Dr. Dre (born Andre Romelle Young) is indisputably a groundbreaking pioneer of hip-hop. While he is credited with being rap music’s first-ever billionaire, a price can neither be placed on his influential legacy nor on his colossal contributions to the culture. The Compton-born producer-turned-rapper-turned-mogul life changed in a permanent way after receiving a mixer as a Christmas present in 1984, leading to his joining the World Class Wreckin’ Cru as a DJ. In 1985, already having landed on his Dr. Dre moniker, he formed N.W.A. (N***az With Attitude) with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, and MC Ren. Together, the group made history, establishing themselves as the seminal artists of the gangsta rap sub-genre. Their hit single “F**k the Police” went on to find major success despite its outspoken content preventing commercial radio airplay and resulting in the label, Ruthless Records, being hit with a warning message by the FBI. Although the iconic group disbanded shortly after their 1988 debut, Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre went on to co-found Death Row Records where he was able to establish his career as a solo artist and release his critically acclaimed solo debut, The Chronic. Throughout his storied career, the prolific producer has worked with Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Blackstreet, Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Xzibit, The Game, and more. With six Grammy Awards in his trophy case, a handful of acting roles in the books, his wildly popular Beats by Dr. Dre headphone line and numerous other business ventures, Dr. Dre is as renowned for popularizing West Coast G-Funk as he is for fostering the careers of a plethora of other household names.