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Dr. Dre in the Studio

Author : Jake Brown
Publisher : Amber Books Publishing
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0976773554

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Brown details Dr. Dre's life, times, and history, in a way no other work has, brilliantly capturing the history of this music legend.

Rollin' with Dre

Author : Bruce Williams,Donnell Alexander
Publisher : One World/Ballantine
Page : 164 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780345498229

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Rollin' with Dre by Bruce Williams,Donnell Alexander Pdf

Offers an insider's view of hip hop music, the evolution of Death Row Records, and the turbulent history of the genre, from the sex-and-violence drenched culture of the industry to the feud between East Coast and West Coast music.

3 Kings

Author : Zack O'Malley Greenburg
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2018-03-06
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780316316552

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3 Kings by Zack O'Malley Greenburg Pdf

Tracing the careers of hip-hop's three most dynamic stars, this deeply reported history brilliantly examines the entrepreneurial genius of the first musician tycoons: Diddy, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z. Being successful musicians was simply never enough for the three kings of hip-hop. Diddy, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z lifted themselves from childhood adversity into tycoon territory, amassing levels of fame and wealth that not only outshone all other contemporary hip-hop artists, but with a combined net worth of well over $2 billion made them the three richest American musicians, period. Yet their fortunes have little to do with selling their own albums: between Diddy's Ciroc vodka, Dre's $3 billion sale of his Beats headphones to Apple, and Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service and other assets, these artists have transcended pop music fame to become lifestyle icons and moguls. Hip-hop is no longer just a musical genre; it's become a way of life that encompasses fashion, film, food, drink, sports, electronics and more -- one that has opened new paths to profit and to critical and commercial acclaim. Thanks in large part to the Three Kings -- who all started their own record labels and released classic albums before moving on to become multifaceted businessmen -- hip-hop has been transformed from a genre spawned in poverty into a truly global multibillion-dollar industry. These men are the modern embodiment of the American Dream, but their stories as great thinkers and entrepreneurs have yet to be told in full. Based on a decade of reporting, and interviews with more than 100 sources including hip-hop pioneers Russell Simmons and Fab 5 Freddy; new-breed executives like former Def Jam chief Kevin Liles and venture capitalist Troy Carter; and stars from Swizz Beatz to Shaquille O'Neal, 3 Kings tells the fascinating story of the rise and rise of the three most influential musicians in America.

Dr. Dre

Author : C.F. Earl
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 48 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2014-09-02
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781422292198

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Dr. Dre by C.F. Earl Pdf

From his time in the group NWA to his work with Eminem, Dr. Dre has been a major part of hip-hop's history. The rapper/producer has been able to make hit music for years. Today, he's also moving into business with Beats by Dre. It seems there's nothing that Dre can't do! Dr. Dre tells the story of one of hip-hop's most important artists and producers. Read about Dre's role in starting Death Row Records and Aftermath Entertainment. Learn about what Dre has been through to reach his goals, and how he's survived tough times.

Original Gangstas

Author : Ben Westhoff
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 466 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2016-09-13
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780316344869

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"Raw, authoritative, and unflinching ... An elaborately detailed, darkly surprising, definitive history of the LA gangsta rap era." -- Kirkus, starred review A monumental, revealing narrative history about the legendary group of artists at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur. Amid rising gang violence, the crack epidemic, and police brutality, a group of unlikely voices cut through the chaos of late 1980s Los Angeles: N.W.A. Led by a drug dealer, a glammed-up producer, and a high school kid, N.W.A gave voice to disenfranchised African Americans across the country. And they quickly redefined pop culture across the world. Their names remain as popular as ever -- Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube. Dre soon joined forces with Suge Knight to create the combustible Death Row Records, which in turn transformed Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur into superstars. Ben Westhoff explores how this group of artists shifted the balance of hip-hop from New York to Los Angeles. He shows how N.W.A.'s shocking success lead to rivalries between members, record labels, and eventually a war between East Coast and West Coast factions. In the process, hip-hop burst into mainstream America at a time of immense social change, and became the most dominant musical movement of the last thirty years. At gangsta rap's peak, two of its biggest names -- Tupac and Biggie Smalls -- were murdered, leaving the surviving artists to forge peace before the genre annihilated itself. Featuring extensive investigative reporting, interviews with the principal players, and dozens of never-before-told stories, Original Gangstas is a groundbreaking addition to the history of popular music.

Dr. Dre

Author : Saddleback Educational Publishing
Publisher : Saddleback Educational Publishing
Page : 48 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2015-03-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781630780500

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Dr. Dre by Saddleback Educational Publishing Pdf

Themes: Hi-Lo, urban nonfiction, music, entrepreneur, Hip-Hop, celebrities, biographies. There's no doubt about it, today's students listen to an average of 2.5 hours of music every day. Guess what they are listening to? Hip-hop is mainstream, continually topping Billboard's Hot 100 charts. These hi-lo biographies engage striving readers from the very beginning with blinged-out covers, stunning four-color photographs, modern and graphic page design, and high-interest informational text. Biographies highlight the unique characteristics of each mega-rapper, including childhood struggles, personal style, rivalries, giving back, and more. Each 48-page paperback book includes a timeline and glossary, with vocabulary words highlighted throughout. Many people think Dr. Dre is the best hip-hop producer in history. He started Death Row and Aftermath. He has played a big role in creating two different styles of hip-hop--gangsta rap and G-funk. He has helped some of the greatest rap artists of all time reach their potential.

