The music mogul Dr. Dre, is known for his abusive behavior toward women, but he is also a father to seven children, including Marcel. Marcel’s mother if Dr. Dre’s ex-fiancé, singer Michel’le Toussaint, but he is far away from the media buzz, and there is no information about what he does for a living. He is still alive, unlike his half-sibling Andre Young Jr., who died at the age of 20 from a drug overdose.
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Marcel Young Short Wiki
Marcel Young was born on the 6th February 1991, in Los Angeles, California USA; the son of Dr. Dre and singer Michel’le. Marcel has six half-siblings, including Curtis, Andre, Truly, Truice, La Tanya Danielle Young, and Bailei Knight, who is the daughter of Surge Knight, his mother’s ex-husband. His father and mother met in the mid- ‘80s, and first worked together before starting a romantic relationship.
They became engaged, but Dr. Dre’s abusive behaviour towards Marcel’s mother put an end to their relationship – their romance has been re-told in the television movie “Surviving Compton”.
Marcel’s mother is a popular singer, but has struggled for a better part of her life with drugs and bad relationships. Born as Michel’le Denise Toussaint on the 5th December 1967, in Los Angeles, California USA, she is the daughter of David West Jr. and has a brother Ray West.
Dr. Dre a woman beater! Surviving Compton Michel’le Toussaint was engaged to Dre. Dre in the early 1990’s and had a…
She hasn’t said much about her early life, but that she desired to become a singer from an early age. Michel’le started her career as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru music group, consisting of female vocalists who are of Louisiana Creole ancestry. The popular single “Turn Off the Lights” by the group made Michel’le popular and she was then signed to Easy-E’s Ruthless Records.
It was through World Class Cru that she met Dr. Dre.
She was frequently used as a vocalist for Ruthless Records’ produced albums, and in 1989 released her debut album “Michel’le”, produced by Dr. Dre, and which achieved gold status. The album spawned such hits as “No More Lies” – which landed on the 2nd spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and at the No. 7 on of the US Billboard Hot 100 – “Nicety”, Keep Watchin”, and “Something in My Heart”, among others.
Her second album came out only in 1998 “Hung Jury”, then she apparently remained out of music until the early 2010s, when she released her first single “Freedom to Love” in 2011.
Since then, she has released several singles, including “It Still Hurts” (2014), “Moonlight” (2016), used as a soundtrack for the film “Surviving Compton”, among others.
To speak further about her achievements, Michel’le also appeared in the reality show “R&B Divas: Los Angeles” (2013-2015).
Michel’le and Dr. Dre were together from 1988 until 1996; she talked about his abusive behavior towards her that brought the end to their relationship. He would beat her, and during one altercation broke her nose, and she had to have it surgically corrected, also a cracked rib and other injuries.
He even shot at her but missed by a few inches. However, the main reason they broke up was his relationship with another woman, to whom he was also engaged.
Following their split, Michel’le started a year-long self-medication with prescription pills and alcohol. She befriended Deth Row Records CEO and co-founder Suge Knight, who helped her overcome her problems by sending her to rehab. The two married in 1999, despite Knight being incarcerated at the time. Nevertheless, they welcomed a daughter Bailei, but the two divorced in 2005.
It turned out that their marriage was invalid, as Suge Knight was still married to his wife Sharitha. Suge was also abusive – she claimed that he had hit her once, which dislocated her jaw.
Dr. Dre Short Bio
Born Andre Romelle Young on the 18th February 1965, in Compton, California USA, he is the son of Theodore and his wife Verna Young. His parents split just three years after his birth, and the divorce came in 1972. He went to Vanguard Junior High School in Compton, however, gang violence forced him to transfer to Roosevelt Junior High School.
After this, he went to Centennial High School but again had to transfer, this time because of his poor grades, to Fremont High School in South Central Los Angeles. He wanted to enroll into an apprenticeship program at Northrop Aviation Company, however, his poor grades cut him from the leading aircraft manufacturer.
Dr. Dre enjoyed fame in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, and was one of the members of the gangsta rap group N.W.A. They popularized explicit lyrics, and focused on bringing the experience from the streets into their verses.
His debut solo album came in 1992 following the split of N.W.A, entitled “The Chronic”, earning him a Grammy Award. His second album came only in 1999 entitled “2001”, which was a complete success, topping the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and landing at the No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Also, the album achieved six times platinum status in the US, with sales of around eight million. With the start of the 2000s, he focused more on his work as a producer, and worked with a number of popular rappers, including Eminem, Xzibit, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, 50 Cent and many others.
He returned with his own album in 2015, entitled “Compton”, which wasn’t as successful commercially as his previous releases, though it still topped several charts.
Dr. Dre has seven children with five women, but is notorious for his history of abusive behavior towards women. He was married to Nicole Young from 1996 to June 2020 and they have two children, Truice and Truly. His son Andre Jr. died when he was 20 years old of a drug overdose.
Dr. Dre’s net worth has been estimated to be around $820 million as of mid- 2020.