Happy Birthday, Dr. Dre: 10 Underrated Tracks Produced by the D-R-E
Dr. Dre celebrates his 53rd birthday today (Feb. 18) and the legendary hip-hop producer has a lot to celebrate.
Not only is he a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee (as a member of N.W.A), Dr. Dre was also enshrined into the 2018 Grammy Hall of Fame back in January.
But before he was a near-billionaire music tech exec and before he was a Hall of Famer, he was one of the most acclaimed and successful hip-hop producers in the history of the genre. Dre's history is no doubt spotty (his past as an abuser is something that should never be forgotten, dismissed or downplayed considering his art has been so connected to misogyny) and as such, his legacy is complicated.
What is apparent to most hip-hop fans, is that Dre has contributed to an enormous amount of the best music the genre has produced. For better and worse, you can't discuss production in hip-hop without mentioning Dr. Dre. And outside of hip-hop directly, he's helmed more than a few significant R&B tracks over the years.
So we've included several of our favorite Dr. Dre productions to remind you of what he's done musically outside of Straight Outta Compton, The Chronic, Get Rich or Die Tryin' and good kid, m.A.A.d city.
To celebrate the D-R-E-'s birthday, here are some classic Dr. Dre-produced tracks that you may have forgotten he had a hand in:
Watch D.O.C.'s "The Formula" Video
Watch Michel'Le's "No More Lies" Video
Watch N.W.A's "Alwayz Into Somethin'" Video
Watch Dr. Dre and Ice Cube's "Natural Born Killaz" Video
Watch The Firm's "Phone Tap" Video Feat. Dr. Dre
Watch Snoop Dogg's "Bitch Please" Video Feat. Feat. Nate Dogg and Xzibit
Watch Ice Cube's "Hello" Video
Watch Mary J. Blige's "Family Affair" Video
Watch Eve's "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" Video Feat. Gwen Stefani
Watch Busta Rhymes' "Break Ya Neck" Video
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