to Nicole Young. They are parents to son Truice and daughter Truly, who were born in 1997 and 2001 respectively. Besides, the artist adopted Nicole’s son Tyler from her previous relationship. On June 29, 2020 Nicole filed for divorce after 24 years of married life.
A curious fact: Dr. Dre is a stepbrother of rapper Warren G. Warren’s dad is a husband of Dre’s mother Verna.