Dr. Dre Quotes and Sayings

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  • Full name: Andre Romelle Young
  • Born: February 18, 1965
  • Born in: Compton, California, United States
  • Occupation: American rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, record executive, actor, and audio engineer
  • Height: 6ft 1in (185 cm)
  • Weight: 80kg
  • Net worth: $800 million

Dr. Dre quotes about music

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The race factor was just a minuscule part of what I was doing with Eminem. It was really about the music and how well we worked together.


I’ve never considered myself a rapper. I know how to do it. I know how to make my voice project, and I know how to stay on beat and what have you, but I’ve never considered myself a rapper.


The difference between the headphones and making music, it’s like, okay, I have a new business here that I’m proud of, but my soul still remains in the music-making process.

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I work hard making music – that’s how I earn a living.

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The actual making of a record is the most exciting part of this business.


I just want people to hear the music the way it’s suppose to sound, the way we meant for them to hear it. You sit in the studio all this time and make the music, tweak it, try to get it perfect. They should be able to hear it that way.


Everything in my life has been about sound and making music, so Beats represents just that – the improvement of sound and the dedication to everything I’ve been doing from the day I started.


Kendrick Lamar is the real deal. He’s a real artist, and he’s gonna be here for awhile because this guy is seriously talented.


There is some sampling on my records and a lot of what I call replays, where I’d have musicians come in the studio and replay the sample from the original record. But mainly, we’d come up with our own music.


I am never going to give music up.


I always loved the way music made me feel. I did sports at school and all, but when I got home, it was just music. Everybody in my neighborhood loved music. I could jump the back fence and be in the park where there were ghetto blasters everywhere.

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I just want to get my music out and make sure that it’s heard in the right way.


I’m gonna try and change the course of hip hop again.


I sequence during the entire recording process. The sequencing changes as I’m recording and as I’m listening. From when I’m, like, four songs in, I start trying to figure out which song should come after which. Which is important, and it changes as the album goes.

Dr. Dre quotes about success


No matter what type of equipment you have, you still have to have a certain talent to be able to make a good record.


Even when I was close to defeat I rose to my feet

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I don’t ever see myself retiring totally from music, because I have a genuine love and passion for it.


I can take a three-year-old and make a hit record.


I’m not a big spender. I don’t get into all the jewelry and all that.


Black women are the strongest most hardworking people on earth.


Mission accomplished, we didn’t have any problems as far as violence goes.


Try to be the king, but the ace is back.


I don’t take any shorts. I don’t say, ‘Okay, it’s good enough.’ I try to get exactly what I’m hearing in my head to the tape, and I won’t let it move until then.


When the ideas are coming, I don’t stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn’t come along all the time.

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