Son of rap producer Dr. Dre found dea...

Son of rap producer Dr. Dre found dead; Andre Young Jr. was 20

There are 26 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 27, 2008, titled Son of rap producer Dr. Dre found dead; Andre Young Jr. was 20. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Rap impresario Dr. Dre's 20-year-old son was found dead over the weekend in his Woodland Hills home, coroner's officials said.

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Doctor Nick

San Francisco, CA

#1 Aug 27, 2008
"odes to an industrial-strength strain of indigenous California marijuana"

sorry, try again.
beansontoast

Skokie, IL

#2 Aug 27, 2008
RIP Andre, Jr.

I have a lot of respect for Dr. Dre as an artist and am sorry to him and his family for the loss of his son.
Joe

United States

#3 Aug 27, 2008
Dr. Dre is partially responsible for the glorification of thug culture within the black community.
WOW

Elmhurst, IL

#4 Aug 27, 2008
ROP Andre Jr.
WOW

Elmhurst, IL

#5 Aug 27, 2008
rip
Tiffany

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Aug 27, 2008
I am very sorry for Dr. Dre's loss. I have met him in the past, and he gave me his autograph. That was a moment that I will never forget. I hope that everyone respect his wishes for privacy.
jimmy

United States

#9 Aug 27, 2008
Joe wrote:
Dr. Dre is partially responsible for the glorification of thug culture within the black community.
Or is it governmental officials at all levels who ignored the poor, imported drugs and weapons into their neighborhoods, and helped creat a situation where they have to fend for themselves...

Violent crime and thug culture started before Dr. Dre and subsided towards the end of NWA and the transition to artists like Snoop. Crime dropped as we headed into the 90's, but there was still gangsta rap. Today is all about promoting SUV's, jewelry, and 500 scantily clad girls around a pool...this is implied gangsta rap because only gangsta's have this lifestyle.

Those are my thoughts...I could be wrong.
jimmy

United States

#10 Aug 27, 2008
The other thing about Dr. Dre. He has had much suffering in his life, in the form of lost loved ones. His brother was shot and killed when he was younger. Now he loses his son.

Dr. Dre is not a thug. He grew up in a tough environment, but yet performed well academically in his high school, and built a tremendous career for himself and many others in the music business. He is a family man, a business man, and a visionary in the music business. I wish him and his family the best as they cope with their loss.
The Hammer

Darien, IL

#11 Aug 27, 2008
I will pour one for my homies when I get home
CULLEN

Miami, FL

#12 Aug 27, 2008
my prayers go out to dr. dre and his family

Since: Jul 08

Halstad, MN

#13 Aug 27, 2008
too old wrote:
RIP Andre. No one should be surprised though... if you live like a thug, you die like one.
Dr. Dre is no role model. He's partially responsible for the status of "his people".
He told stories (fiction and non-fiction) and set them to music. <--

He brought messages of his community to the world.

He leaded others like him out of the disparity he grew up in...he showed them how to make money.

He brought/brings music to the world.

You may consider this 'glorifying the thug lifestyle'...but in all reality it's just music and each person listening has free will to choose his/her own actions in life. It's not like trying to play an Alice Cooper record backwards to get his hidden satanic message telling heavy-metal listners to kill their parents.

Why are people always looking to put judgement on others even in the darkest hour?
beansontoast

Skokie, IL

#14 Aug 27, 2008
Typical American wrote:
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Why are people always looking to put judgement on others even in the darkest hour?
interesting point and eloquently written.

“Thank you, come again!”

Since: Dec 07

Chi Town

#15 Aug 27, 2008
too old wrote:
RIP Andre. No one should be surprised though... if you live like a thug, you die like one.
Dr. Dre is no role model. He's partially responsible for the status of "his people".
Yes, you are too old. Do us all a favor and fall on something sharp? Thanks.
sash

Johnstown, PA

#18 Aug 27, 2008
my thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this sorrowful time...for those of you who said 'it was coming' or 'live like a thug, you die like a thug' you do NOT know them and are sick for commenting in such ways...have a little empathy
Adriana

Canton, MI

#19 Aug 27, 2008
rip Andre*
best wishes n my prayerss goes out to your family
too old

Lombard, IL

#20 Aug 27, 2008
Romey Rome wrote:
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Yes, you are too old. Do us all a favor and fall on something sharp? Thanks.
Haha, you're witty, aren't you?

Yes, I am too old... I'm 28 and can't believe that people would respect someone who writes a "song" called "F the Police", among other things that glorify the life of criminals.

Why don't you become educated and learn for yourself? Or, do you prefer "professionals" like Dr Dre to teach you?

(for the record, I offered condolences for his son as well... it's sad that he may have ended up the victim of his father's "mission")
Joe

United States

#21 Aug 27, 2008
jimmy wrote:
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Or is it governmental officials at all levels who ignored the poor, imported drugs and weapons into their neighborhoods, and helped creat a situation where they have to fend for themselves...
Violent crime and thug culture started before Dr. Dre and subsided towards the end of NWA and the transition to artists like Snoop. Crime dropped as we headed into the 90's, but there was still gangsta rap. Today is all about promoting SUV's, jewelry, and 500 scantily clad girls around a pool...this is implied gangsta rap because only gangsta's have this lifestyle.
Those are my thoughts...I could be wrong.
Government officials didn't import drugs and guns into poor neighborhoods. Besides, to play devil's advocate, even if they did, they didn't force anybody to use them. Also, Dr. Dre produced albums that made doing drugs, gangbanging, and killing people sound cool. Proof? Look around.
George from outer space

Winnipeg, Canada

#22 Aug 27, 2008
What's the problem. The kid was living the life his old man has been glorifying.

To the extent Dr. Dre is a valid role model let ALL of his acolytes meet with the same outcome.

Or is it do as I say not as I do?

Wanna play gotta pay.
CubsFan

Lawrence, MI

#23 Aug 27, 2008
George from outer space wrote:
What's the problem. The kid was living the life his old man has been glorifying.
How do you know this? You assume that the child died from something illegal/thuggish. However, there is no evidence that this is the case yet. While I like to think that not every child of a rapper aspires to live in their parents footsteps, perhaps in a few weeks we will find out that he was enjoying "thug life". And if it does, you will all be back doing the "told you so" dance, and I'll accept it. Til then, I'll assume he had an undetected heart condition that caused his untimely passing.
Westcoast4life

Atwater, OH

#24 Aug 28, 2008
My prayers goes out to one of the greatest music producer and rapper. Dr. Dre. WESTCOASTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT 4 life....

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