From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishDr DreDr Dre /ˌdɒktə ˈdreɪ $ ˌdɑːktər-/(1965–) an Americanrapper and recordproducer who was born in Los Angeles, California. He first became famous as a member of the hip-hop group NWA. After leaving NWA, he had success both as a rapper on his own records, and as a producer for other people including SnoopDoggy Dogg, Eminem, and 50 Cent. As a soloartist, he has made the albumsThe Chronic (1992), 2001 (1999), and Detox (2011). Dr Dre is also a businessman and has his own range of high-quality headphones called Beats by Dr. Dre. His real name is André Romelle Young.