40 Quotes by Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre, a pioneer of hip-hop and a music mogul, stands as a testament to the transformative power of artistic innovation and entrepreneurship. From his early days as a member of N.W.A. to his groundbreaking solo album "The Chronic," Dre's impact on shaping the sound of hip-hop is immeasurable. Beyond his artistry, he revolutionized the music industry with his role in founding Death Row Records and later Aftermath Entertainment, where he discovered and nurtured talents like Eminem and 50 Cent.

His production skills are legendary, characterized by his ability to craft beats that are both musically intricate and emotionally resonant. Dr. Dre's influence extends beyond music; he's a visionary who navigated the complex intersection of art, culture, and business, leaving an indelible mark on the entertainment landscape.

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Dr. Dre Quotes


No matter how hard you work to bring yourself up, there's someone out there working just as hard, to put you down.

Even when I was close to defeat I rose to my feet.

It ain't that I'm too big to listen to the rumors, It's just that I'm too damn big to pay attention to 'em.

I've gone seventy-nine hours without sleep, creating. When that flow is going, it's almost like a high. You don't want it to stop. You don't want to go to sleep for fear of missing something.

Don't be worried about the next man - make sure your business tight.

Clear communication. Respect. A lot of laughter. And a lot of orgasms. That's what makes a marriage work.

Those who are quiet will always cause riots.

Hear what the artists hear, and listen to the music the way they should, the way I do.

The only two things that scare me are God and the IRS.

When the ideas are coming, I don't stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn't come along all the time.

I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.

I'm bad for your health, like puttin' a pistol up to your face and blastin' yourself.

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I just want to get my music out and make sure that it's heard in the right way.

You're a victim from my drive-by of thoughts.

Black women are the strongest most hardworking people on earth.

I always loved the way music made me feel. I did sports at school and all, but when I got home, it was just music. Everybody in my neighborhood loved music. I could jump the back fence and be in the park where there were ghetto blasters everywhere.

It's always been difficult to make a good record. To be perfectly honest with you, it's really about the person that's pushing the buttons. No matter what type of equipment you have, you still have to have a certain talent to be able to make a good record.

They wanna hang us, see us dead, or enslave us, keep us trapped in the same place we raised in. Then they wonder why we act so outrageous, run around stressed out and pull out gauges.

I believe in reincarnation, and I believe I've lived quite a few lives.

If you work at rap and look at it as an art, the money will come. But if you try to get the money, it'll just always be shallow.

I've gotten my personal life all the way intact and made sure that it's straight. Without that, you have no foundation. Your building is going to crumble.

When I think of the future, I think a lot of Quincy Jones and how he is an inspiration. Look at the quality of his work over so many years. He didn't even make his best record, 'Thriller,' until he was 50. That gives me something to look forward to. Nothing pulls you back into the studio more than the belief that your best record is still ahead.

People are always coming up to me, thinking I've got some magic wand that can make them a star and I want to tell them that no one can do that. Making hit records is not that easy. But it took me time to realize that myself.

People aren't hearing all the music.

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I'm gonna try and change the course of hip hop again.

I'm never gonna stop music, it's like air to me.

Children listen, I'm trying to tell you something good, don't get caught up in the hood.

The record business. It’s exactly what it is-Record-Business. You have to take care of both, or they won’t take care of you.

Everything that I do is for sound goals. It comes from my gut. When I'm sitting in the studio, a mix isn't done till I feel it in my gut.

Engineering and mixing are absolutely key. Once a song is done, for me personally, it's usually two or three days to get the mix down.

Snoop Doggy Dogg paged, that must mean more hoes.

Everything in my life has been about sound and making music, so Beats represents just that - the improvement of sound and the dedication to everything I've been doing from the day I started.

I want to set the record straight for everybody who's been waiting to hear my music. The song that's out on the internet is an incomplete song that I'm still working on. When it's ready, you'll be hearing it from me.

It's always weird when people approach me to make an investment. I tell them, 'I don't need any more money. I'm good.' Then I wait for their expression. That part is entertaining, because people look at you like you're crazy when you say you don't need any more money. Who says that?

Ever since honeys was wearing Sassoons."

If there were no guns, we couldn't talk about it, ... You turn on TV, you see soldiers marching with guns. We only talk about things that's happening.

Name a sexual disease, she got it like Sam Goody.

Before now, I've always taken my mixes out to the car and listened to them in the parking lot. I still do that, but more so now I'm listening to it on the Beat box, and I think people should give it at least a listen and check it out and see what it is.

I'd rather deal with Tipper than Bush. He's trying to kill everybody in jail.

I realized at a young age that sequence in an album is almost as important as the songs that are on the album.

It's entertaining to watch somebody break my music down or explain what he thinks I was thinking during the process of making these records. Because... he has no idea.

Anyone that's trying to do something to improve sound... that's all good.

― Dr. Dre Quotes

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