Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre

Biography

More than any other rapper, Dr. Dre was responsible for moving away from the avant-noise and political stance of Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions as well as the party vibes of old-school rap. Instead, Dre pioneered gangsta rap and his own variation of the sound, G-funk. While BDP's early albums were hardcore but cautionary tales of the criminal mind, Dre's records with N.W.A. celebrated the hedonistic, amoral side of gang life. Dre was never much of a rapper -- his rhymes were simple and his delivery was slow and clumsy -- but as a producer, he was extraordinary. With N.W.A. he melded the noise collages of the Bomb Squad with funky rhythms. On his own, he reworked George Clinton's elastic funk into the self-styled G-funk, a slow-rolling variation that relied more on sound than content. When he left N.W.A. in 1992, he founded Death Row Records with Suge Knight and the D.O.C., and the label quickly became the dominant force in mid-'90s hip-hop thanks to his debut, The Chronic. Soon, most rap records imitated its sound, and his productions for Snoop Doggy Dogg and Blackstreet were massive hits. For nearly four years, G-funk dominated hip-hop, and Dre had enough sense to abandon it, and Death Row, just before the whole empire collapsed in late 1996. Dre retaliated by forming a new company, Aftermath, and while it was initially slow getting started, his bold moves forward earned critical respect. He later launched Beats by Dr. Dre, a company that introduced the celebrity headphones phenomenon, later morphed into a streaming music service, and was then bought by Apple Inc.

Dre (born Andre Young, February 18, 1965) became involved in hip-hop during the early '80s, performing at house parties and clubs with the World Class Wreckin' Cru around South Central Los Angeles and making a handful of recordings along the way. In 1986 he met Ice Cube, and the two rappers began writing songs for Ruthless Records, a label started by former drug pusher Eazy-E. Eazy tried to give one of the duo's songs, "Boyz-n-the Hood," to HBO, a group signed to Ruthless. When the group refused, Eazy formed N.W.A. -- an acronym for Niggaz With Attitude -- with Dre, Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella, releasing their first album in 1987. A year later, N.W.A. delivered Straight Outta Compton, a vicious record that became an underground hit with virtually no support from radio, the press, or MTV. N.W.A. became notorious for their hardcore lyrics, especially those of "Fuck tha Police," which resulted in the FBI sending a warning letter to Ruthless and its parent company, Priority, suggesting that N.W.A. should watch their step.

Most of the group's political threat left with Cube when he departed in late 1989 amid many financial disagreements. While Eazy appeared to be the undisputed leader following Cube's departure -- and he was certainly responsible for the group approaching near-parodic levels with their final pair of records -- the music was in Dre's hands. On both the 1990 EP 100 Miles and Runnin' and the 1991 album Efil4zaggin ("Niggaz4life" spelled backward), he created dense, funky sonic landscapes that were as responsible for keeping N.W.A. at the top of the charts as Eazy's comic-book lyrics. While the group was at the peak of its popularity in 1991, Dre began to make efforts to leave the crew, especially after he was charged with assaulting Dee Barnes, the host of a televised rap show in 1991. The following year, Dre left the group to form Death Row Records with Suge Knight and N.W.A. affiliate the D.O.C. According to legend, Knight held N.W.A.'s manager at gunpoint and threatened to kill him if he refused to let Dre out of his contract.

Dre released his first solo single, "Deep Cover," in the spring of 1992. Not only was the record the debut of his elastic G-funk sound, it also was the beginning of his collaboration with rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg. Dre discovered Snoop through his stepbrother Warren G, and he immediately began working with the rapper -- Snoop was on Dre's 1992 debut, The Chronic, as much as Dre himself was. Thanks to the singles "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang," "Dre Day," and "Let Me Ride," The Chronic was a multi-platinum, Top Ten, Grammy-winning smash, and the entire world of hip-hop changed with it. For the next four years, it was virtually impossible to hear mainstream hip-hop that wasn't affected in some way by Dre and his patented G-funk. Not only did he produce Snoop's 1993 debut, Doggystyle, but he orchestrated several soundtracks, including Above the Rim and Murder Was the Case (both in 1994), which functioned as samplers for his new artists and production techniques, and he helmed hit records such as Blackstreet's "No Diggity," among others, including a hit reunion with Ice Cube, "Natural Born Killaz." During this entire time, Dre released no new records, but he didn't need to -- all of Death Row was under his control, and most of his peers mimicked his techniques.

The Death Row dynasty held strong until the spring of 1996, when Dre grew frustrated with Knight's strong-arm techniques. At the time, Death Row was devoting itself to 2Pac's label debut, All Eyez on Me (which featured Dre on the breakthrough hit "California Love"), and Snoop was busy recovering from his draining murder trial. Dre left the label in the summer of 1996 to form Aftermath, declaring gangsta rap dead. While he was subjected to endless taunts from his former Death Row colleagues, their sales had slipped by 1997, and Knight was imprisoned on racketeering charges by the end of the year. Dre's first album for Aftermath, the various-artists collection Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath, received considerable media attention, but the record didn't become a hit despite the presence of his hit single "Been There Done That." Even though the album wasn't a success, the implosion of Death Row in 1997 proved that Dre's inclinations were correct at the time. Dre's de facto sophomore solo album 2001 -- which scored him a second Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Forgot About Dre" -- followed in 1999. That same year, Dre unveiled his next protégé, a young Detroit rapper named Eminem.

