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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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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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560259213
Publisher:
Thunder's Mouth Press
Subject:
People of Color
Author:
Ro, Ronin
Subject:
Rap (music)
Subject:
Rap musicians
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Rap musicians - United States
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 20 oz

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