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Award: US rapper Dr. Dre immortalized with star on “Walk of Fame”.

Award: US rapper Dr.  Dre immortalized with star on “Walk of Fame”.

Many stars on Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame” go to actors and pop stars. But with Dr. Dre is now another rapper immortalized on the pavement.

The legendary US rapper and music producer Dr. Dre (“The Next Episode”, “Forgot About Dre”) has been immortalized with a star in Hollywood. The nine-time Grammy award winner unveiled the plaque on the famous “Walk of Fame” in the heart of the film metropolis. He had prominent support from some of his companions: rappers like Eminem, 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg were among the many guests.

He has an incredible career to thank for his passion for hip-hop, said Dr. Dre (59). He considers himself lucky to be able to make a living doing exactly what he loves. Growing up in Compton, he never imagined he would be honored on the Walk of Fame.

Dr. Dre was born Andre Romell Young in 1965 in Compton, California. The Los Angeles suburb is best known for its high crime rate. Dr. Dre was already working as a rapper and DJ during his school days. He then began releasing his first albums and working as a producer with groups such as World Class Wreckin’ Cru and NWA.

He founded several record labels and released the successful solo albums “The Chronic” (1992), “2001” (1999) and “Compton” (2015). He also produced such successful colleagues as Tupac Shakur (1971-1996), Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent, among others.

On the “Walk of Fame” Dr. Dre now has the 2775th plaque, right next to Snoop Dogg’s star, which was celebrated there in 2018. Snoop Dogg (52) paid tribute to Dr. Dre at the Star Tribute Ceremony. The producer stood by him as a mentor, teacher and good friend. As a young rapper, Snoop Dogg released his debut album “Doggystyle” on Death Row Records in 1993. The one by Marion “Suge” Knight and Dr. The label Dre co-founded became a leader in gangsta rap from the US West Coast.

Dr. Dre is still known today as a promoter of young talent. The musician and entrepreneur donated ten million dollars to set up a music program at a school in Compton. By selling his headphones company Beats to electronics giant Apple in 2014, the producer became the self-proclaimed hip-hop billionaire.

Source: Stern

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