Dre's focus then shifted to work with his label and production for other artists. A third, and final, album titled Detox had been announced, but as the producer devoted time to Aftermath artists like 50 Cent and Eminem, the album suffered numerous delays. Work for the Game, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, and others brought Dre to 2006 when he partnered with Jimmy Iovine and launched the celebrity headphones company Beats by Dr. Dre. After sports figures and other celebrities adopted the headphones en masse, Beats' success skyrocketed. By 2010, the company was valued at just under a billion dollars. Dre dipped back into rapping by dropping two singles: "Kush" featuring Snoop Dogg and Akon and "I Need a Doctor" with Eminem and Skylar Grey. He continued to tease Detox, but ended up returning to the studio to focus on his next big breakout act, Compton's own Kendrick Lamar. At the start of 2014, Beats launched a streaming music service, Beats Music. Beats was acquired by Apple Inc. later in the year, as Dre announced he was the "first billionaire in hip-hop." In 2015, the Academy Award-nominated N.W.A. biographical drama Straight Outta Compton was released in theaters and influenced the producer to scrap Detox in favor of an LP inspired by the film. The album Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre landed that same year with Kendrick Lamar, Anderson. Paak, Ice Cube, the Game, Eminem, and many more on the guest list.

With N.W.A.'s cultural resurgence and mainstream recognition of their legacy in the history of rap and hip-hop, the group received another honor for their contribution to music with their induction into the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

Discography

Dr. Dre - The Chronic

Dr. Dre - The Chronic

Interscope Records, Priority Records, Death Row Records 1992
Dr. Dre - The Chronic 2001

Dr. Dre - The Chronic 2001

Aftermath Entertainment 1999
Dr. Dre - Compton

Dr. Dre - Compton

Aftermath, Interscope Records 2015

Guest Appearances

Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It
  • We Want Eazy

Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It

Ruthless Records, Priority Records 1988
Above The Law - Livin’ Like Hustlers
  • The Last Song

Above The Law - Livin’ Like Hustlers

Ruthless Records, Epic 1990
Arabian Prince - Situation Hot
  • Innovative Life

Arabian Prince - Situation Hot

Macola Record Co. 1990
Jimmy Z - Muzical Madness
  • Funky Flute

Jimmy Z - Muzical Madness

Ruthless Records 1991
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
  • Who Am I (What's My Name)?

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle

Death Row Records, Interscope Records 1993
2Pac - All Eyez On Me
  • California Love (Remix)

2Pac - All Eyez On Me

Interscope Records, Death Row Records 1996
Blackstreet - Another Level
  • No Diggity

Blackstreet - Another Level

Interscope Records 1996
Scarface - The Untouchable
  • Game Over

Scarface - The Untouchable

Rap-A-Lot Records, Noo Trybe Records 1997
Soul Assassins - Muggs Presents... The Soul Assassins (Chapter 1)
  • Puppet Master

Soul Assassins - Muggs Presents... The Soul Assassins (Chapter 1)

Columbia 1997
The Firm - The Album
  • Phone Tap

The Firm - The Album

Interscope Records 1997
Ras Kass - Rasassination
  • Ghetto Fabulous

Ras Kass - Rasassination

Priority Records 1998
Kurupt - Kuruption!
  • Ask Yourself A Question

Kurupt - Kuruption!

ANTRA Records, A&M Records 1998
Kurupt - Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha
  • Ho's A Housewife

Kurupt - Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha

Antra Records, Artemis Records 1999
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
  • Guilty Conscience

Eminem - The Slim Shady LP

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, Web Entertainment 1999
Jay-Z - Vol. 3... Life And Times Of S. Carter
  • Watch Me

Jay-Z - Vol. 3... Life And Times Of S. Carter

Roc-A-Fella Records 1999
Xzibit - Restless
  • U Know

Xzibit - Restless

Loud Records 2000
Tha Eastsidaz - Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz
  • Intro To Indo

Tha Eastsidaz - Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz

TVT Records 2000
Ice Cube - War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)
  • Hello

Ice Cube - War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)

Priority Records 2000
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
  • B**** Please II

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, Web Entertainment 2000
Nate Dogg - Music & Me
  • Your Wife

Nate Dogg - Music & Me

Elektra 2001
Bilal - 1st Born Second
  • Fast Lane

Bilal - 1st Born Second

Interscope Records 2001
Xzibit - Man Vs Machine
  • Symphony In X Major

Xzibit - Man Vs Machine

Columbia 2002
Knoc-Turn'al - L.A. Confidential Presents Knoc-Turn'al
  • The Knoc

Knoc-Turn'al - L.A. Confidential Presents Knoc-Turn'al

Elektra 2002
King T. - The Kingdom Come
  • Money

King T. - The Kingdom Come

Greedy Green Entertainment 2002
Truth Hurts - Truthfully Speaking
  • Hollywood

Truth Hurts - Truthfully Speaking

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records 2002
Jay-Z - The Blueprint² The Gift & The Curse
  • The Watcher 2

