"Fans of hip hop and popular culture know Andre Dr. Dre Young as the Los Angeles rapper who, with his group N.W.A, popularized gansta rap in the late 80s, founded the formidable Death Row record label in the 90s, and continues to make names for his proteges in the new millennium. In this biography, high school-aged readers and above can learn of the influences of funk and political poetry on N.W.A, Dre's discovery of artists like Snoop Doggy Dogg and Eminem, and his involvement in controversies surrounding hip hop personalities Tupak Shakur, Suge Knight, and Notorious B.I.G., among other topics. This book includes a timeline of Dr. Dre's life and career." - Reference & Research Book News
About the Author
John Borgmeyer is a news editor at the C-VILLE Weekly, an alternative newsweekly in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was a contributing writer to The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History (2005).
Holly Lang is a freelance writer and editor. She has worked as a reporter for the Birmingham Post-Herald and the Associated Press.