With this latest release, Dre helped introduce G-funk, which incorporated musical samples and melodies from funk with gangsta rap.Dre had always admired the work of such acts as Parliament and Funkadelic. Dre started up Aftermath Entertainment in 1996 and signed Eminem and 50 Cent to his label. His middle name comes from one of the bands his father Theodore belonged to, the Romells. His mother, Verna, quit her group the Four Aces shortly before Dre was born.I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives."In 2008, Dre expanded his hip-hop brand when he founded Beats Electronics with record producer Jimmy Iovine.He debuted the company's audio line with Beats by Dr.He signed numerous acts to Aftermath, but his two greatest successes came with Eminem and 50 Cent.At first, Dre took flak for signing white rapper Eminem, but he soon proved the critics wrong.
At Centennial High School, Dre showed a talent for drafting, but he paid little attention to his other course work. One track, "F*** tha Police," ignited a firestorm of controversy."I've been married for 19 years and every day I'm working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way.I'm doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again." He also added: "I apologize to the women I've hurt.The conflict would eventually lead to the deaths of rappers Shakur and Biggie Smalls.Dre established his own label, Aftermath Entertainment, in connection with Interscope Records.
In 1991, he reportedly hit TV host Denise Barnes and tried to push her down a flight of stairs. Dre faced assault charges and a civil suit for his actions, but both parties decided to settle out of court.