Jay-Z - The Blueprint² The Gift & The Curse

Roc-A-Fella Records 2002
Eminem - The Eminem Show
  • Say What You Say

Eminem - The Eminem Show

Interscope Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, Web Entertainment 2002
E-A-Ski - Past And Present
  • Split Personality

E-A-Ski - Past And Present

Infared Music Group 2003
Obie Trice - Cheers
  • Shit Hits The Fan

Obie Trice - Cheers

Shady Records, Interscope Records 2003
Jay-Z - Blueprint 2.1
  • The Watcher 2

Jay-Z - Blueprint 2.1

Roc-A-Fella Records 2003
Eminem - Encore
  • Encore (Curtains)

Eminem - Encore

Interscope Records, Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment 2004
Hittman - Hittmanic Verses
  • The Hiznit

Hittman - Hittmanic Verses

Sickbay Records, L.A. Hill Records 2005
The Game - Game Time - Collectors Edition
  • Where I'm From (Rmx)

The Game - Game Time - Collectors Edition

G Unit, Shady Records, Black Wall Street, Interscope Records, Violator Records 2005
Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
  • Imagine

Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

Geffen Records 2006
Curtis Young - The Autopsy
  • Fast Money

Curtis Young - The Autopsy

So Hood Records 2006
N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Compton's N Tha House

N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (20th Anniversary Edition)

Ruthless Records, Priority Records 2007
50 Cent - Curtis
  • Come & Go

50 Cent - Curtis

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records 2007
Eminem - Relapse
  • Old Time's Sake

Eminem - Relapse

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records 2009
Ace Hood - I Do It... For The Sport
  • Kush (Remix)

Ace Hood - I Do It... For The Sport

We The Best Music Group, Def Jam Recordings 2010
Game - The R.E.D. Album
  • Drug Test

Game - The R.E.D. Album

DGC 2011
Slim The Mobster - War Music
  • Back Against The Wall

Slim The Mobster - War Music

Gang Module, Aftermath Entertainment 2011
Sam Sneed - Street Scholars
  • U Better Recognize

Sam Sneed - Street Scholars

WIDEawake, Death Row Records 2011
Anacron - The Facelift 2: Artofficial Attributes
  • Turn Me On

Anacron - The Facelift 2: Artofficial Attributes

Manoemusicc 2011
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
  • Compton

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records 2012
Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't
  • 3 Kings

Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't

Maybach Music Group, Def Jam Recordings, Slip-N-Slide Records 2012
Marsha Ambrosius - Friends & Lovers
  • Stronger

Marsha Ambrosius - Friends & Lovers

RCA 2014
Slip Capone - Caponeyboy
  • Doin The Most

Slip Capone - Caponeyboy

Not On Label 2015
The Game - The Documentary 2
  • Don't Trip

The Game - The Documentary 2

eOne Music 2015
The Game - The Documentary 2 + 2.5 (Collector's Edition)
  • Don't Trip

The Game - The Documentary 2 + 2.5 (Collector's Edition)

eOne Music 2016

Compilations

Various - Deep Cover (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Deep Cover

Various - Deep Cover (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Solar, Epic 1992
Various - Murder Was The Case: The Soundtrack
  • Natural Born Killaz

Various - Murder Was The Case: The Soundtrack

Death Row Records 1994
DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part One)
  • Hi Power

DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part One)

Bigtyme Recordz 1995
Eazy-E - Eternal E
  • We Want Eazy

Eazy-E - Eternal E

Ruthless Records, Priority Records 1995
Various - Death Row Greatest Hits
  • Nuthin' But A G Thang

Various - Death Row Greatest Hits

Death Row Records, Interscope Records 1996
Various - Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath
  • Been There Done That

Various - Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records 1996
Kool DJ Red Alert - Kool DJ Red Alert Presents...
  • California Love

Kool DJ Red Alert - Kool DJ Red Alert Presents...

Next Plateau Entertainment 1996
Ice Cube - Featuring...Ice Cube
  • Natural Born Killaz

Ice Cube - Featuring...Ice Cube

Priority Records 1997
DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part Two) Remix
  • Natural Born Killaz

DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part Two) Remix

Bigtyme Recordz 1998
N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (10th Anniversary Tribute)
  • Compton's N Tha House (Live)

N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (10th Anniversary Tribute)

Priority Records 1998
2Pac - Greatest Hits
  • California Love

2Pac - Greatest Hits

Death Row Records, Interscope Records 1998
Poetic-1 & D-Diggs - Sex, Drugs & Rap
  • What The Doctor Ordered

Poetic-1 & D-Diggs - Sex, Drugs & Rap

Mobb Status Entertainment 1999
Various - The N.W.A Legacy Volume 1 1988 - 1998
  • Keep Their Heads Ringin'

Various - The N.W.A Legacy Volume 1 1988 - 1998

Priority Records 1999
Lo Fidelity Allstars - On The Floor At The Boutique
  • No Diggity

Lo Fidelity Allstars - On The Floor At The Boutique

Columbia 1999
Funkmaster Flex & Big Kap - The Tunnel
  • If I Get Locked Up

Funkmaster Flex & Big Kap - The Tunnel

Def Jam Recordings 1999
Various - Nuthin' But A Gangsta Party
  • Keep Their Heads Ringin

