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  • 1960s

  • 1970s

    • 1976: Young began attending Vanguard Junior High School but due to gang violence around Vanguard he transferred to the safer suburban Roosevelt Junior High School. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
    • 1979: Young attended Centennial High School in Compton during his freshman year in 1979, but transferred to Fremont High School due to poor grades. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
  • 1980s

  • 1990s

  • 2000s


    • 2000

      • 2000: It was initially titled The Chronic 2000 to imply being a sequel to his debut solo effort The Chronic but was re-titled 2001 after Death Row Records released an unrelated compilation album with the title Chronic 2000: Still Smokin in May 1999. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2000: Dr. Dre won the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year in 2000,[16] and joined the Up in Smoke Tour with fellow rappers Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube that year as well. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2000: "Still D.R.E."—Grammy Award Nomination Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (with Snoop Dogg) and The Source Awards Nomination Single of the year (2000) - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2000s: During the 2000s, he focused his career on production for other artists, while occasionally contributing vocals to other artists' songs. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.

    • 2001

      • 2001: Other noteworthy acts to leave Aftermath without releasing albums include King Tee, 2001 vocalist Hittman, Joell Ortiz, Raekwon and Rakim. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: Other tentative titles included The Chronic 2001 and Dr. Dre. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: The online music file-sharing company Napster also settled a lawsuit with him and heavy metal rock band Metallica in the summer of 2001, agreeing to block access to certain files that artists do not want to have shared on the network. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: Aftermath released the soundtrack to the movie The Wash, featuring a number of Aftermath acts such as Shaunta, Daks, Joe Beast and Toi. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: He told Time magazine, "I may hear something I like on an old record that may inspire me, but I'd rather use musicians to re-create the sound or elaborate on it. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: Rolling Stone named him among the highest-paid performers of 2001 and 2004. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: Dr. Dre also appeared in the movies The Wash and Training Day. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: Following the success of 2001, Dr. Dre focused on producing songs and albums for other artists. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: Dr. Dre has also had acting roles in movies such as Set It Off, and the 2001 films The Wash and Training Day. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: He produced the single "Family Affair" by R&B singer Mary J. Blige for her album No More Drama in 2001. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: Dr. Dre's second solo album, 2001, released on November 16, 1999, was considered an ostentatious return to his gangsta rap roots. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: 2001 (1999), Aftermath - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: Dr. Dre earned a total of about $52 million from selling part of his share of Aftermath Entertainment to Interscope Records and his production of such hit songs that year as "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: Popular New York City rapper Jay-Z ghostwrote lyrics for the single "Still D.R.E." from Dr. Dre's album 2001. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: The Fatback Band also sued Dr. Dre over alleged infringement regarding its song "Backstrokin'" in his song "Let's Get High" from the 2001 album; Dr. Dre was ordered to pay $1.5 million to the band in 2003. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: The Marshall Mathers LP—Grammy Award for Best Rap Album - 2001 (with Eminem) - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2001: He also produced "Let Me Blow Ya Mind", a duet by rapper Eve and No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani[44] and signed R&B singer Truth Hurts to Aftermath in 2001. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • October 23, 2001: The album included popular hit singles "Still D.R.E." and "Forgot About Dre", both of which Dr. Dre performed on NBC's Saturday Night Live on October 23, 1999. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • November 16, 2001: The Wash is a hip-hop-styled film released on November 16, 2001 featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Xzibit and DJ Pooh, with an appearance made by Eminem. - The Wash (film), Wikipedia.

    • 2002

      • 2002: Dre told Corey Moss of MTV News that he intended Detox to be a concept album. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2002: Dre was the executive producer of Eminem’s 2002 release, The Eminem Show. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2002: Mel-Man has not shared co-production credits with Dr. Dre since approximately 2002, but fellow Aftermath producer Focus has credited Mel-Man as a key architect of the signature Aftermath sound. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.

    • 2003

      • February, 2003: A judge ruled that Aftermath would have to halt sales of Truth Hurts' album Truthfully Speaking if the company would not credit Mangeshkar. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2003: Another successful album that Dr.Dre produced for Aftermath was Get Rich or Die Tryin', the 2003 major-label debut album by Queens, New York-based rapper 50 Cent. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • September, 2003: Furthermore, in the September 2003 issue of The Source, a group of disgruntled former associates of Dr. Dre complained that they had not received their full due for work on the label. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.

    • 2004

      • 2004: He claimed to Songwriter Universe magazine that he had written the foundations of the hit Eminem song "The Real Slim Shady", stating, "I initially played a bass line on the song, and Dr. Dre, Tommy Coster Jr. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2004: Dr. Dre also told Scratch magazine in a 2004 interview that he has been studying piano and music theory formally, and that a major goal is to accumulate enough musical theory to score movies. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2004: Work for the album dates back to early 2004,[67] but later in that year he decided to stop working on the album to focus on producing for other artists, but then changed his mind; the album had initially been set for a fall 2005 release. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • November, 2004: At the Vibe magazine awards show in Los Angeles, Dr. Dre was attacked by a fan named Jimmy James Johnson, who was supposedly asking for an autograph. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • November 15, 2004: Jimmy James Johnson approached Dr. Dre at the VIBE Awards and reportedly asked for an autograph before Dr. - Young Buck, Wikipedia.

    • 2005


    • 2006


    • 2007


    • 2008

      • June, 2008: Snoop Dogg claimed that Detox was finished, according to a June 2008 report by Rolling Stone magazine. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2008: He was ranked 9th in 2008 from earnings of $15 million. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • August 23, 2008: Young's first son, Andre Young Jr., died at the age of 20 at his mother's Woodland Hills home. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • December, 2008: Dre appeared in the remix of the song "Set It Off" by Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall (also with Pusha T); the remix debuted on DJ Skee's radio show in December 2008. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.

    • 2009

      • February 12, 2009: And reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week of February 12, 2009. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • May 28, 2009: In a Dr Pepper commercial that debuted on May 28, 2009, he premiered the first official snippet of Detox. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2009: At the beginning of 2009, Dre produced, and made a guest vocal performance on, the single "Crack a Bottle" by Eminem and the single sold a record 418,000 downloads in its first week. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • 2009: For the 2009 Fall season, HP and Dr. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • October 9, 2009: Dre announced the deal on October 9, 2009, at a press event in Santa Monica, California. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • October 22, 2009: The new laptop, known as HP ENVY 15 Beats limited edition, will be available for sale October 22 and be priced around $2,299. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
      • November 23, 2009: The song was produced by Scoop DeVille and mixed by Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg released it on a mixtape titled "I Wanna Rock" on November 23. - I Wanna Rock (Snoop Dogg song), Wikipedia.
  • 2010s

    • 2010: After several delays, the album was finally scheduled to be released sometime in 2010 by Interscope Records, which has not set a firm release date for the album as of February 2009. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
    • 2010: After another delay based on producing other artists' work, Detox is now scheduled for a 2010 release, coming after 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct and Eminem's Relapse, an album for which Dr. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.
    • 2011: Detox is likely to be released sometime in 2011. - Dr. Dre, Wikipedia.






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