Dr. Dre

Dre’s story began in Compton, CA, where his fascination with dance music, DJ innovations and sound brought him into contact with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, DJ Yella and MC Ren. Together, they would become the core of the 1980s gangsta-rap supergroup N.W.A., which was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

An opportune sit-down between Jimmy Iovine and Dre led to the idea of Beats Electronics, the speaker-headphone phenomenon that vaulted the pair to new heights, and paved the way for an historic 2014 deal with Apple.