Various - Nuthin' But A Gangsta Party

Priority Records 2000
Ice Cube - Greatest Hits
  • Hello

Ice Cube - Greatest Hits

Priority Records 2001
DPGC - The Remix LP
  • Let Me Ride (Extended Funk Remix)

DPGC - The Remix LP

DPG Recordz 2002
Various - Ice T Presents Westside
  • California Love (Remix)

Various - Ice T Presents Westside

Obsessive 2002
Various - Bad Boys II - The Soundtrack
  • Girl I'm A Bad Boy

Various - Bad Boys II - The Soundtrack

Bad Boy Entertainment 2003
Blackstreet - No Diggity: The Very Best Of Blackstreet
  • No Diggity

Blackstreet - No Diggity: The Very Best Of Blackstreet

Interscope Records 2003
2Pac - The Prophet
  • California Love

2Pac - The Prophet

Death Row Records 2003
King T - The Ruthless Chronicles
  • Money

King T - The Ruthless Chronicles

Boss Up Entertainment 2004
Various - Westwood The Big Dawg
  • California Love

Various - Westwood The Big Dawg

Def Jam UK 2004
Various - The Very Best Of Death Row
  • California Love (Remix)

Various - The Very Best Of Death Row

Death Row Records 2005
Eminem - Curtain Call - The Hits
  • Guilty Conscience

Eminem - Curtain Call - The Hits

Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, Interscope Records, Web Entertainment 2005
DJ Clue - Fidel Cashflow
  • Here We Go Again

DJ Clue - Fidel Cashflow

Desert Storm Records 2005
Snoop Dogg - The Best Of Snoop Dogg
  • Just Dippin'

Snoop Dogg - The Best Of Snoop Dogg

Capitol Records, Priority Records 2005
Kurupt - Kurupt's Greatest
  • Ask Yourself A Question

Kurupt - Kurupt's Greatest

Treacherous Records, Bungalo Records 2005
Dr. Dre - Chronicles: Death Row Classics
  • One Eight Seven

Dr. Dre - Chronicles: Death Row Classics

Death Row Records 2006
Various - 15 Years On Death Row
  • California Love (Original Version)

Various - 15 Years On Death Row

Death Row Records, Koch Records 2006
Ice Cube - In The Movies
  • Natural Born Killaz

Ice Cube - In The Movies

Priority Records 2007
Timbaland - Timbaland Presents Shock Value
  • Bounce

Timbaland - Timbaland Presents Shock Value

Interscope Records, Blackground Entertainment 2007
2Pac - The Best Of 2Pac - Part 1: Thug
  • California Love (Original Mix)

2Pac - The Best Of 2Pac - Part 1: Thug

Amaru Entertainment 2007
Various - Boss' Life 3
  • Compton Niggaz

Various - Boss' Life 3

DJ Networks 2008
Scarface - Greatest Features
  • Game Over

Scarface - Greatest Features

Rap-A-Lot Records 2009
Various - Middle Men (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • California Love (Remix)

Various - Middle Men (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

ABKCO 2010
Kurupt - Who Ride Wit Us: Kurupt's Greatest Hits
  • Ho's A Housewife 2

Kurupt - Who Ride Wit Us: Kurupt's Greatest Hits

Antra Records, Essential Media Group 2014
Various - Straight Outta Compton (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Nuthin' But A "G" Thang

Various - Straight Outta Compton (Music From The Motion Picture)

UME 2016

Production

World Class Wreckin Cru - Rapped In Romance
  • B.S.

World Class Wreckin Cru - Rapped In Romance

Epic 1987
C.I.A. - Cru' In Action!
  • All Tracks

C.I.A. - Cru' In Action!

Kru-Cut Records 1987
Various - N.W.A. And The Posse
  • All Tracks

Various - N.W.A. And The Posse

Macola Record Co. 1987
Bobby Jimmy And The Critters - Back And Proud
  • Milkshake

Bobby Jimmy And The Critters - Back And Proud

Macola Record Co. 1987
The Fila Fresh Crew - Tuffest Man Alive
  • Tuffest Man Alive

The Fila Fresh Crew - Tuffest Man Alive

Macola Recording Co., Get Live Records 1988
Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It
  • All Tracks

Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It

Ruthless Records, Priority Records 1988
N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton
  • All Tracks

N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton

Ruthless Records, Priority Records 1988
J.J. Fad - Supersonic The Album
  • All Tracks

J.J. Fad - Supersonic The Album

Ruthless Records 1988
Various - Sunset Strip
  • Turn Off The Lights

Various - Sunset Strip

Westside Records 1988
Various - Soulbeat 3
  • Supersonic (Vocal Remix)

Various - Soulbeat 3

WEA 1988
Various - Coming To America (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Comin' Correct

Various - Coming To America (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

ATCO Records 1988
The D.O.C. - No One Can Do It Better
  • All Tracks

The D.O.C. - No One Can Do It Better

Ruthless Records, Atlantic 1989
Various - Machine Gun Poetry
  • Express Yourself

Various - Machine Gun Poetry

4th & Broadway 1989
Various - Mr. Magic's Rap Attack Volume 5
  • Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn

