Dr. Dre: The Biography

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Thunder's Mouth Press, Mar 16, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 308 pages
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Born on February 18, 1965 to a sixteen-year-old single mom, Andre Young, AKA Dr. Dre, co-founded the notorious rap group N.W.A. The group was one of the most successful hip-hop groups of the late 1980s and, most importantly, started what the media quickly dubbed Gangsta Rap. His departure from N.W.A. was a story right out of a pulp fiction novel. His new mentor, Suge Knight, allegedly used guns, baseball bats and a kidnap threat to get Dr. Dre released from his contract. Dre and Knight went on to build Death Row Records and turned it into a multi-billlion dollar company. Yet despite its unprecedented success with stars such as Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tupac Shakur, the company quickly unraveled in a firestorm of rivalries, greed, violence, and scrutiny by both the government and the media. Not one to fade into the background, Dr. Dre's next move was to start his own record company, Aftermath Entertainment. As CEO, he discovered and created new stars like Eminem, 50 Cent, The Game, and Eve. In this essential addition to any music section, award-winning author Ronin Ro details the rise, fall, and resurrection of one of the biggest names in rap music.

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da greastest motha fuckin rapper to ever live next to tupac shakur

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User Review  - Steven Jones - Goodreads

This book had some parts that were somewhat insightful and gave some decent background but it never got in depth and seemed extremely cursory a lot of times. I have read some of Ro's other work but ... Read full review

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Ronin Ro is an award-winning author and music journalist. He has written for Vanity Fair, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Vibe, The Source, The Boston Herald, Spin, Playboy, and Rolling Stone. He is the author of five other books, including the critically acclaimed Have Gun Will Travel: The Spectacular Rise and Violent Fall of Death Row Records.

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