• > Home
  • > News
  • > Dr. Dre to be Presented With ASCAP Founders Award
  • Dr. Dre to be Presented With ASCAP Founders Award

    Thu, 03 Jun 2010 10:05:01

    Dr. Dre to be Presented With ASCAP Founders Award - Ceremony to take place on June 25

    Dr. Dre Photos

    • Dr. Dre - BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 22: (L-R) TV personality Gayle King and recording artist Dr. Dre attend GENETIC x Liberty Ross Launch on August 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
    • Dr. Dre - BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 22: (L-R) Recording Artist Dr. Dre and model and designer Liberty Ross attend GENETIC x Liberty Ross Launch on August 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
    • Dr. Dre - BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 22: (L-R) Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Jimmy Iovine, model and designer Liberty Ross, and recording artist Dr. Dre attend GENETIC x Liberty Ross Launch on August 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

    more dr. dre photos »

    Dr. Dre Videos

    • STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON - Vevo Exclusive “Learning from the Master”
    • Dr. Dre - Straight Outta Compton – Exclusivité Vevo "Apprendre du grand maitre"

    more dr. dre videos »

    Hip-hop legend Dr. Dre is perhaps best known for his work in the seminal gangsta rap act NWA, as well as being a super successful solo rapper in his own right thanks to his essential 1992 solo platter, The Chronic and for his production work, in addition to finding and fostering superstars Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent. In recognition of his work, Dre will be feted with a prestigious award on June 25. He will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award during the organization's 23rd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The ceremony also honors the songwriters and publishers of 2009's most performed ASCAP songs on the R&B/hip-hop, rap and gospel charts. The event will take place at the tony Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

    The ASCAP Founders Awards is given to songwriters and composers whose musical legacies have inspired and influenced fellow music creators. Dr. Dre has enjoyed a storied and decorated career in hip-hop. He is a Grammy Award-winning producer of the year, a noted songwriter and has guided artists by producing hits such as BlackStreet's "No Diggity," Mary J. Blige's "Family Affair" and 2Pac's "California Love." Dre joins previous Founders honorees and luminaries like Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson. Dre is in impressive company there.

    "Dre is one of the most important voices in modern music," said ASCAP president/chairman Paul Williams in a statement. "He created a unique, recognizable sound that dominated rap music in the early '90s...and continues to inspire artists and producers across all genres with his musical techniques."

    What is your favorite Dre project/album/song? Who is Dre's best protégé? I can't decide between Snoop and Em.

    —Amy Sciarretto
    06.03.10




    "Like" ARTISTdirect on facebook to get more news and info on Dr. Dre

    Tags: Dr. Dre

    Latest Music News

    more news headlines »

    • this week
    • last week
    • artist
    • ringtone
    • peak rank
    • wks on chart