February 18: Dr. Dre Was Born. (1965)
February 18, 1965 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, Andre “Dr. Dre” Young was born in Compton, California. Dr. Dre would grow up to: (1) be inspired by George Clinton, (2) DJ family parties at the age of 4, (3) DJ as “DJ J”, (4) meet DJ Yella at a club he DJ’d at, (5) become a member of World Class Wreckin Cru, (6) be a member of his school’s swim team, (7) attend broadcasting school, (8) become a member of NWA, (9) learn to produce music, (10) release 3 albums, (11) start Aftermath, (12) win 6 Grammys, (13) act in films such as Set It Off, Training Day and The Wash, (14) get into a high speed chase with the police, (15) discover Eminem, (16) refrain from smoking weed and sess because it was known to give a brotha brain damage, (16b) release The Chronic, (17) create the urban legend called Detox, (18) sell Apple Beats By Dre for 3 BILLION and (19) beef with Suge Knight, 2pac and Eazy-E
Happy Birthday D-R-E!