Record Label Multi-Platinum award presented to Dr. Dre for his work on five best-selling Public Enemy albums including It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, Fear Of A Black Planet, Yo! Bum Rush The Show, Apocalypse 91: The Enemy Strikes Black and Greatest Misses. Most of these Public Enemy albums picked up Grammy Award nominations and the group itself was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
Dr. Dre is a producer, artist (N.W.A.), actor and the founder of Beats Electronics and has been a major creative and entrepreneurial force in rap and hip hop for almost three decades. Starting as a member of rap group N.W.A., he soon branched out into producing, working with artists from Public Enemy to Snoop Dogg. In 1992 he released solo album The Chronic, which earned him the first of his six Grammy Awards. He later became Founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment signing Eminem among other artists. In 2008 he formed his own headphone and electronics company under the name Beats by Dr. Dre. In 2014 he sold Beats to Apple for $3 billion.
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- Record label/management multi-platinum sales award (Note: Not an RIAA award)
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Award made around 1994 by official RIAA and record label award maker Ill-Eagle
- Presented to producer, artist, actor, and founder of Beats Electronics founder Dr. Dre
- Presentation plate reads "Presented to Dr. Dre to commemorate the support of multi-platinum career sales of Public Enemy"
- All original and includes Ill-Eagle manufacturer's sticker on backing paper (backing paper has some tears)
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for any Dr. Dre or Public Enemy fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a label/management platinum sales recognition award (not an RIAA award) presented to rap/hip hop artist (N.W.A., solo), producer, actor and Beats Electronics and Aftermath Entertainment founder/CEO Dr. Dre.
It was produced around 1994 making this award approx. 25 years old. The award appears to be all original.The frame has some minor mars and scratches and the backing paper has a few tears but otherwise the award appears in VG to Excellent condition. It also has its' original Ill-Eagle manufacturer's sticker still present on the back.
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