How Many Cars Does Dr. Dre Have?

Andre Romelle Young, or Dr. Dre, is a famous American rapper, audio engineer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and record producer born on February 18, 1965. This 56-year-old rapper is the pioneer of companies like Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. 

He began his musical career as a World Class Wreckin’ Cru Member in 1985 and became famous with the gangsta rap group N.W.A. This group was fundamental in popularizing explicit rap and hip-hop music lyrics when discussing violence on the streets. 

Dr. Dre was given credit for crafting and popularizing West Coast G-funk. G-Funk is a genre of hip-hop that consists of a synthesizer foundation and slow, heavy beats. 

After leaving N.W.A. and starting his label, Death Row Records, in 1991, he has had a solo career with Marion “Suge” Knight. 

Who Is Dr. Dre?

Being a music lover from a very young age,  Dr. Dre worked as a D.J. in his teens. His big break came from the rap group known as N.W.A. In 1991, he became the founder of Death Row Records  and released his first solo album called The Chronic, in 1992. 

In 1996, he started Aftermath Entertainment and signed budding rappers like Eminem and 50 Cent. In 2014, he started another company named Beats Electronics along with Jimmy Lovine and became a millionaire after selling it to Apple.

Early Years

Dr. Dre comes from a musical background as both of his parents were singers. His mother was in a group, Four Aces, which she left shortly before Dre was born. His father also belonged to a band called The Romells, which was the inspiration for Dre’s middle name. 

Dre lived with his mother after his parents’ divorce. He did not have a stable childhood and lived in the Wilmington Arms Housing Project, Compton, for a short period. Though he went to high school and showed talent in drafting, his interests lay outside education.

After receiving a music mixer for Christmas in 1984, he turned his family home into a music studio. He stayed there for hours mixing music and making music. His own sounds. 

He hung out at the L.A. nightclub Eve After Dark. There, he became a D.J. He developed his persona as Dr. Dre after joining the World Class Wreckin’ Cru, which performed mixologies in nightclubs. 

A Leading Rap Pioneer

Dr. Dre created a gangsta rap group with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, the Arabian Prince, Yella, and the D.O.C., which came to be known as N.W.A. in 1985. They had harsh lyrics to reflect the reality of living on the streets. 

The second album by N.W.A. called Straight Outta Compton sold more than 2 million copies and created a new genre of music known as gangsta rap. The track ‘F*** tha Police’ caused a sensation of controversy in the country. 

The song exposed the existent tensions between the Black youth and the police and violence. As a result, the record label, Ruthless Records, even received a warning from the F.B.I. 

By releasing a song with Snoop Dog in 1992 called ‘Nuthin but a ‘G’ Thang’ helped Dre create a genre of music known as G-funk, which incorporated funk with gangsta rap. Dre’s inspirations for such music were Parliament and Funkadelic.

His last album, 2001, was released in 1999 and sold millions. There were rumors of a 3rd album called Detox, which was never released. 

How many cars does Dr. Dre Owns?

He has 11 cars and here are a few of the most remarkable cars in his collection:

  1.  Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe

With a cost starting from $311,000, Rolls Royce is the most luxurious and comfortable car out there. Dr. Dre owns the Rolls Royce Drophead. A car like this makes a statement and gives the owner a distinguished reputation, and it is no surprise that Dre owns one.

Another rapper who also has this car in their garage is 50 Cent. 

  1. Cadillac Escalade

Dre bought this car in 2016 when his net worth was $700 million. Despite tha price being just over $200,000, buying this car hardly made a dent in his bank account. 

Dre had the car customized to his liking with the help of Becker Automotive Designs but has not disclosed information about it to the public. 

  1. Hummer H2

Hummers are the cars that get you out of a sticky situation while looking cool doing it. It is good for the less traversed terrains. It’s huge, tough, and very masculine, so it’s a must-have for men like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dr. Dre. 

With the cost ranging between $50,000 to 80,000, this car is fairly affordable for people who aren’t famous.

Wrapping Up

Dr. Dre is an American rapper, producer, and businessman. He has worked with artists like 2Pac, The D.O.C., Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, 50 Cent, The Game, and Kendrick Lamar.

Dr. Dre also signed with Eminem in 1998 and 50 cent in 2002. Dre has worked hard to be successful and credible, and that is commendable.