We have a new face on the blog. Brian will be joining us, adding a much needed west coast angle to our blog. We strive to bring rare, obscure, and irrevelant music from all aspects of the hip hop realm. We have both coasts coverd and the international scene now covered.
Brian is a large Dre fan and the lucky owner of the famous “Roadium mixtape series”. This is his first post and will be joining us full time once we get him set up, without further ado….please welcome Brian….
Dr. Dre is known for his driving bass line beats and his G-Funk Rhythms. For his days in N.W.A, rap’s first super group. And as one of the foremost producers in the hip hop game for almost 20 years. His influence has transcended almost a generation now. His string of hits is unmatched by many. Even some like Pharrell and Timbaland long to have the career Andre Young has had. Let’s visit some of the success he has had:
D.O.C. – No One Can Do It Better – Platinum
NWA and the Posse – Gold
NWA – Straight Outta Compton – Double Platinum
NWA – 100 Miles and Runnin – Platinum
NWA – efil4zaggin – Platinum
Eazy-E- Eazy Duz It – Double Platinum
The Chronic – Triple Platinum
2001 – 6 Times Platinum
Nuthin But A ‘G’ Thang (Single) – Platinum
Dre Day (single) – Gold
Keep Their Heads Ringing (single) – Gold
Blackstreet – No Diggity (single) – Platinum
The Firm (album) – Gold ..
1 Billboard hit with Mary J Blige’s “Family Affair”
This list doesn’t even include all Dre’s successes with Eminem, Snoop & 50 Cent.
But all of his success there have been some lower times. His “Dr. Dre Presents….The Aftermath” album, lacked “The Chronic’s” succession of hits. Failing to meet sales expectations, this album almost brought Aftermath records before it began. He has been notoriously late on delivering albums. Rakim’s mysterious release from Dre’s label was followed up by Eve’s second term on Aftermath. And there has yet to be a release from her with over 2 years on her most recent term on the label.
Before Dre gained all his success in N.W.A he began Dj’ing in the street parties in Compton. Obviously Dre’s been able to expound on his knowledge he gained Dj’ing those parties. He went on to join the World Class Wrecking Crew with DJ Yella. Dre began his long career behind the boards here, having a minor success with ‘Turn Off The Lights’.
Dre has kept a low profile since his hey day with Death Row Records. With fans feenin for his next release, Dre has stayed for the most part, in seclusion. He has continued success with Eminem & 50 Cent, spinning them off in dual ventures on Interscope. Not to mention his protégé’s success, Scott Storch. Staying in the background the whole time. Now, Dre’s fan are just waiting for Detox, the long talked about, many rumored, often cancelled next album.
In recent years, some of Dre’s DJ’ing work has popped up. Exact origins of these tapes is a bit unknown. They are referred to as the Roadium Tapes for the Roadium Swap Meet. It is believed this is where they were widely available. Clearly Dre still had the DJ Bug after he began to have success in N.W.A.
Roadium Mix 1 & Dre SuperMix: http://rapidshare.de/files/26783775/Dr._Dre_-_Rodium_Mixtape_3.rar
There is a 5th Roadium Mix called ‘Jam’. If anyone has this could they please send the link??