Dr. Dre didn’t want his son to play him in ‘Straight Outta Compton’ because of his acting

Music mogul and hip-hop producer Dr. Dre ended up being played by actor Corey Hawkins in the hit biopic Straight outta Compton. Originally, one of Dre’s children was considered for the role. But Dre would later veto the casting choice due to his son’s acting background.

Curtis Young Didn’t Know He Was Dr. Dre’s Son Growing Up

Dr. Dre at a hand and footprint ceremony.
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Curtis Young is the eldest son of Dr. Dre’s seven children. But growing up, he didn’t know his dad was the hip hop multi-millionaire. Dr. Dre was just 17 when his then-girlfriend Joy Greene was pregnant with Young. After Greene and Dre separated, Young was raised by another man who Greene dated weeks after breaking up with Dre.

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