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Chris Giddings Music in Society Dr. Dre Dr. Dre is an American rapper and producer from Compton, California. As of 2017, Dr. Dre is the third richest figure in hip hop, and is seen as one of the most significant influencers on the genre. He currently owns two record labels, and more recently has been pursuing a career in film. Dre has produced and overseen the careers of several famous artists such as: 2Pac, Kendrick Lamar, 50 cent and many more. He is credited with bringing the West Coast G-Funk style of rap into the popular scene, and is also regarded as playing a key role in its evolution. Dre is known for constantly venturing into new styles of production, while keeping to his roots and original styles. Something that remains consistent throughout his works over the years is the use of sampling and synthesizers. These two production techniques are the foundations of the instrumentals for the previously mentioned rap style West Coast G Funk. This style is also characterized as relatively slow, with a heavy hitting beat. In addition, Dre uses vocal processing very sparingly, and instead
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  • Fall '17
  • Trevor Bjorklund
  • Music, Dr. Dre, Hip hop music, DRE

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