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Rapper/producer Dr. Dre admitted to ICU after suffering brain aneurysm: reports

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Posted at 9:38 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 23:11:15-05

LOS ANGELES β€” Dr. Dre, a pioneer in hip hop with a body of work spanning several decades and an entrepreneur, has been hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurysm, according to TMZ, Deadline and the New York Post.

Deadline reported his condition as "unknown," citing a "well-positioned medical source."

The music mogul posted on his Instagram account from the hospital, thanking fans for well wishes.

Dre, born Andre Romelle Young, was one of the founding members of seminal rap group N.W.A. Fellow N.W.A. member Ice Cube sent out his love and prayers via a tweet Tuesday evening.

Dr. Dre went on to become a celebrated solo artist and producer with his solo debut, 1992's "The Chronic," which sold 5.7 million copies in the United States alone.

As a producer, he's known as someone responsible for the sound of some of rap's defining voices, including Snoop Dogg and Eminem. Dre's second album, 1999's "2001," sold 7.8 million copies off the strength of hit collaborations with both artists. Dr. Dre's most recent solo record, "Compton," was released in 2015.

Dr. Dre's production work has spawned four Billboard Hot 100 topping singles for the likes of Tupac, Eminem, 50 Cent and Mary J. Blige. He's also won six Grammys, three of which are for production work.

During the 2000s, Dre was an infrequent actor, appearing in "Set it Off," "The Wash" and "Training Day." He also produced the hit film "Straight Outta Compton," a biopic about the history of N.W.A.

Along with production partner and record company mogul Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre is the co-founder of Beats Electronics.