Compton rapper and music producer Dr. Dre will be honored by the Recording Academy for his legendary production. The Recording Academy announced that the “Producer and Engineer Wing” will give Dre a surprise gift at Village Studios in Los Angeles on January 22nd. The award ceremony will take place 4 days before the Grammy.
Dre won six Grammys. Born in Compton, he appeared on the music scene as a founding member of N.W.A. In 1988 he released his first album “Straight Outta Compton”. He introduced names such as Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Jay-Z, Nas, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes to the rap industry.
He also achieved success outside of rap. He was first on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Family Affair” for the first time in collaboration with Gwen Stefani. Dre also founded “Beats Electronics”. In 2008, they launched Beats Music, a streaming subscription service with Jimmy Iovine. In 2014, Apple bought his “Beats Music” with a $ 3 billion deal.
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