Cool & Dre

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Not to be confused with LL Cool J and Dr. Dre.
Cool & Dre
Origin Miami, Florida, U.S.
Genres
Years active 2001–present
Labels
Associated acts
Members Marcello "Cool" Antonio Valenzano
Andre "Dre" Christopher Lyon

Cool & Dre are a team of American record producers and songwriters from North Miami, Florida, consisting of Marcello "Cool" Antonio Valenzano and Andre "Dre" Christopher Lyon. The duo are best known for their work with Terror Squad founder Fat Joe, first collaborating on the albums Jealous Ones Still Envy and Loyalty in 2001 and 2002, respectively. The duo have also worked extensively with Terror Squad member DJ Khaled, who would go on to found his own We The Best label, and rappers Lil Wayne, The Game, Queen Latifah, and many others. In August 2010, the duo signed a record deal with Cash Money Records.[1]

Epidemic Records[edit]

The duo started their own record label, Epidemic Records.[2] They signed their first artist, Kent Jones as a joint record deal with We the Best Music Group and Epic Records.[3]

Production discography[edit]

Singles produced[edit]

List of singles as either producer or co-producer, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released, performing artists and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
US
R&B

US
Rap

AUS
CAN
GER
IRL
NZ
SWI
UK
"Big Bank"
(Cognito)
2002 Tru Cognizance
"New York"
(Ja Rule featuring Fat Joe and Jadakiss)
2004 27 14 10 R.U.L.E.
"So Much More"
(Fat Joe)
2005 81 34 18 All or Nothing
"Hate It or Love It"
(The Game featuring 50 Cent)
2 1 1 21 14 5 3 12 4 The Documentary
"Holla at Me"
(DJ Khaled featuring Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Fat Joe, Rick Ross and Pitbull)
2006 59 24 15 Listennn... the Album
"Rodeo"
(Juvenile)
41 12 7
  • RIAA: Gold
Reality Check
"Chevy Ridin' High"
(Dre featuring Rick Ross)
N/A
"Say I"
(Christina Milian featuring Young Jeezy)
21 13 45 38 15 23 23 4 So Amazin'
"100 Million"
(Birdman featuring Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne)
2007 18 69 5 * Stunna
"We Made It"
(Busta Rhymes featuring Linkin Park)
2008 65 40 37 11 12 13 24 10 N/A
"Ya Heard Me"
(B.G. featuring Juvenile, Lil Wayne and Trey Songz)
Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood
"Ain't Sayin' Nothin'"
(Fat Joe featuring Plies and Dre)
93 The Elephant in the Room
"My Life"
(The Game featuring Lil Wayne)
21 15 4 42 36 49 34 LAX
"Peace Sign/Index Down"
(Gym Class Heroes featuring Busta Rhymes)
The Quilt
"Make the World Go Round"
(Nas featuring The Game and Chris Brown)
Untitled Nas album
"All My Life (In the Ghetto)"
(Jay Rock featuring Lil Wayne and will.i.am)
10 Follow Me Home
"Camera Phone"
(The Game featuring Ne-Yo)
2009 48 LAX
"Chillin"
(Wale featuring Lady Gaga)
99 29 73 19 12 Attention Deficit
"On Fire"
(Lil Wayne)
62 54 25 Rebirth
"If It Ain't About Money"
(Fat Joe featuring Trey Songz)
2010 57 25 The Darkside Vol. 1
"Red Nation"
(The Game featuring Lil Wayne)
2011 62 22 The R.E.D. Album
"It's Good"
(Lil Wayne featuring Drake and Jadakiss)
79 Tha Carter IV
"Celebration"
(The Game featuring Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne)
2012 81 24 19 Jesus Piece
"All That (Lady)"
(The Game featuring Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Fabolous and Jeremih)
2013 48
"All the Way Up"
(Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana)
2016 38 14 7 22 Plata o Plomo
"Don't Mind"
(Kent Jones)
2016 9 4 2 23 39 29 67 43 65 26 Tours
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Langhorne, Cyrus (2010-08-04). "Cool & Dre Join Cash Money Records, "We're Making Power Moves Together"". Sohh.com. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  2. ^ Koslow, Jessica (2004-11-22). "Cool & Dre: The "New" Neptunes". Hiphopdx.com. Archived from the original on April 27, 2006. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  3. ^ "Kent Jones". Retrieved 1 July 2016.