Dr. Dre Similar Artists

Snoop Dogg - 100% match to Dr. Dre

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Ice Cube - 84% match to Dr. Dre

Genres: Urban & Rap
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2Pac - 72% match to Dr. Dre

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Parish Lesane Crooks, 16 June 1971, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 13 September 1996, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The controversy-laced gangsta rapper 2Pac was the son of two Black Panther members, and his mother Alice Faye Williams was actually pregnant with her son while being held in a New York prison. After his mother married Mutulu Shakur, who became the baby Read more

N.w.a - 72% match to Dr. Dre

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The initials stand for Niggers With Attitude, which was the perfect embodiment of this Los Angeles crew’s outlook. They comprised Dr. Dre (André Romell Young, 18 February 1965, South Central, Los Angeles, California, USA), DJ Yella (b. Antoine Carraby, Compton, Los Angeles, California, USA), MC Ren (b. Lorenzo Patterson, Compton, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Read more

Eminem - 62% match to Dr. Dre

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Marshall Bruce Mathers III, 17 October 1973 (1972 is also cited by some sources), Kansas City, Missouri, USA. This white rapper burst onto the US charts in 1999 with a controversial take on the horrorcore genre, and by the start of the new millennium was firmly established as one of America’s most fêted and successful modern songwriters.Mat Read more

Eazy-E - 50% match to Dr. Dre

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eric Wright, 7 September 1963 (1964 is also cited), Compton, California, USA, d. 26 March 1995, Los Angeles, California, USA. There are those critics who did not take well to Eazy-E’s ‘whine’, but his debut kept up N.W.A.’s momentum by managing to offend just about every imaginable faction, right and left. Attending a fund-raising dinner for the Republica Read more

D12 - 48% match to Dr. Dre

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Xzibit - 48% match to Dr. Dre

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Nas - 44% match to Dr. Dre

Genres: R&B / Soul Reggae Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, 14 September 1973, Long Island, New York, USA. From the tough Queensbridge housing projects which brought the world Marley Marl, MC Shan and Intelligent Hoodlum, Nas made his name as a highly skilled rapper with the double whammy of 1994’s Illmatic and 1996’s It Was Written, albums whose music was crafted with a degree of subtlety and fore Read more

50 Cent - 43% match to Dr. Dre

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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The Game - 43% match to Dr. Dre

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jayceon Terrell Taylor, 29 November 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA. This west coast gangsta rapper shot to fame in 2004 on the strength of his association with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. Taylor was raised in a foster home in Compton and, like many young men from his neighbourhood, followed a path into crime and dealing. His redemption came when he decided to take up rapping af Read more

DMX - 36% match to Dr. Dre

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Earl Simmons, 18 December 1970, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The leading hardcore rapper of the late 90s and early 00s, Earl Simmons was raised from an early age by his aunt in New York City’s Yonkers district. He took his name from the DMX digital sound machine, and developed a reputation as a DJ in the local projects. DMX won Source magazine’s Unsigned Hype Award in Read more

Jay-Z - 36% match to Dr. Dre

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Shawn Corey Carter, 4 December 1969, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Carter was a school friend of the Notorious B.I.G. He first started releasing records in the late 80s, part-financing his music by hustling. In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend Jaz (‘The Originators’) and Original Flavor (‘Can I Get Open’), and Read more

Kendrick Lamar - 34% match to Dr. Dre

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Mobb Deep - 34% match to Dr. Dre

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This rap duo, comprising Havoc (Kejuan Muchita, 21 May 1974, Queensbridge, New York, USA) and Prodigy (b. Albert Johnson, 2 November 1974, Queensbridge, New York, USA), made a colossal impact in 1995 with their hardcore hip-hop single ‘Shook Ones Part II’. Compared in the music press to the experience of hearing Schoolly D for the first time, it saw the New York-ba Read more


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