Dr. Dre is one of the most prominent figures in the music industry after recently surpassing P Diddy as the “Richest Man in Hip-Hop,” after Apple bought his company Beats by Dre for $3 billion. He has not only made a name for himself in the Hip-Hop realm, but he has also shinned in the business world as the CEO of Beats Electronics and Aftermath Entertainment. He was previously signed to Death Row Records as an artist and co-founder. He has been instrumental to the success of various notable rappers such as Eminem, The Game, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, and Kendrick Lamar. He is also credited with the popularization of the West Coast G-funk rap style that is characterized by synthesizers with heavy, slow beats.
Dr. Dre became famous with the notable rap group N.W.A, alongside Eazy-E, MC Ren, Ice Cube, and DJ Yella. He debuted his first solo album, The Chronic, in 1992 which became one of the best-selling rap albums in 1993, and lead him to his first grammy for his song, “Let Me Ride.” In 1996, he left Death Row Records in the pursuit of creating his own record label, Aftermath Entertainment. After 2000, he primarily focused on producing tracks for other artists. In 1998, Dr. Dre signed Eminem to Aftermath Entertainment and in 2002, he signed 50 Cent.
One of Dr. Dre and Eminem’s most popular song is called, I Need a Doctor, and features vocals from Skylar Grey. The singer songwriter known as Skylar Grey began her music career when she was 17 years old under her real name Holly Brook. She was under contract with Linkin Park’sWarner Bros. She is most well known for her vocals on Fort Minor’s “Where’d You Go,” T.I.’s “New National Anthem,” Dr. Dre’s “I Need a Doctor,” and P. Diddy’s “I’m coming home.” View Xavier Capdepon’s new remix using Skylar Grey’s vocals from the popular single, “I Need a Doctor” by Dr. Dre featuring Eminem.
Xavier Capdepon – I Need a Doctor (Remix)