How Did Dr. Dre's Influence Rap

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Dr. Dre and his influence has had a mark on everything in hip-hop culture from influencing other artists to production of hip-hop records to becoming one of the first rapper-producers with the release of his album in 1992, The Chronic. Dr. Dre has had a major hand in west coast rap as well as in the genre of rap in general. Within this essay, the terms hip-hop and rap will be used interchangeably. The 1990s was a major decade for rap music and the culture of rap music. The development of the two were shaped largely by Dr. Dre as well as the rappers influenced by the specific sound Dr. Dre was creating throughout the 90s. Dr. Dre developed many future rap music stars as well as shaping and crafting a distinctive west coast rap sound all while creating enemies in the bigger picture of 1990s rap music and the budding west coast-east coast rap rivalry. …show more content…

To begin with, to understand Dr. Dre and his creation of his distinctive g-funk style, one must first understand where Dre found his own influences and how those influences later shaped his sound and production style. Dr. Dre first real taste of hip-hop music was when he began working as a night club DJ under the name Dr. J. He eventually joined a group called the, “World Class Wreckin’ Cru”. This group was primarily an electro-hop group, but it gave Dre his first taste at recording demos. Later in the 1980s, Dre eventually met the rapper who would go by the name Ice Cube. Ice Cube and Dre began writing lyrics for another local Compton rapper, Eazy-E. It was with Eazy-E and Ice Cube that Dr. Dre would form the group, NWA. It was with NWA that Dre would put his name on the map in the larger west coast rap scene and not just in the

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