Dr. Dre transformed the rap industry with the institution of West Coast G-funk style of rap. Known primarily for his heavy beat and synthesizer production skills, Dre was one of the formative members of the influential gangsta rap group N.W.A. When he left N.W.A. in 1992, he founded Death Row Records with Suge Knight and the D.O.C., and the label quickly became the dominant force in mid-'90s hip-hop thanks to his debut, The Chronic. Dre worked with Long Beach native Snoop Dogg and established himself as the best producer in the game. He later worked with rap legend Tupac Shakur and The Game. The following stage of his career began with his departure from Death Row (Google Suge Knight and you'll catch a glimpse why) and formation of Aftermath Records. Dre displayed his rap prowess by signing and cultivating 2000's rap dynamo Eminem, which was mocked by the rap industry. He also later signed 50-Cent. From the 90s-00's Dr. Dre produced/rapped nearly every popular song we know.