Dr Dre overcame the streets of Compton.
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Celebrating Black History Month: 16 Seriously Inspirational Success Stories
15. Dr Dre overcame the streets of Compton.
After a rough upbringing in the streets of Compton, Dre utilised his passion for music to get himself out of a negative environment. His first big break came with the success of NWA and he never looked back - cofounding Death Row Records, creating record label Aftermath and being responsible for a number of the biggest acts in Hip-Hop. He was also involved in one of the biggest deals in music industry history, selling Beats to Apple for a reported $3bn.