Various - Mr. Magic's Rap Attack Volume 5

Profile Records 1989
Michel'le - Michel'le
  • All Tracks

Michel'le - Michel'le

Ruthless Records 1989
Various - Prime Kuts Volume One
  • My Posse

Various - Prime Kuts Volume One

Par Records 1989
Various - Prime Kuts Volume Two
  • Ill-Legal

Various - Prime Kuts Volume Two

Par Records 1989
N.W.A - 100 Miles And Runnin'
  • All Tracks

N.W.A - 100 Miles And Runnin'

Ruthless Records, Priority Records 1990
Above The Law - Livin’ Like Hustlers

Above The Law - Livin’ Like Hustlers

Ruthless Records, Epic 1990
The West Coast Rap All-Stars - We're All In The Same Gang
  • We're All In The Same Gang

The West Coast Rap All-Stars - We're All In The Same Gang

Warner Bros. Records 1990
Various - Return Of Superfly (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Eazy Street

Various - Return Of Superfly (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Capitol Records 1990
Various - Pump Up The Volume (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Freedom Of Speech

Various - Pump Up The Volume (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

MCA Records 1990
N.W.A - Efil4zaggin
  • All Tracks

N.W.A - Efil4zaggin

Ruthless Records, Priority Records 1991
Jimmy Z - Muzical Madness
  • All Tracks

Jimmy Z - Muzical Madness

Ruthless Records 1991
World Class Wreckin' Cru - Turn Off The Lights (Before The Attitude)
  • All Tracks

World Class Wreckin' Cru - Turn Off The Lights (Before The Attitude)

S.O.H. Distributors Network 1991
Various - Deep Cover (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Deep Cover

Various - Deep Cover (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Solar, Epic 1992
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
  • All Tracks

Dr. Dre - The Chronic

Interscope Records, Priority Records, Death Row Records 1992
The Party - Free
  • Let's Get Right Down To It

The Party - Free

Hollywood Records 1992
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
  • Murder Was The Case (Remix)

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle

Death Row Records, Interscope Records 1993
Various - Poetic Justice (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Niggas Don't Give A Fuck

Various - Poetic Justice (Music From The Motion Picture)

Epic Soundtrax 1993
Various - Murder Was The Case: The Soundtrack
  • Natural Born Killaz

Various - Murder Was The Case: The Soundtrack

Death Row Records 1994
Various - Above The Rim: The Soundtrack
  • Afro Puffs

Various - Above The Rim: The Soundtrack

Interscope Records, Death Row Records 1994
Various - Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack For An Oliver Stone Film
  • What Would U Do?

Various - Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack For An Oliver Stone Film

Nothing Records, Interscope Records 1994
Eazy-E - Eternal E
  • Boyz-N-The Hood (Remix)

Eazy-E - Eternal E

Ruthless Records, Priority Records 1995
Various - Friday - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Keep Their Heads Ringin'

Various - Friday - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Priority Records 1995
Various - One Million Strong
  • 187um

Various - One Million Strong

Mergela Records, Solar 1995
N.W.A - Greatest Hits
  • All Tracks

N.W.A - Greatest Hits

Priority Records, Ruthless Records 1996
Various - Death Row Greatest Hits
  • Nuthin' But A G Thang

Various - Death Row Greatest Hits

Death Row Records, Interscope Records 1996
Various - Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath
  • East Coast/West Coast Killas

Various - Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records 1996
Kool DJ Red Alert - Kool DJ Red Alert Presents...
  • California Love

Kool DJ Red Alert - Kool DJ Red Alert Presents...

Next Plateau Entertainment 1996
Nas - It Was Written
  • Nas Is Coming

Nas - It Was Written

Columbia 1996
2Pac - All Eyez On Me
  • Can't C Me

2Pac - All Eyez On Me

Interscope Records, Death Row Records 1996
Scarface - The Untouchable
  • Game Over

Scarface - The Untouchable

Rap-A-Lot Records, Noo Trybe Records 1997
Ice Cube - Featuring...Ice Cube
  • Natural Born Killaz

Ice Cube - Featuring...Ice Cube

Priority Records 1997
The Firm - The Album
  • Five Minutes To Flush

The Firm - The Album

Interscope Records 1997
N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (10th Anniversary Tribute)
  • Compton's N Tha House (Live)

N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (10th Anniversary Tribute)

Priority Records 1998
Various - Ruthless Records Tenth Anniversary Compilation: Decade Of Game
  • Dopeman (Remix)

Various - Ruthless Records Tenth Anniversary Compilation: Decade Of Game

Ruthless Records 1998
2Pac - Greatest Hits
  • California Love

2Pac - Greatest Hits

Death Row Records, Interscope Records 1998
Various - Bulworth The Soundtrack
  • Zoom

Various - Bulworth The Soundtrack

Interscope Records 1998
Kurupt - Kuruption!
  • Ask Yourself A Question

Kurupt - Kuruption!

