André "Doctor Dré" Brown (born December 5, 1963) is an American radio personality and former MTV VJ.
Doctor Dré is best known for being the co-host of MTV's
hip hop music specialty program with Yo! MTV Raps Ed Lover. The duo also starred in the 1993 film Dré teamed up with Lover in the early 1990s to co-host a morning radio show during the re-launch of radio station Hot 97 ( Who's the Man? WQHT) in New York City.
Dré was a member of the hip hop group
Original Concept, which released one album on Def Jam Recordings, Straight from the Basement of Kooley High; the group's best-known track was "Pump that Bass." He was also a former DJ for the Beastie Boys. Dré had his own urban clothing line called Bigga Stuff in the early 1990s, but it was never widely distributed. Dré and Ed Lover also recorded an album titled Back up off Me! that was released on Relativity Records. Dré and Ed Lover participated in the Comedy Central roast of comedian Denis Leary.
Guest appearances on TV [ edit ]
He guest-starred on
in the episode "Ill Will" as a figment of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith's nightmare of bad doctors. He also appeared on an episode of the with The People's Court Judge Marilyn Milian as a witness for a talent director suing former colleagues of his. They won US$1,500, the full amount requested for the gig deposit.
Starred with Ed Lover in the movie
(directed by Who's the Man? Ted Demme and released by New Line Cinema in 1993) alongside various hip-hop stars and celebrities, including Denis Leary.
Discography [ edit ]
Back Up Off Me!
Released: November 8, 1994
Chart positions: #91 Top R&B/Hip-Hop, #27 Top Heatseekers
RIAA certification: Gold Singles: "Back Up Off Me!" "For the Love of You"
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