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Top music industry group honours Dr Dre

Music Legend, Andre Romell Young popularly called Dr Dre would today, Thursday, June 22, in Los Angeles be honoured by members of the prestigious American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

The music industry group said it would be conferring the very first ASCAP Hip-Hop Icon Award to the seven-time Grammy award winning superstar. This will happen at the organisation’s Rhythm & Soul Music Awards Celebration of 50 Years of Hip-Hop.

“Dr. Dre’s groundbreaking early work laid a foundation for hip-hop as we know it today. As a champion for some of today’s biggest artists and a successful entrepreneur, he changed the culture around hip-hop,” Paul Williams, chairman of the board and president at ASCAP.

Williams also explained that Dr Dre won’t be the last one receiving such award as any deserving member of the organisation who has over the years made an impact on the hip-hop genre would also be honoured.

Dr Dre is reputed to have produced top musical works for artistes like Jay-Z, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, Kendrick Lamar, Nas and 50 Cent. He earned his very first Emmy for last year’s Super Bowl halftime performance with Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Lamar and 50 Cent.

Dr Dre was a member of the 1980’s West Coast gangster rap group known as the N.W.A. The group had members like Ice Cube, the late Easy-E, DJ Yella and The D.O.C.

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