ANTRA Records, A&M Records 1998
Dr. Dre - The Chronic 2001
  • All Tracks

Dr. Dre - The Chronic 2001

Aftermath Entertainment 1999
Snoop Dogg - No Limit Top Dogg
  • B Please

Snoop Dogg - No Limit Top Dogg

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
Kurupt - Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha
  • Ho's A Housewife

Kurupt - Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha

Antra Records, Artemis Records 1999
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
  • My Name Is

Eminem - The Slim Shady LP

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, Web Entertainment 1999
Various - Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Wild Wild West
  • Bad Guys Always Die

Various - Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Wild Wild West

Interscope Records, Overbrook Music 1999
Various - Next Friday (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Chin Check

Various - Next Friday (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Priority Records 1999
Xzibit - Restless
  • U Know

Xzibit - Restless

Loud Records 2000
Ice Cube - War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)
  • Hello

Ice Cube - War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)

Priority Records 2000
Various - Black And White - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture
  • Year 2000 (Remix)

Various - Black And White - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture

Loud Records 2000
Snoop Dogg - Tha Last Meal
  • Hennesey N Buddah

Snoop Dogg - Tha Last Meal

Priority Records, Doggy Style Records, No Limit Records 2000
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
  • Kill You

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, Web Entertainment 2000
D12 - Devils Night
  • Nasty Mind

D12 - Devils Night

Interscope Records 2001
Ice Cube - Greatest Hits
  • Hello

Ice Cube - Greatest Hits

Priority Records 2001
Nate Dogg - Music & Me
  • Your Wife

Nate Dogg - Music & Me

Elektra 2001
Mack 10 - Bang Or Ball
  • Hate In Yo Eyes

Mack 10 - Bang Or Ball

Cash Money Records 2001
Warren G - The Return Of The Regulator
  • Lookin' At You

Warren G - The Return Of The Regulator

Universal Records 2001
Various - Music From The Motion Picture Down To Earth
  • Gin And Juice

Various - Music From The Motion Picture Down To Earth

Epic, Sony Music Soundtrax 2001
Various - Training Day - The Soundtrack
  • Put It On Me

Various - Training Day - The Soundtrack

Priority Records 2001
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Death Row's Snoop Doggy Dogg Greatest Hits
  • Nuthin' But A "G" Thang

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Death Row's Snoop Doggy Dogg Greatest Hits

Death Row Records, Doggy Style Records, Priority Records 2001
Bilal - 1st Born Second
  • Fast Lane

Bilal - 1st Born Second

Interscope Records 2001
Various - The Wash - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Holla

Various - The Wash - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Aftermath Entertainment, Doggy Style Records, Interscope Records 2001
Eve - Scorpion
  • Let Me Blow Ya Mind

Eve - Scorpion

Interscope Records, Ruff Ryders 2001
Mary J. Blige - No More Drama
  • Family Affair

Mary J. Blige - No More Drama

MCA Records 2001
Various - Uninvited Guest (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Through The Rain

Various - Uninvited Guest (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Main St. Music Inc. 2001
Devin The Dude - Just Tryin' Ta Live
  • It's A Shame

Devin The Dude - Just Tryin' Ta Live

Rap-A-Lot Records 2002
Big Tray Deee - The General's List
  • Finer Thangzzz

Big Tray Deee - The General's List

SPOP Entertainment 2002
Xzibit - Man Vs Machine
  • Choke Me, Spank Me (Pull My Hair)

Xzibit - Man Vs Machine

Columbia 2002
Knoc-Turn'al - L.A. Confidential Presents Knoc-Turn'al
  • The Knoc

Knoc-Turn'al - L.A. Confidential Presents Knoc-Turn'al

Elektra 2002
King T. - The Kingdom Come
  • Speak On It

King T. - The Kingdom Come

Greedy Green Entertainment 2002
DJ Quik - Under Tha Influence
  • Put It On Me

DJ Quik - Under Tha Influence

Bungalo Records 2002
Truth Hurts - Truthfully Speaking
  • Push Play

Truth Hurts - Truthfully Speaking

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records 2002
Various - Austin Powers In Goldmember
  • Miss You (Dr. Dre Remix 2002)

Various - Austin Powers In Goldmember

Maverick, New Line Cinema 2002
Jay-Z - The Blueprint² The Gift & The Curse
  • The Watcher 2

Jay-Z - The Blueprint² The Gift & The Curse

Roc-A-Fella Records 2002
Various - Ice T Presents Westside
  • Who Am I (What's My Name)

Various - Ice T Presents Westside

Obsessive 2002
Eminem - The Eminem Show
  • My Dad's Gone Crazy

Eminem - The Eminem Show

Interscope Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, Web Entertainment 2002
Eve - Eve-Olution
  • Satisfaction

Eve - Eve-Olution

Interscope Records 2002
Mary J. Blige - Dance For Me
  • Family Affair (Spanish Fly Remix)

Mary J. Blige - Dance For Me

MCA Records 2002
DJ Butter & D12 - Dirty World Mixtape
  • Nasty Mind (Remix)

