It's been 16 years since Dr. Dre last released an album, so when the Good Doctor drops Compton on Friday it will be an event. The album, and the upcoming August 14 release of the N.
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Either way, it rocks. In Dre wisely fled Death Row, a label about to go horrifyingly out of control , but not before producing one final anthem. He also paid homage to funk pioneer Roger Troutman, whose talk box provides the hook. But Fast Lane is amazing: the Curtis Mayfield-esque vocal and lush harmonies crashing against a sinister Dre beat, decorated with an eerie, shimmering organ and crawling analogue synth. That said, 50 Cent sold millions, and at their best his collaborations with Dre have a creepy power. In Da Club is as about as bleak and omnious-sounding a party-starting banger as it is possible to imagine. Nevertheless, the beats are a quantum leap on from Straight Outta Compton, as shown on its opening track: a vast, potent patchwork of samples, including a fabulous hook snatched from white funk-rockers Rare Earth.
Less well known is the history of his relationship with producing virtuoso Jimmy Iovine, founder of Interscope records and how head of Apple Music. The Defiant Ones , award-winning docu-series on HBO chronicled the story of the unlikely but wildly successful relationship between the rap impresario from Compton, and the scrappy underdog producer from Brooklyn, New York. His collaborations with artists like Snoop Dogg , Eazy-E and Eminem yielded era-defining tracks that rocketed to the top of the hip-hop charts and remain true classics of the genre. To celebrate his birthday, here are just a few of his influential productions. The lyrical content details the struggles rappers go through to express themselves in an age of radio and media censorship. The popular — and highly censored — track is an elastic, lighthearted funk-tinged romp with a melody as bright and light as the lyrics are raunchy. Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Search uDiscover Music.
The discography of American record producer, sound engineer and rapper Dr. Dre consists of three studio albums , forty-two singles , including twenty-four as a featured artist , six compilation albums , one soundtrack album , and twenty-one music videos. Dre began his rap career in the World Class Wreckin' Cru in the mids and performed with the group N. A from to In , Dr. Dre also began his career as a record producer, with his first productions including Snoop Dogg's debut album Doggystyle and the soundtrack to the film Above the Rim. Dre's single " Keep Their Heads Ringin' " was another top ten hit and was featured in the soundtrack to the film Friday. Dre left Death Row to form his own record label Aftermath Entertainment and released a compilation Dr.