Update: Doctor Dre has sent fans a message that he is recovering.
Doctor Dre was rushed to hospital with something called a “brain aneurysm,” and social media reports say the legendary producer was “near death.”
A few moments ago it became known that Doctor Dre had been rushed to the hospital, but there have been conflicting reports of his condition. TMZ reports that Doctor Dre is “clear” and “conscious”.
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But other reports spread on social media that Dre’s condition was far worse. One person who claims to be close to family on Twitter claims Dre is “near death”. It’s not clear whether the health report is more of his current condition or his condition when he was first taken to the hospital.
Doctor Dre is a rapper, record producer, audio engineer, record manager and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics and was previously a co-owner of Death Row Records. Dr. Dre began his career in 1985 as a member of the World Class Wreckin ‘Cru and later rose to fame with gangsta rap group NWA. The group disseminated explicit lyrics in hip-hop to detail the violence of street life. In the early 1990s, Dre was seen as a key figure in the making and popularization of West Coast G-Funk, a hip-hop sub-genre characterized by a synthesizer-based and slow, heavy beats.