DJ Butter & D12 - Dirty World Mixtape

Crazy Noise Productions 2002
Obie Trice - Cheers
  • The Set Up

Obie Trice - Cheers

Shady Records, Interscope Records 2003
40 Glocc - The Jakal
  • Papa Lil Soldier

40 Glocc - The Jakal

Empire Musicwerks 2003
The D.O.C. - Deuce
  • Psychic Pymp Hotline

The D.O.C. - Deuce

Silverback Records 2003
Mary J. Blige - Love & Life
  • Not Today

Mary J. Blige - Love & Life

Geffen Records 2003
G Unit - Beg For Mercy
  • G'd Up

G Unit - Beg For Mercy

Interscope Records, G Unit 2003
Jay-Z - Blueprint 2.1
  • The Watcher 2

Jay-Z - Blueprint 2.1

Roc-A-Fella Records 2003
DJ Kay Slay - The Streetsweeper Vol. 1
  • Coast To Coast Gangstas

DJ Kay Slay - The Streetsweeper Vol. 1

Columbia 2003
Royce Da 5'9" - Build & Destroy - Lost Sessions Part 1
  • The Way I Be Pimpin' (Bonus Track)

Royce Da 5'9" - Build & Destroy - Lost Sessions Part 1

Trouble Records, Groove Attack Productions 2003
Various - Death Row - Greatest Hits Volume Two
  • When I Grow Up

Various - Death Row - Greatest Hits Volume Two

Death Row Records 2003
2Pac - The Prophet
  • California Love

2Pac - The Prophet

Death Row Records 2003
50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
  • In Da Club

50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'

Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records 2003
Various - Music From And Inspired By The Film Beef
  • Fuck Tha Police

Various - Music From And Inspired By The Film Beef

MSC Entertainment, Strange Music, QD3 Entertainment 2003
Cunninlynguists - Sloppy Seconds Volume One
  • Never Scared Freestyle (Philaflava Drop)

Cunninlynguists - Sloppy Seconds Volume One

FreshChest 2003
D12 - D12 World
  • American Psycho II

D12 - D12 World

Shady Records, Interscope Records 2004
Knoc-Turn'al - The Way I Am
  • I Like

Knoc-Turn'al - The Way I Am

Elektra 2004
Eminem - Encore
  • Ass Like That

Eminem - Encore

Interscope Records, Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment 2004
Gwen Stefani - Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
  • Rich Girl

Gwen Stefani - Love.Angel.Music.Baby.

Interscope Records 2004
Various - Barbershop 2: Back In Business - Soundtrack
  • Not Today

Various - Barbershop 2: Back In Business - Soundtrack

Interscope Records 2004
Statik Selektah & Nasty Nas - The Prophecy
  • Sosa Vs The State

Statik Selektah & Nasty Nas - The Prophecy

ShowOff Records 2004
Various - Tape Kingz 15th Anniversary
  • Fugitive

Various - Tape Kingz 15th Anniversary

Shady Records 2004
Hittman - Hittmanic Verses
  • Get Myne

Hittman - Hittmanic Verses

Sickbay Records, L.A. Hill Records 2005
The Evil Genius Green Lantern - 5 Star General
  • Ashes

The Evil Genius Green Lantern - 5 Star General

Shady Records 2005
Eminem - Curtain Call - The Hits
  • Guilty Conscience

Eminem - Curtain Call - The Hits

Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, Interscope Records, Web Entertainment 2005
Various - Music From And Inspired By Get Rich Or Die Tryin' The Motion Picture
  • Talk About Me

Various - Music From And Inspired By Get Rich Or Die Tryin' The Motion Picture

G Unit, Interscope Records 2005
Snoop Dogg - The Best Of Snoop Dogg
  • Just Dippin'

Snoop Dogg - The Best Of Snoop Dogg

Capitol Records, Priority Records 2005
50 Cent - The Massacre
  • Gunz Come Out

50 Cent - The Massacre

Aftermath Entertainment, Violator, G Unit, Interscope Records, Shady Records 2005
The Game - The Documentary
  • Don't Need Your Love

The Game - The Documentary

Aftermath Entertainment, G Unit, Interscope Records, Czar Entertainment 2005
Kurupt - Kurupt's Greatest
  • Ask Yourself A Question

Kurupt - Kurupt's Greatest

Treacherous Records, Bungalo Records 2005
6Two - Mac-A-Roni And G's
  • Weed An Snortin

6Two - Mac-A-Roni And G's

6 Two Productions 2005
Young Maylay - San Andreas Original Mixtape
  • Speak On It

Young Maylay - San Andreas Original Mixtape

Maylaynium Muziq 2005
Various - Eminem Presents The Re-Up
  • Get Low

Various - Eminem Presents The Re-Up

Shady Records, Interscope Records 2006
N.W.A - The Best Of N.W.A "The Strength Of Street Knowledge"
  • All Tracks

N.W.A - The Best Of N.W.A "The Strength Of Street Knowledge"

Priority Records, Ruthless Records, EMI 2006
Mobb Deep - Blood Money
  • Outta Control (Remix)

Mobb Deep - Blood Money

G Unit, Interscope Records 2006
Various - Optik Takeover
  • Was Geit

Various - Optik Takeover

Optik Records, Subword, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 2006
Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
  • Boss' Life

Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

Geffen Records 2006
Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead
  • Hustlers

Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead

Def Jam Recordings 2006
Jay-Z - Kingdom Come
  • Lost One

Jay-Z - Kingdom Come

Roc-A-Fella Records 2006
Busta Rhymes - The Big Bang
  • In The Ghetto

Busta Rhymes - The Big Bang

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records 2006
MJB - Reflections: A Retrospective
  • Family Affair