Dr. Dre

Author : John Borgmeyer,Holly Lang
Publisher : Greenwood
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Rap musicians
ISBN : 0313338264

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Dr. Dre by John Borgmeyer,Holly Lang Pdf

Presents the life of Dr, Dre, a musician and producer who was influential in the rise of hip-hop music as a important part of American popular culture.

Long Road Outta Compton

Author : Verna Griffin
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2008-06-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1560259876

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Long Road Outta Compton by Verna Griffin Pdf

This is the story of Verna Griffin. A woman who gave birth to five children, losing two in infancy and one to gangland violence. Her surviving son is one of the most famous men in the world, and her daughter is a homemaker with children of her own. From Verna's turbulent childhood to her failed marriages and the problems that came along with Dre's fame, she has grown a thick skin and learned to overcome life's obstacles. As Verna struggled to give her children a safe and happy home amid the gangs and violence that made up South Central Los Angeles, she also searched for a good man to love her. She hit brick walls several times while trying to reach these goals. During Verna's personal struggles she felt lost and desperately fought to find her purpose in the world. With the invaluable support from her tight-knit family and the gradual recognition of her great self-worth, Verna has persevered. This is a tale of a woman who faced constant battles head-on, who learned to transform failure into triumph, and whose inspirational story is one for us all.

You Forgot about Dre!

Author : Kelly Kenyatta
Publisher : Amber Books Publishing
Page : 162 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : African American musicians
ISBN : 0970222491

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The Unauthorized Biography of Dr. Dre and Eminem - From N. W. A. to Slim Shady - A Tale of Gangsta Rap, Violence and Hit Records

Dr. Dre

Author : Ronin Ro
Publisher : Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Page : 328 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2007-03-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : UCSD:31822035335090

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Dr. Dre by Ronin Ro Pdf

"Born on February 18, 1965 to a sixteen-year-old single mom, Andre Young,AKA Dr. Dre, co-founded the notorious rap group N.W.A. The group was one of the most successful hip-hop groups of the late 1980s and, most importantly, started what the media quickly dubbed Gangsta Rap. His departure from N.W.A. was a story right out of a pulp fiction novel. His new mentor, Suge Knight, allegedly used guns, baseball bats and a kidnap threat to get Dr. Dre released from his contract. Dre and Knight went on to build Death Row Records and turned it into a multi-billlion dollar company. Yet despite its unprecedented success with stars such as Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tupac Shakur, the company quickly unrivaled in a firesom of rivalries, greed, violence and scrutiny by the government and the media as Suge Knight's unconventional business practices increasingly mirrored the violent, hard-edged themes of its music. Dr. Dre bailed out, losing his company, his copyrights, his master tapes and all his money in the process. Back in the ghetto, he had to figure out how to get back on top. He decided to start his own record company called Aftermath Entertainment. As CEO of Aftermath, Dr. Dre then discovered and created new stars. He managed, produced, launched and is still in charge of luminaries such as Eminem, Fifty Cent, The Game and Eve. All of the luminaries owe their phenomenal success to Andre Young. The rise, fall and rise of Dr. Dre is what this book is about."

From Cradle to Stage

Author : Virginia Hanlon Grohl
Publisher : Seal Press
Page : 316 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2017-04-18
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781580056458

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Written by Virginia Grohl, the mother of Dave Grohl—former Nirvana drummer and current frontman for the Foo Fighters—From Cradle to Stage shares stories and exclusive photos featuring mothers of rock icons, the icons themselves, and their Behind the Music-style relationships While the Grohl family had always been musical-the family sang together on long car trips, harmonizing to Motown and David Bowie-Virginia never expected her son to become a musician, let alone a rock star. But when she saw him perform in front of thousands of screaming fans for the first time, she knew that rock stardom was meant to be for her son. And as Virginia watched her son's star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars. Were they as surprised as she was about their children's fame? Did they worry about their children's livelihood and wellbeing in an industry fraught with drugs and other dangers? Did they encourage their children's passions despite the odds against success, or attempt to dissuade them from their grandiose dreams? Do they remind their kids to pack a warm coat when they go on tour? Virginia decided to seek out other rock star mothers to ask these questions, and so began a two-year odyssey in which she interviewed such women as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre's mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of REM's mother; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother; Patsy Noah, Adam Levine's mother; Donna Haim, mother of the Haim sisters; Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother. With exclusive family photographs and a foreword by Dave Grohl, From Cradle to Stage will appeal to mothers and rock fans everywhere.

