2015 CinemaCon - Universal Pictures Special Presentation Summer Of 2015 And Beyond

It might be against the odds to grow up on the mean streets and make it out alive, let alone become one of the world’s most well-known and sought after producers and an entrepreneur with a net worth of more than $700 million.

Still, somehow, someway, Andre Romelle Young — better known as Dr. Dre — has found a way to do just that. The co-founder of seminal ‘80s gangsta rap group N.W.A has learned to spark record sales and controversy while touching a nerve with the public. He also has a remarkable ear for talent, bringing us the likes of Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and now singer/rapper Anderson .Paak. And did we forget to mention his Beats empire?

Put on The Chronic and roll with us through the photo gallery below as we look back at highlights from Dr. Dre’s more-than-30-year career.

PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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