MJB - Reflections: A Retrospective

Geffen Records 2006
Strong Arm Steady - Strong Arm Radio: Klack Music (Blacksmith Edition)
  • Pick Up The Phone

Strong Arm Steady - Strong Arm Radio: Klack Music (Blacksmith Edition)

Blacksmith Music 2006
Smitty - The Last Nigga Left
  • Real Niggaz

Smitty - The Last Nigga Left

J Records, Czar Entertainment 2006
Pharoahe Monch - The Awakening
  • Pain

Pharoahe Monch - The Awakening

Street Records Corporation 2006
Eazy-E - Featuring...Eazy E
  • 2 Hard Mutha's

Eazy-E - Featuring...Eazy E

Priority Records, Ruthless Records, EMI 2007
Young Buck - Buck The World
  • Hold On

Young Buck - Buck The World

G Unit, Interscope Records 2007
N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (20th Anniversary Edition)
  • All Tracks

N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (20th Anniversary Edition)

Ruthless Records, Priority Records 2007
Ice Cube - In The Movies
  • Natural Born Killaz

Ice Cube - In The Movies

Priority Records 2007
Mack 10 - Foe Life: The Best Of Mack 10
  • Fire

Mack 10 - Foe Life: The Best Of Mack 10

Priority Records 2007
50 Cent - Curtis
  • Come & Go

50 Cent - Curtis

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records 2007
2Pac - The Best Of 2Pac - Part 1: Thug
  • California Love (Original Mix)

2Pac - The Best Of 2Pac - Part 1: Thug

Amaru Entertainment 2007
Bishop Lamont - Pope Mobile
  • Pope Mobile Intro/Heaven

Bishop Lamont - Pope Mobile

Aftermath Entertainment 2007
DJ Skee Presents Ya Boy - Chapter 1 "The Rise"
  • Barbershop

DJ Skee Presents Ya Boy - Chapter 1 "The Rise"

Precise Music Group 2007
Devin The Dude - Hi Life
  • Comin' Back

Devin The Dude - Hi Life

Rap-A-Lot 4 Life, J. Prince Entertainment 2008
Trick Trick - The Villain
  • Hold On

Trick Trick - The Villain

Koch Records 2008
Various - N.W.A. And Their Family Tree
  • Straight Outta Compton

Various - N.W.A. And Their Family Tree

Priority Records, EMI 2008
Bishop Lamont - The Confessional
  • All Tracks

Bishop Lamont - The Confessional

Money Maker 2008
The Game - The Black Wallstreet Volume One
  • Murder

The Game - The Black Wallstreet Volume One

Black Wall Street 2008
Eminem - Relapse
  • All Tracks

Eminem - Relapse

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records 2009
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Death Row - The Lost Sessions Vol. 1
  • Doggystyle

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Death Row - The Lost Sessions Vol. 1

WIDEawake, Death Row Records 2009
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II
  • About Me

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II

Ice H2o Records 2009
Snoop Dogg - Malice N Wonderland
  • I Wanna Rock

Snoop Dogg - Malice N Wonderland

Capitol Records, Priority Records, Doggy Style Records 2009
50 Cent - Before I Self Destruct
  • Death To My Enemies

50 Cent - Before I Self Destruct

Interscope Records, Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment 2009
Various - Snoop Dogg Presents My #1 Priority
  • 8 Ball

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents My #1 Priority

Priority Records 2010
Eminem - Recovery
  • So Bad

Eminem - Recovery

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, Shady Records 2010
Three One Se7en - Origin Of Violence
  • I Thought You Knew (Original)

Three One Se7en - Origin Of Violence

Krakatoa Entertainment 2010
Xzibit - Napalm
  • Louis XIII

Xzibit - Napalm

Open Bar Entertainment 2012
Obie Trice - Bottoms Up
  • Bottoms Up / Intro

Obie Trice - Bottoms Up

Black Market Entertainment 2012
Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire
  • New Day

Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire

RCA, AKW 2012
Gunplay - Cops & Robbers
  • Ion Beg

Gunplay - Cops & Robbers

Maybach Music Group, Def Jam Recordings 2013
J-Ro - 818 Antics 2
  • Louis X111

J-Ro - 818 Antics 2

L.A. Hill Records, Sickbay Records, Thumb Tap Records 2013
50 Cent - Animal Ambition (An Untamed Desire To Win)
  • Smoke

50 Cent - Animal Ambition (An Untamed Desire To Win)

G Unit, Caroline Records 2013
Kurupt - Who Ride Wit Us: Kurupt's Greatest Hits
  • Ho's A Housewife 2

Kurupt - Who Ride Wit Us: Kurupt's Greatest Hits

Antra Records, Essential Media Group 2014
Various - Shady XV
  • Fight Music

Various - Shady XV

Shady Records, Interscope Records 2014
Dr. Dre - Compton
  • It’s All On Me

Dr. Dre - Compton

Aftermath, Interscope Records 2015
Various - Straight Outta Compton (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Nuthin' But A "G" Thang

Various - Straight Outta Compton (Music From The Motion Picture)

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