The History of Gangster Rap

Author : Soren Baker
Publisher : Abrams
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2018-10-02
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781683352358

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The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date. Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine the evolution of gangster rap, its main players, and the culture that created this revolutionary music. From still-swirling conspiracy theories about the murders of Biggie and Tupac to the release of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, the era of gangster rap is one that fascinates music junkies and remains at the forefront of pop culture. Filled with interviews with key players such as Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and dozens more, as well as sidebars, breakout bios of notorious characters, lists, charts, and more, The History of Gangster Rap is the be-all-end-all book that contextualizes the importance of gangster rap as a cultural phenomenon.

Parental Discretion Is Advised

Author : Gerrick D. Kennedy
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2017-12-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781501134937

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Parental Discretion Is Advised by Gerrick D. Kennedy Pdf

Experience the stunning rise, fall, and legacy of N.W.A. and how they put their stamp on pop culture, black culture, and hip-hop music forever in this “incredibly vivid look at one of music’s most iconic groups” (Associated Press). In 1986, a group was formed that would establish the foundation of gangsta rap and push the genre forward, electrifying fans with their visceral and profane lyrics that glorified the dark ways of street life and brazenly challenged the police system. Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella caused a seismic shift in hip-hop when they decided to form N.W.A in 1986. With their hard-core image, bombastic sound, and lyrics that were equal parts poetic, lascivious, conscious, and downright in-your-face, N.W.A spoke the truth about life on the streets of Compton, California—then a hotbed of poverty, drugs, gangs, and unemployment. Going beyond the story portrayed in the 2015 blockbuster movie Straight Outta Compton, through firsthand interviews, extensive research, and top-notch storytelling, Los Angeles Times music reporter Gerrick Kennedy transports you back in time and offers a front-row seat to N.W.A’s early days and the drama and controversy that followed the incendiary group as they rose to become multiplatinum artists. Kennedy leaves nothing off the table in his pursuit of the full story behind the group’s most pivotal moments, such as Ice Cube’s decision to go solo after their debut studio album became a smash hit; their battle with the FBI over inflammatory lyrics; incidents of physical assault; Dr. Dre’s departure from the group to form Death Row Records with Suge Knight; their impact on the 1992 L.A. riots; Eazy-E’s battle with AIDS; and much more. A bold, riveting, “non-stop, can’t-put-it-down ride” (Library Journal), Parental Discretion Is Advised unveils the true and astonishing history of one of the most transcendent and controversial musical groups of the 1980s and 1990s.

How to Rap

Author : Paul Edwards
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Page : 353 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2009-12
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781569763773

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How to Rap by Paul Edwards Pdf

"A complete guide to the art and craft of the MC, anyone who's serious about becoming a rapper should read this first."--Hip Hop Connection magazine "A clever breakdown of the art form of hip-hop rhymes ... It's about time someone actually recognized this powerful music for its artistic integrity." -Speech, Arrested Development Examining the dynamics of hip-hop from every region and in every form-mainstream and underground, current and classic-this compelling how-to discusses everything from content and flow to rhythm and delivery. Compiled from the most extensive research on rapping to date, this first-of-its-kind guide delivers countless candid and exclusive insights from more than 100 of the most critically acclaimed artists in hip-hop-including Clipse, Cypress Hill, Nelly, Public Enemy, Remy Ma, Schoolly D, A Tribe Called Quest, and will.i.am-revealing the stories behind their art and preserving the genre's history through the words of the legends themselves. Beginners and pros alike will benefit from the wealth of rapping lore and insight in this remarkable collection."--

To Live and Defy in LA

Author : Felicia Angeja Viator
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Page : 353 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2020-02-25
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780674976368

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To Live and Defy in LA by Felicia Angeja Viator Pdf

How gangsta rap shocked America, made millions, and pulled back the curtain on an urban crisis. How is it that gangsta rap—so dystopian that it struck aspiring Brooklyn rapper and future superstar Jay-Z as “over the top”—was born in Los Angeles, the home of Hollywood, surf, and sun? In the Reagan era, hip-hop was understood to be the music of the inner city and, with rare exception, of New York. Rap was considered the poetry of the street, and it was thought to breed in close quarters, the product of dilapidated tenements, crime-infested housing projects, and graffiti-covered subway cars. To many in the industry, LA was certainly not hard-edged and urban enough to generate authentic hip-hop; a new brand of black rebel music could never come from La-La Land. But it did. In To Live and Defy in LA, Felicia Viator tells the story of the young black men who built gangsta rap and changed LA and the world. She takes readers into South Central, Compton, Long Beach, and Watts two decades after the long hot summer of 1965. This was the world of crack cocaine, street gangs, and Daryl Gates, and it was the environment in which rappers such as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E came of age. By the end of the 1980s, these self-styled “ghetto reporters” had fought their way onto the nation’s radio and TV stations and thus into America’s consciousness, mocking law-and-order crusaders, exposing police brutality, outraging both feminists and traditionalists with their often retrograde treatment of sex and gender, and demanding that America confront an urban crisis too often ignored.