Lil Ghetto Boy (feat. Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg) (1992)
Dre, Snoop and Nate Dogg collaborate on a track depicting life in the 'hood.
California Love (feat. 2Pac) (1995)
While this track was originally intended for the shelved Dr. Dre album, "Chronic II", it ended up being a 2Pac single. The track is arguably an essential track for both artists involved, with the music video still ingrained in most of us.
The Next Episode (feat. Kurupt, Snoop Dogg & Kurupt) (1999)
This song is just straight dope - pun fully intended.
Nuthing But A G Thang (feat. Snoop Dogg) (1992)
Snoop and Dre are together on another famous track to talk about how they put aside where they're from as they're both G's and can still make music together.
Bitches Ain't Shit (1992)
When most girls know all the lyrics to a hook degrading women, you know you've made a classic. This is exactly what Dre did with this track by rapping about being left for a white dude, with some assistance from Snoop - yet again - who also tells a story of a woman's betrayal.
Keep Their Heads Ringin' (1995)
An underrated cut off the "Friday" soundtrack. This track dropped midway between his two classic albums.
Fuck With Dre Day (feat. Snoop Dogg) (1992)
After Dre was unceremoniously kicked out of N.W.A, he created this diss track at Eazy-E and to a lesser extent, Luke and Tim Dog. One of the best diss tracks out there.
Gin & Juice (Prod. By Dr. Dre) (1993)
Snoop's Doggystyle was another classic album that Dre played a considerable role in, lending his iconic G-Funk backdrops to Snoop's complimentary, laid back flows.
Let Me Ride (1992)
The third single off the album, it went on to win a Grammy as Dre spat about his gift to music and the ghetto.
What's The Difference (feat. Eminem & Xzibit) (1999)
Dre gets help from Xzibit and Eminem in waxing poetic about the differences between them and other rappers. And they make their point with ease.
Still D.R.E (1999)
This was the first of two Dre songs to remind listeners and the general public that despite accusations and rumors, he wasn't gone. Dre proved his continuing relevance in the rap game with this track.
Forgot about Dre (1999)
Though Dre does take this track to spit about his relevance in the game, why people treat him differently now that he's famous, his points are moot compared to Eminem. Shady goes hard on this track, making Dre's verses a distant memory but he still has time to remind listeners to the importance of Dre in the game. This track ended up winning a Grammy due to its importance.
HNHH breaks down Dr. Dre's top solo and collaborative tracks.
It's hard to imagine that Dr. Dre, one of the pioneers of Gangster rap and former member of legendary N.W.A turns 48 today. The legendary rapper and beatmnaker has won six Grammy awards, three for his production on songs. A highly successful artist in his own right, Dr. Dre has also helped build the careers of several rappers including Eminem and 50 Cent. As we all await the long overdue Detox, in honor of his birthday, HNHH has broken down Dre's top tracks for you to enjoy.