Dr. Dre: 5 least known things not mentioned in ‘Surviving Compton’

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Dr. Dre finds himself in the middle of controversy once again after ‘Surviving Compton’ was aired on Lifetime. No matter how hard he tried to stop it, his ex-wife Michel’le’s version of the story was finally out. Despite the revelation made in the movie, here are some interesting facts, not mentioned in the movie.

Dr. Dre has a son and a stepbrother who is also rappers.

Dr. Dre’s first child, Curtis, is also a rapper that goes by the name Hood Surgeon. He fathered Curtis when he was only 16 years old and met him only when his son turned 20. Moreover, Dr. Dre’s stepbrother is also a rapper who goes by the name Warren G, short for Warren Griffin. They became related through his mother’s third marriage.

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He’s one, if not the only one, of the rap producers who use studio musicians rather than samples.

He is vocal about his preference for using studio musicians to play the music he wants to use again rather than use a sound recording. He said that it gives him more control and flexibility to change the songs in terms of its tempo and rhythm.

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Dr. Dre is a perfectionist when it comes to his music.

Speaking of control, Dr. Dre is a self-confessed perfectionist when it comes to his music, whether he is working on his own album or producing another artist’s album. This was confirmed by fellow rapper Snoop Dogg, who said in an interview that Dr. Dre made new rap artist Bishop Lamonte record a single bar of vocals again and again 107 times.

There’s a video game featuring him.

Dr. Dre appeared in a 2009 video game called 50 Cent: Bulletproof where his likeness and voice were used for the character called Grizz, an arms dealer. The game also featured 50 Cent in the titular role and Eminem as a corrupt police officer. The game was released on XBox and PlayStation 2 consoles.

He was 2014’s highest-paid musicians.

In 204, Forbes named Dr. Dre as the highest-paid musician with $620 million gross profits. This was after he sold Beats to Apple for $3 billion.

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