Dre Robinson

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Dre Robinson
Origin Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts
Genres Hip hop
East Coast rap
Years active 1998 – Present
Labels Mass Appeal Entertainment
Associated acts DJ Kay Slay/Jacob Family/Remy Ma/Nelly Pro-Tools/Jae Millz/Mobb Deep
Website http://www.drerobinsononline.com/

Dre Robinson is an American rapper.

Biography[edit]

Dre Robinson is a Jamaican born, Boston-based lyricist. Also known as Boston Dre and The Mass Jewel, Dre has built a large fan base around the New England area. In the May 2005 issue of The Source he was spotlighted in the Off The Radar column as an MC on the verge of making a national impact. In addition, he was picked as one of the Boston Globe's “Top Ten Local Artists To Watch” in 2005, and was the subject of a Boston Globe Calendar cover story on Boston Hip Hop.

Radio buzz[edit]

Dre's buzz reached Mass Appeal Entertainment label head Marcus “DL” Siskind and his head of A&R, JAMN 94.5's DJ Gee Spin. Both were impressed with his versatility and he signed to Mass Appeal on the strength of his freestyling abilities. The single "Get Right", featuring Mobb Deep, was released to radio and gained significant attention during the summer of 2005. In Los Angeles, Power 106's Felli Fel played “Get Right” every night straight for a month. In New York, Hot 97's Cipha Sounds and DJ Enuff, as well as Power 105's Spinbad, played the song considerably. When DJ Kay Slay added “Get Right” to his “Drama Hour” show, he promptly yelled, “Give him a deal!” at the end of the song. Consequently, Kay Slay hosted Dre's following mixtape “The Mass Jewel” in February 2006. In March 2007, Dre's new single “This is That” began receiving heavy rotation on Boston's JAMN 94.5 and WERS 88.9, as well as Dre's MySpace page, ushering in a new crowd of fans and continuing Dre's buzz around Boston.

This is Me[edit]

Dre is currently finishing the recording of his upcoming Mass Appeal debut album, This Is Me. The album will feature a variety of guests including Remy Ma, Papoose, Jae Millz, Ryan Toby, and Dancehall Reggae artist Mr. Lexxus as well as members from Dre's group Jacob Family.

Skill and recognition[edit]

Aside from recognition from Kay Slay, Dre Robinson has also garnered recognition from Cappadonna, who when asked which rap artists he listened to replied, “I like a lot of rappers around the way. This cat Dre Robinson in Boston made me grab my pen.” [1]

Dre Robinson is considered unique for a Boston rapper. He has the type of lyrical ability found in such Boston rappers as Mr. Lif, Edo G, Akrobatik, Daney Foxxwoodz & Young Argo as well as the mainstream appeal and punchline swagger of Jadakiss, Fabolous, and Big L. As a result, he has collaborated with a wide range of both underground and mainstream artists including Big Shug, Papoose, Chamillionaire, Mobb Deep and Suzanna Lubrano.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • The Lost Treasures
  • Blow: The Story of Boston Dre - Dre Robinson (Hosted by DJ Khaled & Mixed by Nelly Pro Tools)
  • Heart of the Streets – Dre Robinson (Hosted by DJ Radio)
  • Starvin’ 1 – Dre Robinson (Hosted by J-Saki & Mixed by Nelly Pro Tools)
  • Starvin’ 2 – Dre Robinson (Hosted by J-Saki & Mixed by Nelly Pro Tools)
  • Starvin’ 3 – Dre Robinson (Hosted by J-Saki & Mixed by Nelly Pro Tools)
  • Mass’ Jewel – Dre Robinson (Hosted by Kay Slay & Mixed by Gee Spin)
  • Family Ties Vol.1 – Jacob Family (Hosted by J-Saki & Mixed by Nelly ProTools)
  • Kill Bill – DJ Radio
  • Radio Reloaded – DJ Radio
  • R&B Hits Vol. 4 – DJ KG
  • Spell My Name Right Vol. 9 - Statik Selektah
  • The Champs Are Here – Statik Selektah
  • The Champs Are Here Vol. 2 – Statik Selektah
  • Game Over – DJ Enuff & Kast One
  • Street Hustle Vol. 1 (New York To Germany) – DJ Concept & Shuko
  • We Break The Hits “This Is Summer 06 – DJ Denox
  • We Break the Hits Vol. 2 – DJ Denox
  • Summer Heat Vol. 1 (Hosted by Hell Razah)
  • Gun Talk 6 – DJ Mello (Hosted by Beanie Siegel)
  • True To The Tape Vol. 5 – DJ Dax
  • Down With the King Vol. 4 – DJ Kay Slay & Papoose
  • Unstoppable Vol. 32 – DJ EFN (Hosted by Stat Quo)
  • Dirty Laundering Vol. 1 – DJ Frosty
  • Darkcyde Music Vol. 8 "East Coast Time" – DJ Tricky T
  • Worldwide 24 – DJ KD (Hosted by Montana)
  • Power 105.1 FM – DJ Spinbad & Tony Touch
  • Runnin’ With The Kingpin Pt. 1 – Funkmaster Flex & Roy Barboza
  • Beantown's Finest – DJ Jemaine (Hosted by Termanology)
  • Hood Politics Vol. 4 – Termanology (Hosted & Mixed by Statik Selektah)
  • Mass Destruction Vol. 3 – DJ Illegal & DJ Lump (Hosted by A. Garcia)
  • Hott Shit 20 – (Hosted by Dre Robinson, Termanology & Affiliate)
  • Victory Is Mine – DJ Ophax (Hosted by Victorious)
  • The Game Is Mine – DJ Pimp (Hosted by Young Rico)
  • Beware Of My Doggz – DJ Mad Dogg (Hosted By Dre Robinson)
  • MIXSHOWFIRST.COM MARCH 2007 / ALLSTAR EDITION MIX CD - DJ Tafari
  • Call The Boss 4 - DJ Pimp Mr Sold Out Vol. 12 - DJ Radio

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