Dr. Dre to Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame With Snoop Dogg by His Side

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Dr. Dre will soon have his name permanently etched in the Hollywood history books.

The legendary rapper and producer is set to be inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 19, organizers said in a recent press release.

The Chronic artist will be honored with the 2,775th star on the Los Angeles landmark, for his groundbreaking work in the music industry.

“Dr. Dre’s contributions to the music industry are undeniable and have left an indelible mark on popular culture. As a producer, rapper, and entrepreneur, Dr. Dre has continuously pushed boundaries and set new standards for excellence,” Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said in a statement. “It is with great pride that we honor his incredible career and extraordinary impact by awarding him a star on the Walk of Fame.”

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The star will be located at the carefully selected location of 6840 Hollywood Blvd.

“What is special regarding the location chosen for Dr. Dre’s star is that it will be next to the star of his long-time friend Snoop Dogg!,” Martinez added.

Snoop Dogg and Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine are scheduled to speak at the ceremony, which will be emceed by Los Angeles radio legend Big Boy.

Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, was born in Compton in 1965. He made it big in the music business as a founding member of N.W.A.

He launched a solo career in 1992 with the release of his album, The Chronic, which has been certified triple platinum by the RIAA, and won a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance (“Let Me Ride”).

Dr. Dre launched Aftermath Entertainment in 1996, and is credited with discovering Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, and Anderson .Paak.

Jimmy Iovine and Dre established Beats Electronics in 2006 and later launched Beats Music, both of which Apple acquired in 2014.

In 2013, the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation was established.

The two music moguls expanded their efforts to create educational opportunities in 2022, by partnering with the Los Angeles Unified School District to create the Iovine and Young Center (IYC) Integrated Design, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (IDTE) Magnet, a new high school aimed at developing young leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

Dre also donated 10 million dollars to Compton High School for a new performing arts center which broke ground in 2022.

In 2022, he collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar on the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood. The performance won three Emmys, including for Outstanding Variety Special, which was the only time the Super Bowl halftime show picked up the Emmy in that category.

Dr. Dre’s star ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 11:30 AM PT/2:30 PM ET.

For those wanting to watch it live, the ceremony will stream on YouTube and at www.walkoffame.com.