Dr. Dre can demand respect without a slither of ego. Dre’s genius has been proven over and over again so it is no wonder that “The Game” waits for him.
The artists that Dre has managed, supported, produced and promoted are rap royalty and include: Tupac, Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Doggy Dog to name a few, culminating in the production, The Game’s Documentary 2, which also features Kayne West, Swizz Beatz and Timberland.
The Game said “he is about 90 percent done with the effort, which is due out sometime this summer,” and “is just waiting for Dr. Dre to get back from a vacation on his yacht” during his interview with The Cruz.
— Hip Hop Heroes (@HipHopHeroes) March 12, 2015
In January, The Game celebrated the 10th anniversary of his debut album The Documentary. The Documentary went straight to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after its 2005 release. The effort featured 50 Cent, Nate Dogg, and Eminem, among others. Critics loved the album.
“The Documentary is the best West Coast street-rap album since DJ Quik’s 2002 LP Under tha Influence,” Pitchfork wrote. “All of the G-Unit solo albums thus far have been aesthetically unified, a rarity in hip-hop; the tracks on The Documentary actually sound like they belong on the same album. Dre produces five of the album’s 17 songs, applying his recent stripped-down cinematic style, and many of the record’s other producers follow his lead.”
If you like your rap, then you will know every track Dr. Dre produced, collaborated on, or created; he is the master rapper at work and if we take look through history you can see why.
Dr. Dre kicked off his career in N.W.A., a west side hip hop group that coined the term Gangsta Rap. It’s hard to imagine a music scene without rap, but these guys were the pioneers. N.W.A could well be one of most important rap acts in the development of rap music.
The original line up was formed in 1986 and consisted of Arabian Prince, DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube. MC Ren joined in 1988 and N.W.A were spittin’ lyrics up until 1991.
Dr. Dre and his crew did not have the best reputation with zero respect for any authority, especially the police, and some would say even less respect for women. N.W.A even spiked the attention of the FBI for police-hatred lyrics that instigated the writing of letter to Ruthless (N.W.A’s management), indicating that the group needed to watch their step.
A popular rap legend tells of a show down at gunpoint with Suge Knight and N.W.A’s manager to encourage the release of Dr. Dre from his contract.
Dr. Dre went on to form Death Row and released his first solo single, “Deep Cover,” in 1992 that also saw the birth of his long-standing collaboration with rapper Snoop Doggy Dog.
The rest is history.
As if all that was not enough, Dr. Dre is also the first billionaire rapper, literally pulling in billions of dollars from the sale of Beats Electronics International that makes Beats headphones, speakers and accessories to Apple.
Dre turned his love of a quality sound into something tangible, creating headphones that everyone wanted, not only because they carry the Dr, Dre stamp of approval, but becasue they are beautifully engineered.